Davina Reid-Phillips

Programme & Project Expert

Technical Skills
  • Programme management
  • Stakeholder management
  • Agile
  • Change management
  • Cross-function workstream management
  • Waterfall
  • MSP (Managing Successful Programmes) Practitioner
  • Hospitality/Travel
  • Charity & Not-for-profit
  • Public Sector
Davina Reid-Phillips

Davina is a highly driven, delivery-focused programme and project manager with over 11 years of IT leadership – using her natural energy and enthusiasm to lead teams to deliver products with the maximum business benefits.

Davina brings experience from a wide range of domains, from hospitality to local government, from internal change projects to customer-driven transformations, across technologies that include:

  • Cloud-based and on-premise software
  • Localisation website creation, search engine optimisation pages, analytics/data, new infrastructure, hardware rollout
  • Security – Google Two Factor Authentication, PCI Annual Audit
  • Integration with 3rd party systems

Davina is ‘hands on’ when needed, but balances this with high-level, strategic thinking across any programme of work. Brilliant at stakeholder communication, she is an exceptionally motivational and inspiring leader who encourages team growth and evolves the collaborative culture needed for any project or programme to succeed.

Her ability to work through a crisis and rapidly develop new approaches means things to stay on track. Information is timely and accurate, and she confidently navigates issues and mitigates risks as they arise to deliver solutions on time and on budget.

Key achievements include:

  • Multiple projects delivered early and under budget – e.g. new architecture project £18k under a total budget of £286k, delivered 1 month early.
  • Google for Business implemented in 524 hotels within 2 months, saving £120k (Microsoft licencing).
  • Quick creation of localisation websites and SEO pages – run simultaneously – SEO in 2 months, Websites in 3 months.
  • Took on several failing projects from other PMs and turned them around – e.g. developing the Spanish Business Website – increasing year-on-year Sales for the Spanish estate.

  • Programme governance created a shift to focus on delivering projects with the highest business benefit through clearer communication, visibility and understanding. Enabling clear decision paths for senior stakeholders.
  • Contracted into circa 50 Local Authorities across the UK to implement bespoke Children’s Services software to increase efficiencies, ensuring improved support for children and schools.

Davina can help you with:

  • Programme/project delivery to tight timescales

  • Failing project turnaround
  • Setting up programme and project governance to ensure focus on delivering products with the highest business benefits and cost reductions

  • Agile/Scrum ways of working.

  • Leading hybrid teams (in-house, third parties and nearshore/offshore operations)

  • Software implementations

  • MSP, PRINCE2 Agile Scrum Methodologies

I would be happy to have Davina as part of my team in the future and would recommend her to any organisation that wants drive, energy, enthusiasm and commitment. She was energetic, enthusiastic and customer-focused, always bringing passion and pride to her work. Davina can be fully trusted to find the right path to success and relied upon to deliver.

Matthew Salter , Head of Professional Services, Idox

Some of Davina’s experience:

Outside of work, Davina has been a keen equestrian for over 36 years, owning two horses and competing in British Dressage. She loves to travel, exploring new places around the world with her husband. And has a genuine interest in lifestyle changes for improving health.