In this episode, I interview Peter Evans, Continuous Improvement Director for Lego Group. I have known Peter for a couple of years. And we seem to keep running into one another at Operational Excellence conferences – which are the circumstances of our first meeting. I have always found Peter to be an affable gentleman and have always appreciated his insights and the experiences he shared.
I grew up with Legos. Loved playing with them. My sons loved playing with them. It seems children all over the world love playing with them. So, if you’re like me, you must wonder; “Is Lego the coolest company in the world to work for?” According to Peter, the answer is “Yes.”
In this podcast, Peter shares is career journey and the wisdom (knowledge + experience) he has gained over time. And he and I do a deeper dive into his experiences at Lego; the type of company Lego is, what its values are, and how Lego and its employees remain aligned to those values.
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Guest: Peter Evans
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Peter was born in 1955. The early part of his career was in finance in various industries, including defense, financial services, and telecommunications. He worked for General Electric under Jack Welch throughout the 90’s including spells in Manchester, Brussels, Shannon (Eire) and Connecticut. From 2000 to 2013 he worked in Telecoms in the UK, first with Vodafone, then Cable & Wireless, before finally leading Operational Excellence for Virgin Media. And from 2013 to 2015 Peter led Process Excellence in Northern Europe for Maersk Line, based in Copenhagen. He joined the LEGO – the biggest tire manufacturer in the world – in February 2016.
Since February 2016 Peter has been Director of LCI (LEGO Continuous Improvement) at LEGO with specific responsibility for Business Service Operations and is actively involved in establishing a Global Business Services Organization for Finance, HR and other services.
Peter Lives in Newtown, Powys, UK with his wife Amanda, Dogs, Cats and various other pets and pests