Program Lead, IT Application Transformation @
University of Wales, Swansea
An IT Transformational Change professional with more than 20 years industry experience, operating at the Program, Portfolio and IT Director level. Has led significant application, infrastructure and people / process related transformation programs to organisations. Provides emphasis on strategy, stakeholder engagement and building high performance teams. Demonstrable success in infrastructure outsourcing, back office collaborations, large scale software
An IT Transformational Change professional with more than 20 years industry experience, operating at the Program, Portfolio and IT Director level. Has led significant application, infrastructure and people / process related transformation programs to organisations. Provides emphasis on strategy, stakeholder engagement and building high performance teams. Demonstrable success in infrastructure outsourcing, back office collaborations, large scale software delivery (including critical systems) and process re-engineering (eg Lean, ITIL, PMP, MSP, Prince2).
Chartered Software Engineer
Member of the British Computer Society
BSc in Computing Mathematics
MBA (University of Michigan)
Global Head, Infrastructure Solutions @ From March 2015 to Present (10 months) Executive Director, IT @ Infrastructure Operations Portfolio Manager, leading all Change the Bank Transformation initiatives within Infrastructure Operations. Portfolio of 40+ programs and projects with CHF 80M annual spend, with a particular focus on LEAN and Offshoring implementation. Portfolio scope also includes Risk, Stability, Simplification, Technology Renewal, Process Improvement and Outsourcing. Significant business value through reduced cost, risk and outages (Jan 2014 - present).
Application Management Utility, leading the transition of legacy applications to a new shared service outsourcing partnership with IBM. Overcame regulatory challenges to offshoring and transitioned 150 applications with 20% 3 year cost reduction (Jun 2012 - Dec 2013). From June 2012 to February 2015 (2 years 9 months) London, United KingdomDirector of IT @ Chief Information Officer, responsible for Infrastructure, Software, Strategy, Architecture, Project Delivery and Support. Led inter-society Back Office partnership programmes to reduce operational cost and technology footprints within the industry. From March 2010 to February 2012 (2 years) London, United KingdomIT Delivery Director @ Application lead, responsible for company portfolio BAU operations, small change, project and programme delivery. From June 2009 to February 2010 (9 months) IT Manager - European Manufacturing Portfolio @ Managing the European Manufacturing IT Portfolio From June 2004 to May 2009 (5 years) Ford / Visteon Separation Program Manager @ Ford / Visteon IT Separation, Data Centre Outsourcing, Application Migration. From June 2002 to May 2004 (2 years) Global Application Implementation Manager @ Global Manager, Application Implementation Centre
Based in Dearborn, MI, USA From September 2000 to May 2002 (1 year 9 months)
MBA, Financial Services @ University of Michigan - Stephen M. Ross School of Business From 2001 to 2003 BSc, Computing Mathematics, 2(i) @ University of Wales, Swansea From 1990 to 1994 Neil Sturgess is skilled in: ITIL, PRINCE2, MSP, IT DIRECTOR, PROGRAMME DIRECTOR, CHANGE MANAGEMENT, PMP, SDLC, DIGITAL, eCOMMERCE, Change Management, E-commerce, IT Service Management, Strategy, Business Analysis
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