Darren Walsh

Lean Transformation Consultant - UK Partner

Darren Walsh has over 30 years’ experience leading transformations with international organisations such as Sony Aiwa, Sega, Boston Scientific, Parker, Zodiac Aerospace & with the Lean Institute.

Originally an Industrial Engineer, Darren qualified with a Lean Masters’ Degree through Cardiff Business School’s, Lean Enterprise Research Centre in 2004. He is also certified Zenge-Miller Leadership Instructor, Prosci Change Management Practitioner and voluntary business mentor for Business Wales.

This experience includes leading change, developing people and delivering breakthrough business results. He has worked with the best in Medical, Pharmaceutical, Aerospace, Automotive, Transportation, Oil & Gas, Gaming, Financial Services, Retail and Startups. At Boston Scientific and Sega he led site-wide transformation that delivered breakthrough results (more than doubling productivity at each). He also held the position of BU and General Manager at Sega and Hobbs.

Darren spent over 7 years working in multi-site roles as Division Lean & Business Improvement Manager at Parker Hannifin & Zodiac Aerospace, where he developed structured Lean Management System to help drive continuous improvement through the business increasing engagement, performance and return on sales.

For over 8 years he worked with the Lean Institute in the UK and internationally, where his focus was on helping those organisations that struggled to make Lean and continuous improvement work.

Darren has trained and coached senior leadership and management teams at the likes of: Adidas, Baker Hughes, DLL Financial Services, De Gruchy, Mars, Siemen’s, TechnipFMC, Mann & Hummel, GE, London Underground, NHS and the Lean Institute. He has delivered training and coaching to more than 1,200 delegates and European business leaders, helping them discover a better way to make lean and continuous improvement work for their organisations. He has also appeared in industry-leading publications and events including - Lean Post, The Independent, Planet Lean, The Manufacturer, Lean Global Connection and at the Lean Enterprise Summit.

His passion is seeking to discover why organisations and their leaders still struggle to make Lean and continuous improvement work in their businesses and is currently writing his first book on this topic.

Recent results include:

  • 50% in site wide productivity
  • Increased On time delivery from 45 to > 90%
  • 80% Lead time reduction (for heart valve replacement at Morriston Hospital)


  • Master of science, MS Lean Management, Cardiff University/Prifysgol Caerdydd.

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