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meet the team

Callum Knowles

Callum Knowles

Director

Callum has been actively engaged with public sector bodies in the shared services agenda for many years, assisting in delivering cost effective solutions. He has over 15 years experience in managing and delivering multi-million pound projects in both the public and private sectors. Callum sits on many industry and Government advisory panels and committees and plays an active part in promoting good procurement practice within the public sector. He has had recent roles as Project Director for East Sussex County Council NGA project, Project Director for the Colchester Council Broadband delivery project, and assisting Essex County Council with their pending BDUK bid.

Michael Snaith

Senior Consultant

Michael has specialised in the development of sustainable technical and commercial models to support the delivery of broadband both in the public and private sectors. He has worked with a diverse range of clients both in public and private sectors ranging from property companies (British Land), passenger transport executives (Nexus and GMPTE), retail and shopping developers, wireless infrastructure companies (Arqiva), through to local authorities (Colchester Borough Council), and brings further ‘real world’ expertise to our team. More recently, Michael has actively been engaged in evaluating digital strategies for a number of clients relating both to delivery of broadband in rural areas and to the service layer looking at social and digital inclusion, commercialisation, digital IPTV, education and smart energy.

Keith Wright

Keith Wright

Senior Consultant

An Essex based IT Consultant with a successful career to date, having assumed full responsibility for and delivered; high profile, cutting edge technology, technical and complex projects.

A Senior Consultant utilising and building on current skill sets including; project management and agile working, people management, strategy development, implementation of a strategic change delivery programme, risk assessment and process definition, IT services, financial management, and operational partnerships.

As well as being highly skilled within this area, will bring enthusiasm, dedication, strong delivery, high energy, alongside excellent management and communication skills. 

Key Skills

  • Management including development, coaching and mentoring.
  • Communication with technical and non-technical staff, external contacts and customers.
  • Strategic planning for IT;
  • Strategy change Implementation.
  • Project management of large complex technical projects.
  • Procurement of IT equipment including tenders and OJEU processes.
  • Financial management.
  • Operational management.
  • Exceptional stakeholder management.
  • Current Data Centre and Cloud experience including Cisco ACI and Hybrid Cloud systems

Recent Projects

  • Leeds City Council WAN replacement and expansion
  • Norfolk Count Council LLFN roll out
  • Southend Borough Council WAN procurement and roll out
  • Essex County Council single record of the child procurement and implementation.
Mark Churchill

Mark Churchill

Consultant

A driven and proactive senior manager with extensive experience working in ICT Service/Project Management and Traded Service development in the Public Sector. Held a range of senior ICT posts within business and corporate departments for several Local Authorities over the past 20 years. Possesses excellent interpersonal, communication and managerial skills, a conscientious individual with the ability to influence decisions and to develop and maintain positive relationships both internally and externally.  Enjoys being part of, as well as managing, motivating, training and developing, a successful and productive team and thrives in highly pressurised and challenging working environment.

Established a Gigabit digital strategy in Southend-on-Sea by procuring a dark fibre network and connecting over 150 public sector sites. Acting as the Programme Manager to co-ordinate all connections including corporate, social care, education, housing, libraries, CCTV and Traffic control sites across the borough. Utilising public sector assets as PoP sites reduced the roll out costs and established a central network operations centre. