| Sept 2010 - Present
||As of September 2010 I have been working as an independent consultant in the areas of technical project management, Web development, communications, and media management. Clients include Internews (http://www.internews.org), USAID LEAF (http://www.leafasia.org), RECOFTC (http://www.recoftc.org) and AsiaWorks Television (http://www.asiaworks.com).
In 2012 I completed a study on behalf of Internews on the topic of digital archive management, with a particular focus on providing guidance and support for smaller media organizations working in challenging environments and with limited resources (http://bit.ly/QqemkG)
|Sept 2012 - Sept 2014|| Internews Network
19th Floor Vanissa Building
29 Chitlom Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Position: Project Director
Details: Following an initial research assignment at Internews, I helped to create a successful proposal for the award of an 18-month co-operative agreement between Internews Network and the U.S. Embassy Public Affairs Section in Islamabad, Pakistan for the Pakistan Broadcasting Corporation Digital Archive Project. As project director, I was responsible for the recruitment, procurement, and operational phases of this project including issuing RFP/RFQs for sub-awards as well as overall solutions design.
| Jan 2005 - Aug 2010
|Autodesk Inc (UK) (http://www.autodesk.co.uk/) – Datapharm Communications Ltd (http://www.datapharm.org.uk) Positions: Consultant Developer (Contract Employment) – while also completing the required coursework for a master’s degree at Royal Holloway, London University.|
|Aug 2001 -May 2005|| OnAsia Images Ltd.
6th Floor Vanissa Building
29 Chitlom Road
Bangkok 10330, Thailand
Position: Systems Architect and Technical Director
Details: A start-up company, OnAsia Images is a specialist Asian-based stock photography agency that has built a collection of over 100,000 images for sales into the global news and editorial publishing channels – including well known publications such as Time Magazine, The Sunday Times, Le Monde, Der Spiegel and others.
At OnAsia I designed the company’s core image production and e-commerce solutions – including an innovative approach to full-text search and image retrieval. Image management applications also included a subject classification system that allowed teams of keyworders to accurately keyword and classify images stored in the system. Despite initially limited resources, the systems developed at OnAsia were key to the company’s successful fund-raising activities – which in turn led to the company being acquired by investors in 2005.
|Mar 1994 - Jan 2000|| Macmillan Publishers Ltd
25 Eccleston Place
Positions: Book Group IT Head of Development and Infrastructure: Jan 1997 to Apr 1999
Details: With an annual budget of 2 million pounds, the Book Group IT department at Macmillan was composed of three teams responsible for system infrastructure, development and Web development respectively. Projects at Macmillan included the development of several client/server publishing, sales, and marketing database applications across the group. Previously developed web sites were brought in-house for redesign and redevelopment. Web sites developed included all of the public divisional sites - several with full catalogue and online secure book ordering facilities.
|Jun 1992 - Dec 1993|| VNU Business Publications
32-34 Broadwick Street
Position : PC, Mac and Network Support Analyst
Details : As a Support Analyst, I was responsible for the installation, maintenance and support for all editorial systems, equipment, software and networks.
|Jun 1991 - May 1992 (Contract)|| Royal Mail Engineering and
Information Management Centre
Highbank House, Exchange St. Stockport
Position: PC-Support Officer
Details: As PC Support Officer, I produced documentation for bespoke software, installed communications software and modems for MIS links, created installation scripts as well as provided general PC support.