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Aug 2007Present

Senior Manager, Strategic Alliances and Partnerships

Nokia Corporation

Key responsibilities and achievements included:

  • Driving the definition of Nokia’s global partnering strategies in key innovative domains of importance to Nokia
  • Driving the execution of the partnering strategies across Nokia, and develop significant new business with the strategic partners, and implementing the most relevant business development initiatives.
  • Currently engaged in the Enterprise Partnering domain, on a number of initiatives with IBM.
  • Previously involved in prioritising the activities with 2 key global strategic alliances (Yahoo! and Google), and lead the strategy, objective definition and the overall relationship building and management, and ensure that the most important activities reach their goals in the Internet Partnering Domain.
  • Validate progress of these partner initiatives with the Nokia Global Alliance Board.
  • Responsible for driving Partnering Centre of Excellence within Nokia, through Forums, training programmes, alliance best practices tools and partnering using “Blue Ocean Strategy” tools.
  • Work with executives from the Nokia internal organisation (internal stakeholders) and with external executives from the partnering company (CXO level).
Dec 2005Jul 2007

Senior Business Development Manager

Forum Nokia

Key responsibilities and achievements included:

  • Defining and delivering the Forum Nokia EMEA strategy to ensure that the 2M+ developers within Forum Nokia are successful in generating revenues from their applications, and ensuring that there is a “win” for all.
  • Managing the global relationships with a number of Global Mobile Operators to include Orange and Three
  • Developing and executing on a robust Alliance Programme with Orange
  • Identifying and managing new application related channels to market for application distribution
  • Managing the relationship with Nokia Multimedia to ensure that the applications area has significant presence with a very strategic area of Nokia’s business
Jul 2004Nov 2005

Director of Alliances

Surfkitchen Ltd

SurfKitchen is a VC funded organisation, and is the world’s leading provider of Mobile software to the Mobile Dynamic User Experience (DUE) market.  Key responsibilities and achievements included:

  • Setting and executing on the Alliances & Partnership Strategy for SurfKitchen.
  • Creating, driving and delivering on global alliances with global mobile handset manufacturers, such as Nokia, Sony Ericsson, Siemens, Samsung, Motorola, in order to provide the Mobile Dynamic User Experience to the Mobile Operators, to deliver significant ARPU uplift in Mobile Data services.
  • Creating and driving global alliances with other global Partners in the Mobile Value chain, including Ericsson Mobility World, Ericsson Enterprise, Sun Microsystems, Accenture, and HP, amongst others.
  • Penetration of these partnerships at Board level.
Aug 2001Jun 2004

Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Manager

Three (3) Hutchison 3G UK

Key responsibilities and achievements included:

  • Creating and driving global strategic alliance partnerships with global IT partners to develop, distribute and deliver value added solutions to mutual customers (business & consumer) based on emerging technologies.
  • Global definition and execution on Microsoft, HP, Accenture and Cisco partnership (Tier 1 partners) strategies to meet and exceed 3’s commercial strategy, as well as the strategy of the partners.
  • Creating and driving the global relationships with IBM, Sun, Oracle, Fujitsu, Unisys, Texas Instruments and Intel amongst others (Tier 2 partnerships).
  • Penetration of these partnerships at ‘C’ level.
  • Driving solutions based on 3’s 3G emerging capability combined with mobility solutions and delivery capabilities from the global strategic partners.
  • Major delivery on Microsoft partnership through turning an adversarial relationship into one of securing joint advantages in working together.
  • Driving global delivery of partnerships through global virtual team management.
Jul 2000Jul 2001

Channel Development Manager (Vodafone Multimedia Ltd)

Key responsibilities and achievements included:

  • Delivering business value into the Enterprise market, offering value added multimedia solutions through Vodafone’s key corporate facing channels, such as Vodafone Corporate, Vodafone’s Global Commercial team, Project Telecom, and RSL COM amongst others.
  • Delivered value added solutions in a very entrepreneurial environment.
  • Led and executed on a successful bid into BA, in order that BA could use the emerging technologies into their customer retention strategy with revenues of multiple £100k for Vodafone.
  • Penetrated into major corporate accounts such as Enron, KLM and Egg, by demonstrating business value gained through the application of new technology.
  • Initiated and drove new business channels such as Ericsson, IBM, Microsoft, Cable & Wireless and Sun Microsystems for joint go-to-market strategies.
Nov 1997Jun 2000

Channel Development Manager (Vodafone Value Added and Data Services)

Key responsibilities and achievements included:

  • As a new and very small part of Vodafone, drove the adoption of Value Added Services (SMS and GSM Data Solutions) into the corporate market (previously only voice contracts and connections were sold).
  • Major wins on accounts such as Scottish & Newcastle, Scottish Power, ICL and Northern Ireland Electricity Board, delivering revenues of multiple £100k for Vodafone.
  • Exploited Vodafone’s existing relationships on voice contracts by demonstrating and delivering value added solutions to business customers based on ROI.
  • Achieved excellent growth within key customers, measured by growth of SMS traffic and Mobile Data traffic.


Sep 1979Jun 1982

BSc. Economics (Hons)


Mobile and Mobility Business Development
Skills gained in Operator environments, software developer environments, Hardware developer environment, Internet Services developer environment, Mobility solutions environment
Channel Management
Strategic Alliances and Partnerships management
Highly skilled in Managing Global Strategic Alliances and Partnerships Solid pratitioner of Alliance Best Practices Responsible for Alliance Best Practice principles in Nokia Globally


An EXPERIENCED SENIOR BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT, STRATEGIC ALLIANCES, PARTNERSHIPS AND CHANNEL MANAGER, ambitious, industrious, determined and tenacious individual, coupled with experience in executing in the above areas, and a range of management skills in Sales and Marketing, developed in highly complex, diverse, multi-cultural and commercially competitive global trading environments and whose key achievements include:

  • Driving, delivering and managing Nokia s Global Strategic Alliances and Partnerships, based on new business build and revenue for Nokia, as well as driving Nokia s Partnering Centre of Excellence.
  • Defining and delivering the Forum Nokia channel strategy for EMEA to ensure the success of data services content and applications.
  • Delivery of global strategic alliance partnerships to SurfKitchen and 3, with significant business value.
  • Major engagements at Board level, locally and globally with the strategic alliance partners.
  • Successful track record in the delivery of revenue derived from driving value added solutions into the Enterprise market, based on emerging technologies.


  • Badminton - represented England
  • Squash
  • Tennis
  • Swimming