The interregna team
Malcolm Alexander - Managing Director
Malcolm has himself had ten years experience as a successful interim manager, specialising in turnaround situations, including the rescue of a major global logistics group, and the restructuring of several companies experiencing major change.
He established his own business recruiting and placing interims, as Beverley Management Services, in the 1990s, before expanding to create and develop Interregna into a major player as a provider of quality interim managers.
As a qualified accountant and former finance director, Malcolm’s earlier career puts him a very strong position to understand companies' needs and find just the right match for each appointment.
In 1990, as the first CFO of the Vestey Group, Malcolm negotiated a three-year standstill on £400m of debt with 70 banks. At Diageo/Grand Metropolitan, he managed their substantial M&A activity, having previously controlled Brooke Bond's overseas operations. After gaining a first class degree in agricultural economics from London University, he joined PricewaterhouseCoopers and was responsible for major consulting assignments.
Malcolm also has several years experience on the Executive of the Interim Management Association, supporting chairman Paul Botting in the IMA’s mission of delivering interim management of the highest quality and standards. At the IMA he has followed three years' financial stewardship as Treasurer with three years as Director of External Affairs.
Malcolm is also one of the founding Trustees of The Tutu Foundation UK, which was set up in 2007 to ensure that Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s work of truth and reconciliation continues.
Hilary Barrett - Associate Director
Having a strong track record as a Managing Director and Brand Manager, Hilary understands how companies work and get things done. She also has great insight into the cultural needs of a business.
Much of Hilary’s experience in sales/marketing and operations was gained in textiles, furnishings and related consumer products. Later, she managed businesses in retailing (mainstream, value/high end, charity), manufacturing, wholesaling and service delivery), the main emphasis being on change and performance improvement – and to have an impact on the bottom line.
Hilary has worked successfully as an interim manager and consultant for over 12 years, so she really understands the benefits to be gained from interim management and is committed to helping Interregna’s clients find the right solution for them.
Pat Thomas - Associate Director
Pat brings to Interregna a unique mix of business expertise built through working with and in FMCG, retail and business services organisations.
With some 30 years experience of business development, marketing and procurement in major corporates such as Capita, BP Oil and Unilever, she prides herself on being able to quickly understand client challenges and needs in both business to business, and business to customer environments.
Having worked in interim, consultancy and senior management roles herself, Pat also brings an in-depth understanding and appreciation of the need to combine strategic thinking with practical solutions.
Belinda Macdonell - Associate Director
Belinda is an energetic manager with plenty of change-management experience. She is evangelical in her enthusiasm for best HR practice, and is regarded as a powerful coach and mentor.
Her achievements include a remarkable track record in performance management at British Airways including the implementation of a new benefits strategy resulting in cost savings of £0.5m per annum and a complete redesign of training in customer services.
Belinda, who has worked as an interim manager herself, brings her uncompromising professionalism to Interregna’s clients both in HR and other key management sectors.
Halina Rabikowska - Resourcing Manager
At Interregna, Halina is responsible for liaison with interim managers, management of the database and related administrative support. Her previous experience was gained in IT management and in the education sector.
Vivienne Abel - Secretarial Support
Vivienne has worked with Malcolm Alexander for over a decade, having gained her secretarial and office management skills, initially with the VP, European Operations of an American oil exploration equipment manufacturer during the North Sea oil boom years, and then by running a successful secretarial bureau of her own.