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Alan Robb

Hampshire (County of Southampton)

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Alan Robb

Hampshire (County of Southampton)

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About Alan

A Strategic Digital Adviser / CIO / NED, expert in leading, governing and delivering technology enabled business transformation, achieving significant commercial advantage for international corporates, professional services and managed services organisations. Excellent stakeholder management / engagement with gravitas to influence to Board level. Commercially astute and result focused, adept at managing / governing large scale programmes to budget and plans, including project recovery, across multiple sectors.

KEY ACHIEVEMENTS

1. Successfully negotiated EY’s largest global managed services contract ($260m) including all terms & SLAs, supported vendor down-select, in collaboration with Procurement/Legal teams.
2. Identified causes of business failure, developed strategy/plans and delivered business transformation programme, building and leading architecture / digital technology teams to beat all major business targets for 3 successive years.
3. Transformed culture, systems and processes and motivated staff to support the changes, enabling company sale
whilst strategically rationalising 100s of legacy products and saving over £35M.
4. Radically transformed £750m Account, driving partners to deliver first service in 36 days after 18 months of failure.
5. Founded new Consulting / Engineering company, covering financial/commercials, consulting frameworks & growth.
6. Defining & delivering Cloud/SaaS migrations from legacy technologies for both industry clients and service providers.

Specialities:
Strategy definition & shaping initiatives
Technology leadership, building high performance teams to deliver digital excellence
Business transformation including M&A, business case development & benefit realisation
Technology strategy & change: virtualisation, rationalisation, cloud, SaaS, analytics, automation, big data, security
Governance frameworks: Architecture Board, Design Authority, Portfolio Management
Enterprise, business & solution architecture, design & implementation


Alan's Career History

Discerning Strategy Ltd

Director

February 2018 - Ongoing

Offering
> rapid appreciation of business challenges
> development & delivery of business transformation plans with buy-in at all levels
> changes that will stick and not impair business performance in the interim
> independent views without dogma or up-selling of other services.

SSE plc

Strategic Advisor

April 2022 - June 2022

SSE plc

CIO, Energy Customer Solutions

February 2020 - April 2022

Travis Perkins plc

Retained Adivsor

November 2019 - May 2020

Travis Perkins plc

Interim Head of Practices (Architecture & Business Analysis) / CTO

March 2018 - October 2019

EY LLP

Director Managed Service

June 2016 - February 2018

EY LLP

Global Director, Enterprise Architecture

November 2012 - February 2018

Cable & Wireless Worldwide

Head of Design Practice

September 2011 - September 2012

Endorsements

Patrick Knight

14/12/2022

Dave Trower

14/12/2022

Sectors

+ Construction Digital Energy Financial Services FMCG / Retail Healthcare Management Consulting Professional Services Public Sector Technology