Chief Information Officer at James Walker Group Ltd Group IT Director with strong commercial, strategic & operational capability in leading IT to deliver business results. Experience of major IT enabled change & IT transformation. Engaging leadership style with proven record of building & motivating high performance teams. “Throughout my career I have built strong collaborative relationships to develop & execute IT strategy; aligned to business strategy & optimising return on IT spend. I am passionate about developing IT talent to perform as a trusted business partner enabling delivery of business critical initiatives & services. To support innovation & meet business objectives, I have built technology teams to collaborate with the business & vendors to develop technology/product strategies. My strong change management expertise has successfully led/supported delivery of large-scale programmes encompassing IT transformation (organisation/applications/infrastructure), business transformation and M&A. These initiatives contributed to profitable growth, enhanced customer service, improved productivity, lowered costs & reduced risk. I believe that a high performing IT function must have a solid operational foundation. To achieve this, I have implemented best practice for ITIL service operations, financial control, supplier management & risk management for a global IT environment supporting 12500 users with an operating budget of £60+m & a team of 350.” Expertise: • IT leadership in large corporations & global PLCs with matrix environments • Using data & best practice to challenge pre-set thinking & drive change. • IT Strategy & IT roadmap development • Change management/programme management • Information/cyber security • ITIL driven service operations / finance management / supplier management • ERP/CRM rollout • Hybrid cloud platform transition (Microsoft, SAP, Workday, Coupa, ServiceNow). • Data analytics encompassing sales, finance & manufacturing information. • Digital platforms (mobile, web & e-commerce).
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