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Seonaidh MacDonald

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer at mLED Ltd

Glasgow, United Kingdom

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mLED Ltd

Chief Executive Officer

September 2013 to Present

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Hebridean Power Ltd


June 2012 to Present

The Lennox Partnership

Vice Chairman of the Board

November 2009 to Present

Seonaidh MacDonald's Education

The Institute of Directors

Certificate in Company Direction

2009 to 2011

Glasgow Caledonian University

Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.) Business Admininstration Distinction

2000 to 2002

Glasgow Caledonian University

BSc Hons Business and Manufacturing Systems Engneering

1990 to 1995

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mLED Ltd

As CEO of mLED Ltd, I am 100% focussed on transforming a great Scottish startup into a commercially profitable international business that all stakeholders can be proud of. mLED Ltd – Tomorrow's Wearables Today mLED are a world leader in the design & manufacture of micro-display solutions for the Wearables market. Rising Star Award Winners in 2011...

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An engaging and empowering CEO with leadership expertise in reducing cost, improving operational efficiencies and delivering business growth. Extensive experience of customer focused businesses across international borders developing strategy to accelerate turnaround/growth. Immediate impact at Board level. Performance driven with an energetic, inclusive and passionate style. SPECIALITIES: • Strategic Clarity & Impact • International Business Experience • Client Relationship Development • Budgetary and Financial Controls • Business Growth • Driving Change Agenda _______________________________________________________________________________Chief Executive Officer @ As CEO of mLED Ltd, I am 100% focussed on transforming a great Scottish startup into a commercially profitable international business that all stakeholders can be proud of. mLED Ltd – Tomorrow's Wearables Today mLED are a world leader in the design & manufacture of micro-display solutions for the Wearables market. Rising Star Award Winners in 2011 and chosen in 2014 as one of “50 Top Innovators” invited to present at the U.S. Venture Summit West (Mountain View, CA), the company continues to make rapid progress with its disruptive technologies. A platform capability, mLED’s breakthrough micro-LED array technology provides a 100x improvement in brightness over current micro-display approaches. Low drive currents, over 100x more power efficient, make it ideal for battery operated Near-To-Eye (NTE), Head-Up and Head-Mounted Display (HUD) applications. mLED's technology is equally relevant to 3D Printing & Lithography applications developing real traction in these areas. Currently active in the US, Italy, Israel, The Netherlands, France it has had success in Germany, South Korea and China. The Company recently secured a multi $m commercial agreement with a major US customer. mLED’s focus continues to be built around satisfying immediate international customer demand, sustained profitability, cash generation and building on its proud Institute of Photonic roots, with unsurpassed technology innovation. _______________________________________________________________________________ From September 2013 to Present (2 years 3 months) Glasgow, United KingdomChairman @ Hebridean Power Ltd is a renewable energy company who's primary aim is to support Highland and Island communities exploit their own natural wind resources for localised economic regeneration. We provide local communities with end to end management resource and expertise for Planning, Project Finance, Technical, Project Management, Operational and Commercial aspects of such a project. Hebridean Power Ltd will negotiate and manage the through life maintenance and operation contract of the wind farm maximising the return to the community over its lifetime. The company does not dictate or control how returns from the community owned wind farm are spent. That is a matter for the community themselves to determine. _______________________________________________________________________________ From June 2012 to Present (3 years 6 months) Vice Chairman of the Board @ The Lennox Partnership Ltd, (TLP) is a not-for-profit economic development organisation, which provides specialist intermediary support on behalf of key public sector agencies such as Scottish Enterprise Dunbartonshire, Glasgow and Ayrshire, Skills Development Scotland, Jobcentreplus, West Dunbartonshire Community Planning Partnership, and various other Councils. Founded in 1988, The Lennox Partnership also offers a comprehensive employability service to large and small businesses. ___________________________________________________________________________ From November 2009 to Present (6 years 1 month) Business Services Director, Board Director @ Babcock Marine Clyde Ltd is a subsidiary of Babcock International Group, the UK’s leading engineering support services organisation with revenue of c. £3bn in 2012. With 27,000 staff worldwide across sectors such as defence, energy, telecoms, transport and education, Babcock are trusted to build, manage, operate and maintain assets that are vital to the delivery of many critical client services. Board Responsibilities: • Direct Line Management responsibility for the following functions as Business Services Director; Commercial, Procurement, Business Development, Finance, I.T. Human Resources, Health Safety Environment & Quality, Public Relations & Communications • Deputising