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Gordon Tredgold

My name is Gordon Tredgold and I help people achieve success faster!


Gordon Tredgold has excellent leadership skills, business acumen, is a strategic thinker, strong relationship building and the ability to get things done.

A natural leader who quickly energizes organisations, developing and motivating highly focused teams that successfully meet and exceed company objectives.
Able to influence at C-level & with strategic partners such as IBM, Accenture & AT&T.
Adopts simple and practical approach to implementing change that allows organisation to quickly invest in the process and deliver outstanding results.
Experience includes logistics, banking, telecommunications, manufacturing, FMCG and air travel sectors working for major blue chip companies.

Proven leader committed to promoting employee development, fostering communication, and aligning IT and corporate goals. Fluent in French.

Gordon Tredgold's Background

Gordon Tredgold's Experience

Corporate Vice President Global IT Service Delivery at Henkel

September 2008 - Present | Dusseldorf

Successfully delivered major transformation program reducing operational costs by 40m per annum, signed contracts leading to over 280m saving over 7 years. Significantly improved operational performance, on time Business Project delivery up from 35% to over 85%, reduced system outages by 70%, Accountable for Global Service Delivery, including Projects, Application Maintenance, Data Centres, End User Computing and Network Infrastructure supporting 3 business divisions: Laundry & Home Care; Beauty Care; and Adhesives; as well as corporate functions. Supporting 40,000 end users in over 150 countries worldwide

Deputy CIO, Transformation Director and Head of Support Services at DHL IT Services

2006 - August 2008

Reduced operational costs by $20 per annum through rationalization, virtualization and optimization of 4000 servers. Including switching off 450 unused servers which DHL were being charged for. Reduced external costs by $15m per annum, reducing headcount from over 600 to 300, with no drop in delivery quality or quantity. Improved on-time delivery from 26% to 81% for projects. Deputy CIO managing global customers and suppliers by directing daily operations, contributing to strategy and vision development, and overseeing 1100 staffs. Direct applications domains including transportation, finance and administration, customer support, business intelligence, technical services, and production services.

Programme Director at DHL Information Services (Europe) s.r.o

2004 - 2005

Responsible for major Operational Transformation Program looking to implement a standardized logistics system into the consolidate companies brought into DHL through acquisition. The $150m program was a major business transformation looking at standardization and simplification of processes which would lead to significant operational cost reduction.

Programme Director at Navis LLC

2002 - 2004

Turned around a failing program to implement a Container shipping Logistics systems at the Port of Rotterdam

Programme Director at C&W & NTL

2000 - 2001

Delivered a Solution Framework which allowed Cable & Wireless to reduce 'time to market' for new products from 18 months down to 3, which significantly increased their competitiveness

Programme Director at Cable & Wireless

2000 - 2001

Led a $30m program which delivered in 3 months a solution framework which normally took 18 months to develop. The solution included Siebel, Arbor, SAP, Clarify along with a dozen other systems. Standardising and simplifying processes we were able to use the framework to reduce the time to market from 18 to 3 months for new products such as Frame/ATM, WebHosting, VPN and ISDN for C&W customers

Programme Director at Britannia Airways

1998 - 2000

Reduced operational costs by over $1m, improved operational performances, ensured Y2K compliance and introduced Program Portfolio Planning which increased significantly the project planning, delivery and business benefit achievement/

Program Test Director at Kredietbank (Suisse) S.A.

1997 - 1998

Implemented Test Organisation responsible for Euro and Y2k Testing. Ensuring that over 240 systems achieved compliance.

Program Testing Director at Barclaycard

1996 - 1997

Led the overall Testing of the Triumph Credit Card System.

Functional Test Manager at Barclays Bank

1990 - 1992

Project manager at CSC Consulting

1990 - 1991

Project Leader at Inforem

1989 - 1990

Project Manager at London Electric

September 1992 - June 1996 | London

Project Manager

Gordon Tredgold's Education

Thunderbird School of Global Management

2009 – 2009

International Business Management

Concentration: International Business Management


University of Manchester - Institute of Science and Technology

1979 – 1984

BSc Hons

Concentration: Mathematics


Gordon Tredgold's Interests & Activities

Travel, Photography, Cinemas, Rugby, Football, Cricket, Running. Currently training for a marathon to raise money for Cancer Charity

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