Roger Flynn United Kingdom Aeroplan

Expert On Transformation & Change Programmes At Five Global Companies

Speaker's Fee:

C £5 - £10,000

  • Former CEO & Executive Director in five global companies at times of rapid change.
  • Led successful dramatic strategic transformational change programmes through notably challenging periods in all five companies.
  • An expert and highly experienced speaker on cultural change, effective leadership and creating customer focussed business.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience at the highest levels of UK Plc and managing global businesses.

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker whose experience is unique having worked as CEO/Director in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between GBP 400 million and GBP 2 billion, with millions of customers and thousands of staff.

Roger worked directly for Sir Richard Branson at Virgin on new ideas and deals working on a range of businesses across the Group. He was then made Commercial Director of the media group and worked on the sale of Virgin Records to EMI, the launch of Virgin Radio, the rapid growth and sale of Virgin Interactive Entertainment amongst many other things in a fabulously exciting and entertaining 7 years.

Roger joined British Airways during the $1bn dirty-tricks lawsuit claim by Virgin!; he was there during the CEO transition from Lord Colin Marshall to Bob Ayling and the aggressive expansion strategy, a strike, the launch of Go and the launch of fabulous new First and Club World products. Roger developed and drove a strategy to transform the GBP 1.2 billion distribution value chain, launched electronic ticketing and created ba.com with a simultaneous launch in 72 countries in the world.

Roger joined Prudential immediately after the GBP 2 billion pensions miss-selling scandal to run the UK Retail business as Managing Director (“The man from the Pru”). The business had 6 million customers and revenues of GBP 2 billion. He drove a major business transformation including the launch of new products, new distribution channels, a £200m CRM programme and an innovative new sales process. As part of this transformation he led an exhilarating and exhausting culture change for the 7,000 staff.

Roger joined the BBC as Chief Executive of the commercial media services group and a member of the Executive Team working with Greg Dyke during one of the most eventful times in BBC history; the launch of Freeview, the battles with Sky, the rejuvenation of BBC1, the fight with the UK Government and the BBC wide culture change that made the staff cry when Greg left. Roger created 3 businesses from the BBC’s back office functions with 4,500 staff and transformed them into commercial businesses, grew revenues rapidly, dramatically changed the customer focus, launched internationally and drove a series of product innovations. The ultimate sale of two of the businesses created over GBP 1 billion of value for the BBC.

Roger joined SDI Media Group, a global company providing media services to the major players in the Film and Television Industry, as President International. SDI was backed by Warburg Pincus the private equity firm. Roger delivered a turnaround in the Asian business, four acquisitions in Europe and significant organic growth with key customers. The business was successfully sold to another private equity firm.

Roger is currently an investor and Chairman of a number of fast growing businesses in the Media and Technology sector.

“Roger achieved a remarkable turnaround and created real value in the Ventures businesses”. – Greg Dyke, BBC Director General

Roger Flynn Speaker

As a speaker Roger Flynn is a proven expert on implementing, managing strategic change and running global business transformation programmes. This involves all elements from handling redundancy, to dealing with negative media coverage, putting your customers at the forefront of your strategy and more.

On all occasions Roger speaks he invests time preparing his talks, researching and gathering relevant facts to build into his presentations.

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker with unique experience as CEO/Director in five global companies. He gives the following keynotes tailored to a clients corporate requirements:

  • Transformation
  • Turnaround
  • Strategy in Action
  • Leading Culture Change
  • Delighting the Customer
  • Innovation

Roger Flynn

Motivational Speaker Roger Flynn
  • Former CEO & Executive Director in five global companies at times of rapid change.
  • Led successful dramatic strategic transformational change programmes through notably challenging periods in all five companies.
  • An expert and highly experienced speaker on cultural change, effective leadership and creating customer focussed business.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience at the highest levels of UK Plc and managing global businesses.
  • ...

Roger Flynn

Motivational Speaker Roger Flynn
  • Former CEO & Executive Director in five global companies at times of rapid change.
  • Led successful dramatic strategic transformational change programmes through notably challenging periods in all five companies.
  • An expert and highly experienced speaker on cultural change, effective leadership and creating customer focussed business.
  • Proven and demonstrable experience at the highest levels of UK Plc and managing global businesses.

