Shane Hughes has worked with some of the top blue chip companies over the last 20 years, including Cadbury Schweppes, HJ Heinz, Coca Cola and held the position of Continuous Improvement Director at C&C Group PLC prior to setting up Lean Unlimited.
Shane holds a MSc in Supply Chain Management, is a certified lean black belt, as well as being a certified SAP solution consultant. It is through these technical qualifications as well as a number of years in the trenches applying lean principles, that brings a unique practical approach to any organisation looking to implement a lean program.
Robin Stuart Kotze is the author or co-author of nine books, the most recent of which Performance: The secrets of successful behaviour and Who Are Your Best People? How to find, measure and manage your top talent, co-authored with Chris Dunn.
His managerial career was centred in financial services. He was President of BGH Central Atlantic, pension fund managers, and Senior Vice-President of Central Capital Corporation. His other senior corporate roles include Director of Development of the Regina-Hill Group, and Director of the Centre for Management Development at Memorial University of Newfoundland. Robin holds an honours economics degree, an MBA, and a PhD in organisational psychology. He was awarded a Chair in Organisational Behaviour in 1980 and has held Professorships or Visiting Professorships at a number of universities in Canada (Acadia, Concordia, Memorial, and Saint Mary’s) and the UK (Warwick, Aston, and Oxford)