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Ant Pullin

Professional Status

Freelancer
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About Me

I'm experienced - with 18 years of successful IT and change programme and project delivery across industries including Energy, Retail and Media.

I specialise in - Programme and Project Management, Business Change and Software Development Lifecycle, with a particular passion for CRM and Customer Loyalty.

I'm adaptable - using varied delivery methods across both large corporate, sme, and start-up environments.

I'm business focused - with 
a strong business acumen built through varied leadership roles. I've held P&L responsibility for IT teams, built numerous business cases and managed varied programme and projects. I hold a first class Executive MBA from Warwick Business School.

I'm a people manager – having recruited and managed teams of technical resources including third-party suppliers, on-site and off-shore contractors, and permanent technical staff. I have experience in mentoring, coaching, and developing/delivering training.

I'm passionate - about creating value through efficient and engaging process

Experience

Key Achievements

Various
Since 2005
Responsibilities completed
  • Delivery of a multi-year, multi-million programme of change to National Grid, building a step change in risk and compliance maturity and culture for the System Operator.
  • Part of a small "Intrapreneurial" Management Team to who launched Co-op Energy. I managed the first Which "Big Switch" to double customers and add £25m revenue
  • Seven years as a member of The Midcounties Co-operative leadership team, reporting to C-level of a £1bn retail business.
  • Head of Department for IT Development and Data, with 14 FTEs and a budget of half a million pounds per annum, reporting directly to the CIO.
  • Delivery of a half million pound programme of new software development to the FSA, praised by senior stakeholders including Dame Pauline Green (CEO, Co-operativesUK) and Philip Robinson (Director of Regulatory Transactions, FSA).
  • Introducing a Lean PMO to BBC Worldwide giving them prioritisation, visibility and control of their technology portfolio. Acclaimed by the COO and Head of Global Technology.
  • Introduction of a nationally branded loyalty card scheme to half a million co-operative members.
  • Creation and implementation of a CRM strategy, process and tools across Midcounties' co-operative retail businesses within 12 months.