for Managing Director during periods of sustained absence (full operational control). • Provided the overarching Strategy & Leadership Agenda motivating buy in to the Clyde Vision. • Provided the key Board interface with customer on all aspects of the £835M WSMI Contract. • Set the Clyde Procurement Strategy to constantly maximise overall business performance. • Clyde Board responsibility for securing the 15year contract extension with T/O of £2.5B. • Achieved Cost reductions, £197m actual v £140m target - contract outturn set to deliver £300m. • Setup a Business Development structure that are now pursuing a £3.5B bid pipeline. • Established Babcock Clyde Academy: an accredited learning centre to provide current and forecasted organisation learning & development needs. • Redefined the TU relationship ending a legacy of ‘money for nothing’ deals ensuring workforce are able to reap rewards from modern workplace practices. • Led TUPE integrations of multi-site, acquired businesses with negligible TU issues. • Devised and implemented a new approach to stakeholder engagement; 1st ever business unit PR & Communications Strategy. ___________________________________________________________________________ From June 2008 to June 2012 (4 years 1 month) Head of Commercial @ Responsibilities: • Provide the Babcock interface to MoD & RN on all aspects of the Clyde Partnering Contract. • Maximise growth on the Partnering Contract and all other Commercial contracts. • Set the Procurement Strategy to maximise overall business performance. • Lead the Commercial team to exceed business targets through service excellence. • Champion business governance, ensuring sound Financial & LRQA audit performance. • Deliver Growth objectives, with robust management of business opportunities. • Provide expert commercial advice to all, supporting the business in all negotiations. Achievements: • Partnering & Commercial Contract Growth Yr End targets of £8M exceeded 3 months early. • A Supplier Performance Management system developed driving new levels of compliance. • Key Supplier Relationship (KSR) performance (measured by MoD across 31 key industry partners) improved by 40% (from ranked 15th to 1st), gaining Group recognition as “the benchmark site for partnering relationship”. ___________________________________________________________________________ From July 2007 to June 2008 (1 year) General Manager @ Responsibilities: • Working with the CEO to develop Business Strategy aimed at delivering aggressive company growth, through organic, new sales and targeted acquisitions. • Led operational and customer service performance across multi site client accounts. • Manage Client Account P&L, developing strong customer relationship management. • Business development of new and existing client relationships to support Board projections. • Communicate strategic imperatives to Senior Management reports (Heads of Operations/Senior Operations Managers) across 3 UK sites and c.1200 FTE. • Re-engineer Bid Management function, producing professional outputs, to suit Client needs. Achievements: • Grew main business account, reversing client decision to multi-source - contributing c.£1.5M to bottom line. • Grew TSC Gross Margin by 8% in 7 months resulting in significant contribution to Yr End profitability. • Re-engineered Operational performance providing increased focus on delivery & effective client engagement. • Directed multi-site management teams to outperform Service Delivery targets by 20%. • Transformed the Bid Management Operating Model, reducing turnaround time by 60% with a professional standard of output. ___________________________________________________________________________ From May 2005 to July 2007 (2 years 3 months) Global Procurement Group Manager @ Responsibilities: • Directing Regional Operations teams across EMEA, AP & Americas (13 countries, 34 sites)aggregate spend of £850M to deliver sourcing and cost saving objectives for clients. • Executive Planning, implementation and performance reporting of Global Strategic Sourcing Roadmaps with Cost and Contribution Outlooks at HQ. • Leading a truly global team of multi-functional Senior Managers/Consultants, using varying client engagement models delivering to the same exacting standards of professionalism. • As Executive Lead, set, communicate and review performance of Supplier Development Strategies, Supply Chain Strategy and Regional Business Plans with Client Executives. • Executive Sponsor to regional teams for new Business Transformation Initiatives driving efficiency and cost savings in Inventory Management, across the Outsourced Value Chain. Achievements: • Delivered a 7-figure client cost saving by completing successful negotiation of pan-European Strategic Sourcing Agreements and streamlining Operations with e-Procurement tools. • Grew IBM client accounts to include a new, strategically important outsourced workstream as a direct result of the successful Procurement BTO workstream. • Nurtured and grew long term profitable relationships with Senior Executives peers at HQ, securing significant long-term business for Procurement organisation. • Led the smooth TUPE integration of multi-site, ex-client employee’s into the IBM organisation with negligible integration issues and excellent performance results. ___________________________________________________________________________ From May 2004 to May 2005 (1 year 1 month) Programme Director - Crit Sit (Critical Situatons) @ Responsibilities: • Develop the Technical Strategy & Client Implementation Plans in response to a major EMEA Field Quality epidemic. • Forecasting and reporting actual exposure of Recovery Solutions in Cost and Cust Sat terms. • Providing Senior Management leadership and escalation path for Regional Technical Heads. • Relationship management with customer executives across an EMEA install base, communicating Recovery Planning aimed at restoring confidence and customer satisfaction. • Providing Programme Management and Technical leadership to IBM field teams and 3rd Party Repairers. Achievements: • Entire recovery operation concluded 5 months ahead of schedule, actioning an EMEA install base of c.2million machines with positive feedback from customer base. • Recovery completed well within allocated budget – under spent by 25% saving IBM c.