Johan Fraser

Johan Fraser has a strong track record of change delivery in global environments by driving through operational and organisational change. Her engagement styles have proven to successfully engage those impacted by change as well as to ensure senior stakeholder support. Jo has been particularly successful at turning round poorly performing programmes. She has won external and internal awards for creating inclusive environments.

Practice Areas

  • Programme Management
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Organisational Redesign

Primary Capabilities

Track record of achieving results in tough, challenging environments within the financial services sector. She has specialist knowledge in creating fit for purpose organisations through transformation change whilst ensuring that business as usual continues. Benefits focussed, she has in depth experience of stakeholder and employee engagement to ensure that any change is sustainable. She operates on a portfolio and full time contract basis.

Preferred Activities

  • Programme reviews
  • Programme management
  • Leading multi-discipline teams
  • Performance improvement programmes
  • Developing strategic plans
  • Communications
  • Stakeholder and employee engagement
  • Benefits realisation

Core Offer

Jo is an adaptable, self-motivated individual who enjoys challenges and embraces change. She has a hands-on, pragmatic approach with an engaging style to help ensure that all who are impacted by the change feel part of the solution. She is benefits and results focussed and delivery driven.

Other Disciplines Offered

  • Training and Development
  • Supply Chain Transformation
  • Outsourcing
  • Executive Briefings
  • Operating Models
  • Cross Cultural Working

Primary Sector Experience

  • Retail Financial Services
  • Real Estate
  • Stationery and Publishing

Areas of Distinctive Performance and Value-Addition

  • Creating high performing teams across locations and cultures
  • Supply chain transformation
  • Outsourcing
  • Planning and managing complex programmes
  • Cost reduction programmes
  • Employee networks
  • Diversity and Inclusion programmes

Notable Case Studies

  • Global Operating Model for Retail Banking Property Function
  • Managing Agent Rebid and Transformation
  • FM Supplier Change
  • Migration of 1500 staff from central London to Canary Wharf
  • Sarbanes Oxley Compliance Programme
  • Marketing to the Gay Community
  • Organisational Redesign of Chief Information Officer’s function

Qualifications and Professional Memberships

  • Programme Practitioner (Managing Successful Programme)
  • Change Agent (Change First)
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (MCIPS)

Employment Summary

Johan Fraser Associates 2011 – present
Change Programme Director, Barclays Bank 2002 – 2011
Head of Sourcing Network Centre, Barclays Bank 2000 – 2002
Head of Sourcing, Barclays Corporate Banking 1998 – 2000
Purchasing Manager, National Westminster Bank 1994 – 1997
Production Director, Filofax Group 1992 – 1994
Managing Director, Lefax Publishing 1984 – 1992
Various at British Telecom 1980 – 1984