I’m a People first, agile organisational consultant as my company Tacit, with a focus on joining people up, growing capability and environments that enable people to be the best they can be. As a consultant, I’ve been fortunate to work with a bunch of different government, public and private sector organisations all over the world.
Before becoming independent I was the Head of Agile Delivery at Government Digital Service (GDS), and worked as an agile software delivery person for quite a few years; you can see that on LinkedIn.
Some other things about me
In 2016 I wrote a book about Building successful communities of practice, and I regularly speak, train and consult on this topic.
In 2023 I published another book about a model I created in 2016 called The Team Onion.
I have been involved in a lot of meetups. I founded Agile in the Ether, co-founded Liverpool Digital people, Agile on the Bench, Agile in Leeds and wp-hooked and have helped run a few others in the past, like twee8, a Hackney social meetup that ran from 2008 to 2014 and
I created the diversity charter for events because I want them to be better for everyone.
I set up and ran an online community/social network for people who live in the London borough that I used to, Hackney. It’s called Yeah! Hackney (now closed).
I have a masters in fine art and had a popular photo blog too, where I kept my collection of photos of shop fronts in London. That’s called London Shop Fronts.
I like sharing what I learn and new ideas at conferences.
I’m married to Stephen, and have cats called Evie Dave and Eric.
I grew up in London and moved to Merseyside in 2022 to live by the sea.
If you’d like to get in touch, drop me a line below.