He brings more than 30 years of experience in human resource and organisation change management. His primary areas of focus are the HR and leadership aspects of improving company performance, implementing complex change and talent strategy. He is also experienced in managing the people and organisation issues associated with mergers, acquisitions, disposals and restructuring.
Mr. Blausten has wide sector experience in both HR management and consulting roles, including consumer, aviation, manufacturing & engineering, financial services, infrastructure, aerospace & defence, healthcare, scientific services, and real estate.
Prior to joining A&M, Mr. Blausten worked on consulting assignments with private equity and corporate clients. These included driving post-acquisition HR workstreams for £2 billion in financial services and £1.4 billion in infrastructure services carve-outs; facilitation of a senior leadership programme in context of stretch corporate goals for a multinational aerospace & defence corporation; and a post-merger integration review of HR risk for an FTSE100 leisure sector plc.
As the Group HR Director of an FTSE 30 international plc, he supported a company-wide organisation review with the CEO, the implementation of new operating model and leadership framework. He coordinated local business unit change and customer leadership programmes, led top talent assessments and the appointment of new senior teams. He also implemented a cross-company talent strategy.
Other roles have included: supporting the hiring and onboarding of new CEO and leadership team; supporting a strategic review; securing shareholder approval for revised compensation arrangements; supporting corporate restructure from regional to global divisions; and designing a complementary talent strategy.
Mr. Blausten has held senior HR roles with Ford Motor Company, British Airways, Charles Schwab, BAA and Morgan Advanced Materials.
Mr. Blausten earned a master’s degree from the London School of Economics, and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Manchester. He has also attended business schools in the U.S. and U.K. He has non-executive roles with City, University of London and Cass Business School, and with English Heritage. He was also the Civil Service Commissioner for the U.K. Government’s Cabinet Office.