£1.5M. • Provided leadership to an extremely complex network of multi-functional project teams, including technical and non-technical disciplines, achieving impressive results. ___________________________________________________________________________ From April 2003 to May 2004 (1 year 2 months) Strategic Commodities Group Manager @ Responsibilities: • Commercial owner of Global Procurement organisation - total contracted spend of £350M. • Design, deliver & monitor effectiveness of Global Sourcing, Supplier Base and e-Procurement Strategy to drive cost, quality and customer service improvements. • Develop & implement a strategy to support new business opportunities by selling the function’s capability to external customers on a consultancy basis. • Drive controlled and compliant Procurement governance ensuring corporate responsibility, regulatory and business continuity objectives were met. Achievements : • Implemented a new structure, which pioneered a multi-Geo, single team approach to Global Sourcing and Supply /Demand Forecasting. New structure outperformed Cost Savings target by a factor of 2. • Negotiated £34M worth of cost reduction in addition to achieving 45% Supplier reduction. • The Procurement Capability Strategy developed was later used as the Strategy White Paper used to secure IBM’s first Consulting Division client win. ___________________________________________________________________________ From March 2001 to April 2003 (2 years 2 months) United KingdomOperations Commodity Manager @ Responsibilities: • Relationship Owner of Strategic Supplier’s with aggregate Annual Contract Value of £160M. • Led a Supply Chain team across EMEA, AP & Americas accelerating Supply v Demand closure at a time of severe component constraint, balancing Inventory Management objectives. • Ensure strategic alignment between Supplier & IBM Supply Chain Strategy Roadmaps establishing a programme of Capex investment and long-range forecasting processes. Achievements: • Negotiated £2M worth of Cost avoidance on IBM ‘end of life’ product Supplier liability claims. • Led the successful roll-out of e-Procurement securing Inventory Management targets for the 1st time in 4 yrs. ___________________________________________________________________________ From April 2000 to March 2001 (1 year) United KingdomContinuous Improvement Manager - EMEA Engineering @ Responsibilities: • Change Management leadership role to direct team of 12 delivering end to end process re-engineering , in a high volume manufacturing environment with c.350 staff. Achievements: • Led the team with a £1.8M Budget, to implement Total Quality Management and Kaizen workplace improvements despite a culture of apathy. • Drove £4.5M process improvement savings over 2 yrs through 'end2end' Value Chain analysis. • Project managed multiple improvement projects across a matrixed Production, Engineering and Logistics organisation. All C.I. Roadmap targets were met or exceeded. • UK Site awarded ‘Centre of Manufacturing Excellence’ status by US HQ Executive team. • Achieved an MBA -Distinction 2 yrs later basing the Research Thesis on this Continuous Improvement (C.I.) initiative. ___________________________________________________________________________ From May 1998 to April 2000 (2 years) United KingdomVarious Quality/Manufacturing Engineering Roles @ • Supported IBM manufacturing and operations teams through a variety of roles including Product Engineering, Quality Engineering, New Product Engineering, Process Engineering etc. • Prime interface with all Worlwide Engineering Groups on capacity planning, product, process, quality, test strategy. • Responsibility for providing technical guidance to multi-discipline engineers across the functional team. ___________________________________________________________________________ From June 1996 to May 1998 (2 years) United KingdomSenior Quality Engineer @ • Tasked with developing a robust Quality Management System, Quality Improvement Plans and a Supplier Quality Management System which was later adopted across all U.K. sites. __________________________________________________________________________ From May 1995 to June 1996 (1 year 2 months) Certificate in Company Direction @ The Institute of Directors From 2009 to 2011 Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.), Business Admininstration, Distinction @ Glasgow Caledonian University From 2000 to 2002 BSc Hons, Business and Manufacturing Systems Engneering @ Glasgow Caledonian University From 1990 to 1995 Seonaidh MacDonald is skilled in: Strategic Planning, Leadership, Negotiation, Coaching, Business Development, Performance Management, Change Management, Strategy, Management

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EIE London - Pitch of the Day

Issued by Engage Invest Exploit · November 2014

Banerjee Prize Winner for Best Overall Manufacturing Engineering Student

Issued by Institute of Electrical Enginers (IEE) · May 1996

Dissertation Prize

Issued by Glasgow Caledonian University · June 2002

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