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Richard King-Davies

Lead Auditor and Project Manager

Richard King-Davies

Lead Auditor and Project Manager

What is your current role?

Lead Auditor and Project Manager at Business Assurance Division of TUV SUD UK Ltd

What is your academic/industrial background?

10 years of industrial experience in the offshore hydro carbon industry, Nuclear fuel reprocessing and power generation industries performing a variety of inspection activities. 21 years as a Lead auditor for management systems.

What was the route of your interest in engineering?/Why did you choose to become an engineer?

Frankly, the attraction was the money available working in the North Sea Oil industry!

What are your main areas of expertise?

Management Systems Auditing to drive improvement within our clients

What specific tasks and responsibilities does your job entail?

Understanding client’s businesses and the challenges they face. Auditing Business Management systems, creating improvement road maps. Problem Solving

What are your current key projects and who are your key clients?

Ongoing development of client’s management and sustainability systems.

What most excites/interests you about your role?

“everyday is a school day” – the opportunities to learn about the inner workings of our clients and to use that knowledge to inspire others to learn.

What exciting developments have you seen in the company since you started?

The formation of the Business Assurance Division as a stand alone business unit

What future trends do you see developing in your area of work?

The integration of sustainability into the ethos by which companies operate on a daily basis.

What is your biggest challenge?

Opening the minds of business leaders to the transformation needed for western businesses as espoused by Dr Deming in 1988.

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