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker whose experience is unique having worked as CEO/Director in five global companies across multiple industries at times of rapid change. He has run businesses with turnovers between GBP 400 million and GBP 2 billion, with millions of customers and thousands of staff.

Roger worked directly for Sir Richard Branson at Virgin on new ideas and deals working on a range of businesses across the Group. He was then made Commercial Director of the media group and worked on the sale of Virgin Records to EMI, the launch of Virgin Radio, the rapid growth and sale of Virgin Interactive Entertainment amongst many other things in a fabulously exciting and entertaining 7 years.

Roger joined British Airways during the $1bn dirty-tricks lawsuit claim by Virgin!; he was there during the CEO transition from Lord Colin Marshall to Bob Ayling and the aggressive expansion strategy, a strike, the launch of Go and the launch of fabulous new First and Club World products. Roger developed and drove a strategy to transform the GBP 1.2 billion distribution value chain, launched electronic ticketing and created ba.com with a simultaneous launch in 72 countries in the world.

Roger joined Prudential immediately after the GBP 2 billion pensions miss-selling scandal to run the UK Retail business as Managing Director (“The man from the Pru”). The business had 6 million customers and revenues of GBP 2 billion. He drove a major business transformation including the launch of new products, new distribution channels, a £200m CRM programme and an innovative new sales process. As part of this transformation he led an exhilarating and exhausting culture change for the 7,000 staff.

Roger joined the BBC as Chief Executive of the commercial media services group and a member of the Executive Team working with Greg Dyke during one of the most eventful times in BBC history; the launch of Freeview, the battles with Sky, the rejuvenation of BBC1, the fight with the UK Government and the BBC wide culture change that made the staff cry when Greg left. Roger created 3 businesses from the BBC’s back office functions with 4,500 staff and transformed them into commercial businesses, grew revenues rapidly, dramatically changed the customer focus, launched internationally and drove a series of product innovations. The ultimate sale of two of the businesses created over GBP 1 billion of value for the BBC.

Roger joined SDI Media Group, a global company providing media services to the major players in the Film and Television Industry, as President International. SDI was backed by Warburg Pincus the private equity firm. Roger delivered a turnaround in the Asian business, four acquisitions in Europe and significant organic growth with key customers. The business was successfully sold to another private equity firm.

Roger is currently an investor and Chairman of a number of fast growing businesses in the Media and Technology sector.

“Roger achieved a remarkable turnaround and created real value in the Ventures businesses”. – Greg Dyke, BBC Director General

Roger Flynn Speaker

As a speaker Roger Flynn is a proven expert on implementing, managing strategic change and running global business transformation programmes. This involves all elements from handling redundancy, to dealing with negative media coverage, putting your customers at the forefront of your strategy and more.

On all occasions Roger speaks he invests time preparing his talks, researching and gathering relevant facts to build into his presentations.

Roger Flynn is an accomplished businessman and keynote speaker with unique experience as CEO/Director in five global companies. He gives the following keynotes tailored to a clients corporate requirements:

  • Transformation
  • Turnaround
  • Strategy in Action
  • Leading Culture Change
  • Delighting the Customer
  • Innovation
Biography

Client Testimonials

“Hi Roger, Thanks again for coming out to speak to RBS.  Everyone spoke very highly of you. Your talk was spot on for what the group needed”

“Your talk at the Waterfront for the MLN Event was exceptional, inspirational and I am sure you made a difference to many in that room”

“Thank you so much for all your efforts to make the conference such a resounding success. The 850 delegates were really impressed with both the substance and significance of your presentation and achievements. Thank you for a terrific job!”

“Roger was clear, concise, and had an easy and open style. He reflected his considerable change management experience and told a compelling story which gave practical insights on how leaders needed to change their behaviour to drive change in the business”

Client Testimonials

“Hi Roger, Thanks again for coming out to speak to RBS.  Everyone spoke very highly of you. Your talk was spot on for what the group needed”

“Your talk at the Waterfront for the MLN Event was exceptional, inspirational and I am sure you made a difference to many in that room”

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Client Testimonials

“Hi Roger, Thanks again for coming out to speak to RBS.  Everyone spoke very highly of you. Your talk was spot on for what the group needed”

“Your talk at the Waterfront for the MLN Event was exceptional, inspirational and I am sure you made a difference to many in that room”

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