Board Advisor



Big Business Experience

Spirax Sarco Ltd

Oxford Instruments

Small Business Experience

Rubus – IT Consultancy



Shaun has a broad experience in all areas of IT leadership and a track record of successful change across multiple sectors with a group/global reach (Asia to the Americas), directly and through matrix management.

That broad experience covers Digital Strategy and Delivery, Data Strategy, Business Systems Change and Efficiency, Core Infrastructure, Cloud Migration, Cyber Security and General Governance.

Specifically, Shaun uses Lean/Agile methods to improve performance, customer service and strategic projects for stakeholder requirements at all levels.

Shaun is experienced in managing budgets of up over £60m and leading teams of over 200 people globally to deliver into a complex stakeholder community.

Additionally, Shaun has worked in a startup environment, managed both acquisitions and divestments, and also directed live Business Continuity activities.


  • Competing in the Age of AI: Harvard Business School (2021)
  • Driving Digital Strategies: Harvard Business School (2021)
  • MBA: University of Bath (2003-2006), with a Thesis on “Lean Services”
  • Degree: 1st Class BSc (Hons) in Computer Engineering, City University, London (1986-1989)
  • Executive Leadership Programme: London Business School

Key Areas of Expertise

  • Aligned Technology Vision & Strategy Definition, Governance and Deployment with Business Change in multiple sectors
  • Board Level Influence and Stakeholder Management
  • Department Turnaround, Talent Management, Change Management & Cost Reduction £MM
  • Full Operating Model definition – Business Engagement, Organisational Design and Delivery
  • Industry Partnering
  • Leadership of IT functions – building teams, restructuring, outsourcing, insourcing
  • Mentoring and development
  • Realworld Digital Strategy Development and Implementation, including Data Strategies
  • Lean and Systems Thinking for IT & Business Process
  • Real ROI
  • Strong Governance (programme, project, operations & commercial budget management)
  • Application and Business Systems delivery and support
  • Business Intelligence and Data Strategy
  • Security Cyber Essentials
  • Commercially focused and revenue generating
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery


  • A proven ability to drop into different sectors and quickly assess for alignment and improvement. Also, with experience of early startup, acquisitions, divestments, live business continuity and Digital Strategy formulation and implementation.
  • Manufacturing – Director of Group IS and CIO for 2 global manufacturing companies that had operated in a very federated environment. Maturity improvement and global strategy definition and implementation completed. Extended strategy into the truly Digital Space with IoT, IIoT and AI.
  • Engineering – Group Director of IT to consolidate a very disparate environment and support the global innovative nature associated with the brand.
  • Field Marketing – Mainly European independent entities aligned for commercial benefit, with previously localised solutions. Drove increasing mobility and data insights for the customer base.
  • Startup – as employee 19, scaled the IT organisation to over 300 in 2 years as part of the leadership team.
  • Software House – globalised emerging technologies to support the rapid Development expansion.