I joined Citihub in 2009, and have worked in their London Office on assignments concerned with Security Architecture, Availability Engineering, Predictive Risk Analysis and IT Security Consulting. I have visited France, Germany and New York to meet and consult with customers. I joined Sun in 1997, initially in the Professional Services team, and worked later in the UK Client Services Organisation. In Oct 2007, I became the Chief Technologist, for the Global Sales and Services EMEA region, latterly Europe. I was appointed a Principal Engineer in 2004.

  • Before taking on the role of Chief Technologist, I finished my time in the UK organisation by acting as Chief Architect in the BT sales team, and leading the Sun JP Morgan Chase team’s technology team in EMEA.
  • Previously, I led Sun’s IT economics consulting team in the UK, conducting consultancy engagements offering advice to customers seeking to spend less.
  • Before that I worked in both the bid & execution phases of Sun’s customer projects, in technical design, quality assurance roles and team leadership/management. My personal record highlights include a large scale consolidation for one of the European owned investment banks, also Instinet‘s Fixed Income Trading platform, Western Provident Association‘s Sybase/GEAC Migration from HP, and Sun UK’s first implementation Oracle Financials.
  • The team I built, worked with a number of Finance and Media customers building out London’s community portals and e-commerce capability.

Prior to Sun I worked at Credit Suisse as Chief DBA for their northern European treasury where during 1996 I was responsible for their front office database platforms. CSNE bought their software and I also worked with a number capital markets’ ISVs.

For most of 1995 I worked for Steel, Burrill, Jones (SBJ) as a project manager. SBJ were Lloyd’s’ insurance brokers and I managed a platform refresh implementing a series of new business systems using Oracle RDBMS, client server hardware and Oracle Financials, together with a desktop integration capability. The applications were SBJ’s first systems connecting to LIMnet, Lloyd’s first iteration of Electronic Data Interchange, now probably known as e-trading.

Between 1891 & 95, I worked at Pet Plan, the UK’s first and largest pet insurer. I left in 1995 as IT Director. I led the IS department in implementing & operating the business systems. I was responsible for budgets, personnel, development and operations.

From 1989 – 1991, I worked for Pyramid Technology, then the world’s leading symmetric multi-processor, RISC systems vendor. I worked with many blue chip customers and I developed the European database benchmarking practice.

During 1987-89, I worked for Jansen Green, one of Lloyds’ of London’s leading underwriting syndicates. It was a technologically pioneering Lloyd’s managing agency developing IT systems across its full spectrum of business activity.

From 1978 – 87, I worked for the (then) Department of Employment, initially as a Civil Servant, then in the IT department as a programmer, analyst and project manager.

From 2003 -2006, I was one of the j panel of judge for the BCS Infrastructure Developer of the Year.

I have also served as member of user groups’ committees (Oracle & Sybase). Through 1988 to 1995, I was a member of firstly the Oracle User Group committee and then the Sybase User Group committee. I served as Chairman for the UK Sybase User Group from 1995-1997.


“Conflicting Data Requirements: Privacy vs. Transparency” – Tabbforum Oct 2014

“Migrating to the Solaris operating system” – Pepple, Down & LevyPrentice Hall 2003

“Optimising performance for write intensive environments” – Uk Sybase User Group May 1996

“An Overview of the UK Computer Aided Software Engineering market” – Oracle European User Group Spring 1990