Head of Infrastructure ICT
May 2011 - Jul 2015
Infrastructure ICT, Hull City Council
Head of Infrastructure: Management of Education ICT, Corporate ICT Infrastructure, Networks and Security, Customer Support and ICT Production. Revenue budget of£ 8m, Capital programme of £5m and Transformation budget of£ 20m.
Staff management of 120 ICT staff. Infrastructure review, city-wide ICT strategy including enterprise licensing, desktop renewals, government and hardware security. Security compliance to Public Services Network(PSN) accreditation. Developing of staff technically; a corporate project management office. Board member of Yorkshire and Humber Public Services Network and Information Governance Group. Senior Member of Resources Senior leadership team. Achieved a£ 1m revenue savings through business process re-engineering. transforming of HCC ICT through invest-to-save state-of-the-art programmes including Service Virtualisation£ 2m, Desktop Virtualisation£ 4m; Replacement Wide Area Network£ 9M; VOIP implementation 9m;£ 4.5m capital replacement budget for system replacements. Developed processes around security, etc as judged excellent by audit. 5 year ICT strategy.
Apr 2009 - May 2011
Hull City Council
Programme Manager,, Hull Led the definition, creation and implementation of a phased£ 20m Building Rationalisation and Facilities Management change programme; from concept, definition and consultation to strategic implementation. Including logistic planning, staff transition, decanting, building refurbishments and design; leading teams of professionals(legal, procurement, contractors, senior management). Completed high profile projects included a flagship customer service centre-The Wilson Centre, Coroner offices in the Guildhall, Ceremonial Registrars, and newly designed administration offices for c400 staff places. Reduced the cost by£ 500, 000 and provided 5-year rationalisation plan going forward. Complete revamp of Hull City Service Centre design and modern office space as a template for future refurbishment of' green' and efficient workspaces inclusive of building technology. This also redesigned the branding for HCC presenting a professional and friendly first impression of the firm to all visitors and clients.
Apr 2008 - Apr 2009
Hull City Council
Programme Manager,, Hull Led the creation of Public Public Partnership Joint Venture Company between NPS Norfolk and Hull City Council culminating in NPS Humber; leading a matrix team of professionals(legal, finance, IT, HR, procurement) to completion.
Senior Change Manager
Feb 2007 - Apr 2008
Hull City Council
Senior Change Manager,, Hull Led the definition, design and implementation of an integrated Business Support Service Desk and associated operations to support; Finance, Procurement, IT, HR and schools business support. Led the development of IT systems to integrate various business functions maximising automation and interoperability. Education ICT Manager, Hull Local Education Authority, Hull
Head of Schools
Apr 2002 - Feb 2007
Education ICT Consultant, Hull Local Education Authority
Head of schools IT support service promoting the service to 11th in the league of all authorities(December 2005); specialist projects manager for green field schools and DfES projects. Budget management(£ 2m PA), Management of 30 data, administration, systems and technical staff. Led on development of city-wide infrastructure plan; Improved service to upper performing quartile of all UK authority support providers. Increased SLA income threefold, restructured staff and services and developed IMS systems. Led on LEA corporate Education Management Systems ICT/Information Systems Strategy development. Hull
Jan 2001 - Apr 2002
Hull and Leeds
IT solutions provider and project manager of the‘ National Grid for Learning'£ 4m;‘ People's Network'£ 700k;‘ Excellence in Cities project'£ 2.5m; Broadband£ 1m, Laptops for Teachers£ 600k, School ISP, Content delivery network and Technical Procurements(£ 2m). NGfL project and Regional manager