Mr. Flower brings over 20 years of experience in blue chip companies. With both strategic and operational experience, he has a track record of delivering value in multiple sectors including transport and infrastructure, utilities, technology, aerospace and defence and business services in complex, highly regulated and unionised environments.
Throughout his career, he has had significant achievements delivered for U.K., U.S. and Spanish owned companies in both traditional and leveraged structures with recent experience including operations management, global business services, mergers, acquisitions and disposals along with the associated change management.
Since joining A&M, Mr. Flower has been the Interim Director of GBS for a global engineering and technology company employing 55,000, with responsibility for the rapid creation of a global business services organisation capable of supporting the overall restructuring objectives of the company.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Flower held various roles in the international business service company Serco, including Group Transformation Director and Managing Director of Corporate Shared Services, which involved the rapid establishment, and cost take-out of a multifunctional Global Business Services organisation over a three-year period.
Prior to that, he served as Chairman and Managing Director of Gatwick Airport Ltd. There, Mr. Flower was responsible for strategy through to execution of the world’s largest single runway airport. During his tenure, the parent company decided to sell the airport following a Competition Commission review and it was Mr. Flower’s role to develop and implement the transformation programme, the carve-out from the rest of the group and to lead the successful sale of the company to infrastructure fund investors for in excess of £1.5 billion.
Mr. Flower earned a bachelor’s degree (honours) in engineering from the Institute of Engineering and Technology of, where he is also a Chartered Member. He has also attended Harvard Business School’s Leading Global Businesses and Strategic Leadership development programmes.