An experienced software professional, with a history of delivering solutions to plan and on budget. My background includes a broad range of experience with leading organisations:
- Technical Architect at DocuSign - I specialise in working with customers to align DocuSign functionality with their business requirements, and then design & implement solutions based upon that automate document generation, signing & management using a combination of pre-built integrations and DocuSign's REST/SOAP APIs. This involves applying my broad knowledge of the DocuSign platform, communicating this effectively to a wide range of business & technical users, and driving the implementation through to successful conclusion.
- Technical Project Manager at Vendavo - I worked directly with Vendavo customers to plan, manage and deliver projects implementing the Java-based Vendavo pricing software suite for a variety of companies including American Tire, Medtronic, and Philips.
- Development Manager at Fairfax Digital - I led the team responsible for developing and enhancing the in-house CMS used by both Austereo and Fairfax editors to manage and maintain some of the most popular sites in Australia (including 2dayfm.com.au, smh.com.au)
- Lead Consultant at Ariba - I helped to establish the Technical Support & Professional Services teams in Europe & Australia, and was instrumental in the technical software delivery for a wide range of customers including Commonwealth Bank, Lion Nathan, and Telecom NZ.
- Support Consultant / QA Engineer / Software Engineer / Development Manager at Oracle - I joined Oracle as a member of their Technical Support team, and subsequently transferred to work in and lead engineering teams responsible for the Oracle Forms and Oracle Discoverer products, with a particular focus on transforming them to web-based solutions.
As someone that experienced the “home computer” revolution as a child, I'm keen to help young people understand more about how technology works, and how that knowledge can help them in the future.
- Code Club Volunteer - I have successfully run code clubs at two schools in the Warwick area, introducing programming concepts to primary school children.
- Rugby Referee - I referee matches in the Warwickshire League, having previously coached in the Junior section of Leamington Rugby Club.
- STEM Ambassador - I have attended a number of STEM events, with a focus on helping young people understand the possibilities of STEM-related hobbies & businesses.
I enjoy most sports, but have always loved and followed cricket, having grown up around 200 metres from my local ground.
- Cricket Umpire - I have umpired in the Warwickshire Cricket League for a number of years, and still enjoy playing in the occasional “friendly” game.
- Hash House Harrier - I have run with various chapters of the Hash House Harriers club over the years, originally with Sydney Thirsty and most recently with Warwick
- Technologist - I develop/maintain a number of small open-source projects, when I have time.
My children were both born while I was living and working in Australia and, as we were a long way from the rest of the family, I kept a record of their early years.