Harry was born in Yorkshire, but knows the north east well as his parents are from Tyneside and he graduated with a degree in financial and business economics and then a master’s degree in computer science from Newcastle University.
He joined BT Global Services on a graduate training programme before joining Accenture where he stayed for 11 years, becoming a technology strategy and consulting senior manager within its public service practice.
“I’ve hit the ground running and have gone straight into working on bids for work while at the same time horizon scanning for new opportunities. We already work with big government departments, but I’m confident that’s an area for growth for us and I’ll be exploring any possibilities at the Department for Education and the Home Office.
“I’ll also be focusing on further growth in the areas of financial services, health and renewable energy,” he says.
Opencast chief executive Tom Lawson adds: “I worked with Harry at BT and I know he has the contacts, knowledge and drive to help us to the next level. We already have satellites in Edinburgh and London and these offices will have a wider role to play as our growth strategy continues through Harry’s work.”
Opencast last year revealed an ambitious plan to employ 300 people by 2025 to enable the company to tackle ever larger and more complex client challenges. The current team has more than 130 members and provides services in user centred design; software delivery; devops and platform engineering; strategy and architecture and data and analytics.
If you’re interested in joining the Opencast team, email firstname.lastname@example.org