Dennis Gillibrand, Business Growth | Vistage UK | Yorkshire
Chair Bio

Dennis Gillibrand

West Yorkshire, Vistage Chair

Dennis Gillibrand trained as a Mechanical Engineer and has over 20 years experience in General Management positions striving for business growth. For the 13 years before joining Vistage, Dennis worked for a multinational company supplying both equipment and service to large multi-national companies.

Dennis was Chief Executive for 7 years and during that time guided the company through a disposal by a UK plc to a US venture capital group, a merger with a German competitor and finally an acquisition of the whole company by the parent of the German partner.

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This has led to experiences with leading business people, investors and politicians in Europe, the US and Asia. Throughout these periods of major change and disruption, there was significant business growth and increased profitability.

During the 1980s, Dennis worked for GEC (now Alstom) with responsibility for a number of teams who were tendering, negotiating, producing the designs and project managing the building of turnkey power stations mainly in Asia.

Prior to this Dennis worked as a specialist in the Ministry of Defence. Dennis is married with 2 grown up sons. He enjoys walking, the theatre, watching sport (mainly football) and has been known to enjoy the odd glass of wine.

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Types of Group run by this Chair

Successful leaders combine good business sense with inspiration, guidance and unwavering authority. Connect with up to 16 peers from a diverse range of non-competitive businesses and backgrounds in this one-of-a-kind peer advisory and executive leadership development program.

The Vistage Chief Executive Program creates a unique environment that provides each member with individual insight, coaching, strategies and leadership skills to help you make better decisions and achieve better results for your company. Harness the power of a group of fellow executives all driven to do the best for themselves and their peers.

We tailor each Vistage private advisory group to ensure that each member get the maximum benefit possible.

We have specific groups for CEOs/MDs running larger SME business (typically £3-£50m); executives running smaller businesses (typically £1-3m); key executives who report to a CEO/MD; and for organisations that wish to bring Vistage inside their organisation for all their senior management team. Find out more about the different Vistage group offerings