John Lucas

I'm a hands-on Business Change and IT leader straddling the worlds of leadership and management by creating a vision and modelling behaviour but never completely detaching from the day-to-day needs and operations of the business. Comprehensive experience blending technical skills and entrepreneurial strategic vision in leadership roles engaging with key stakeholders at all levels. Programme/Project management expertise orchestrating a balanced approach to managing strategic transformational change and growth initiatives. Adept at building strategic partnerships with internal and external colleagues that lead to mutual profitability. Demonstrated success creating and implementing innovative systems whilst mentoring staff to achieve their full potential. Key skills / attributes include: • Leading teams ranging from a handful of colleagues up to 100 people, and managing budgets up to £7 million • Creative, flexible and knowledgeable all-rounder with diverse experience of IT and operational management in both medium and small company environment (< 3000 employees) • Skilled negotiator, able to communicate and develop rapport at all levels both internally and externally • Experienced at working to tight time schedules and tough deadlines • Able to think quickly and accurately under pressure, delegate responsibility, lead by example and use extensive technical experience, common sense and analysis when planning, problem solving and decision making • Proven record of achievements including full data centre migration, ISO 27001 level implementation, delivery of a full outsourcing programme, and taking a challenging IT environment into smooth operation • Delivering Digital Transformation: Developed and implemented cohesive digital strategies, leveraging expertise in e-Commerce, mobile, content/video, social media, and cloud/hybrid infrastructures Market Sectors: Retail, Financial Services, Professional Services, Construction, Engineering & Automotive

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