Mark Robinson

Managing Director

Mark has been leading the Lean initiative at the University of St Andrews since late 2007. He now works across the globe, with a range of higher education institutions and public, private, and charitable organisations, delivering Lean facilitator training, facilitating Lean Rapid Improvement Events, and establishing Lean teams.

Originally from New Zealand, Mark lives with his wife and two beautiful young daughters in Crail. He is a fan of Single Malt Whisky and genealogy.

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Keith Millican

Chairman and Programme Director

Keith has a keen interest in process improvement and company turn around, skills which he has applied in every role he has held. Keith has had many roles and was appointed  Group Finance Director of SOI Group in April  2009. This role includes responsibility for all commercial aspects of the Group including financial management, treasury, IT and HR.

Following a variety of roles in Audit and Corporate Finance with PWC and Lloyds Bank Plc, he moved into industry where he held senior global management positions within the international packaging sector with Borden Inc, Lawson Mardon and Alusuisse – Lonza Group. Other previous roles involved the reconstruction of two large private equity investments.

Keith holds an M.A.(Hons) in Accounting , is a Fellow of the Institute of Directors and is a Chartered Accountant and a Chartered Director.

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Joe Richards

Group Financial Controller

Joe joined St Andrews Lean Consulting as part of SOI Group team in September 2017 as Group Financial Controller and is responsible for the finance team.

Joe  brings with him extensive management and statutory accounting experience of working with growing companies. Before joining the group, Joe worked for RSM a leading provider of audit, tax and consulting services to middle market leaders. Joe is a qualified Chartered Accountant.

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Nicole Stewart

Management Accountant

Nicole works closely with the Group Financial Controller and the individual operating companies. As  a Management Accountant she helps prepare, develop and analyse financial information so that each organisation’s management can make well-informed decisions. She is responsible for maintaining financial policies and management information systems, as well as providing a high-quality support service to management colleagues on all aspects of finance. Nicole joined us from DoubleTree by Hilton where she worked in hospitality. Nicole holds the MAAT qualification and is currently a candidate for the  ACCA qualification.


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Cristina Marini


Cristina joined St Andrews Lean Consulting in October 2018 as an Administrator. Originally from outside of Glasgow, Cristina is a final year MA (Hons) Modern History student at the University of St Andrews and is looking forward to graduating in June of next year.

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Kelsey McIntyre


Kelsey joined the team in October while completing her final year studying Management at the University of St Andrews. Originally from Texas, Kelsey moved to Scotland to attend university in 2015. In her free time, she enjoys gardening, dance, volleyball, and cooking.

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