David  Bentley Author of Evaluating Organization Development

David Bentley

Business Consultant
Independent Consultant

David is an independent Change Management Consultant, Visiting University Lecture at the University of Hertfordshire Business School and Management Trainer. He specialises in leading change, business improvement and leadership development for organisations from global companies to small businesses and charities.


David has many years of experience working in business planning and improvement through change management at the corporate level both in the private sector and embedded with public sector organisations, with a multi-national engineering consulting company and more recently in delivering organisational and cultural change programmes as an independent consultant.
As a Chartered Civil Engineer, his background is in construction planning and managing projects in the highways, water and power sectors. Working on the introduction of IT systems and quality management led to a career in business and change management and a Director level position with a major international engineering consultant, working on highways network management, in the UK and Australia.
Supported by an MBA and a PhD in Business David has strong leadership experience with teams of change agents and working to deliver significant benefits in business development and cultural improvement. Working in SHEQ management and business improvement for DownerMouchel in Perth, Western Australia, embedded in the state roads authority, Mainroads WA, involved bringing together a team from multiple ethnic backgrounds and melding the public and private sector ethos into an effective working team. David’s particular skills in training and coaching in management, systems development, process mapping and improvement, procedure development, audit and systems accreditation inform David’s approach to successful change delivery.
David’s work as an independent business consultant has involved a diverse range of organisations from providing business planning and support to local charity groups through small not-for-profit organisations to transformation projects for global companies and the provision of management training in the nuclear reclamation sector.


    BSc Civil Engineering, Hatfield Polytechnic 1975
    MBA, University of Hertfordshire 1994
    PhD Business, University of Hertfordshire 2000

Areas of Research / Professional Expertise

    Construction Management, Complexity Theory,
    Change Management, Business Development
    Leadership, Performance Management
    Visiting University Lecturer
    Training, Mentoring and Personal Development


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