SITA Board Director @ I am very pleased to have been re-selected to the Board of SITA at the 2014 Annual General Assembly From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Geneva Area, SwitzerlandNon Executive Director @ From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Non Executive Director @ From March 2013 to Present (2
SITA Board Director @ I am very pleased to have been re-selected to the Board of SITA at the 2014 Annual General Assembly From June 2014 to Present (1 year 7 months) Geneva Area, SwitzerlandNon Executive Director @ From March 2014 to Present (1 year 10 months) Non Executive Director @ From March 2013 to Present (2 years 10 months) IT Director @ From March 2011 to Present (4 years 10 months) London, United KingdomChair @ I have been chair of SITA since 2003 and lead the restucturing into one SITA in 2006. I was re-elected Chair in 2008 and again in 2010 by the AGA for 2 years.
SITA is the world’s leading specialist in air transport telecommunications and IT solutions.
SITA delivers and manages business solutions for airline, airport, GDS and government customers over the World’s most extensive network, which forms the backbone of the global air transport industry.
In 2008 SITA’s revenues were $1,472m with a pre-tax margin of $53m.
Created and owned by the air transport community SITA has 4,500 employees worldwide, of 140 nationalities, proficient in 70 languages, with >550 members in >200 countries. From June 2003 to June 2014 (11 years 1 month) Chair of CIO Board @ The CIO Board of e-skllsUK is an advisory Board of CIOs from UK companies and government.
e-skills UK is a not for profit, employer-led organisation, licensed by government as the Sector Skills Council for business and IT. Its mission is to ensure the UK has the skills for Digital Britain to secure the UK’s place at the forefront of the global digital economy.
It has established CC4G (Computer Clubs for Girls) which 125,000 girls have participated in, established the ITMB degree course now given at 13 universities and just launched Big Ambition to change attitudes amongst young people to choosing IT as a career. From April 2005 to March 2014 (9 years) London, United KingdomBoard member @ OnAir is developing a full range of affordable inflight communication services tailored to passengers’ differing habits and preferences on different types of flights.
With OnAir, passengers are able to use their own portable electronic devices, including laptop computers, mobile phones, smartphones and Personal Digital Assistants (PDAs), as well as the airline’s in-seat equipment, to communicate inflight, just as they do on the ground. From September 2005 to April 2011 (5 years 8 months) Geneva Area, SwitzerlandCIO and Head of BA Services @ I was Group CIO at British Airways from 2001 to January 2011; and in January 2009 took on responsibility for Shared Services at BA covering Property, Financial Shared Services and Performance, in addition to IT. From January 2009 to January 2011 (2 years 1 month) CIO @ I was first appointed CIO of BA in Nov 2000 with responsibility for IT architecture and strategy and then joined Rod Eddington's Leadership Team as Group CIO, with accountability for IT operation, design and delivery, just before 9/11. I was responsible for the operation of all IT, development of new systems and technology strategy. We also developed the LEAN/Continiuous Improvement Centre of Excellence for to improve processes across the airline From November 2000 to December 2008 (8 years 2 months) Principal Private Secretary to Secretary of State for Transport @ PS/SofS when John MacGregor was Secretary of State From 1992 to 1994 (2 years) Speech Writer to Ministers @ From 1986 to 1987 (1 year) Assistant to ISM Operations Manager @ Seconded to IBM to work for John Griffiths as ISM Ops Manager and then UK Administration Director From 1983 to 1984 (1 year)
MA, History @ University of Cambridge From 1974 to 1977
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