Adrian Ioannou

ISO 9001 Lead Auditor
ISO 22301 Lead Implementer
Certified Data Protection Officer
PhD, Advanced Manufacturing Technology and Robotics
PECB Certified Trainer

Dr Ioannou was a Director at PricewaterhoouseCoopers heading the Consulting Group within the firm. Now retired, he leads his own Consulting Company, High Q Consulting Ltd to deliver service excellence in Consulting and Training.

He has over thirty years of industrial experience in the manufacturing and service sectors in the UK, Cyprus and other European countries. The areas of expertise include, advanced manufacturing technology and automated plant systems, vision systems, telecommunications and metrology. The implementation of TQM, Quality Management Systems, Business Process Re-engineering and Organisational restructuring have been the main areas of work over the last 30 years.

His breadth of experience covers industries involved in automotive, aerospace, airport authority, telecommunications authority, electricity authority, government, white goods manufacturer, waste water plants, cement, brewery, chemicals and plastics, low voltage electrical components, hospitality, banking, life and general insurance. He has been involved in QMS assignments in Europe and Central and Eastern Europe, namely ISO 9000, ISO 14001, OHSAS 18001 and HACCP.

An IRCA qualified trainer and auditor, assists leading International Certification Bodies in third party audits in automotive, aerospace and other engineering type organisations. This work also involves the delivery of IRCA qualified training and participating as an expert resource in ISO committees. In 2005 achieved Six Sigma Black status from the British Standards Institute (BSI) whilst working on a US$ 1m PwC project. In 2016 he was awarded the title PECB Certified Trainer and, in 2017, he was awarded the grade of Associate Member of the BCI (AMBCI).

A part time lecturer regularly delivers lectures to company management, government institutions and academics. He was a Visiting Professor in Operations Management at Intercollege for its Maastricht MBA programme a few years ago. Adrian has published several books and numerous papers on robotics & automation, quality management systems and Six Sigma.