Recent Professional Experience:
2010-date: Dashwood Consulting Ltd
Working as independent consultant through own company. Retained under long-term contract to Cranfield University (Defence Academy) as strategic advisor to Department of Informatics and Systems Engineering. Additional consultancy to MOD and Home Office to conduct reviews of major programmes, with assessment of quality of systems engineering and programme management approaches and plans. Miscellaneous assignments for other clients, for example Niteworks. Leading the Enterprise Systems Engineering Working Party in UK INCOSE.
2005-2010: Consulting Division, QinetiQ
Working in QinetiQ’s leading division for independent consultancy to clients across MOD and civil sectors: leading the technical input to large complex bids, providing Systems Engineering oversight to internal projects and acting in a personal capacity as a deployed consultant (see above main clients and assignments).
From August 2008, assumed role of Head of Architecture Security Consulting, responsible for developing major propositions in the security domain (Blue Light, Home Office & Agencies), and providing technical leadership for key delivery programmes, especially with the NPIA.
2000-2005: Head of MOD Integration Authority, Defence Procurement Agency (DPA)
Recruited by MOD under open competition to establish and run a new organisation, responsible for delivering a range of in-house capabilities to ensure integration and integration across a range of MOD Programmes, with special emphasis on Communications, Command & Control. The work involved developing and applying state of the art processes for system of systems and programme management, selecting advanced tools for across-project architecting (including sponsorship of MODAF) and providing independent design assurance for major projects in their early stages. As well as building a mixed team of 100 civilian, military and consultancy staff, he was responsible for promoting better competency in Systems Engineering for the whole of DPA. He also had Project Management responsibility for the NITEworks programme, aimed at pioneering the use of advanced simulation into the early stages of projects, using an innovative approach to industrial partnering. During the period, he represented the UK on the NATO C3 Board and was invited to chair NATO’s NEC (Network Enabled Capability) Strategy Group.
Certifications / Education:
FREng, CEng, CITP, FIET, FBCS, BSc, MSc