David W Roberts

David W Robetrs
David W Roberts
Director of Professional Development and Leadership Programmes
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The Management Centre


David joined the team at The Management Centre in November 2007 to oversee and develop a range of professional management and leadership programmes, starting with the part-time ILM Strategic Leadership and Executive Management programmes commencing in the second quarter of 2008. Since then David has been responsible for introducing a number of Chartered Institute accreditations for the Centre. He is responsible for all the professional training and development for the Management Centre

David initially started his working career taking up an engineering apprenticeship in light engineering and ship building. After completing his apprenticeship David was employed as a Project Mechanical Design Engineer working for an automotive related industry. He then moved into the aluminium process industry holding various managerial posts within Maintenance and Engineering and up to Senior Engineer level. During the early nineties David moved from engineering into the commercial and process areas which providing him with practical management and leadership experience at operational and strategic level. David became Head of Procurement which took him far and wide giving him extensive hands-on international business experience in negotiations at strategic level. David was also responsible for the company�s estate which included managing security, the farms and housing stock.

In 2004 David decided to have a career change and moved into further education as a lecturer in business studies. David was also responsible for writing a number of business start-up courses focusing on entrepreneurship and business development. He has developed, co-ordinated, and lectured a wide range of procurement, management and leadership courses up to Masters Degree Level. David was also appointed as a senior examiner for the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply at this level. David also ran his own management consultancy business, working in various global locations and in particular in India where he presented a number of papers to public and private sector management. His passion together with his global and industrial operational and strategic experience has focused his energy to provide professional practical support and encouragement to managers and leaders alike to enable them to be flexible and well prepared to adapt to change, in order to support their organisation�s competitiveness and sustainability. David is also an external examiner for University of Highlands and Islands (UHI) up in Scotland. David also lectures on the Masters in Law/Procurement programme for Bangor Law School.


MBA - University of Wales
Chartered Manager (CMgr)
Fellow - Institute of Leadership and Management (FInstLM)
Fellow � Chartered Management Institute (FCMI)