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LBI July Series Discussion 3: Best Practice Workshop

July 23, 2020
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Online Ireland

Best Practice Workshop – Cultural Transformation & Enterprise Excellence in a Service Based Organisation

In this webinar we will get an insight into Carne’s continued operational excellence journey and how, with the support of S A Partners it is enabling growth strategy across the business. It will give a unique insight into the application of Enterprise Excellence within a service based organisation, focusing on driving a cultural transformation across the business.

  • Overview of the Carne business and why Enterprise Excellence
  • The Lean Plus journey so far and approach: leading with cultural and system enablers
  • Adapting the programme during Covid-19 and virtual working
  • The results: example project and process of coaching improvement
  • The future: the continued journey towards Enterprise Excellence



  • Garry Corbet, Principal Consultant, S A Partners
  • Paul Guildea, Transformation Leader, CARNE Group



About the Speakers


Paul Guildea, Transformation Leader, CARNE Group

Paul is the Transformation Leader at Carne and currently leads the Operational Excellence Programme being rolled out across the group. Paul has a wealth of experience having led transformation programmes across multiple industries. Prior to joining Carne, Paul worked for global organisations including Kelloggs, KBC, and Kerry Foods. Paul’s experience and expertise allows him to evaluate, equip and empower organisations to embed the tools, techniques, innovative solutions and cultural shift required to secure scalable and sustainable transformation. Paul’s other big passion is history, spending most weekends delving into books and biographies detailing the lives of historical leaders.


Garry Corbet, S A Partners

Garry Corbet has over 10 years working in continuous improvement using Lean principles and has held several senior leadership roles prior to joining SA Partners. Garry’s background is in finance and holds a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the National University of Ireland, Galway. He held many different roles including the Head of Finance & IT, Continuous Improvement and Human Resources. He also held the role of Director of Service and Continuous Improvement in the IT industry. In 2013 Garry was awarded a MSc in Lean from Cardiff University. He has a passion for change with particular focus on people and coaching. His industry experience in change and change management includes financial services, IT, food, medical device, pharma & construction, and while working closely with manufacturing he has gained invaluable experience in back office transactional Lean particularly in finance and IT. Garry also has significant experience developing and managing the end to end (design, develop, submission, audit and claim) Enterprise Ireland Lean training programmes.



Company Profile




Carne Group is the largest third-party fund management company in the world. Carne is trusted by the world’s leading asset managers, insurance companies, pension funds and wealth managers to manage their governance, compliance, regulatory and substance requirements. Established in 2004, Carne employs more than 250 people in 8 countries across the globe and is a governance and substance provider for asset managers with more than $1Tn AuM.


Carne leverages its global scale and capabilities to deliver innovative next generation solutions to meet the needs of asset managers, their partners and those operating within the wider asset management ecosystem. Carne’s professional services include European Fund Management Companies, Fund Platforms, Independent Fund Directorships as well as other Fiduciary services. These services are supported by Carne’s industry leading technology and risk driven platform, CORR (Compliance, Oversight, Risk & Reporting). CORR helps asset managers to revolutionise their compliance, risk and operational requirements through automated data acquisition and centralization, real time management information and system driven processes, creating greater efficiency and effectiveness. CORR allows asset managers to meet their compliance and regulatory obligations in multiple jurisdictions and puts them in full control of their business, reputational, operational and financial risks.