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No.1 Provider of Non-Execs to UK SMEs

Delivered a £400m revenue
determination for a utility regulator by
providing expert...
Delivery of a price control setting £400m of revenue for
utility networks
Alex Wiseman:
“A utility regulator required expe...
Delivery of a price control setting £400m of revenue for gas
networks
Main challenges:
An organisation that lacked the exp...
Profile: Alex Wiseman
Alex has a wealth of Board experience across private, public and not-forprofit organisations. He has...
NXD is the No.1 Provider of Non-Execs to UK SMEs
NXD is a network that provides non-executive services to SMEs.
Challenges...
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Alex Wiseman - NXD Services

  1. 1. No.1 Provider of Non-Execs to UK SMEs Delivered a £400m revenue determination for a utility regulator by providing expert knowledge, advice and project management skills Case Study Alex Wiseman Strategy and Regulation
  2. 2. Delivery of a price control setting £400m of revenue for utility networks Alex Wiseman: “A utility regulator required expert financial and regulatory knowledge to determine the prices for gas networks for the next three years. My expertise and direct, pragmatic approach enabled the client to deliver successfully. My invaluable advice resulted in extensions from the original ten week contract to an eight month interim assignment.” Client: “Having Alex working with us for over eight months has proved to be critical in delivering a public consultation and the final price control determination. Alex’s extensive knowledge of regulation across utilities coupled with strong strategic and analytical skills and pragmatic approach was essential in delivering the detailed modelling required as well as robust, comprehensive documents in a time pressured environment.”
  3. 3. Delivery of a price control setting £400m of revenue for gas networks Main challenges: An organisation that lacked the expertise and project management capability to deliver. Overcoming the challenges: By providing comprehensive regulatory and financial knowledge as well as project management capability, Alex was able to ensure delivery of two critical public documents on time. What value was your role to them: A combination of experience, strategic insight and pragmatism enabled delivery of comprehensive public consultations on time. My advice on financial issues was essential in ensuring that appropriate allowances were set. As a result, my expertise was also used by the client to determine the tender rules, licence obligations and selection process for a new £100m project.
  4. 4. Profile: Alex Wiseman Alex has a wealth of Board experience across private, public and not-forprofit organisations. He has consulted to government, utilities, media, financial services and manufacturing companies but his primary experience is advising utilities or Government bodies on strategy and regulation. He has international experience across Europe as well as Asia, Australia and South America. Alex’s 10 years’ NED experience includes over 3 years as chair of an audit committee. He has particularly expertise in advising Boards on strategy and on risk management. Alex has headed strategic planning in a FTSE50 utility and was Regulation Director for a £1.5bn gas network. Alex is particularly adept at seeing the wood for the trees, applying a sound analytical mind to solving complex problems or rationalising key strategic decisions. He is renowned for keeping a cool, logical head in a crisis. His competencies include: • Strategy and business planning • Regulation and compliance • Risk management • Stakeholder management • Financing • Project management
  5. 5. NXD is the No.1 Provider of Non-Execs to UK SMEs NXD is a network that provides non-executive services to SMEs. Challenges that the NXD non-executives work with business owners to address include:  Wanting to grow their business to the  Geographical and product expansion. next level  Leadership coaching  Concerned that their business is NXD non-executives operate across the getting too big to manage full range of industry sectors including:  Frustrated with persistent and Automotive damaging issues Business Services  Facing new types of challenges in the Charities & Not For Profit future Energy & Chemicals  Preparing their business for succession Financial Services or sale Government/Public Sector  Needing a high quality, independent Healthcare & Pharmaceuticals sounding board Industrial Manufacturing NXD non-executives have substantial commercial experience that enables them ICT/Technology to act as a seasoned sounding board. They Leisure & Tourism also have the commercial acumen to help Media/Advertising/PR you improve your financial performance. Property & Construction Non-exec services include: Retail & Consumer Goods  Vision, strategy, planning Transport and Logistics  Fund raising Utilities  Succession planning, acquisition & exit

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