I have over 30 years IT management experience in large private and public sector organisations, and a broad range of experience, covering IT strategy, project and service management, team leadership and development, contract management, budgeting and cost control, business process analysis, infrastructure and application development. I recently completed a major restructuring of IT support services in a large public sector organisation.
I started in the Aerospace industry, developing technical systems fro BAe Systems before moving on to set up and lead a ‘high tech’ group producing and supporting systems to control advanced aircraft manufacturing techniques. Later I was promoted to manage the total IT service delivery at BAe System's Woodford site and co-ordinate technical computing across the BAe Systems civil aviation division.
In 1994 I moved into Higher Education as deputy director of the computing service for the University of Birmingham, and later became Head of IT for Manchester Metropolitan University, one of the largest Universities in the UK. Recently, I have been undertaking consultancy in Service Delivery, IT strategy and management.
I am a Chartered Engineer with a strong track record in delivering IT systems and service with real business benefits. I take a balanced approach to long term strategy and short term pragmatism, and apply my extensive experience of large organisations to analyse and improve business processes. I have a particular interest in team and individual development, and for three years I was Chair of the Staff Development Group for a national IT association. I have a particular flair for translating between ‘business’ and ‘IT’ dialects, and an outstanding track record in building bridges between organisational silos.
I am also a certified Prince 2 practitioner, and am ITIL qualified.
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