First of all, a big thank you for taking the time to look at my profile. This takes time and I appreciate you taking some of your day to find out a little about me.
I’ve been lucky to work in the tech industry since I left the Royal Navy and it’s been a fantastic ride so far. The dynamic, evolving nature of our industry is what offers both a challenge and an opportunity to keep developing.
My career has been a wonderful combination of creating great products and delivery on behalf of my stakeholders and customers. My products have always been innovative and ahead of their time whether it was automated phone banking back in 1999, working on the first Xbox at Microsoft or enabling salesforce mobility at Credit Suisse. They’ve all been a great challenge and products I’ve been proud of.
I’ve been lucky to run programs of over $60M in size, managed teams of over 150 and I’ve worked across the globe learning a lot about cultural differences and approaches along the way.
I'm already proud to look at the legacy of products and projects I've delivered to date, I can't wait for the next one. In fact, it's that passion for change that makes me jump out of bed every morning as I know I am going to see or do something new again.
Away from the workplace, I've continued that into my personal development recently completing a research masters and I'm currently writing my Ph.D. proposal on first principle versus iterative design approaches.
Recently I took a 'personal' change of direction with some time out to address my own identity by transitioning to female, I was born Intersex. I have no apologies for not concealing this. I believe in being true and transparent to others and I need to start by being true to myself first. I'm also quite proud of the courage it took to transition. It's the best transformation project.
I've been lucky enough to work in the UK, back home in Ireland, Seattle, New York, Hyderabad, and my current home, Zurich, Switzerland. I've been married to my wife for 10 years and I have a daughter from an earlier marriage.
I give my spare time to present at Diversity & Inclusion events across Europe and I work with a number of international business schools in educating tomorrow's management and leadership candidates on LGBTI issues