About Tom

I’ve got over 15 years of experience working in technology. I’ve been on the side of operations, development, and finance, and I’ve learned that you really shouldn’t take sides. I have a passion for high-performing technology that serves people and makes their lives easier and richer. My main focus nowadays is helping organisations increase performance by utilising the principles of DevOps, Lean, and Agile.

In particular, I draw upon the “Three Ways” of DevOps (credit to Gene Kim), which are:

I’ve led technology in organisations ranging in scale from startups to global enterprise, and in sectors including professional services, retail, live events, pharmaceuticals and finance. My most recent leadership roles have been at Experian, ERT, and UNiDAYS.

Over that time, I’ve learned that great culture and continuous improvement are crucial to high performance. I also believe that really high performance means everyone in the team enjoys and is fulfilled by what they do. I’m currently Chief Technology Officer for Ydentity, a tech start-up where we’re building the next-generation identity storage and sharing platform for consumers.

I’m taking on freelance consultancy work too. I can support your organisation with cloud migrations, DevOps and Agile transitions, improving team culture and processes, and more. Get in touch if you think there might be something I can help you with. Outside of work, I spend a lot of time outdoors, riding mountain bikes, trail running, travelling, and teaching yoga.

I’ve spoken at various conferences, and had the opportunity to speak on a few podcasts too:

WB40 podcast - episode 94: Speaking about DevOps and the book “The Phoenix Project”

Bitpicking: Live from Re:develop.io where I spoke about the evolution of DevOps.

WB40 podcast - episode 68, speaking about DevOps cultures and practices.


See below for my traditional CV:

Employment History

January 2018 – September 2018: Experian – UK Head of Cloud Platforms, ECS


Other Training and Qualifications

PRINCE2 Practitioner, ITIL V3 Practitioner, AWS Certified, MCSE, Agile and SCRUM trained. In addition: I hold a Level 2 Mountain Bike Leadership award, 200 hour Yoga Alliance certification in teaching vinyasa yoga. I am also currently working towards a Mountain Leader award.