Leigh Perkins is a highly accomplished and innovative technologist who brings over 20 years’ experience of leading successful technology teams and development programs, with a specialism in the financial services, fintech and travel sectors.
As a passionate senior IT leader Leigh offers a unique blend of experience across enterprise and solutions architecture, IT strategy and IT programme management, that when combined, enables rapid and successful tech-led change across global projects and complex environments. Leigh can apply the right approach – whether agile, waterfall or a mix- to deliver solutions at pace.
Leigh can define architecture strategy and direction as well as build designs with a focus on big data and analytics, data supply chain, transactional and batch processing and customer-facing products using AWS, Hadoop, Mendix, Java, Python, R, elastic, Neo4j, Mainframe, SQL/No SQL.
He ‘gets the job done’ by combining a high degree of technical knowledge with the vital people management needed to deliver. You can count on him to lead by example, take tough decisions, and provide objective analysis.
Key achievements include:
Set up the technology team and led the delivery of a mobile ticketing platform in 7 months.
Led the transition of applications, data, infrastructure and people in multiple countries.
Managed a highly complex migration of a legacy big data and analytics platform to the cloud (AWS).
Designed and led the development of a new monitoring platform for global data & integration into the global data supply chain.
Led the IT relationship with international partner markets, managing day-to-day challenges, new developments and integrations as well as contract negotiations.
Delivered new scoring engines and capabilities in the cloud.
Managed the roll out of new development tools for faster delivery of applications.
Some of Leigh’s experience: