Senior Test Manager
Professionally: I’m a Senior Test Manager with 12 years of experience working in Manual, Automation and Non-Functional test teams of which 8 years has been in leadership roles at all management levels. (Currently managing Manual/Automation & Non Functional Disciplines).
I moved into testing from a 1st line Product Support role at Premier Farnell which I held for 5 years, this was preceded by 8 years of working as an Electronic/Electromechanical engineer in many different areas of the industry. As a service engineer I learnt many of the skills and principles which lead to me being successful as a tester (Diagnostic skills and quality principles), in fact a lot of the regulations and standards I worked to as a service engineer are the same standards that govern software testing today.
Personally: I’m both a Dad and a Grandad, I love travelling and experiencing life and other cultures and have a number of hobbies, (Including but not limited to) Teaching and training in Defensive Tactics/Unarmed Combat, Music (Playing and listening to), Photography, Reading and many other things there simply isn’t enough time for. Basically I’m a pretty busy guy.