A motivated delivery and operations management professional with significant leadership experience, excellent communication skills, a strong technical background and familiarity in the Space and Cyber Security industries. Demonstrable experience of managing complex bids, P&Ls and programmes of work of value £10Ms and leadership/line management experience of teams ranging from 1-70+ people.
2010-Present BAE Systems Applied Intelligence (formerly Detica Ltd)
2015 – Present Job Title: Head of Programme Management – Commercial Cyber Products Responsibilities: Transitioning engineering and programme management teams across four product areas to new business structure, leading rollout of agile delivery methodologies, management of senior stakeholders. Leadership of >60 engineers and programme managers across three continents.
2014 – 2015 Job Title: Head of Delivery and Operations - Cyber Products Business Area Responsibilities: Management of the operational performance of the Business Area including financial/technical risk management and delivery strategy for a complex multi-million pound business. This role involves the direct leadership of Project Management, Engineering and Support teams for six separate product lines at various stages of maturity and market penetration.
2013 - 2014 Job Title: Programme Manager & Head of Operations – CyberReveal™ Responsibilities: Management of operational performance of a software product start-up venture within the Cyber Security Business Unit. This involved balancing the requirements of an investment-funded technical development with the pressures of a larger commercial entity. In a year, two general availability releases had been completed and the first two customer license sales, worth >£1M, had been secured. A net profit 20% higher than target was achieved.
2012 - 2013 Job Title: Head of Service Delivery – Detica Managed Security
Responsibilities: Provide leadership to teams of Service Delivery Managers, Transition Managers and Cyber Data Analysts to manage delivery of commercial services to budget and performance levels. 2011 - 2012 Maternity Leave 2010 – 2011 Job Title: Delivery and Operations Manager – Detica Treidan® Responsibilities: Responsibility for financial performance and delivery management of an internal start-up cyber security service venture, designed to identify advanced, persistent cyber attacks in large datasets. This involved the simultaneous management of a multi-million pound, multi-disciplinary investment project and the delivery governance of 6 commercial contracts.
2006-2010 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd 2007-2010
Job Title: Telecoms & Navigation Business Line Manager
Responsibilities: Ownership and development of the roadmap for telecoms and navigation missions. This included developing the business case, working with the engineering teams to align this with a viable technical roadmap, and programme management of all active projects. Other responsibilities included mentoring junior project managers and representing the company on external advisory boards/committees. The role also involved bid an project management of multi-million pound contracts and provision of costings/risk plans for projects of values £10-100M. Interaction with various customer types including developing space nations, institutional customers (including ESA) and commercial commsat operators.
2006-2007 Job Title: Project Manager
Responsibilities: Responsible for bid writing, project set-up, assistance with contract negotiation and through life project management of several concurrent projects with commercial clients and the European Space Agency.
2005-2006 Detica Ltd – National Security Business Unit
Job Title: Programme Manager/Senior Consultant
Responsibilities: Management of a product group comprising of several development and production projects with multi-million pound budgets.
2002-2005 Surrey Satellite Technology Ltd
Job Title: Project Engineer / Project Team Assistant (part-time during PhD)
Responsibilities: Various. Including managing the procurement of the Earth Horizon Sensor for GIOVE A (first Galileo satellite) and as a project manager.
1999-2002 Astrium UK Ltd / Paradigm Services Ltd
2001-2002 Job Title: Technical Manager of the SKYNET 4 AOCS Operations Team Responsibilities: This role involved managing a team of AOCS (Attitude and Orbit Control Subsystem) operations engineers providing technical assistance to the RAF in operating a fleet of in-orbit GEO satellites.
1999-2001 Job Title: GEO Satellite Operations Engineer
Responsibilities: General responsibilities included providing 24-hour on call technical support to the RAF, anomaly diagnosis and investigation, technical report writing, operating procedure maintenance, software maintenance and the development of novel procedures for the case of non-nominal satellite operation.
1993-1999 Various Employers: Details to be provided on request.
2002-2006 Surrey Space Centre, University of Surrey: PhD Astrodynamics.
Thesis Title: “Satellite Orbits in Resonance with Tesseral Harmonics: Absolute and Relative Orbit Analysis”.
Awards: BIS Award for best postgraduate paper at the IAF 2005.
1998-1999 Cranfield University: MSc Astronautics and Space Engineering.
Thesis: Design of an Attitude Control System for a Geostationary Satellite.
Awards: Vega Systems Engineering Prize, Astrium “MST Challenge” award
1993-1996 King’s College, Cambridge University: MA Natural Sciences (Astrophysics)
Dissertation: Applications of Gravitational Microlensing.
1986 – 1993 St. Paul’s Catholic College, Haywards Heath, W. Sussex
1992/1993 A-Levels: (1992) Maths (A), (1993) Physics (A), Chemistry (A), Further Maths (B)
Various including peer-reviewed journals/conference proceedings. Details available on request.
Computing: Excellent knowledge of MS Office Suite. ‘C’ programming in UNIX/Linux.
Japanese: University of Surrey Certificate with Distinction (2004) – Basic level.
German: University of Heidelberg Certificate (1994) – Basic level.
French: Basic level.
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