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vision : purpose : values : passion :

John Palmer MA C.Dir

Over 25 years experience in IT project management, including the design, development and implementation of business applications and process solutions for Pearson Longman, Avis Rent-A-Car, Pioneer Concrete Group, Bertelsmann AG, Perry Group Plc, and two privately owned SME family businesses respectively operating in the car rental and construction industries.

John's Masters degree in Company Direction (1997) focused on IT strategy, with the application of the Internet being identified as providing significant business and process e-engineering opportunities.

Subsequently, John founded Exec Express Ltd in 1999, offering a wide range of specialist IT and Management Consultancy services including Internet, Web, E-Commerce and IT Management Solutions - our quest is to educate business leaders, entrepreneurs and board directors about the realities and business benefits of the internet, ebusiness and e-engineering business processes.

Having observed and monitored the development of the Internet over the years, we now work with a selected network of Internet specialists and professionals that can facilitate and deliver a wide range of eBusiness options. John strongly believes in utilising specialists, identifying and selecting a specific team skillset for each project or assignment.

Demands for our management consultancy services increase and the company continues to diversify through the exec4 brand. We are particularly valuable to Start-ups and the SME sector offering practical solutions to organisations with start-up, leadership. culture, strategy, survival or growth issues.

John’s pioneering achievements continue – one of the first Chartered Director’s in the world (Feb 2000); appointed as a member of the IoD’s Professional Review Board (May 2000); appointed as a committee member Henley Alumni eBusiness Group (Oct 2000); and acting as e-commerce, marketing, and security content Consultant to the ground-breaking Internet insurance product insuranc-e, the Insurance Industry’s “Broker Innovation of the Year (December 2000).


Masters in Company Direction (November 1997),

Chartered Director (February 2000)


Professional - Business:

Institute of Directors (IoD)

IoD Professional Review Group - Chartered Director (2006 - current)
IoD Chartered Director Review - Interviewer Training (2002- current)
IoD Chartered Director Accreditation Review Committee (2007)
IoD Professional Accreditation Committee - Chartered Director (2004 - 2006)
IoD Chartered Accreditation Board - Chartered Director (2001-2004)
IoD Professional Review Board - Chartered Director (2000 - 2004)


Presentation Speaker / Lecturer :

What your web designer doesn't tell you about the Internet - for Business Leaders

Business on the Net - for Improving Internet Return On Investment

Why e-commerce? - Seminar Series Launch - Keynote Presentation - The British Library
How to launch a web site with e-commerce - The British Library
Formulating IT Strategy - Leeds Business School - Masters Course
Roles and Responsibilities of a Board - Leeds Business School  - Masters Course
So you want to launch an e-commerce web site? - Henley Alumni
How Safe are your Internet Transactions - FleetNet Open Day
eBusiness - Committees:

FleetNet - Committee Member (2001 - 2006)

Henley Alumni eBusiness Group - Committee Member


eBusiness Memberships:

British Computer Society -  Internet Specialist Group
British Computer Society -  Law Specialist Group
International Webmasters Association, HTML Writers Guild
International Assoc. of Web Masters and Designers

Non-Executive Director (recent)

FleetNet Ltd (2001 - 2006)


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