Biography - My CV

Date of Birth: 14th October 1967

 Status:            Single                                                             Nationality:            British


2001-2002                  Plymouth University

MSc in Integrated Services and Intelligent Networks. Currently undertaking a security project for the qualification.

1992-1995            Manchester University.

Studied a BA(ECON) in Accountancy and Finance, also covering other subjects such as politics, economics and computing. Gained a 2i degree.

1990-1992            Plymouth College of Further Education.

Three A levels taken at night classes three nights a week. Sociology grade D, Maths grade C, Economics grade B. Maths AS grade B.  

 1979-1984            Plympton Grammar School

O levels in Maths, Physics, English Language, Geography, French, English Literature & Design Technology.


Oct 2003 - Aug 2004 BD, Plymouth, Devon

Network Administrator

Dec 2002 - Oct 2003 Devon and Cornwall Constabulary

Working for the strategic Network Team  

1997- Sept 2001 Rittal-CSM, Plymouth, Devon.

 60M turnover subsidiary of German Multinational

Jan 1998 – Sept 2001 Network Administrator. A role involving: -

  Nov 1997 – Jan 1998 Cost Accountant. Had role of assigning account codes to bought ledger, and costing goods sold. Had Major role in Budgeting, overseeing all of the production expenditure, and reporting variances. Role developed into Database Developer, when assigned the task of making financial reporting more user friendly using Microsoft Access linked to Lotus notes providing automatic emailing of results. Also assisted IT in some areas of PC support.

 1995 - 1997             Vitronics Europe Ltd. Plymouth Devon.

European HQ of US Corporation.

 Accounts Manager in a busy manufacturing company. Controlling the sales ledger on a daily basis, in a two-person accounts department, reporting directly to Parent Company in USA. Responsibility of calculating and reporting financial and management figures to head office. The company had no financial director so I assumed many of the duties he would perform. I had two people reporting to me from the Admin department. I also had the responsibility of being assistant systems manager, overseeing installation, report creation and daily running of Tetra Chameleon 2000 accountancy software.

1994                 Camp Sequoia, Rock Hill, N.Y.

Worked as a driver on a large children’s summer camp in the USA   

1990                 Mater Misericordae Hospital. Sydney, NSW.

Sterilising Technician in a busy Hospital operating theatre, to earn money whilst backpacking in Australia.

 1984 - 1989            Devonport Royal Dockyard, Plymouth Devon.

Mechanical Engineer. Completed a four year apprenticeship in a naval base, being trained to build and maintain any mechanical aspect on marine apparatus ranging from pumps and engines to large propellers found on a variety of vessels from nuclear submarines and aircraft carriers to small sailing vessels.

Responsible positions:    

Assistant Secretary of Plympton Cricket Club

 Organising meetings, and schedules for a large, successful local cricket club

Chairman of Oak House residents association.

Chair of the student body of the largest hall of residence at Manchester University with over 1,000residents. Liased with the university management, student union and other halls on behalf of the students of Oak House, negotiating for issues such as lower, fairer rent, better facilities and prevention of overcrowding. Re-elected for a second term.

 Chairperson of the Senior Students Council.

Chair of the body which represented all of the halls on the university committees which formed an integral part of it’s normal business, tackling agenda such as future rent, student numbers and university funding policy. Importance of the post emphasised by funding crisis at the time due to expansion of student numbers and cut backs in government grants.

Interests and Leisure activities.

Other Skills:  

Website designed by John Finch 1997-2005. Email for details.