Highly experienced IT Director with diverse senior level management experience gained in complex global organisations.
Significant international, strategic and technology successes – transformative in terms of service, infrastructure, applications, operational excellence and business processes.
Strategist with organisational skills and commercial rigour, strong motivator and capacity to influence across multiple stakeholders.
Proven leadership track record in strategy, IT development, business improvement, governance, operations management, multi-cultural and multi-location project management, leadership development, change management and technological innovation
2008 – Charles Russell – IT Director
Re-organised the IT Dept; delivered significant improvements to IT responsiveness, business continuity and information management; delivered substantial reductions in the cost of IT without loss of service quality; led firm from core position into a highly acclaimed and successful technology driven organisation.
2001 to 2007 Reed Smith – Systems & Technology Director EMEA
Led the firms EMEA integration team, delivering to a demanding timescale a highly acclaimed and successful trans-Atlantic merger.
2000 to 2007 Richards Butler – IT Director
Transformed IT; achieving substantial increases in service quality and infrastructure reliability; initiated, implemented and delivered projects that strengthened the firm’s document management, litigation support and remote access solutions, building a successful global IT operation.
1997to 2000 Mishcon De Reya – IT Manager
Re-organised the IT Function; adding structure, purpose and procedures; established service quality, successfully upgraded systems and applications during a period of rapid change and expansion, establishing a platform for success and growth.
Charles Russell LLP
3/2008 - Present
Open University Business School
4/2007 - 3/2008
Reed Smith LLP
1/2007 - 4/2007
1/2000 - 12/2006
Mishcon de Reya
5/1996 - 1/2000
9/1995 - 4/1996
1/1995 - 8/1995
Cripps Harries Hall
1/1991 - 12/1994
Masters in Business Administation
Geography, Economic and Social History, English Literature
BA Dual Honours
Classical Civilisation and Ancient History