The Steering Group


The Birmingham and Midlands Shared Services steering group is a committee of members from the local shared service community. The steering group use their expertise to help develop the shared services agenda in the region.


The Steering Group

Andrew Parris, Shared Services Director for Lafarge Tarmac
Andrew was appointed to the role of Shared Services Director for Lafarge Tarmac in 2014.  The 12 years prior to joining the Lafarge Tarmac were spent with National Grid in various Senior Finance roles, principally in business partnering capacities. Read more.

Glenn Collins, Director of Finance Operations at Interserve
Glenn is currently Director of Finance Operations at Interserve; one of the world's foremost support services and construction companies operating in the public and private sectors in the UK and internationally. Read more.

Ian English, Head of Shared Services for Halfords
Ian has spent the last 30 years working in a wide variety of roles predominantly within the automotive and aerospace industries. Ian currently works as Head of Shared Services for Halfords. Read more. 

Scott Brown, Director of Financial Shared Services at Britvic Soft Drinks

Scott has worked in various sectors, all with a Finance focus, covering banking, property consultancy, hospitality and now FMCG’s. Scott is Director of Financial Shared Services at Britvic Soft Drinks leading a team of 55 delivering shared service across the Group’s global activities. Read more. 

Sharon Walton, Chief Operating Officer for Bilfinger GVA
Sharon has over 20 years’ experience in finance, having begun her training in audit practice before moving into industry with roles in the private and public sector. Sharon currently works as Chief Operating Officer for property consultants Bilfinger GVA in their property management team, and leads a team of 115. Read more. 

Silvano Bisconti, Senior Finance Director at NCH
Silvano has worked for over 20 years in Finance, having initially trained in internal audit at United Biscuits where he qualified in CIMA, he then moved on to work for Fujifilm, Marconi, Ericsson and NCH. In his current role with NCH as Senior Finance Director, Silvano leads a team of over 100 in 8 countries. Read more. 

Stephen Duffy, Managing Director and founder at Act Lean
Stephen is the managing director and founder at Act Lean (, a UK-based specialist management consultancy, and before that worked at PwC for around 20 years, leading various parts of their UK and European consulting practices. Read more.

Habiba Khatoon, Associate Director
Habiba joined Robert Walters in 2014 to build the Birmingham finance team and lead the Midlands finance recruitment division. The finance team work with a wide variety of clients ranging from the FTSE 100 to the SME sector, recruiting at all levels from part qualified and transactional roles through to Finance Director appointments. Read more.

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