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Our Expert Consultants

The Explic8 Team has a combined 140+ years of business experience.
Our Directors take a hands-on role in every Explic8 engagement, harnessing this experience to help you drive your business further.

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The Senior Management Team

  • Al Friedle

    Managing Partner

    Al is an operational excellence expert, trainer and coach who helps Explic8 clients drive profitability through strategic growth, waste elimination and quality enhancement. He has worked with some of the world’s most recognisable brands to execute tactical operating plans and deliver results.

    With more than 30 years in consulting, Al has a proven and sought-after approach to lean deployment and lean six sigma programmes. He is known for his ability to effectively engage stakeholders from the shop floor to the board and drive sustainable culture change.

    Key Areas of Expertise

    • Project Management
    • Quality Management
    • Global Lean Initiatives
    • Value Chain Management
    • Process Improvement & Management
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • Technical Innovation
    • Operational Excellence
    • Staff management and Development
    • Business Process Re-engineering
  • Ian Nicholls

    Managing Partner

    Ian is an experienced business leader with a proven track record of delivering profitable growth through sales development and operational performance improvement. With a consulting career spanning almost four decades, Ian has delivered results for leading organisations across the UK and Europe, Asia, Australia, Africa and America.

    He is a change and strategy expert with a demonstrated ability to drive large-scale business transformation, embedding change and building a platform for continual progression. Prior to his consulting career, he held senior leadership roles with several blue-chip companies with full P&L responsibilities; real-world experience he brings to each Explic8 engagement.

    Key Areas of Expertise

    • Strategy Development
    • Quality Management & Compliance
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Programme & Project Management
    • Operational Improvements
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • New Product Introduction
    • Factory design and layout
    • Training & Personal Development
    • Strategic Procurement & Sourcing
  • Niall Murray

    Managing Partner

    Niall is an experienced PMP Project Management Professional who delivers robust, holistic business solutions to a wide range of organisational challenges. Amongst Explic8 clients, he is known for his ability to lead and deliver complex projects on-time and on-budget.

    Trained in leading project management methodologies, Niall takes the best of each to shape his unique and trusted approach. A logical, focused business analyst, he has significant experience in Lean Six Sigma, delivering projects across Europe and America.

    Key Areas of Expertise

    • Strategy Development
    • Quality Management & Compliance
    • Supply Chain Management
    • Programme & Project Management
    • Operational Improvements
    • Pharmacovigilance
    • New Product Introduction
    • Factory design and layout
    • Training & Personal Development
    • Strategic Procurement & Sourcing
  • Philip Gill

    Managing Partner

    Philip has significant leadership experience and change management experience, having held senior roles at blue-chip companies across marketing, sales and project management. Consulting since 2004,he has delivered successful change initiatives for leading brands across a diverse industry portfolio, including pharmaceutical, manufacturing, retail and FMCG.

    He is experienced in driving operational streamlining from the top-down and is known for his ability to engage with board and C-suite members. Philip brings a collaborative approach to all his consulting engagements, where he has a strong track record of leading successful brand turnarounds in challenging contexts.

    Key Areas of Expertise

    • Executive & Commercial Management
    • Business Visioning & Strategy Dev’t
    • International Sales & Business Dev’t
    • Programme & Project Management
    • Revenue Growth & Cost Reduction
    • Global Logistics
    • Restructuring, Leadership & Dev’t
    • Operations & Supply Chain Mgt
    • Stakeholder Mgt. & Engagement
    • Future State Networks & Innovation