Join CBS Consulting
CBS is always on the lookout for exceptional people with the ability to lead and effect change and deliver tangible results. We pride ourselves in having built a high-calibre team of professionals with the experience and skills required to deliver for our clients – putting them first and foremost at all times. We are a privately owned limited company who provide consultancy to clients within the UK Financial Services sector.
Our wealth of experience allows us to help clients evaluate, prioritise and select the right balance of strategic initiatives within the Technology, Regulatory and Operational areas of financial services – empowering the delivery of their goals with increased confidence and maximum efficiency. If you have what it takes, we’d love to hear from you.
What we’re looking for
A minimum of 10 years UK Financial Services experience gained within either industry or consulting roles.
Significant change experience in at least one of our areas of expertise – Transformation, Digital Services, Regulatory and Operational.
Proven hands on change delivery.
Ideally, a relevant professional qualification which has been maintained in good standing.
CBS Consulting’s team members are professionals who take their work seriously, but are fun and pragmatic and know how to lead people and change – with the gravitas and influencing skills to suit.
Meet the team
Consulting Director, Technology
Eddie is an experienced Financial Services programme management and technology professional with over 20 years industry experience gained across Banking, Insurance and Investments. A specialist in strategy execution and change management, having managed various new-product developments, regulatory changes and remediation projects spanning Finance, Risk, Operations and IT functions. A strong leader with good communication skills and a focus on linking change delivery with strategic goals – on a measurable and tangible basis.
Shonagh is a business design and transformation leader with a strong track record of programme generation, management and delivery.
Shonagh has over 18 years of experience delivering a number of large scale payments transformation programmes across Retail Banking and the Utilities sectors in the UK and Ireland. Calm, controlled and collaborative management style with excellent stakeholder management skills and an innate ability to communicate effectively with stakeholders at all levels.
Paul is a senior project manager with over 16 years experience of delivering multi-million pound data and IT based projects across Financial Services, Commercial and the Public sector. A strong analytical and customer focussed professional with superb focus and attention to detail. Confident communicator whether reporting to board members, working within the team or presenting at conferences. Ability to quickly identify and understand problems, then lead all parties and stakeholders to achieve on time, on budget and to a high level of quality.
Roddy is a highly-experienced change professional with deep-seated skills and expertise in establishing and running programme office functions. Roddy has established and led PMO teams for large-scale transformation programmes for over 17 years across a variety of IT and Business functions, Roddy has an excellent reputation in this field for building effective PMO teams and embedding improved standards and capabilities, by developing, coaching and mentoring internal resources. Roddy has a collaborative and pragmatic approach and is able to operate at all levels with internal and external stakeholders.
Consulting Director, Digital
Stephen is an experienced programme director with over 25 years experience gained across Banking, Insurance, Manufacturing and Transportation. A digital leader capable of designing a delivery model to suit individual clients needs. Comfortable operating at all levels through to senior Executives with a proven strength in the delivery of pragmatic outcomes.
Richard is an experienced project management and technology professional with over 19 years industry experience within the Banking and Utilities sectors. An expert at driving the adoption and enforcement of Scrum rules and principles, applying expert judgment to the removal of impediments, keeping teams focused and delivering success in a rapidly evolving and dynamic environment. A strong leader with first-class stakeholder management skills and a proven ability to deliver large budget, high profile projects.
Grahame is an experienced technology professional with over 13 years industry experience within Financial Services, covering Banking, Life and Pensions and Investments. An IT specialist who has played a leading role in the delivery of scalable enterprise solutions with specific expertise in the integration of software systems across the enterprise. Strong technically across the IT spectrum with the ability to communicate complex solutions and problems to engineering teams, whilst possessing the ability to provide a clear and articulate view to Senior Stakeholders.
Consulting Director, Risk & Regulation
Iain is an experienced programme manager and business transformation manager with over 25 years with Banking, Insurance and Asset Management. A qualified accountant (FCCA), Iain has successfully delivered many complex regulatory, financial reporting and data programmes and projects. Iain possesses excellent stakeholder management skills, a strong and collaborative leadership style and is a confident communicator at senior management and executive level.
A Senior Leader with 34 years financial services experience, the last ten years focusing on Strategic Business, Risk, Resilience and Change Management accountabilities.
A proven thought leader with the ability to assess business and customer priorities, identify risks, measure exposure, formulate and communicate decisions and deliver efficiency enhancements.
Very experienced in leading global projects, developing virtual teams of 50+ employees/consultants aimed at delivering complex business transformation programmes across multiple business functions.
Julia is an experienced Project, Change and Continuous Improvement Manager with over 30 years experience in both Retail and Commercial Financial Services. A qualified Lean and 6 Sigma Blackbelt with a track record of delivering Transformation, Continuous Improvement, Process Management & Regulatory Change projects to a very high standard. She takes complex requirements to build clear, comprehensive models and solutions. She is a strategic thinker experienced at designing and delivering Target Operating Models for new organisations and those undergoing organisational change.
Chris is a business design and transformation leader with over 30 years experience in operational and programme delivery within Financial Services.
As a qualified Lean and 6 Sigma professional, Chris has extensive expertise in delivering operational process design and improvements.
Latterly, Chris has been working with start-up Banks developing, validating and delivering target operating models and leading quality assurance activity.
An experienced Finance and PMO professional with over 15 years’ experience gained across Financial Services, Energy and Utility sectors.
An expert in analysing and modelling complex data sets and transforming them into accurate and relevant information for decision making.
Principal Consultant, Transformation
A highly experienced change leader with over 25 years experience in the Financial Services industry. An expert in shaping solutions and designing successful delivery models with a customer centric focus to achieve business outcomes. A successful track record of delivering transformation programmes across a broad range of areas from digital self- serve and payments, to systems integration and simplification through to regulatory and mandatory change, utilising a mix of waterfall/hybrid/agile techniques.