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A professional engineer, experienced programme and change director with over 25 years practice in the public sector. He is an active OGC Gateway Review Team Leader for high-risk programmes, assessing the effectiveness of major procurement projects.  He worked in Whitehall for over a decade. 

In the MOD, he implemented a total cost of ownership management regime.  In the Cabinet Office, he worked with government departments and agencies delivering strategic assessments for Ministers and the Prime Minister.  He designed and put into use performance / benefits management systems with a technical service organisation.  As chairman of various project boards, he improved clarity of strategic goals and outcomes, reinforced stakeholder relationships and leadership responsibilities, and delivered successful business cases.  Initially as a Trustee (cf Non-Executive Director) of the £50M pa global educational charity, the Institution of Engineering and Technology, he is implementing new ways of working using a one-team (staff-member) approach to shared responsibilities in streamlined governance structures.



  • SC – Security Cleared by MOD to Aug 2012
  • BSc (Eng) – Electrical Engineering (Imperial College)
  • FCGI – Fellow of City & Guilds of London Institute
  • CEng – Chartered Engineer and CMarEng – Chartered Marine Engineer
  • FIET – Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology
  • FIMarEST – Fellow of Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology
  • Alumnus at Expert level of the MOD’s Acquisition Leadership Development Scheme
  • OGC High-Risk GatewayTM Review Team Leader.


Areas of Expertise

  • Programme Conscience / Assurance, including Healthchecks and OGC Gateway Reviews
  • Governance, Budget Planning and Resource Prioritisation
  • Programme, Stakeholder and Change Management, and Corporate Services Transformation
  • Performance, Risks and Benefits Management, and Assurance
  • Mentoring, Coaching and HR Development / Training


Employment History

MOD – Defence Communications and Services Agency – Programme Conscience / Assurance
2007 to date    Director, Wychcote Ltd – Programme and Change Management Consultancy services

2006 to 2007   Director of Consulting and Business Development, Hitachi Consulting UK – public sector

2005 to 2009   pro bono, Vice President and Trustee of the IEE, now the IET

2003 to 2006   Director, Wychcote Ltd – Programme and Change Management Consultancy services

2002 to 2003   Senior Consultant, Business Development, IBM UK Ltd – defence practice

1968 to 2002 Royal Navy Engineer Officer – achieving rank of Commodore

2001                Director-level Integrated Business Team Leader, Whole-Life Costing, DLO HQ

1998 to 2001   Founding Director of Defence Logistics Organisation (DLO), Director, Corporate Strategy, Whole-Life Support, Smart Acquisition & Logistics, in DLO HQ

1996 to 1998   Assistant Director, Professional Head of Integrated Logistic Support, Ship Support Agency

1994 to 1996   Assistant Director, Corporate Strategy, Directorate of Navy Plans, MOD Whitehall

1992 to 1994   Foreign Affairs Analyst, Cabinet Office

1990 to 1992   Strategy and Change Manager, Naval Staff, MOD Whitehall

1968 to 1990   Professional Systems Engineering Manager: nuclear reactor and propulsion engineer, weapons and electrical engineer in nuclear submarines, R&D project teams; senior Staff appointments in MOD Directorate of Navy Plans and in Flag Officer Submarines HQ

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