David McGregor


8 Ashton Road, Hillside, Southport PR8 4QE

                                    Telephone:                             01704 565006






An Information Technology Manager with over 22 years of proven experience with a drive to get things done:


                      Managing various computer systems, having experience with Netware 3.11 to 5, Windows 3, to XP. Windows NT to 2003 Server, UNIX, RS6000.

                      Assessing and improving users’ confidence and abilities requires good interpersonal and communication skills.

                      Three years experience of teaching computer literacy and information technology to adults new to computers.

                      Producing IT strategy reports for the board, user policies (network, email & Internet) and disaster recovery plans.

                      Project planning and implementation. Managing a technical support team 

                      Significantly reduced software and support costs.

                      Negotiated and project-managed the installation of a new fibre optic telephone system.

                      Planned and implemented a fibre optic infrastructure for the computer systems on a 55-acre college campus site and links (VPN) to 7 remote sites.

                      Set up an IT Department from 1 person to the current 5 staff members.

                      Negotiated the outsourcing of the IT Department.




Institution of Engineering and Technology.                                  Fellow.

British Computer Society.                                                          Member.

The Institute for the Management of Information Systems.            Member.

The Engineering Council.                                                        EngTech.




IT Manager     Queen Elizabeth’s Foundation and Training College   1996 to October 2006 )


              Created an IT Department and all its procedures.

–               Standardised Hardware and Software.

–               Introduced imaging techniques which dramatically reduced workload

–               Reduced software costs by more than 50% by negotiating a select agreement with Microsoft and others.

–               Set up an IT Support Section with an IT Support Manager.

–               Worked within tight budgetary and time constraints.

–               Responsible for 400 computers at 8 different units.

                      Produced all IT Strategy and disaster recovery plans.

                      Produced a policy for users accessing Foundation computers, the Internet and using email etc.

                      Organised the QEFD Internet site and handed the day-to-day operation to Marketing.

                      Moved all network users to Windows XP.

                      Set up Internet access, email (external and internal) and calendaring for all users using Exchange.

                      Project managed new telephone systems on 3 sites

                      Set up a help desk system.

                      Negotiated with Eurodata Systems and Microsoft to be one of 12 UK companies to be accepted to take part in Microsoft’s Rapid Adoption program for Windows 2003 server.

                      Taught basic networking to PC Maintenance and installation students 2 hours most weeks

                      Member of the Charities Consortium Information Technology Directors Group (CCITDG).



 Network Contractor               Novus Systems Guildford         (7 Months)       1996


–               Took over from the Network Manager on his promotion, then handed over to his successor 3 months later.

–               Revamped and reduced the operating procedures of the Group to reflect the new managers ideas.

–               Set up a help desk using the Access database for all user requests to Technical Services and allocated the work to the appropriate expert.

–               Dramatically decreased the response time to users of both first and second line support and reduced the paperwork involved.



I.T. Contractor                        London Industrial Plc              (6 Months)      1995


              Stabilised and rationalised the company networks.

–               Expanded the Novell network, used by the Accounts database to cover all departments.

–               Set up network procedures and introduced staff to a network.

–               Introduced Microsoft Office to replace Supercalc and Q & A.

–               Set up Microsoft Mail 3.5.

–               Upgraded Novell 3.12 network to Novell 4.1

–               Produced and presented I.T. reports to the Board.



IT Contractor              London Borough of Hackney               (6 Months)      1994-1995


–               Project management and administration of the 11 server WAN linked by CISCO routers.

–               Building and re-building Compaq Proliant file servers.

–               Set up the backup systems using Arcserve.

–               Faultfinding on the network within all 11 London Borough of Hackney housing offices.

–               Introduced computers to many non-computer literate staff.

–               Specified configurations and liaison with suppliers.



IT Contractor                          Novus Systems Guildford         (5.5 Months)    1994


–               Management of the Novell file servers.

–               Administration of the RS 6000 systems.

–               Produced operating procedures (on line & documents) for the Technical Services Division.

–               Designed and documented a disaster recovery plan.

–               Investigated, tested, evaluated and reported on LAN Management Tools, Backup Systems, ISDN, Internet and Network Fax etc.


Computer Systems Manager    Vamp Health, SW8 3QJ           (1 year)            1993 – 1994


–               Set up management procedures for the Novell and UNIX systems and managed the 250 user Novell and UNIX networks.

