I’m an applications and security architect experienced in applying agile principles to deliver valued, sustainable and secure IT solutions in complex environments.
I’ve most recently been working with a security-conscious client to successfully deliver applications using agile in a heavily-regulated organisation long accustomed to “waterfall-like” development. In that capacity I’ve been architecture owner and technical lead for a wide range of projects spanning data analytics, enterprise information integration and identity and access management.
As an agile proponent it’s perhaps not surprising that what I most enjoy is helping clients to establish deep trust and effective, long-term collaboration between their business and technical stakeholders. There’s nothing like seeing a happy, motivated project team demo the first release of a new product to their beaming business customer… and then keep doing it, week after week.
Outside of the office, when I’m not on my road bike looking for steep hills to climb, I’ll usually be found in the theatre where I’m a keen lighting designer and stage manager. I’ve a general love for life outdoors, encompassing everything from photographing and admiring great architecture to kayaking on the Thames.
After graduating with a first-class honours degree in Electronic and Computer Engineering from the University of York, I spent five years with PA Consulting Group working as a technical architect and developer on a number of client software and systems development projects.