Head of Operations, Programme Director, Head of Performance
An experienced Chartered Engineer, Programme Manager, Systems Engineer and company Owner with diverse experience and achievements in defence, security, civil resilience and protection, mobile communications, acquisition, operations, Change Management, programme delivery, business development and support functions.
Critical thinker and natural leader who has successfully formed and managed teams on complex programmes, including through periods of transformation, organisational change, and financial restructuring, and programme implementation. A motivated self-starter who is adaptable, resilient and tenacious in difficult business conditions, with a track record of technical and commercial innovation at the national level, and in developing and maintaining international relations and strategic partnerships.
Prime management and technical experience in nuclear systems, air and space domain technologies, Command & Control, mobile communications, security, nuclear systems and air and space domain technologies and new market disruptive technologies.
Project Manager and specialist consultant for the Libyan National TETRA network programme. Provided structural transformation and advice on network design and operations to the Libyan government in preparation to implement a national public safety communications network.
Technical and project management consultant to North Wales Fire and Rescue Service providing direction for NWFRS’s technology refresh programme and acquisition of a new command and control system.
Deputy Director for ESMCP leading on industrial engagement, technology and international standards, certification, security and architectural modelling.
Developed and completed options evaluation programmes for the replacement national deterrent for Trident for the MoD, leading to down-select of optimal value-for-money solutions
Successfully delivered the technical development of airframe, propulsion, navigation, ordnance systems on a £1Bn acquisition programme ahead of schedule
Responsible for the evaluation and timely delivery to service of circa £100M per annum small and medium calibre munitions, with personal delegations for quality and safety.
Developed requirements for £1.2M firepower upgrade programme (weapons and munitions) against a 12 month urgent requirement for NATO elements and successfully project managed and delivered this to time, cost and quality.
Experience: Over 10 years programme management experience in leading or providing technical expertise to high value, high risk complex programmes. This associate is security cleared with a diverse background of operations, programme leadership/delivery/transformation, bid development/analysis for strategic projects, business development and acquisitions.
In addition to this, has held system engineering roles and has a track record of technical and commercial innovation. His prime technical experience is in submarine nuclear and propulsion systems, conventional and nuclear weapon systems, air and space domain technologies, command and control, and mobile telecommunications.