Career Highlights

2014 - Present | Executive Partner

IBM UK

2012 - 2014 | Executive VP Professional Services & Enterprise Engineering

Monitise

2008 - 2012 | Transformation Director

Ecclesiastical Insurance Group

2002 - 2008 | Group CIO

Premier Farnell

2001 - 2002 | Head of Finance Systems

AXA

2000 - 2001 | Group Chief Operations Officer

Totalise PLC

1998 - 2000 | Change Programme Director

Legal & General

1996 - 1999 | IT Consultant

Natwest Bank

1990 - 1997 | Change Programme Director

Nationwide

1987 - 1989 | Senior Consultant

Deloittes

Aziz Mentor - UK

An outstanding Executive Leader experienced in managing multi-million pound change programmes. Graham has successfully delivered numerous multi-million pound change programmes involving hundreds of staff spanning Europe, the US, China and Australia. A highly effective strategist with the ability to gain an in-depth understanding of business processes, people and culture, Graham generates practical solutions to problems. He values promoting a culture of improvement and change.

Specific Expertise

  • digital transformation
  • digital start-ups
  • managing third-party suppliers
  • transformation
  • managing the IT function for mid-sized and major organisations
  • international working

Career history

Graham has acted as Transformation Director, Consultant and trusted advisor to numerous blue-chip organisations. He is adept at handling the complexities of working across differing time zones, organisational structures and cultures.

Further, as Executive Vice President at Monitise, he was accountable for the development of award-winning digital systems for Banks in the UK and abroad.

Graham has acted as lead negotiator for outsourcing the professional services division of 550 staff to IBM, has successfully built and launched a financial services business on the internet and floated the enlarged business on AIM.

Current Portfolio

Presently, Graham is a Partner in the consultancy division of IBM and accountable for the P&L of a major UK Bank, which includes business development and services delivery.

He also acts as ‘People Partner’, leading an initiative to improve the working climate for the IBM consultants through mentoring and similar schemes.

Graham is also accountable for the profitability improvement programme for low performing accounts across Europe.

Recognition

  • Co-author of “How To Be Your Own Management Consultant”; a book on managing change within organisations
  • Profiled in the book “How To Build A Successful Career in IT”
  • Speaker at the Innovation In IT conference for the Economist Magazine
  • Guest speaker at insurance conferences on innovation in insurance

Personal Interests

International travel

skiing and mountain biking

cycling and gold

Opera and theatre

psychology

studying French

as a spectator, football and rugby

Key Influencers

“Steve Kaufman, who grew a US corporation from $300m to $12Bn. His focus on people and the practical advice he gave me helped me realise how to make organisations work.

Clive Woodward, the England rugby world cup winning manager, for his approach to teamwork and how it applies within business.”

Mentoring Experience

“I have acted a a mentor to executives in many organisations at a senior level. I’m currently supporting three mentees at IBM.

With each, we are working in different areas, including team issues, personal relationships and how to overcome some barriers to success.”

Locations

London

Edinburgh

Glasgow