I am the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) for ClearBank®, the UK’s first new clearing bank in more than 250 years. ClearBank® plans to create a new level of open competition and transparency within the UK financial services marketplace.
My career in IT started when I graduated from my Computer Science degree back in 98. In my early days I worked as a software developer, specialising in ECM (though wasn’t called that back then) applications and solutions. I quickly moved on to more senior roles, ranging from developer to technical architect and business consultant through to Enterprise Technical Architect and in the past 5 years numerous CTO roles. I have been lucky enough to work on many large and small scale projects with many blue chip organisations from varied business sectors, such as banking, investments, insurance, telecommunications and government.
In 2004 I started my own IT consultancy, One Degree Consulting, which provided consultancy services to a number of SMEs and also software development services. One Degree spawned two other businesses, workFile ECM, an Enterprise wide Content Management repository solution, and Online Existence, a web/social focussed business.
Since 2012, my focus as been within the FinTech industry, working with banks, credit institutions, payment and card schemes as a CTO. In 2016 I formally joined, what would become ClearBank®, as CTO. ClearBank is an exciting prospect, and anyone interested in banking, clearing banks, FinTech or other regulated businesses should take a moment and watch the following video: The ClearBank difference
You can learn more about ClearBank at https://Clear.Bank
On a more personal level, I am an avid cricket fan and not only enjoy watching Essex and England play, but I also enjoy playing and representing Billericay Cricket Club. I also still very much enjoy Basketball, but unfortunately I no longer play the game. I follow F1, tennis, golf and numerous other sports, as well as keeping fit and enjoying life with my family.