John Hardwick

John is a seasoned Industrial manager with over 35 years experience of the Pharmaceutical industry. A chemical engineer by training John has held a number of senior positions including Factory Director, Supply Chain Director, Lean/Sigma Master Black Belt, Change Agent and Director of Learning & Development.

From 2008-2014 John was a key member of a core team of change agents responsible for driving cultural change and continuous improvement across the GSK enterprise. Blending skills and knowledge of Project Management, Organisational Development and Lean. John has delivered workshops for groups of between 20-40 in the US, Japan, UK, Russia, and mainland Europe.

In Japan he was responsible for partnering with the Commercial President to drive a culture of performance and problem solving, resulting in a step change in commercial performance, employee engagement and devolved decision making.

John was most recently based at the GSK Ulverston facility where he was responsible for Learning and Development for c.a. 15,000 employees across 16 global sites.

John is a qualified MBTi practitioner (Step I and II) and experienced executive coach. He provides a balanced view across ‘process management’ and ‘employee engagement’ topics and has a reputation for facilitating rapid change while simultaneously increasing employee motivation.

John has a passion to improve the leadership skills of SME’s and wishes to engage with Lancaster to support the University/Industry agenda. He is willing to act as consultant, mentor or coach to faculty and is keen to engage with selected programs that match his skills set and experience.

• Manufacturing
• Leadership
• Lean/SixSigma
• Change Management
• Myers Briggs (MBTi)

Available for:
• Mentoring/Coaching
• Facilitation
• Lecturing