About Me

A Highly driven Professional with 29 years’ experience gained internationally in a diverse set of industries – retail, automotive, financial services, travel & media. Renowned for successfully defining & delivering user experience & development strategy . His consultancy & delivery skills are complemented by a deep background in technology and user experience.

• UX & strategist working at all levels including CxO, Executive, Board & upper management
• IT Leader, architect, consultant, working at all levels including CxO, Executive, Board & upper management
• Managed multiple, complex & large, programmes of delivery
• Managed multiple departments 50+ people
• Building offshore teams and new business units i.e Hosting,Mobile ad UX
• Consultative & customer focused.

• High-end user researched backed UX
• Deep technical background & practical experience across broad technology stack; both application & infrastructure.
• Large-scale systems integration
• Delivery with fit-for-purpose methodologies such as Agile & Waterfall
• Extensive customer & vendor management & contract negotiation experience
• Lean UX
• Engaging presentation & interpersonal skills

Has architected and managed solutions for companies such as GSK, Vodaphone, Telewest, Deutsche bank, HSBC, DeBeers, Disney, Saint Gobain , Mazda, Airmiles, Pfizer, Sky and EY.

• Professional, passionate & enthusiastic
• Exemplary work-ethic & history of getting the job done
• Innovative and entrepreneurial track record
• Results driven, collaborative manager, who enjoys developing staff
• Able to make critical decisions and take ownership

Hold a 1st class degree in Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence an MSc in Human Computer Interaction and has spoken on agile and UX at Law conferences, Mobile London, FOWA, BCS, IET and various universities.

Specialties: Management, Leadership,User Experience, Programme Management, Innovation.

5 responses to “About Me”

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