Board of directors
The Institute of Interim Management is a not-for-profit organisation. It is governed by a main Board, supported by an Executive Committee structure.
Tom Brass CIIM (Joint Interim Chairman and Public Affairs)
Tom was a former partner at KPMG. His 25 years’ experience there included eight years working with sovereign governments in eastern Europe and Africa to alleviate their sovereign debt problems, and a two-year secondment in Poland establishing a local office, where he also helped found the British Polish Chamber of Commerce.
After leaving KPMG, Tom established his own Interim Management practice, and in 2001 became involved in the formation of the Institute of Interim Management (IIM). He remains a director of the Institute, with responsibility for policy and public affairs issues affecting Interims as micro-businesses.
Tony Evans CIIM (Joint Interim Chairman)
As an interim management practitioner of 20 years standing at CEO level, Tony specialises in taking often complex organisations through transformational change; from turnaround to re-structuring, profitable growth and sale where appropriate. He applies his very broad experience of manufacturing and related service and logistics industries to deliver measurable high value added in each assignment.
Operating at interim CEO level and on an international and national basis. Situations may vary from corporate turnaround to managing rapid growth. Also taken a complex group into ‘soft landing’ administration.
Charles Stuart MIIM (Secretary)
Charles holds over 14 years experience as an independent, with as many assignments as an interim manager, specialising in the Supply Chain Management space.
With over 15 years working with Asian sources and partners, Charles has also worked on assignments based in Hong Kong and various locations in China and Vietnam as well as throughout Europe.
Strong interpersonal and negotiation skills are complemented by clear and logical thinking, a meticulous eye for detail and extensive MRP/ERP systems experience
Mohamed Ayoub AIIM (Treasurer)
Mohamed has long career in managing Accounting and Finance for multinational organisations at the Control/Director level, predominantly in Manufacturing, Industrials Services, Civil Engineering and Oilfields services & Constructions.
Mohamed’s experience is a mix of strategic and operational Finance. He has operated at both corporate level and leading financial teams in regional/divisional roles in addition to Shared Services and Financial Systems management.
Ad van der Rest MIIM
A professional interim HR director and consultant, Ad holds well over a decades experience in situations including HR change, Mergers and Acquisitions, Employee Relations and Restructure, with sector expertise in IT/Telecoms, Services, Retail and Health in the UK, Europe & Internationally.
Ad was chairman of the IIM 2011-2017.
Mike Thompson MIIM
A hands on commercial accountant and MBA and member (and former director) of the Association for Business Psychology. I have enjoyed over 20 years board-level interim experience, working with multi-nationals, start-ups, and fast paced technology companies.
An enthusiastic problem solver, I delight in working alongside people in technology businesses, to bring clarity to financial reporting, eliminate waste, streamline systems and develop teams for ongoing financial excellence on leaving.
Simon C Jones MIIM
Simon is an experienced Interim Executive and Turnaround Director, consistently delivering at pace and with certainty, stability, stakeholder confidence and direction.
For the past twenty years Simon has led rapid finance-centred projects including stabilisation, recovery and renewed growth of entities, subsidiaries, operating sites, finance functions, major contracts and project rescues in varied ‘hands-on’ sectors, domestically and internationally.
Simon’s clients are mid-market businesses: family, PE and VC owned investments, as well as divisions of larger corporates.