Career Highlights

1969 – Joined George Wimpey & Co. Ltd. as an indentured civil engineer.

1970 – Commenced a 5 year ‘thin’ sandwich degree in civil engineering at The City University, London.

1974-75 – Became the first Sabbatical Vice President of Social Affairs at The City University, London.

1976 – Joined DHSS

1988 – Received the highest ever award from the DHSS’s Staff Suggestion Scheme for my alternative design for the NHS Central Register’s Data Centre at Lytham St. Anne’s, Lancs. I received £8,000 for saving capital of £550,000 (pity I wasn’t in private enterprise!).

1989 – Joined IT division of Post Office Counters, soon becoming the IT business of the Post Office.

1990 - Became a Member of the British Computer Society.

1991 - Became a Chartered Engineer, Member of the Engineering Council.

1992 – Established Healthcare IT business at Post Office IT.

1993 – Became UK Manager of PHAMIS Inc. of Seattle.

1994 – 2000 – Freelance consultant.

                1995 – Established and became Editor of Healthcare Notes for Lotus Development Corp.

                1997 – HR & ERP systems consultant and project manager at One2One.

1997 – Became Chairman of the London Medical Specialist Group of the British Computer Society.

1997 - Became a Committee Member of the Technical Board of the British Computer Society.

2002 – Joined EDS as a Programme Manager.

2004 - Became a Project Management Professional, a Member of the US Project Management Institute.

2004 – Joined Fujitsu as a Product Manager. Consultant and Functional Architect on Healthcare Account.

2009 – Freelance consultant. Head of IT & Performance at Dudley & Walsall Mental Health Partnership NHS Trust.

2009 – Appointed Honorary Visiting Professor to the School of Engineering and Mathematical Sciences, City University.

2012 – Retired from mainstream work.

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