Specialities: Stakeholder engagement, Team management, Technology lead, Systems and operations strategy, Technology consultancy


Since 2012

Senior Analyst, Business Systems (Business in the Community)
(London, United Kingdom)
Business in the Community – The Prince’s Responsible Business Network - is a business-led membership organisation made up of progressive businesses of all sizes who understand that the prosperity of business and society are mutually dependent.

  • Manage and deliver budget for technology department in alignment with corporate digital strategy, consistently meeting or exceeding required budget savings and performance requirements.
  • Responsible for IT capability for GDPR compliance, resulting in centralisation and protocol implementation for 26 different systems and platforms.
  • Implemented an agile systems development methodology (scrum) to ensure that we work with our technology partners in the most efficient method possible.
  • Rolled out Microsoft Enterprise 365 solutions for our company, concentrating on replacing our on-premise file sharing with Sharepoint and adoption of corporate collaboration tools.
  • Complete Software development lifecycle management for corporate and tactical systems.
  • Implement and run recurring disaster recovery scenario role-play events to identify risks relating to governance, resulting in the implementation of new procedures and policies.
2002 - 2012

Database analyst (Business in the Community)
(London, United Kingdom)

  • Managed the transition of corporate CRM from custom platform to
  • Developed custom applications and workflow on top of the platform, allowing key business stakeholders to make use of software and tools more affordably and efficiently in order to maximise productivity.
  • Automated line of business application logic for internal teams, saving time and money on standard repetitive tasks.
  • Developed and automated integrated key performance metric reports allowing the company to analyze metrics from a number of disparate systems.
  • Automation and scripting of internal IT related tasks, saving time and reducing risk of manual error.
2001 - 2002

Programmer/Developer (Data Warehousing) (Shoprite/Checkers)
(Cape Town, South Africa)
Shoprite/Checkers is Africa’s largest food retailer, with over 500 outlets and 22 million shoppers.

  • Migrated the data warehouse from Informix to Microsoft technology (part of team).
  • Responsible for developing the ETL and data warehouse programs.
1998 - 2001

Junior Programmer/Developer (Banking and store applications) (Shoprite/Checkers)
(Cape Town, South Africa)

  • Customised and developed SAP interfaces for Egypt and Zimbabwe for Point of Sale systems in stores.
  • Developed Point of Sale applications to include utility payment at store front.
  • Integrated branch sales data into the data warehouse and SAP systems.


2014 - 2017

Master of Science (Big Data Technologies) (University of Westminster)
(Achieved with Distinction)

  • Final thesis: Visualising multi-dimensional neighbourhood deprivation using open data.
2003 - 2012

Undergraduate and Postgraduate modules (Birkbeck, University of London)

  • Mathematical Methods Foundation
  • Internet Communications and Websites
  • Database Design
  • Computing for Mathematicians
  • Fundamentals of Computing
  • Information Systems
1997 - 1998
Certified Entry Level Developer (TDF Programming Institute)


Certified scrum master (Conchango (Now EMC))

1998 - 2002

Various courses, both in-house and external

  • Data warehousing theory and techniques
  • Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
  • Informix programming and SQL
  • Flexgen 4GL development