General Manager, Business Excellence

Nick Williams is the General Manager, Business Excellence of The China Navigation Company and the Global Head, Business Improvement of Swire Pacific Offshore Operations (Pte) Ltd. He is in charge of spearheading both companies’ improvement journey to excellence.

Prior to joining the offshore oil & gas sector, Nick is a veteran in the aviation industry with 33 years of work experience. During the earlier days of his career, Nick spent 27 years in Rolls Royce, UK where he held a range of operational roles across varied sectors and was instrumental in the development and implementation of the company’s improvement journey.

From 2006 – 2012,  Nick was  based in Hong Kong as the Head of Business  Improvement in Hong Kong Aero Engine Services Ltd (HAESL), a joint venture between  Rolls Royce plc and Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO), a member of the Swire Group.  He played a key role in shaping and embarking the company’s improvement journey to process excellence. In 2010, Nick joined Swire’s Hong Kong Aircraft Engineering Company Limited (HAECO) to oversee its business improvement journey. Beyond the aviation industry, he also assisted other organisations including: Automotive, Local Social Services and Health Authorities amongst others.

Nick is a graduate of Warwick University where he studied Business Administration, Management and Operations. He is also a certified Lean/ Sigma Black Belt and a qualified corporate coach.