I graduated from University College London (UCL) in 2013 with a Starred First Class BSC in Economics. Following a number of investment banking internships, which didn’t quite incite the excitement I w...

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Dave Machin

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 I spent the first eight years of my working life in a line technology role with a third-party supply chain and logistics service provider, joining in 1990 on completing an IT degree. When I left, I was running their IT with a team of 160 people.
Looking to get experience of new industries and organisations, I joined Gemini Consulting in 1998. I loved the work, but spent a great deal of time out of the country. When the time came for a family in 2001, I joined Berkeley - limiting the amount of time I spent living in hotels, while at the same time expanding the variety and challenge of work. Since then, I have worked with a wide variety of clients in all sectors, including Xerox, M&G, M&S, a major Oil company, Unilever, Jaguar Land Rover, Sainsburys, JLL, the FCA…the list goes on. 
I love the independence and autonomy that gives everyone at Berkeley the freedom to focus on what's right for our clients and their teams. My recent experiences have led me to provide specialist support to Berkeley projects involving cyber security, SaaS, Cloud services and agile methods and techniques.
My wife and I both lost our first partners too early, but we now have a large combined family with seven (!) kids and four sets of grandparents, which makes for busy family get-togethers. I enjoy riding my mountain bike around Oxfordshire, and am rather too fond of Italian wine for my own good.