A full rundown of my career, covering companies, skills & experience…

Experience

2017 – Present : RCVS (Royal College of Veterinary Surgeons) (CTO / Chief Technical Officer)

Working with every team within the College to accelerate digital transformation for the benefit of all our stakeholders.

2012 – 2017: Combat Stress (CIO / Chief Information Officer)

Overall responsibility for leading the development, delivery and support of the IT and IM strategies, together with IT operations and change programmes. Key areas of responsibility include; leadership, team management, infrastructure, mentoring, security, programme / project management, risk, budgeting, governance, contracts, business analysis, policy, strategy and vision.

2000 – 2012 : Lerch Bates Ltd, IT Manager (Europe)

Solely responsible for the design, procurement, implementation and management of all IT systems. Supported growth from 18 employees in 2 offices to 60+ employees at 11 locations within the UK, France, Germany, Poland, Russia, Malaysia and New Zealand.

2001 – 2003: Conssero, IT Manager

Fulfilled this role in addition to the above. Conssero is a daughter company of Lerch Bates. Supported the company’s growth from 2 to 12 employees over 2 years;

Education

1996 – 2000: Kingston University: Computer Science (2:1)
1991 – 1995: Holy Trinity School: 2 A-Levels & 10 GCSEs

Formal Qualifications

  • SharePoint 2010 MCTS & MCITP and Cisco CCNA
  • ITIL v3 Foundation and PRINCE2 (2009) Practitioner
  • MCSE (Server 2003), MCTS (Vista) and CompTIA Security+

 

Leadership Skills

Strategy

  • Developing and delivering overall IT & IM strategy to / for the board.
  • Business analysis with a focus on highly critical business intelligence.
  • Programme and project management of multiple interdisciplinary teams.
  • “System-of-systems” architecture design, management, and delivery.
  • Delivering revolutionary technical innovation into the organisation safely.

Team Management

  • Leading diverse teams strategically, technically and organisationally.
  • Recruiting, training, managing, assessing and mentoring team managers.
  • Transforming existing teams to deliver strategic value and leadership.
  • Implementing best practice cross-departmentally.
  • Team building and team fixing strategy and delivery.

Service Management

  • Implementation and transformation of help desk / IT service operations.
  • Design and deployment of critical 24/7  systems monitoring solutions.
  • Overview and improvement of all disaster recovery / continuity matters.
  • Creating a mobile and empowered user culture of technical innovation.
  • Uplifting service to fully align with the benefits of cloud technology.

Technical Skills

Infrastructure

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 (Also NT4, 2000 and 2003)
  • Linux (Red Hat, Fedora and Ubuntu)
  • Exchange and SharePoint
  • Blackberry Enterprise Services
  • SQL Server and MySQL
  • VMWare and Hyper-V
  • Microsoft System Center
  • WordPress, Joomla and Drupal
  • Veritas and ARCserve Enterprise Backup
  • IIS and Apache
  • Kaspersky and McAfee (Desktop, Server, Appliance & Administration).

Networking Administration

  • AD, DNS, WSUS, DHCP, WINS
  • Cisco, HP, Dell, Watchguard and Checkpoint
  • Avaya, Panasonic and Samsung Telecoms
  • Spiceworks, ManageEngine, Bugzilla and Mantis

End User

  • Windows, Ubuntu and Mac OS
  • Windows Mobile, iOS and Android
  • Microsoft Office, Open Office and Libre Office
  • Adobe Acrobat & AutoCAD
  • FrontPage, SharePoint Designer and Expression

 

Personal Information:

  • British National (Born in Chile)
  • Full UK Driving License
  • Fluent English and strong Spanish

Interests & Activities

  • Enjoy participating in a number of sports, particularly playing badminton.
  • Trustee of The cornerHOUSE, a volunteer run community arts centre.
  • Also involved in fundraising for a number of charities including UNICEF;
    • 2008: Walked across England in 5 days.
    • 2009: Undertook the Three Peaks 24-hour Challenge
    • 2010: Created, and directed an open community stage production
    • 2011: Delivered a full re-structure of “The cornerHOUSE”
    • 2012: Volunteering at the London Olympics & Paralympic games

Career Summary (PDF Version of CV)

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