Major Roles

STERIABusiness Solutions Director – devising go-to-market propositions for Financial Services inc Mobile Channel Developments, ITO/BPO Outsourcing & Offshoring for €190m division.Creation of innovative comms programmes for specific clients inc Co-operative Financial Services, Renault F1 and the Office for National Statistics. (2007-Present)

XANSADelivery Director - lead Development for the Co-operative Bank, operating across mainframe and new technology platforms and managing a portfolio of 90+ projects with an overall value to in excess of £27m per annum.  The team - 225+ staff across four sites including 90+ staff in Delhi. (2004 -2007)

EXPERIANSolutions Director - lead the Solutions & Consultancy Practice which delivered a number of successful, high profile bids for leading Financial Services and Utilities clients.Accountable for Solution Design through to Delivery.Lead multi-supplier teams across GUS with partners inc Cisco, Cable & Wireless. (2001 - 2004)

BREATHE.COMVP Programmes - responsible for Project ManagementandIT Operations, Support & Applications Development leading an extensive team of IT professionals (permanent and contract).Transformed the organisation from an emergent dot-com start-up to a recognised force in the mobile Internet market with its dynamic range of lifestyle based products and services. (2000 - 2001)

HALIFAX PLCHead of eCommerce – defined the Group’s eCommerce marketing and distribution strategy.Launched award-winning multi-channel applications and installations.Developed and launched Halifax Online in Internet, Sky TV and O2 (BT Cellnet). Product Marketing Manager – Interest rate setting, product design and marketing for the Group’s Savings & Investments product range. (1988 - 2000)

FACTORY RECORDS - marketing, distributionandin-house journalism at Manchester’s ground-breaking record label; home of New Order, Joy DivisionandHappy Mondays. (1986 - 1988)

Summary

  • Tim draws upon twenty years of experience in senior leadership roles throughout the public and private sectors as an IT, Marketing and Digital Comms professional.Highly creative, Tim is a thought leader in new and emerging technologies, and has lead many teams at the forefront of successful new product, channel and service developments.
  • Placing a strong and pragmatic emphasis on innovation, Tim is currently engaged in extending the use of social technologies across a number ofoverlapping communities, from education via financial services through to music,digital,arts and media. Sustainability is an underlying theme throughout Tim's activities and interests.
  • In addition to currently leading a major Innovation Programme for global systems integrator Steria Tim has headed up eCommerce for HBOS, lead Programmes for breathe.com, created Outsourcing Solutions for Experian, delivered Comms for Factory Records, and been Marketing Director for the not-for-profit DSDM Consortium.

  • Tim writes for TheNextWeb, Get:AmbITion and other Arts and Tech websites and contributes to the UK’s booming Social Media scene, participating in Social Media Cafes and Surgeries in the drive towards Digital Inclusion.

  • He is a Pension Fund Trustee, a guest lecturer at Cranfield University, Manchester Business School and Liverpool Institute for The Performing Arts and in 2009 created AgileCamp, the UK’s first ever Unconference event for Agile technologies.

Other Hats & Highlights

THE NEXT WEB – writer & co-editor – breaking tech and social media news UK and worldwide

marketing director – DSDM CONSORTIUM

AGILECAMP – creator & founder

co-ordinator/speaker SOCIAL MEDIA CAFE

CHAIR OF SCHOOL GOVERNORS

PENSION BOARD TRUSTEE

MARKS & SPENCER – credit card launch/contact centre

BREATHE.COM – delivered location-based, ground-breaking mobile internet mashups

HALIFAX ONLINE – launched internet/tv/mobile/isp

VODAFONE – lead UK’s first SMS Banking Trial

HALIFAX ONLINE TRAVEL – launched UK’s first online insurance app

BT TOUCHPOINT – award winning multi-media kiosks

GUARANTEED EQUITY BOND – designed & launched

XTRA SAVINGS RANGE – end to end marketing/promotion

ACIB – Associateship of Chartered Institute of Bankers

BA(HONS) ECONOMICS & PUBLIC MEDIA : LEEDS UNIVERSITY

BLACKPOOL PROMENADE: approx 87,524 deckchairs sold!

2 ‘A’ LEVELS; 8 ‘O’ LEVELS:Blackpool Collegiate