Michael Hilton is a director of MJZ Consulting:
Began training as a Chartered Accountant. Still a useful bank of knowledge, but not the career for me.
Fantastic first banking job working in Middle Office at JPMorgan, with exceptional graduate training, exposure to the trading desks, and working hard for long hours.
Back Office Manager at Deutsche Bank through the 1998 Emerging Markets crisis. Learnt how to build a team where everyone adds value, when its tough and when its not. Progressed to Network Management, learnt how decisions are made in big organisations.
Managed the cash workstream on a large outsource programme for Schroder Investment Managers. Learnt how big Programmes are run, and why they can fail.
Took overall ownership for a major custody migration project at ABN AMRO Investment Bank. Learnt that the Project Manager is always responsible for delivering, and that stakeholders like feeling comfortable.
Series of steadily bigger projects and programmes supporting the expanding UK Fund Services at RBC Dexia. Given more responsibility each time a project was successfully delivered. Learnt how to manage client expectations and prioritise.
Back to Network Management, this time at HSBC for a system implementation project. Learnt about how programmes are controlled in a huge organisation.
Series of projects focused on Derivatives and Collateral Management at BNY Mellon. Built on earlier skills developing Stakeholder Management, client communication, and governance structures.
A return to Asset Management, to manage a Custody Exit Programme for Newton Asset Management.
Then on to Aviva Investors to manage a large programme of work to simplify and document the overall operating model, focussing on a single system (Aladdin) and limited fund range and