Curium Solutions – Simplified Change Management, Birmingham, West Midlands

Mike Howarth

Principal Consultant

What do you do at Curium?

I am a Principal Consultant, here to share my experiences and help our clients deliver their change more successfully. My strength is shaping, mobilising, delivering and assuring complex business change / transformation programmes. I’ve also spent quite a lot of time helping CIOs and change directors in improving their own change function capabilities, and helping operational leaders receive and embed the change properly. My experience covers sectors such as FS, Utilities, Telco, Manufacturing, Regulatory Change and Service Operations.

What do you enjoy about working at Curium?

Curium is a small but growing consultancy, which specialises in delivering change, performance improvement and leadership development. I wanted to work with good people and good customers, and make a difference. For me, it’s not just about selling or delivering change, but really building trust with customers and doing what’s right. I see these values and behaviours a lot in Curium.

What are you passionate about outside work?

I’m a keen cyclist, surfer, windsurfer and runner. I have a Silver Surfing certificate and a Level 1 Windsurfing Certificate, which basically means I can just about stand up, turn and surf down the line when surfing, and I can windsurf without falling in. As a keen cyclist, I cycle around 3000-4000km a year with friends. When not doing all that I’m a proud father of two amazing kids and love spending my time with them.

What has made you proud in the last year?

Wow, so much! Any change that delivers a real business outcome, and where I can make a difference and work with good people, excites me. I’ve enjoyed supporting a number of change directors and CIOs in transforming their delivery functions, assuring some complex change programmes / portfolios, and really helping to improve customers’ chances of success.