Colin is a respected management Troubleshooter and Interim CIO/ IT Director with substantial experience. He has a long history of working with many world-leading clients, delivering complex change in the private, public and third sectors; usually in very challenging and sensitive situations.
He is always searching for effective ways to make things better than they are. But there is more to him than meets the eye. He is not just a hard-nosed corporate ‘fixer;’ he is also a card-carrying, fully-engaged member of the digital revolution.
A very early adopter of the web, he routinely explores the potential of new digital opportunities and communities, including online publishing projects such as The Devil’s guide to iT - an irreverent but incisive exposition about making iT simpler which runs largely behind a subscription paywall – and The Better Practice Forum – an experiment in collaborative curation.
As an award nominated IT management columnist and blogger, he carefully nurtures his high-level of digital engagement by systematically harnessing web-power into a well-crafted, sustainable medium of influence.
In the offline world, Colin has just completed writing The Finance Director’s guide to managing IT in the SME (pub. ICAEW 2011); he is also the author of Aligning IT with Business Strategy – a Best Practice Guide for decision makers in IT (pub. National Computing Centre 2004).
Colin holds an MSc in Information Systems from the Open University and is a Chartered Fellow, Trustee and Vice Chair of Council at BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT. He is also a Fellow of the Institute for the Management of Information Systems and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts.
In days gone by, he was a keen participant in TV and Radio quiz shows, reaching the last 16 of The Krypton Factor. His ambition is to make iT history.