Certified for AWS Solutions Architect - Associate. Experience includes designing and implementing secure network environments, sizing and costing, managing user and firewall security, resizing instance types and volumes, setting up SSH tunnels and migrating systems to AWS.
Certifications include SAP OS/DB Migration and SAP Portal. Experience includes designing, sizing, building, patching, securing, connecting, optimising, migrating and troublehsooting different types of SAP systems at multiple clients.
Currently the Technical Team Lead at the Birchman Group. Previously, for many projects at Capgemini and Barclays Bank; I have managed teams spanning UK, USA and India.
Experienced in gathering customer requirements, mapping them to technical design, presenting the solution to the customer and then managing it to completion. Technical designs have included small and large-scale solutions, including system upgrades, service integrations and on-premise to cloud migrations.
SAP BASIS since 1999. Designed, implemented and supported a number of solutions, across multiple environments, for many globally recognised companies. Have worked in multiple highly secure locations. Client roles have included transition manager, migration to cloud, performance optimisation, security optimisation and emergency troubleshooting.
Have created several personal and commercial websites. I enjoy working on the UI, UX and all the things you don't see behind the scenes (making sites that perform well, have good SEO and SEM, A/B testing, e-mail strategy, etc).
Since 1999, I have only worked for 4 companies (Barclays Bank, Deloitte, Capgemini and The Birchman Group), but I have worked for many recognisable clients in roles and locations all over the UK, Johannesburg and remote support to companies in Belgium, Switzerland and the CIS.
Depending on the project requirements, my role is SAP Technical Architect, SAP BASIS Team Lead and SAP BASIS Administrator – usually a combination of the first two.
In my spare time, I enjoy designing and developing websites (including Cornish Flora, Moorespeed, OKZest, RunSAPnow and SelfCrypto), cars, personal finance, photography, various sports and (with 2 young children) family events.
January 2024 to present
Design and implementation of SAP infrastructure solutions, aligning them with business requirements and industry best practices. Foster robust relationships with clients. Lead the SAP BASIS team, overseeing collaborative efforts and ensuring streamlined operations.
October 2013 to December 2023
Responsible for the end to end design and delivery of the SAP Technical components in complex SAP projects. Involvement is from initial technical architecture design, build, test, deployment and hand over to operational run.
October 2005 to September 2013
Administration, configuration and optimisation of Deloitte SAP environments.
November 2004 to October 2005
Administration, configuration and optimisation of Barclays SAP environments.
May 1999 to November 2004
Introducing new SAP technologies, building new end-to-end systems and managing the operational integrity of the business systems solutions.
1997 to 2001
The 3rd year of this sandwich course was at the SAP Centre, Barlays Bank PLC.
1995 - 1997
A 2 year course covering all aspects of computer systems.
1986 - 1995
Lots of interesting subjects, including Latin.