After graduating from Loughborough University in 2007 with degrees in electronic engineering and finance and management, I completed the BAE Systems graduate programme in their weapons and vehicles di...
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Wessex Water needed an interim CIO to run their IT department while they looked for a new permanent IT director. We have a good track record of helping Wessex Water when the stakes are high, and this was one such moment. So they asked us to help and one of our partners took up the reins for nine months.
The business was undergoing a great deal of change during this time. They needed a safe pair of hands to make sure nothing went wrong. And a dynamic pair of hands too, for they were also looking to modernise their information services to meet their greater strategic needs for the future, whilst making sure that the IT department was connected to the business as well as possible.
“The challenge was to help both our internal IS colleagues and the wider business, through an internal transformation process, at the same time as developing a strategic investment programme. The Berkeley Partnership provided us with an almost unique blend of tactical capability, strategic vision and the ability to work seamlessly with our staff to prepare the business for a new direction in information services. It is this blend of skills, and deep knowledge of our business developed over time, that we keep coming back.”
David Elliott, Director of Environment and Assets
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It was a real privilege for me to be asked by Wessex to step into one of their senior management positions at such an exciting time for the business. The passion the people have for the company is infectious, and this drives you to achieve the most you can alongside them, be that changes to the daily ways of working, or delivery of the complex programmes of change.
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