Ivan Goldberg, Strategic Planning | Vistage Chair | Derbyshire
Chair Bio

Ivan Goldberg

Derbyshire, Vistage Chair since June 1992

I’ve been a Vistage chair since 1992 and it has been the best time of my business career. I have been running my own management consultancy practice since 1980, specialising in strategic planning, helping clients through the process of change, and mentoring the Chief Executive. My background was originally in aircraft manufacture and mechanical engineering, amd more recently, in the management of small/medium enterprises. I’m a Chartered Engineer and a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers. I’m married to Hilary (2nd for both of us) and I have two offspring plus three grandchildren. We also have a dog (Cavalier King Charles spaniel) who organises our lives.

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Specialising in strategic planning by mentoring MDs and executive teams

Ivan is a Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers having started his working life in the aircraft industry for Avro Limited (now BAe Systems plc) where he helped to sell some very large military aircraft to South Africa and South America. His subsequent business experience covers senior posts in organisations such as Renold plc, Volex plc and WBJ Engineering Limited.

Ivan is married to Hilary and coaches and mentors senior personnel, facilitates strategic planning exercises and acts as a mediator in a range of businesses through his own consultancy practice.

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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

Designed to help results-driven key executives build leadership skills and bring new thinking, new ideas and new strategies to the table - in a trusted peer group environment.

The Vistage Key Executive Program empowers you to become a stronger asset to your CEO and team. Benefit from sharing a peer group perspective, expert insights and executive coaching to give you with the knowledge, strategic thinking and confidence you need for the fast-changing business environment of today’s modern organisation.

Join up to 16 successful executives from a diverse range of businesses and backgrounds and build your skills through challenging discussions, fresh perspectives on the key executive role, strategies to help your business grow, and expert guidance, learning and coaching from Vistage speakers.

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