Career Highlights

I have worked in information technology since graduation. You can find a copy of my full CV here.

Career Summary

2018 – presentVitruvius Consulting ServicesIndependent Consultant
2015 – 2018ICBC Standard BankHead of Enterprise Architecture
and Integration
2010 – 2015Barclays Investment BankLead Architect,
Chief Technology Office
2008 – 2010Barclays Global InvestorsLead, Enterprise Architecture group
2004 – 2008Marks and SpencerLead Technical Architect
prior to 2004consultancies including:
Logica, Sybase Professional Services,
Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, and Praxis
Consultant /
Technical Architect

Selected Experience with Vitruvius Consulting Services

  • currently working as an Enterprise Architect at a payment services company which has grown substantially through acquisition and merger
  • developing a detailed capability model with senior business stakeholders, focussing initially on real-time and post-authorisation risk management
  • mapping these capabilities to internal systems and to external services to  identify opportunities for application rationalisation, simplification and consolidation

Selected Experience with ICBC Standard Bank

  • worked with my senior business and technology stakeholders to understand and document business capabilities and the existing system and data landscape
  • defined, articulated and ratified the front-to-back target-state Enterprise Architecture, and the business and technology roadmaps to take the Bank to the target state
  • set up and led a Bank-wide, cross-functional solutions architecture team, with architects assigned to major change programmes, including: Enterprise Data Management; strategic regulatory monitoring and reporting; and a highly secure client portal for precious metals inventory
  • led an Integration Refresh Programme to completely replace the Bank’s legacy infrastructure for real-time integration

Selected Experience with Barclays Investment Bank

  • led the architecture and design for a new service to calculate real-time prices, risk, and P&L for the bank’s traders
  • provided architectural guidance and oversight to projects for electronic trading, trade 
processing, end-of-day valuation, risk and P&L, and global trade data management
  • worked with my CTO colleagues to define and document the Rates current and future state
  • ran the Investment Bank Architecture Board
  • led the new bank-wide Architecture Community of Practice

Selected Experience with Barclays Global Investors

  • re-launched the global Enterprise Architecture team
  • provided architectural oversight and guidance to global IT projects and programmes
  • supported key investment decisions and helped shape major programmes of work
  • produced an enterprise-wide system dependencies model (using a tool developed for this purpose)
  • produced a vision and roadmap for enterprise integration

Selected Experience with Marks and Spencer

  • led a team of Technical Architects accountable for the Application Services portfolio
  • developed an Integration Strategy and Vision, ratified it with IT Leadership, and championed it across the IT Group
  • developed a roadmap for the implementation of a new messaging service based on WebSphere Message Broker (WMB)
  • provided architectural sponsorship and oversight to the WMB implementation programme
  • provided architectural guidance, support and governance to major programmes, including: stores transformation, the new M&S consumer website and SAP Finance implementation

Consultancy Experience

  • carried out a large number of consultancy engagements for clients in finance, retail, manufacturing, and 
government, in roles as developer, designer, requirements analysts, project manager and architect