Time on board - July 2018 to present
Why I joined the GreaterSport board - I was so grateful to be introduced to GreaterSport through one of my most inspiring friends. After learning a bit more, I was quickly impressed with the clarity of purpose, sound foundations and the palpable energy of this organisation. I love its big goal to make a tangible difference to a huge number of lives in Greater Manchester through physical activity and sport.
Current Job - I’m the Director of Business Systems at TalkTalk, a terrific business which provides value-for-money consumer and B2B telecoms across the UK. My role is to lead all of TalkTalk’s software development and data technology from our online customer experience to the integration with the telecoms network. TalkTalk have always had a strong presence in the Greater Manchester region, and 2019 sees TalkTalk’s northern presence expand further, as it co-locates all of the business functions in a single company headquarters in Salford Quays.
Professional Background - Despite an academic background as a neuroscientist, I’ve developed a career over 18 years in IT, both as a management consultant and as an in-house technology leader within some of the UK's leading retail businesses.
Skills I bring - Aside from the strategic insight, independent thinking, and integrity any board member would be expected to contribute, I also bring a high-energy positive outlook, clear analytical acumen, and strong communication and teamworking skills.
Areas of Expertise - I expect that my grounding in digital business practices, information technology and in particular data strategy and data usage will prove beneficial. I hope these will be complementary to the many diverse skills and thought processes that my board colleagues bring from their own varied backgrounds and experiences.
Personal Interests/facts - I’m proud Canadian, who has been privileged to call Manchester my home for nearly 20 years.