17 Jan 19

State of Flux hires Executive leaders for Financial Services, Public Sector and Technology to scale EMEA team

State of Flux hires Executive leaders for Financial Services, Public Sector and Technology to scale EMEA team

State of Flux is delighted to announce three strategic additions to our executive team. 

Robert Hoad has joined as an Executive Consultant to lead our Financial Services practice focussing on Third Party Management and also brings significant experience in Media and Retail sectors.

Jamie Hume has joined as  Executive Lead for our growing Public Sector practice and will also develop our innovation go to market offerings as more businesses seek specialist advice on developing innovation from their supply chain; and

Gary Entwistle as Executive Consultant for our Statess Platform will oversee and continue to scale all Statess customer facing requirements including the increased number of clients that require ongoing managed services as an extension to our platform offering.  Gary also has significant consulting experience from time spent at PwC and most recently HSBC.   

Robert Hoad – Executive Lead, Financial Services

Rob is an Executive Consultant at State of Flux with significant commercial and Procurement experience in multiple private and public sector industries, with a particular focus in Financial Services. Previously part of the Hastings Direct senior leadership team responsible for creating, implementing and managing the group Procurement and Supplier Relationship Management (SRM) function. Rob has also worked at Barclays and Schroders as well as in the Media and Retail market sectors. With a background in delivery of Procurement change programmes and Supplier Relationship Management he has developed a broad range of Procurement influence across the UK, EMEA, US and APAC.Contact Rob at robert.hoad@stateofflux.co.uk or connect on LinkedIn.

My career has focused on growing and developing commercial procurement functions– I’m delighted to have joined the State of Flux team and have the chance to accelerate the expansion of a best in class consultancy that specialises in solving client issues and creating benefit and improvement. I look forward to leading the Financial Services and the third party management areas.

Jamie Hume - Executive Lead, Public Sector 

Jamie brings extensive experience of leading change and innovation through transforming supplier management, in complex public and private sector organisations. Previous roles include as a Consulting Director at PwC, and senior procurement roles in FTSE 100 travel firms. Jamie also spent 7 years as a Senior Civil Servant, where he latterly ran the Scottish Government Strategy Unit, leading change and improvement work public-sector wide. In his 25 year career, Jamie has lived and worked across Europe, India, and South America, and speaks Spanish, French and Italian. Contact Jamie at jamie.hume@stateofflux.co.uk or connect on LinkedIn.

Creating and supporting high performing partnerships has been central to my career – from starting work as a graduate buyer, through to managing multi-organisation public/private stakeholder groups at a national level. In State of Flux I’m delighted to have found a firm helping organisations solve big transformation challenges, through transforming the value they can achieve through their key suppliers. I’m hugely looking forward to leading our Public Sector and Innovation practice areas, working with the excellent teams here, and leveraging the firm’s impressive array of tools and methodologies to help our clients deliver breakthrough results.

Gary Entwistle - Executive Consultant

Gary with a programming and consulting background has spent his 25 year career leveraging technology to achieve successful strategic outcomes within the procurement function. Most recently at HSBC and previously with PwC Consulting, Gary has led consulting teams and implemented technologies to  manage SRM and  major cost reduction projects, both in the UK and internationally, targeted at improving organisations’ performance and profitability. Contact Gary at gary.entwistle@stateofflux.co.uk or connect on LinkedIn.
State of Flux made a big impression on me when I first came across them during a procurement transformation programme at a major UK bank. Their expertise and enthusiasm, together with the combination of consulting and technology in supplier management, gave me certainty that joining them would be a great career move.

"Following a very successful 2018 we are delighted to continue to scale State of Flux in Europe with Rob, Jamie and Gary to expand our market sector and technology offerings. As European Executive hires - Rob, Jamie and Gary reflect our commitment to our customers to deliver a pragmatic consulting gained from significant ‘client side’ experience.  We are excited to see what 2019 brings in what promises to be a disruptive year in Europe where practical experience will be invaluable". Nick Hyner, Managing Director Europe