Lance Hayward is the MD and founder of The Hayward Partnership - a global team of highly experienced independent consultants, established in 2014, providing management consultancy and interim management services to the Travel Catering and Retail sector. He is also a non-executive director of ‘Ireland Craft Beverages’, a Board Advisor for a start-up, health-care company ‘BodyScan360’ and previously held NED roles with ‘Heinemann-Scorpio International Holdings’ and ‘Gastro Culinary Innovation’.
His career spanning over thirty-five years, started at grass roots level as a driver loader at Gatwick Airport with Trusthouse Forte. He rose steadily through the ranks holding Supervisory, General Management and Director positions culminating in two high profile roles between 2004 and 2014 as Sales and Commercial Director for Alpha (UK&I) and Strategy and Integration Director for AlphaLSG. a business with a then combined turnover of over £360m and circa 4,000 staff.
Passionate about the industry, he and the THP team continue to be extremely active and energetic across the sector, whether it be supporting the IFSA Foundation and Oxford Brookes to mentor and develop young talent, leading OBH’s ‘Profit’, ‘Planet’ and ‘People’ think-tank initiatives, judging at the OBH industry awards, or helping drive the Aviation Sustainability Forum (ASF).