Guerrilla Worker, strategic thinker, occasional maverick and reluctant over-achiever with an interest in culture change, creative opportunities and regional development.
Director of Guerrilla Working Ltd consultancy working at the point where technology meets the organisation’s people.
Director of Dynamo North East an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East. Leading on CyberNorth cyber cluster including the delivery of #CyberFest.
Director of North East Initiative on Business Ethics, working to make the North East the most ethical place to do business.
Experience of working in both the private and public sectors. In Computing Magazine’s IT Leaders 100 in 2015, 2016 and 2017. In CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 in 2006 and 2012. Head of ICT Services at Durham County Council from October 2009 until May 2017 with experience of running the customer services, revenues, benefits, risk and procurement within another local authority. Previously at Spicers, Europe’s largest office product distributors, in both a logistics role and as IT Director.
Member of Digital Union, the largest collective of creative, digital, and tech businesses in the North East. Member of North East Fraud Forum. Former chair of Society of ICT Managers North East (now vice chair), former chair of North East ICT Managers group and North East Combined Authority Digital Leads Group. Member of the Institute of Customer Services. Member of the Federation of Small Businesses. Visiting lecturer at Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities.