I'm an engineer, parent, wife, baker, moviegoer and music lover. A liberal and open-minded individual, and out member of the LGBT+ community.
I bake to relax, but rarely the same thing twice, and I certainly focus more on flavour than looks!
I love the relentless progress of technology and science, and always need to know HOW things work, not just that they do.
June 2017 - Present
GSK - INNOVATION TECHNICAL LEAD
Seeking and discovery of business ideas and challenges.
Deep discovery of emerging technologies including Blockchain and Quantum Computing.
Authoring of whitepapers on new technologies.
Hands-on development of ‘proof-of-value’ concepts for business impact assessment.
Multi-channel educational communication to technical and non-technical business colleagues.
Vendor discovery, relationship management and contract negotiation.
December 2014 - June 2017
GSK - SENIOR TECHNICAL LEAD
Responsible for the technical design and implementation of the GSK electronic lab notebook platform used globally by all GSK researchers.
Vendor management and delivery planning with cross company and globally distributed teams.
Responsible for technical direction and consultation for new systems and architecture upgrades.
Legacy data migration architecture for global platform migration of GSK research data.
January 2013 - December 2014
CHEMISTDIRECT.CO.UK - CHIEF ARCHITECT
Lead technology decision maker within ChemistDirect.
Chief Architect for the ChemistDirect e-commerce platform.
Designed and lead the implementation of a multi-channel, multi-site SOA based e-commerce platform.
Planned and managed the integration of the new e-commerce platform to legacy systems.
Technical owner for the new platform within Agile development teams.
Conducted vendor and tool selections and championed best fit solutions.
Provided technical leadership to development staff, and supported CTO in day-to-day tasks as required to ensure smooth business operations.
Responsibility for PCI-DSS compliance and Infrastructure upgrades and improvements.
Managed vendor and partner selection, integrations and relationships.
"Life is a travelling to the edge of knowledge, then a leap taken."