David Gay

Senior Technology Expert

Technical Skills
  • IT transformation

  • Programme transformation

  • PMO
  • Project governance
  • Project portfolio management
  • Full life-cycle project and programme management
  • Financial services
  • Health and pharma
  • Technology
David Gay

David Gay is a commercially astute, multi-sector digital and change leader. With a solid track record of success, he has spent the last 30 year’s driving IT transformation and change programmes across the public and private sector.

David has championed and delivered complex technology, operating model and organisation change programmes. Applying cultural dexterity and building collaborative relationships, he brings together the ‘tech’ and ‘human’ elements for the best business outcomes.

A trusted advisor, facilitator and coach, passionate about people and leading turnarounds and transformation, David’s clients come to him to ensure their strategic programmes triumph.

David is a problem solver. With his keen sense towards detail and his diligence, he was able to provide a structure to the tool modernisation programme in the team. One of his biggest strengths is his ability to absorb multiple points of views and come back with a balanced solution that works for everyone. This makes him an excellent lead for any change programme.

Sasidhar Bhavaraju, Head of GAC, HSBC

Key achievements include:

  • Defining the roadmap for the implementation of a private cloud-based infrastructure and platform delivery strategy resulting in increased performance, availability and reliability of one of the Internet’s most popular news websites

  • Delivering a 4-to-10 stream, 5-year, £50m, 60+ fixed-price SoW programme – from shaping to completion – with a budget variation of less than 0.001%

  • Reversing a failing IT transformation programme by introducing new ways of working resulting in reversing a contract loss into a contract renewal
  • As a programme manager at HSBC implemented a ‘PMO Service Delivery Engine’ capability, including building an offshore team of 18 from scratch that improved control through embedding stringent governance and financial project reporting

Some of David’s clients & experience:

As an experienced IT and change delivery leader, David can help you to:

  • Boost team performance by creating the right conditions for success
  • Create an environment where culture and strategy are mutually beneficial
  • Deliver complex change programmes in a serve-the-team manner – accepted and welcomed by all stakeholders
  • Optimise the delivery efficiency of your teams through safe and open environments that are collaborative and fun
  • Swiftly resolve challenges to keep programmes on track

David specialises in:

  • Aligning business priorities with IT; mapping strategy to executable delivery programmes
  • Transformation programmes; cultural and behavioural change, rationalisation, restructuring and consolidation

  • Digital capability building and new ways of working
  • Interim client director/relationship management for systems integration service providers

  • PMO establishment/transformation
  • Service improvement programmes for failing/substandard IT delivery functions