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Meet the Team - Programme Management & Project Management

Colin Whalen

Colin Whalen has significant real-world experience in Shared Services, Outsourcing and Business Support Systems, working across the life-cycle from strategy and business case development, through implementation, to governance and management of service delivery. Recent assignments have included: new shared service operations at Balfour Beatty, global HR outsourcing advice for Diageo, and global HR systems for the British Council.

Former Employers: Alsbridge, IBM, PriceWaterhouseCoopers

Bob Samwell

Bob Samwell has significant utilities experience in Consulting , IT services including offshoring and in Engineering and asset management & operations.  He has over 20 years  experience as a Chartered Engineer in Utilities where he was responsible for the day to day operations of a UK regional network operations and asset management. Subsequently a further 15 years experience in IT services and consulting.   This includes IT governance, programme management, ERP shared services development and development and implementation of SCADA systems.

Former Employers: UK Utility Companies, CGEY, Wipro Technologies & CSC

Dinesh Bhalla

Dinesh Bhalla is an accomplished Network and Telecoms consultant with over 30 years experience over a wide range of services and infrastructure used  in the Utilities Industry. He has delivered Telecoms strategies as well designing, procuring, implementing and managing contracts for both National and International Networks and ensured secure integration of 3rd Party partner networks. The areas of technologies include WAN, LANS, Voice, Contact Centres, Telemetry, mobile services, Security domains and Video conferencing.

 

Former employers: National Grid plc, British Gas, Transco

Ian Hucker

Ian Hucker has over 34 years experience working in the Utility sector where he has managed major business change and IT Transformation programmes utilising a wide range of market leading technologies and delivery processes. He has also worked extensively with multiple offshore partners and has a proven track record of delivering projects on time and to budget. 

Qualified in Management studies Ian has also spent time developing multiple business cases, programme definitions and benefit realisation plans. He has also initiated outsourcing and collaboration opportunities aimed at delivering added value for clients. Ian's achievements include leading the team that won the 'Team of the Year' in the 2008 Utilities Week Achievement Awards and was a finalist in the British Computing Society (BCS) 'Project Manager of the Year' in the same year.   

Former Employers: National Grid plc, Transco, Lattice Group, British Gas

Terry Jefferson

Terry Jefferson is an experienced Senior IT professional with more than 20 years experience in blue chip organisations, managing a variety of multi disciplinary teams across a breath of IT and major program activities. A proven track record delivering large scale transformation programs (focusing on Solution Assurance and Testing activities), Relationship and Service Management, Application Support including IT sourcing strategies.

Former Employers: British Gas plc, Lattice Group plc, National Grid plc, RWE npower

James Marchant

James Marchant is an ITIL V3 expert-accredited Service Delivery Professional, with 15 years experience across the IT development and maintenance lifecycle. Specialising in service design and service transition, James has extensive experience in establishing best practice, cost effective  operational support capabilities into FTSE 100 organisations across a range of industry verticals, including Utilities, Government and Financial Services

Former Employers: British Gas plc, Lattice Group plc, National Grid plc, Serco plc, Catlin Group

Geoff Goddard

Geoff Goddard is an experienced account and business development manager with over 15 years experience of product marketing in the finance sector. As a Board member of a high end IT network management product supplier Geoff also has been involved with product design and marketing of web based software to the education and leisure sectors. Along the way Geoff has also gained an excellent knowledge of the French language and culture.

Former EmployersStandard Chartered Bank, Barclays Bank Plc, Prudential   Assurance , Lloyds TSB Plc, Network Alliance Ltd

 

Mike Rawlins
Mike Rawlins is an experienced, accredited Executive Coach and Programme Manager specialising in business coaching and in leadership development for project sponsors, managers and team members. He has over 40 years experience in the energy sector as a chartered engineer with a strong emphasis on process and systems improvement for lifecycle asset management  and has managed major programmes of technology enabled business change.
 
Former EmployersNational Grid plc
Visvanathan Shankar

Visvanathan Shankar has over 30 years of experience spanning diverse functions ranging from Government service to delivery and management of complex IT programs across multiple domains and platforms. An expert at management of multi shore engagements, he has successfully headed large teams of over 600 people working across diverse geographies.  His track record of delivering large scale transformation programs has been impeccable. Has worked in UK, Poland and Singapore

 

Former Employers: Indian Air Force, ZensarTechnologies, Pan Asia Resources

Firoz Kader

Firoz Kader has been providing IT services to major blue chip clients for over 20 years across Utilities,  Financial Services, IT,  Manufacturing and Travel industries. A BA Honours graduate, he is ITIL V3 Expert and PRINCE 2 qualified, with real life experience across the full service life cycle, specialising in Service Design, Transition and Operations.  He has held operational and strategic roles bringing a wealth of real world experience to the table and has led on ITIL process alignment initiatives. 

Previous Employers:  IBM, National Grid plc, Jaguar Land Rover,  FCA,  Experian, RCI

Andy Haslam

Andy Haslam is an accomplished Programme Executive and Programme Manager, with a strong technology background, successful project delivery record and extensive IT experience. Managed major IT Transformation programmes for multiple clients,  with extensive experience of delivering utilising offshore capabilities. Qualified in Prince 2 and MSP (Managing Successful Programmes). Uniquely, has experience of being both a service provider, and a recipient of outsourced services. High contractual and commercial understanding gained from real world experience of contractual management and budget responsibility.

Former employers: DXC, CSC, National Grid, British Gas, CWS, British Aerospace

 

 

Ian Woolley


Ian Woolley is an experienced leader and senior manager. A successful track record in a range of disciplines; including change management, organisation and business process design and implementation, large scale business and IS Programme and Project Management. Ian also has a commercial background, developing global sourcing strategies, executing large scale IT sourcing events, supplier relatonship and contract management. He has also worked in service and incident management and undertook a business relationship management role for a number of year. Having worked in the Utility sector Ian has a firm understanding of IS regulatory submissions and negotiations.

Former Employers: National Grid plc