Meet the team

The leadership team met at an In Touch Networks course for non-executive Directors. Realising their combined enthusiasm for business, boardroom experience and pure passion to help companies strive forwards, OFG was born. Working as ‘Your Alternative Board’ to support those non-core areas that are holding businesses back, their combined 100 years of through the ranks experience is proving valuable for organisations, their employees and their clients

Ian Strickland

CEO

Ian is a seasoned professional having held the positions of Managing Director, CEO, COO, Country Manager and Non-Executive Board Member in a career spanning 30 years. During this period, he gained a rich international experience of 19 years within China and Asia and most recently across the Russian Federation

His background has primarily been within Retail, where he led the market entry into Shanghai for  B&Q, of the Kingfisher Group. After the ground-breaking  launching of the initial store, the business grew to some 28 China wide stores, within six years. A stint in Thailand followed, with then a return to China to launch two further businesses

In 2007, Ian was appointed MD for the German retailer, OBI. The Russian base role was to perform a business turnaround and re-set, allowing further growth to continue. The business achieved many accolades, including the highest employee engagement scores within retail, and ‘Employers of Choice’. Ian returned to the UK in February 2017

Ian has launched two businesses and has recently qualified in Social Media Marketing, as a Non-Executive Director Governance and successfully completed a GDPR Foundation and Practitioner course. He strongly believes in his personal quest to ‘Make a Difference’ and to learn something new every day, a mind-set which he has developed all his life

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Fraser Forbes

COO

Fraser brings supply chain, logistics, distribution and operations experience to the team, having held executive positions at Wincanton plc, Connect Group plc, Alliance Boots, Johnson & Johnson, CooperVision and Heineken

He has built a reputation for fixing the large unattractive operational challenges that beset businesses, including reviving change weary teams, creating exciting growth options and sustainable future operations

Fraser is the go to person for logistics and distribution. His delivery record includes opening new hubs, fixing existing and long-term non-effective distribution chains and creating global supply partner collaboration

Fraser’s eclectic interests lend themselves to alternative perspectives, creative solutions and finding the common ground that allows for true transformation

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David Marsh

CSO/Sales Director

David brings Sales, Strategy, Marketing and Professional Sport experience to the team, having held senior positions at BT PLC, GE Inc, a leading UK consultancy business and as a Non-Executive Director

He has a reputation for delivering results by being customer focused and getting to the root causes of what’s holding businesses back. David uses his Six Sigma Black Belt experience, having facilitated more than 1,000 executive Workout sessions, to ensure long lasting practical business solutions

With a passion in supporting people to achieve their maximum potential, David creates high energy performing cultures. He led 10,000 volunteers in his last role, resulting in national recognition for the fantastic work the team did for local communities

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Jan Marsh

Financial Director

Jan has held senior financial roles in both the corporate and voluntary sectors. With a Xerox background through to the successful exit from her own events business, Jan brings the structure, forethought and insight that will help customer businesses to grow

Jan’s strengths include supplier and customer relations, which has seen her working at board level with many UK household name companies and government departments. Although the responsibilities around the numbers, Jan also has a passion for ensuring our customers are looked after properly

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Ian Sinclair Ford

Company Solicitor

Ian has been a Data Protection solicitor since 1998. He has held roles as the in-house counsel for Sovereign Finance, Alliance & Leicester Commercial Finance and Capital Bank plc. Ian’s passion for his subject and experience saw him assigned to two multi-billion-dollar United States based Life Science organisations, where he worked with European and North America data compliance law
Ian has a practical style in helping companies convert law and compliance into everyday working practices. As the company solicitor for OFG Limited, Ian is helping many organisations get ahead of their competitors and build customer trust that their personal data is being handled correctly

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Why not get in touch and see how we can help?

From membership benefits to a deep dive into the areas that are holding your business back, with more than 100 years boardroom experience, we can support you to build the infrastructure for the future. We like to be tested and look forward to hearing from you