Ian J Sutherland Business Change Expert

Ian J Sutherland is a highly skilled director with expertise in governance, partnerships and regulation and almost four decades of experience serving as a powerful catalyst for change for organisations of all sizes and sectors. He thrives on identifying areas for innovation and improvement, forming effective strategies to drive efficiency and create bottom-line results. He has a proven capacity to serve as a bridge between organisations and functions, creating unity and operational coherence. A personable and creative leader, with a unique insight and the ability to see the big picture and provide constructive challenge, he writes on many matters including the delivery of change in today's world and is an opportunistic photographer who seeks to capture images that interest him. He enjoys good beer, good company and good music - not necessarily in that order.

 

8 Steps to Regulatory Compliance

Repeated conversations are usually an indicator that something is not well understood and not working well. In this case, I have had a number of conversations in the last couple of years around the production and sign-off of “business requirements” in regulatory change.

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In the Client’s Shoes

Having worked in financial services for almost 40 years, I have seen enormous changes in regulation, conduct and attitudes, but only recently have I truly become a client of my own industry as an executor of my late father’s will and as a pension holder nearing retirement needing and being required to take advice.

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Robo-Rules and First Principles

When my daughter joined her senior school, I was totally bemused. Brought up in the school system of the ‘70's which had infant 1 and 2, Junior 1, 2, 3 and 4, followed by senior 1 to 5 with lower and upper 6th, I had just adapted to the Year 1 – 11 format, but was now faced with words like syntax, poetry and rudiments.

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Look After Yourself !

The other day I had coffee with a lady who once made the near mistake of applying to work with me. Fortunately for her, there were no openings at the time. Instead, I tried to give some career advice which may or may not have contributed to her current success.

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The 7 Big Lies Of Managing Change

During my long career in change, I have worked in almost 20 organisations and come to know hundreds of business leaders and project staff. Here are the seven biggest lies that I have heard most often. They are heard over and over.

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