Rob Wherrett


Certified Management Consultant (CMC)

Basic information
Zymolysis Ltd
07973 816270
Rob is an individual with very broad experience of planning and managing change across many sectors. This reflects more than 30 years of business experience, much of it with blue-chip organisations - and over 18 years as a consultant.

He is also one of the UK assessors for Certified Management Consultant (CMC) accreditation.

On behalf of his clients he brings together this knowledge and experience to facilitate practical solutions to complex change . In addition he uses advanced methods to define and measure business cases, especially where many of the benefits may seem intangible. This leads to far better resource allocation and sustainable outcomes.

Embeds best practice metrics approaches and performance management techniques to ensure that benefits of change are maintained.

Overall this combination of experience and expertise is frequently life-changing for client organisations.

Rob has a BSc in Life Sciences from the University of St. Andrews and an MBA from the Open University. He has also taught hundreds of MBA students practical aspects of managing Innovation & Change since 1997 and has been a visiting lecturer at a number of universities and academic institutions.

He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Leadership & Management; a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (and chairman of the RSA Fellows' Well-Being Network across the UK); and is a former Regional Chairman of the Federation of Small Business. Has been a panel adviser to UK government on issues relating to business since 2004. He is particularly focused on supporting charities working in the field of human well-being.

Clients include:
Various SMEs and 3rd sector organisations - especially healthcare charities; Landwerk 1769 GmbH; BBC Alba; University of Glasgow; University of Edinburgh; Open University; American Express; Royal London Mutual; Prudential; Royal Bank of Scotland; Intelligent Finance; Scottish Widows; Sherwood International; HomeBase; Carphone Warehouse; Shop Direct Group; UK Home Office (central government).

Zymolysis Director of Consultancy 19/09/1994 - 31/12/2013

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Rob's services
  • Change management consultancy
    Using a combination of structured approaches and coaching to change attitudes and understanding that lead to lasting change, whatever the organisation's size.
  • Business transformation consultancy
    Using holistic approaches Rob delivers comprehensive transformations that also deliver employee engagement, major positive impacts to P&L and customer satisfaction.
  • Social enterprise adviser
    Expert advice for charities and social enterprises on how best to manage resources and planning.
  • Project management
    Pragmatic and effective programme and project management
  • Management consultancy
    Coherent advice or hands-on approaches to business problems
  • Interim management
    Acting as an Interim requires the end-2-end vision of the organisation rather than just being dropped into a silo to fix a small problem.
Rob's projects
  • Change Portfolio Planning
    Development of scorecard for change portfolio planning
  • International Projects
    Has been at the leading edge of managing a number of product developments mostly for Financial Services clients in the international arena. Has also been engaged in business start-ups.
  • Corporate Turnaround
    Appointed as Interim Controller of Programmes for a 9-month corporate turnaround in the retail sector.
  • Healthcare turnaround
    Picking up a failing healthcare charity and giving it new direction through mentoring of management and trustees; strategic & business planning; and change management.
Rob's articles
  • Blog
    A thoughtful blog on management and society
  • The Compleat Biz
    A radical look at organisation design and how to develop a sustainable business model fit for the 21st Century. ISBN 978-0-9561305-0-1