Dr Kevin Holmes
Kevin is a deep change and transformation expert – from 2010 to 2017 he held the position of Senior Director for Accelerating Delivery and Performance (ADP) for GSK’s Office of the CEO. He spearheaded the expansion of ADP from GSK’s UK headquarters to their R&D facilities in the UK and Philadelphia, to their sales teams across Europe, to their Vaccines division in Brussels and most recently led the deployment across East Asia, Australia and Japan based out of Singapore. ADP concepts have profoundly impacted tens of thousands of people, delivered hundreds of millions of pounds in financial benefits and dramatically changed the way that GSK changes.
Prior to joining GSK, Kevin was Managing Director of Firebrand Associates, a consultancy that applied performance coaching, process improvement and management systems to lead enterprise transformation and re-engineering programmes for MNC clients in Financial Services, Military, Automotive, Telecoms and Nuclear business sectors.
Kevin is a Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt, a coach and an NLP Master Practitioner. He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering from Exeter University, a Master’s Degree from Sheffield Hallam University, an MBA from Bradford University and a Doctorate from Sheffield Hallam University. The subject of his Doctoral thesis was the adoption, diffusion and adaptation of ADP by GSK.
Kevin has deep expertise in Strategy Deployment, Performance Coaching, Executive Coaching, High Performing Teams, Change Management, Performance Management Systems, Lean Six Sigma, Training and Facilitation and Problem Solving.