–               Upgraded the fileserver to a Compaq Prolient with duplexed hot-pluggable drives.

–               Procured, installed and maintained all hardware and software.

–               Designed and implemented a structured wiring layout.

–               Obtained and operated management software to control and monitor networks and hubs.


Systems Support Manager       The TMS Partnership, SW15   (3 Years)           1990 – 1993


              Evaluated, designed and produced Specifications and negotiations for a new 30 user UNIX network.

–               Budgeted, planned, acquired, maintained and updated hardware and software.

–               Assessed trained and updated users in the Office Automation Systems, DTP and Graphics.

–               Prepared and presented reports to the Managing Director on the impact of my recommendations.



Systems Manager                     ERA Technology Ltd, Leatherhead             (1 Year)     1989 – 1990                                                                                                                                

              Managed Sun Engineering Workstations and Daisy Personal Logicians

–               Modelled digital devices for circuit simulation and characterisation of semiconductors.


Senior Technician                     Kingston University                                 (5 Years)  1984 ‑ 1989


                      Managed the Advanced Electronics and Computing Laboratories.

–               Designed, set up and ran a 20-workstation CAD laboratory.

–               Taught basic CAD, Circuit Simulation and PCB design to undergraduates.

–               Responsible for the serviceability of all equipment in all three laboratories.



Manager                                    Macray Roofing Co, Merseyside           (2 Years)  1982 ‑ 1983

Storeman                                   Westinghouse Signals Ltd                     (2 Years) 1980 ‑ 1982

Manager                                     Owen Owen Ltd, (Department store)   (2 years)  1978 ‑ 1980

Military Service                         Royal Air Force                                    (12 Years) 1966 ‑ 1978                     

Served in RAF Tern Hill (Shropshire) as a Supplier General, RAF Gutersloh (Germany)as a mover,  where I set up the and ran the Air Movements Ops Office and I was Positively Vetted whilst there, The Services Booking Centre (London), Gan (the Maldives) in Movements and finally at Operations Air Movements (A 5 year screened position) HQ 46 and 38 Group at RAF Upavon (Wiltshire)

I am an Armed Services Veteran




Date of birth:        18 July 1941                                                                         Mobility:                 Car owner




My main interest is computing and I have my own small network at home including an Xbox One and a Wii.  I also enjoy general science and reading science fiction, computer games and using the Internet.

Wrote the constitution (needed to obtain charitable status) in 1984 for the 2000 Club (a multi disabled Sports and Social charity in Hounslow) and was its secretary for the first three years.

I was the Chairman of my local Residents Association in London.

I was a DJ and presenter on Radio Gan (The radio station at RAF Gan in the Maldives) during my 9-month tour there in 1971.

I spent 5 years as a committee member (Public Relations Officer) and broadcaster with the Devizes Hospitals Broadcasting Service (covering the 5 hospitals in Devises).

Was an executive member and (Press Officer) of the Wiltshire Social Democratic Party and Chairman of the Trowbridge and Westbury Social Democratic Party.

I was a member of the Charity Consortium Information Technology Directors Group (CCitDG).

I was a member of the National Council for Voluntary Organisations (NCVO) Computer Working Party.


Since Retirement

I have 2 German shepherd dogs.

I have been a Trustee and Director of the Sefton Council for Voluntary Service ( ) for over 9 years.

I am the Sefton Council for Voluntary Service Board Champion for the WW1 Commemorations.

I was the Secretary of the Veterans Fund.

I was the Chairman of the Veterans Fund, Fundraising and Events committee (organising Southport Carnival, Armed Forces Day etc.).

I was the Vice-Chairman and Treasurer of the Southport Branch of the Royal British Legion.

I am the Information Technology Manager for the Merseyside Branch of SSAFA.

I am a committee member of the Sefton Armed Forces Community Covenant Partnership

I am the Chairman of the Southport Armed Forces Day Committee.

I am the Chairman and Trustee of the Formby Branch of the Royal Air Force Association.

Was awarded Preparing to Teach in the Lifelong Learning Sector (PTLLS) in July 2008.

Obtained a BCS level 1 Certificate for IT users (ECDL Part 1) in March 2009.

I also attend numerous seminars and courses plus online training for Trustees.