John McAughtrie
John McAughtrie most recently worked as Head of Research & Development for Devro plc, a position he held for five years. At Devro he led the business transformation to create a global R&D function and delivered a pipeline of new products. He provided strategic thought leadership in restructuring Product Development to a global technology platform model incorporating Research to form the R&D function.

Earlier in his career, John gained extensive experience in R&D and innovation with PepsiCo, ABF and AAK and in technical with Whitworths and Chaucer.

John holds a BSc. (Hons) in Food Science from the University of Strathclyde and a Post Graduate Diploma in Marketing from the Chartered Institute of Marketing.
John possesses a unique blend of change management experience coupled with senior leadership experience, commercial capability and a track record of successful implementation of R&D innovation strategies. He has specific expertise in; technology and innovation leadership, commercial development, product and business development, NPD, marketing, project management, strategy, organisational change management and team building. He is experienced in Consultancy and is currently developing and running programmes for a number of Business’s who are looking to implement change management programmes, deepen their relationships with their customers, and help them with multiple customer needs, both face to face and over the phone.

John is passionate about innovation strategy development and that passion is evident whether in one to one meetings, facilitating a group development session or presenting in front of hundreds of delegates at a conference. He is innovative in choosing tools and techniques and he looks to ensure his solutions always meet both the needs of the organisation and the customer. He has a particular skill in team development and he has a deep understanding of the development needs of distance managers who work in geographic isolation. A combination of large corporate and smaller company experience gives him a versatility of approach and adaptability that enables him to make an instant impact.

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