IT Services - Senior Management Team

Dayantha Joshua CIO
Dayantha Joshua, Interim Chief Information Officer (CIO)
 

Responsible for the Information Technology infrastructure, development, support and provision of information systems and services for the University.

 

External roles:

  • Member, RUGIT (Russell Group IT) Directors
  • UCISA (Universities and Colleges Information Systems Association)

Past membership:

  • UK - CIO Council (UK Govt) - 2001-2006 & 2010
  • EU - IT Directors Group - Eurostat
  • UN - UNece/MSIS - Organising Committee Member (2003-2006)

Professional qualifications: FBCS, CITP, ITPC - Information Security - Practitioner, ISEB - Qualified Project Manager

Academic qualification: BSc (Maths & Computing), MBA (Tech) (Open). MBA (IMD-Geneva).


John Richards Programme Manager
John Richards, Programme Manager
 

Responsible for a number of areas that span IT Services including the management of the ICT Programme and major projects, including the SPR reorganisation; managing our portfolio of IT services over their entire lifecycle; developing service strategy and its execution; and developing, overseeing, supporting and improving IT service management processes, policies and standards.

 

External roles:

  • Member, RUGIT (Russell Group IT) Quality Working Group

Professional qualifications: CEng MBCS CITP; PRINCE2 Practitioner.

Academic qualification: BSc MSc (Bristol).


Ian Stewart Director Advanced Research Computing
Ian Stewart, Director, Advanced Research Computing/HPC

 

Provides strategic, technical and operational leadership of the Advanced Computing Research Centre (ACRC) - a University-wide facility providing advanced research computing capability, in particular within the fields of High Performance Computing (HPC) and research data storage.  I also provide advice on complex techniques in HPC such as code optimization, tuning and parallelization and Numerical Analysis principles and methods and their application.

 

External roles:

Academic qualifications: BSc (Heriot-Watt), MSc PhD (Dundee)

 

 


Nick Skelton Assistant Director Infrastructure
Nick Skelton, Assistant Director, Infrastructure/Operations

 

Leads the IT Infrastructure Group, providing the underlying IT which keeps university teaching, research & business running. Responsibilities include the strategic development of networks & telephony, computer systems hardware and applications, data storage and management, data centres, business continuity, mobile IT, communications & collaboration tools.

 

Nick's particular interests include mobility, cloud computing, the social web and IT consumerisation. At Bristol Nick works to develop an understanding of IT strategy across all staff through the Futures Cafe programme. Nationally he speaks at conferences including FOTE, the Eduserv Symposium, and Networkshop 2011.

Professional qualifications: PRINCE2 Foundation

Academic qualifications: Chemistry MSci (Bristol)


Luke Taylor Assistant Director Systems Development
Luke Taylor, Assistant Director, Systems Development
 

 

Responsible for developing and delivering the Division’s vision and strategy for Information Technologies across the University, and ensuring alignment with University vision and strategy. More specifically, responsible for leading IT Systems Development University-wide, including systems development, enterprise architecture and middleware services.

 

External roles:

  • Chair UCISA Corporate Information Systems Group committee and member of UCISA Executive committee

Professional qualifications: MBCS, PRINCE2, ITIL

 


Pete Walker Assistant Director Service Delivery
Pete Walker, Assistant Director, Service Delivery

 

Responsible for leading Service Delivery – the Service Desk, Zonal teams, Training teams, Information Security, software licensing and identity management issues.

 

 

Professional qualifications: Prince2 practitioner

Academic qualifications: BA (Warwick), MSc (UWE)