About

I have been a board member of companies all over the world from USA to Russia and a key player in a number of mergers and acquisitions. I was Vice President of KPN (Dutch national telephone company) satellite division and was CIO of multi-national company, SpecTec Group.

I am well versed in and have practical exerience of accountancy together with the accounting and fiscal requirements of many countries. Having run companies in a number of countries, this also gives me a fundamental knowledge of the differencees and similarities in local HR regulations.

I continue to have a very hands on approach to Business Management, Business Analysis, Programming and Data analysis

Availability

  • Non Executive Director roles
  • Management mentor
  • Interim or p/t CIO/CDO role
  • International Business Expansion projects

Directorships

Director

  • 1SecureWeb Ltd
 
Non Executive Director
  • Maritime E-Commerce Association (Chairman of the Board)
  • Geestar Entertainment Ltd
  • Sing It Forward community project
  • Association of Naval Defence Marketing Consultants (President)

Former Directorships

KPN BV subsidiariaries

  • Xantic BV Netherlands: Vice President Maritime Division (including Telstra Australia)
  • Kockumation, Sweden and USA: NED
  • Xantic, Sweden, Russia and Greece: NED
  • E4 Marine, Norway: NED

Visma Group Norway

  • Visma UK: NED

SpecTec Group,

  • Group (Cyprus HQ): CIO
  • Vice President Northern Europe
  • Founder and Managing Director UK
  • Founder and Managing Director Poland
Vector Informatics SA Greece
  • Managing Director Greece and UK
iMarine Software USA
  • CIO and Head of Software Development

Satellite Communication

Created the satellite data communication system, AMOS-Link, that became the defacto standard for ships later superceded by AMOS Mail

CRM / Cloud

Designed and created what was probably the world's first cloud based CRM system 4 years before the current market leader. The system continues in daily use today.

Tracking and telemetry

Created one of the world's first tracking systems for ship position and tracking on nautical charts. Used by commercial shipping and also by Governmental organisations for covert tracking and law enforcement.

International expansion

Opened up offices in various countries around the world including establishing legal and financial compliance within each country

Entertainment ERP

Created an Entertainment ERP for events, tours, festivals; artist management; A&R integrating with business applications CRM, Project Management and Accounting

e-Commerce

Proposed and led the creation of the e-Commerce data standards used in the Maritime Industry which required it's own unique message formats

Music

I am a keen musician and play, compose and produce music in my own recording studio and perform live on stage. My main intruments are piano, organ and keyboards. I play a variety of styles from blues, jazz to avant garde classical and church organ music.

 

Student Mentoring

I have mentored and continue to mentor students. I work together with Universities and Colleges in Europe and locally and have had students placed with me from the Erasamus scheme and other work experience programmes. In fact these are in two distinct fields

  • Programming/Development
  • Business Management

I also give lectures and workshops at Universities and Colleges which previously have included the Cambridge Academy of Transport. Conference speeches and papers have encompassed Satellite Communication, Maritime Legislation and Industy Best Practice. Diversifying the scope now includes workshops in Event Management.