Dirk has more than twenty-five years experience in change management and the focusing companies on their strategic succes factors. He has held main board and senior positions in transport, telematics and environmental industries, including LPW, DTT plc, City Car Club Ltd and ACIS Ltd. Both with City Car Club and ACIS he turned these companies from struggling companies into leaders in their markets in the UK and Europe.
Dirk’s first venture in change management was as managing director of Willhire Group, a well-known vehicle rental company based in East Anglia. Dirk engineered a successful recovery of the company out of receivership, and sold the company to Arriva plc.
Dirk’s experience includes both business and banking, having started his career on the graduate trainee programme of Bankers Trust in New York. He also worked for the French Indosuez Group and TIP Europe, the trailer rental and leasing group.
Currently Dirk is Trustee Representative of Bernhard Baron Cottage Homes, a care home for the elderly with up to 68 beds. His mission is to develop a 5 and 20 year strategy and to update some of the processes in this highly successful and excellent care home
Dirk is also Director of CrowdAhead Ltd, a new equity based crowdfunding platform, soon to be released and of Enterprise Britain Ltd. Just to ensure he does not get too bored he is a Trustee of the Fellowship of St. Nicholas in Hastings.
Dirk holds a BA in Economics and an MBA in Finance.