I have had a life long passion for technology, but ultimately it is the people who make technology into something more than hardware or software.
To create something which is both practical as well as aesthetically pleasing is a challenge. To make something which gives people pleasure or satisfies a deep need, particularly in a working environment,
requires not just an understanding of the technology, but also of the psychology of the users.
In addition to the end customer, it is vital that good relationships are established with clients. I pride myself on my cool reserved demeanour whilst sticking to my guns to provide persuasive agruments.
Joining the Royal Navy in 1989, I qualified as a engineer and swiftly rose through the ranks to run the weapon section of a nuclear submarine within 8 years. During this time I gained experience in project management and planning.
After 12 years I joined BAE Systems Avionics as a project planner, and soon became the project office manager responsible for 16 people in my department.
I then studied Risk Management with the Institute of Risk Management, and became the company risk manager, where I developed deep knowledge and a passion for the subject.
Working for Selex Galileo I was then asked to project manage a couple of multi million pound, high risk research & development projects.
In 2008 I was invited to head the Internal Audit function in the UK, which I managed for seven years, gaining deep experience of the Internal Audit profession, and exposing me to the C-Suite for the first time.
In 2015 I was invited to take on the role of Vice President for Risk Management in the Airborne and Space Systems Division of Leonardo. In that time I created a powerful risk management software tool, and delivered training to over 600 people.
BSc in Technology from the Open University
Certified Member of the Institute of Risk Management CMIRM
Diploma in Design & Innovation from the Open University
International Diploma of Enterprise Risk Management for the Institute of Risk Management
Professional Certificate in Management from the Open University Business School
OND & HNC in engineering from the Royal Navy
Certified GDPR Practitioner from QA
NEBOSH Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety
Mark and I worked together to initiate, develop and implement an Enterprise Risk Management Framework. Mark demonstrated an in-depth knowledge of the subject, and was meticulous in his attention to detail whilst remaining focused on the overall objective. I have no reservation about recommending Mark for anyone wanting to deploy an ERM solution within their organisation.