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Senior Business Change & IT professional focussed on understanding and delivering business outcomes and end-customer needs. Very broad and deep Business Change and IT knowledge and experience. A proven ability to direct the appropriate Business Change and IT operational strategies and activities.
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Professional Profile

Head of Technology and Digital Services
Legal and General

Creation of the IT Run function providing the strategies, policies, reporting and principles necessary for the effective delivery of Service Management, Service Delivery, Supplier Management, IT Risk, IAM for the division, IT Security, Portfolio Assurance and Governance, Infrastructure and Operations.
• Demonstrable ability to manage multiple complex projects with significant budgets

2 Jan 2017
Head of IS Delivery
Legal and General

Shared Services IT accountability for the end to end delivery of all 3rd party IT development, support and services for LGR. Ensuring appropriate compliance to IT standards, due diligence, controls, policies, delivery models, contractual and commercial commitments and strategies.
Providing appropriate governance, insight and knowledge alongside a pragmatic approach and view for delivering the business outcomes cost effectively by identifying and delivering technologies that enhance business processes. Accountability for the realisation of IT benefits from IT investment.

11 Feb 2010
Head of IT
Gothia Limited

Implemented an IT strategy to deliver the business strategy ensuring alignment to the appropriate controls, governance, policies and cost constraints. I also implemented a project management process at Gothia, based on PRINCE2 that was utilised on every project from producing the project mandate through to lessons learned reporting following implementation. All IT projects were delivered on time, to budget and to schedule. I also devised and implemented the outsourcing of all documentation, a disaster recovery process, an electronic document management system and the business continuity plan.

2 Jul 2007

Past Experience

Head of IT
Standard Life Healthcare

Accountability for the IT Department including localised IT, 3rd party suppliers (TCS), budgetary control, standards for governance, controls, ownership of IT risks and issues and implementation and alignment to the IT strategy. Delivery of IT best practice for a number of high profile business critical new product launches to market.
Commercial and contractual ownership of 3rd party suppliers including distributed agile development alongside waterfall deliveries. Senior stakeholder management, ensuring the IT delivery meets the needs of the customer (internal/external) whilst aligning to the IT policies, standards and controls. Management of between 5 – 46 direct line reports including matrix management.

1 May 2002
27 Apr 2007
Senior Analyst Programmer
LittleJohn Fraser

Responsible for bespoke software delivery to clients. This included full business analysis and systems analysis, requirements gathering, functional specifications, development, implementation, training of the clients in the use of the software, post-implementation support. All work was billed to the client and therefore had to be completed to time and budget

3 Apr 2000
26 Apr 2002
Contract Analyst Programmer
Nortel/Compaq

Responsible for changes to the company’s internal applications. Identifying business process change opportunities, gathering and documenting requirements, systems analysis, development and IT support

1 Jan 1997
2 Apr 2000
Senior Analyst Programmer
Schroders
1 Oct 1987
27 Dec 1996

Education

Whitehaven Grammar School
7 O'Levels, 3 A'Levels
6 Jul 1984

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