I'm an experienced strategic consultant and technology analyst with 30 years' experience of the UK TV industry, and have advised a wide range of blue-chip media companies and global brands in Europe and the USA on technology developments within the TV, mobile and Internet sectors. My consultancy practice has been founded on a long and varied career in journalism, where I combined senior TV and print editorial roles with IT expertise, and continues alongside my part-time lecturing role at Westminster.
Some of the companies I have worked for directly: ITN, Diverse Production Ltd/C4, Granada Television, Haymarket Publications, Financial Times News Letters, British Satellite Broadcasting, 21st Century Publishing, Phillips Business International, Informa Group, Informed Sources International, Digiscope, Breaking Trends, and Farncombe Technology.
Some of the companies and organisations I have advised through my own or other consultancy practices: BBC, BSkyB, BT, BT Broadcast Services, Canal+, Comcast, Discovery Networks, Digital Interoperability Forum, DCMS, Disney, DMGT, Ericsson, Eutelsat, J Walter Thompson, Microsoft, Nagra, NetHold, NTL, Ofcom, Olswang, Pathé, Reuters, Solomon Bros, Thorn UK, United Business Entertainment, Virgin Group and Warner.
For several years prior to becoming a Senior Lecturer at Westminster University in September 2013, I was a visiting lecturer for the Media Markets module of the MA in Media Management course there. I also taught at summer schools in Beijing run jointly by Westminster and the Chinese University of Communication (CUC).
Over the years I have also created and run a number of training courses for several Fortune 100 commercial organisations, including a Tier 1 telecommunications company and a leading TV technology firm, on topics related to Digital TV.
I am currently teaching on the MA in Media Management course, and expect also to begin teaching in October 2014 on a new two-year MA in Global Media Business which will be taught jointly in Harrow and Beijing in association with CUC.