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CMS Global Ltd - Meet the Team

CMS Global Ltd has access to an extensive global network of associates, with a widespread array of support available.

Clifford McSpadden
Core Competency
Business Leadership and Development
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Clifford McSpadden is a high performance and inspiring business leader, with a successful track record in transforming business performance through individuals, large multinational teams and leading edge business practice.

Clifford's experience spans twenty-five years in the highly competitive and dynamic aerospace industry, working for three of the world's leading companies, in a range of senior executive positions.

Clifford is the founder and CEO of CMS Global, engaging with others to enhance performance through embracing the company ethos, by 'MAKING CHANGE HAPPEN'.



Clive Newell
Core Competency
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering
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Clive Newell has in depth expertise in a range of engineering fields, having twenty five years of manufacturing engineering experience in the aerospace industry as well as five years running his own composites engineering business.

Clive has worked as an Industrial Advisor, responsible for a programme of identifying 'Best Practice' within UK Manufacturing and sharing this amongst blue chip manufacturing companies across the UK.

Clive is the Programme Director for CMS Global Ltd.

Michael McSherry
Core Competency
Construction and Civil Engineering /
Commercial and Project Managing
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Michael McSherry specialises in the effective and efficient management of diverse technical projects, drawing on his knowledge gained within the construction, civil engineering, manufacturing, safety and communication sectors over the past decade.

Michael has a breadth of knowledge and a strong network within the marine energy market- for both tidal current turbines and wave energy converters including development and deployment.

Michael is an associate of CMS Global Ltd.


William Morris
Core Competency
Electrical engineering and Electronics
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William has 21 years experience leading highly innovative major R&D projects with Short Brothers' defence and aircraft divisions in Belfast, up to Vice president level. He was then seconded to Queens University Belfast, as Professor of Aerospace Engineering for two years and subsequently became a Director in the research facility of Nortel Networks.

William became an advisor for KTP in Northern Ireland, with responsibility to accelerate the flow of technology from Universities to local companies of all disciplines and sizes. He continues to hold this post, in parallel with private consulting activities focussed on maximising business benefit from multidisciplinary innovation. He has three grown up children and is a keen mountain walker in his spare time.

William is an associate of CMS Global Ltd.


Lionel Avignon

Core Competency
Commercial and Asset Management /
Low carbon power generation and energy markets

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Lionel specializes in the enhancement of the commercial value of operational assets and portfolios through contract optimisation and negotiation, supply chain management, O&M and organizational strategy, and the effective management of the impact of technical risks.

Lionel's experience spans fifteen years in the energy and power generation industry, working for a combination of large multinational companies including Vattenfall and private equity companies. These roles extended across gas, wind, and solar power in UK, Europe and Middle East.

Lionel is an associate of CMS Global Ltd.


Edward Wood
Core Competency
E Wood Energy Limited
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Edward delivers professional technical and management consultancy services in the renewable power sector. His experience spans eight years working with some of the leading players in the energy industry where Ed developed particular expertise in wind power.

Previous roles include leading windfarm operations and maintenance as Production Manager for Centrica Energy, Production Engineer at E.ON's Scroby Sands offshore wind farm driving the sites post warranty strategy, and Asset Integration Project Manager for E.ON taking newly constructed sites into operations.

Edward is an associate of CMS Global Ltd.


Scott McSpadden
Core Competency
Marine Biology /
Sustainable Aquaculture and Inshore Fisheries
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Scott offers a range of knowledge and experience in the marine and fishery environments. He has experience in both onshore and offshore environmental impact assessments acquired onboard research vessels within aquaculture facilities and in world renowned marine research laboratories.

Scott brings valuable skills to the company through his work on multiple global supply chains, part sourcing projects and in depth data analysis and interpretation.

Scott qualified as a transport manager holding a CPC license as well as completing a recognised business management development course. These provide Scott with a solid grounding in managing people and projects.

Scott is a Business Analyst of CMS Global.


Danielle Thompson
Core Competency
Biological Sciences /
Ecological Management and Conservation Biology
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Danielle Thompson specialises in habitat and species conservation, with a strong knowledge of ecology and the environment developed through her Bachelor’s Degree and Master of Science qualifications from Queen’s University Belfast, in which she achieved a First Class and Distinction respectively. Danielle has worked for numerous environmental consultancy organisations giving her extensive environmental awareness and experience in environmental impact assessments, implementation of mitigation measures and wildlife surveying.

Her skills make her a valuable asset to the team and enable her to produce company business plans, funding applications, and client proposals. She has gained an advanced level certification in the use of FileMaker Pro, a key tool in database development.

Danielle is a Business Analyst for CMS Global.


Denise Temple
Core Competency
Financial Management
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Denise offers a wealth of experience in setting up accounting systems and managing the financial aspects of business in both the legal and automotive industry.

Denise has ten years experience as a Financial consultant, providing bookkeeping and financial management services to a range of businesses. She was also the Finance and Managing Director of an automotive and general engineering business in South Africa.

Denise is the Finance Manager for CMS Global Ltd.


Joanne McSpadden
Core Competency
Administration and Travel
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As well as looking after all our travel arrangements, Joanne ensures that the daily operations within the company, run smoothly and efficiently.

Joanne graduated from Queen's University Belfast with a Bachelor of English and Library studies. Her skills as a Librarian ensure precise documenting, proof-reading, editing and cataloging.

Joanne is the Office Administrator for CMS Global Ltd.