We are extremely pleased to announce that Richard Steel is joining S A Partners as the managing consultant in New Zealand.
Richard is an experienced, senior business executive whose style has always been centred on continuously improving and building high performing teams. Richard was fortunate enough to complete his initial Lean experiences from 1994-1997 with Professor Dan Jones, Toyota, Nissan with training and mentoring from Shin-jujitsu Consulting.
With 20 years as a Lean consultant, Richard has worked with over one hundred organisations across a multitude of sectors in the development of operational excellence and business transformation programmes. Richard has contributed to a number of publications including Gemba Kaizen: A Commonsense Approach to a Continuous Improvement Strategy (2nd edition); Creating a Kaizen Culture: Align the Organization, Achieve Breakthrough Results, and Sustain the Gains; and Kaizen in Logistics and Supply Chains and is an active member of the Lean Blogging community and leader of Japan Study Missions.
Richard was awarded the coveted prize of ‘Global Consultant of the Year 2010” during his time with the Kaizen Institute.
Richard is also an International Coaching Community trained Executive Coach, and coaches and mentors a number of individuals and teams as an integral part of his holistic approach to enhancing performance.