Nigel Blenkinsopp



Nigel Blenkinsopp


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.”

• 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).