Rod McCurdy, MD Transformation, Serco: Blended Management Teams; Integrating Private & Public Sector Expertise
With the increasing challenges faced by our public sector, we will be exploring how blending the expertise of Private and Public can deliver significant benefits. We will hear from Rod McCurdy who led the successful blended management team in Defence Business Services, he will share his experiences and the ideology behind building a one team culture. Attendees will then be invited to take part in a discussion.
About the speaker
Rod McCurdy is a board level executive with 18 years of international business leadership experience across the Service industry. Having worked and lived in Asia, North & South America, Europe and UK, he has developed a deep understanding of the importance of Diversity & Inclusion, which forms much of the foundation of his leadership style. Rod works for Serco as their MD for Enterprise Transformation, a new unit set up to develop strategic partnering arrangements with government, including divestments.
Rod joined Serco from British Telecom in early 2013 to lead Defence Business Services (DBS). Starting out as the Chief Operating Officer, Rod became the Chief Executive Officer of DBS in May 2014. DBS is recognised as an exemplar of innovative contracting. With a blended management team of civil servants, the private sector, third party contracts and the third sector, DBS was led through a multi-year transformation. Over a four year period, DBS delivered £100m of savings, while significantly improving both customer satisfaction and employee engagement.