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John R. Champion
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John R. Champion
Business Consultant
John R. Champion
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Cultural Background 
Nationality British
Expatriate Middle East, USA 


Academic Background 
Diploma in Management Studies
National Diploma in Occupational Safety & Health (I)
Diploma in Dairy Technology

Practical Background

32 years in both line and human resources management in the UK, USA and Saudi Arabia. Significant profit improvement and line management experience in large UK and US companies as an international human resources/health & safety professional. Improved business performance through experience in change management, individual performance improvement management, compensation design, and health & safety.

Demonstrated considerable strengths when pioneering change in leading and developing people.
Short Summary of Experience
Planned and introduced 3 part programme covering results, personal development and people planning (including 360 degree feedback).
Involved in due diligence process for 2 acquisitions and subsequent business integration.
Member of a European management team of a $250m business.
Refined and developed merit based pay systems leading to improved performance.
Led a team which reduced UK accident rate by 80%, eliminated lost time accidents.
Developed employee empowerment strategy in UK manufacturing plants.
Reduced staff turnover from 25% to <5% in UK.
Provided secure profit base by successfully renegotiating several vital service contracts in Alaska ($9.8m).
Renegotiated union contracts in Alaska, reducing manning and wage costs by 20%.
Recruited 150 expatriates and third country nationals for 2 sports complexes in Saudi Arabia and 90 qualified UK expatriates for major Saudi Arabian hospital project.
As Regional General Manager based in Riyadh, sustained contract volume and profit in declining market.
Developed & implemented a consistent approach to overseas salaries & benefits for staff on international assignments (international service company).
Carried out industrial relations training, front line negotiations (site and national level) & provided advice to the Board on labour legislation, union recognition etc. (11,000 employees) in UK contract service company.
Played a leading role in setting a site-wide agreement for 800 catering & other staff (3 employers) on the Sullom Voe oil terminal project during construction.
Developed & introduced job evaluation scheme for senior managers and chaired steering committee & panel.
Trained 100 managers in UK union organisation and negotiating skills.
Developed 2 new job evaluation schemes in UK Dairy Company, conducted attitude survey, reduced operating costs, analysed 150 jobs, improved quality standards, commissioned new plant and changed working arrangements.
Has worked as Independent Business Consultant since 2002.