Adrian Harvey

Co- founder of and Director of Green Giraffe, Adrian combines vast experience in the energy and associated sectors with an approach to business that is radical, utterly non-conformist and very, very effective. Able to cut through the densest of smokescreens, Adrian quickly diagnoses the problems affecting a business and maps a route to stable profitability. Ruthless but constructive, Adrian is as at home starting a new business unit, as he is re-designing a long established, under-performing organisation. At the heart of his approach are people – re-motivating, re-skilling, and restructuring teams to produce a level of performance they were not previously considered possible of.

Key Achievements:

  • Saving E.On UK’s Property Services business, turning a £38 million per year loss into an operating profit, rapidly changing the leadership, infrastructure and disposing of loss making units while creating an “incubator” team to generate new products
  • Turning Centrica’s British Gas Business into the “UK Sales Organisation of the Year”, doubling its value in three years, cutting operating costs by a third and successfully re-branding.
  • Growing from scratch “AA Tire Fit”, from nothing to a £50 million turnover, 55% gross margin business which was the second largest business of its type in the country.
  • Sector Experience: UK Fossil Energy, Renewable Energy, Structured Finance; Business Finance; Capital Equipment Leasing; Utilities; Property Services; Commercial & Domestic Heating Services; Fleet Management; Electronic Payment Systems; Road Transportation.

    Functional Experience: Board Director; Leadership; Management; Pan-National Team Management; Strategy; Organisational Redesign; Business Process Re-Engineering; Six Sigma; Big-Ticket Sales Management; Acquisitions; Mergers; Disposals; Business Closure; E-Retail.

    Previous clients and companies: E.On, Centrica, Siemens Business Services’ BNP Parisbas, GE Capital, ABN Amro