Chris is an innovative IT professional with 20 years experience in the Digital and Information Technology industry and a track record of combining multiple disciplines and domains including outsourcing, solutions delivery (both applications and technology), programme and portfolio management, architecture, business and technology strategy with strong leadership and people skills to repeatedly deliver successful business solutions. Business focused with a strong discipline in commercial processes and Governance models.
As an executive IT leader, Chris works to build a collaborative team culture and the careers of his team believing the development of their capabilities ultimately provides business benefit. Chris focuses on building trust and empathy at all levels with people and client relationship management, communication and influencing skills that are key strengths which complement his ability to understand and translate both business and technology problems into effective and strategic solutions.
Chris has a strategic approach to successful IT leadership and Business-driven technology transformation, enabling new business capabilities, engaging with executive stakeholders and third parties, delivering ‘cost appropriate’ and innovative IT solutions and business processes via modern contemporary technologies.
Chris has a long history of delivery strategic innovations into commercial outcomes such as new insurance products and new technology businesses in emerging markets. He has build world class digital teams while delivering major programs of work including well-developed user experience (UX) design skills based on data analytics, customer insights and reporting combined with wide stakeholder engagement to design business and technical requirements. Design and implementation of web applications across the software development lifecycle (SDLC) with innovative testing capabilities. Commercial and practical experience driving change management, business transformation, IT service transition, IT strategies, technology roadmaps, enterprise solutions, business critical IT and multi-vendor delivery teams while extracting added business value and ROI for businesses through technology