Curriculum Vitae

Here's a chronological look at my work experience. You can also view my experience portfolio.

2022

Content Design

HMRC
mid-2021 to 2022

Content Manager

Muckle LLP
2017 to 2021

Senior Content Specialist

Sage

Embedding content design into product delivery and  transforming user experience across the Sage Business Cloud suite, with particular focus on Sage Business Cloud Accounting's web and mobile applications, Design system content lead. More

2015 to 2018

Editor

RIBA Enterprises Ltd / NBS

My role here was to tear down theNBS.com and much of the digital estate after an earlier abortive attempt and to localise the offer. I was soon working across the RIBA/NBS portfolio, developing editorial strategy, and overseeing digital marketing programmes. More...

2014

Communications/Copywriting

Omlis

I set up a content pipeline from scratch and worked to articulate business and product vision for a mobile payment encryption solution. More...

2010 to mid-2014

Digital Media Manager

Stockton-on-Tees Borough Council

Inheriting a decaying corporate site and a countless number of microsites, I set about reinventing the digital offer around user needs and top tasks, detouring to produce a heritage database, a site for an award-winning museum, and an international street theatre festival. More...

2009 to mid-2010

Academic Support, Programme Administration and Data Manager

Northumbria University

I oversaw a programme of change management that brought together divisional administrative teams to form a combined administration and academic support service for the School of Arts and Social Sciences. More...

2003 to mid-2009

Content Manager

Higher Education and Research Opportunities in the UK (HERO) Ltd

Over five years I delivered hundreds of digital projects and services, with particular focus on content and marketing, on behalf of a range of stakeholders in the higher education sector. More...

2002 to 2004

Broadcast Journalist (Online)

BBC English Regions New Media

I joined the BBC to develop and sustain a new website for my hometown. I also contributed to BBC local radio. More...

late 2000 to 2002

Sub-Editor / Content Producer

Johnston Press Plc

I was responsible for page design, layout and subbing on the daily Shields Gazette newspaper, repurposing content for use online, and feature writing. More...

1999 to late 2000

Segment Producer / Presenter

BBC Radio Five Live

I presented and produced the a 15-minute Talking Technology segment, aired as part of the ‘Up All Night’ programme on BBC Radio Five Live. More...

1999 to late 2000

Staff Writer / Senior Staff Writer

VNU Business Publications London

I worked as a technology journalist, initially on What PC?  but was soon freelancing across titles including Computeractive and later moved to work on Personal Computer World magazine. More...

1998 to 1999

Broadcast Journalist

Alpha 103.2

I joined Darlington's Alpha 103.2 as broadcast journalist - preparing scripts and audio, interviewing and reading bulletins. More...

1994 to 1995

Presenter

Wear FM

I joined Sunderland's award-winning community radio station as presenter on the nightbeat strand. More...

1993 and 1994

Presenter

Kix FM

I joined Kix FM, a community radio project on Teesside, as presenter, across two month-long Restricted Service Licence Broadcasts. More...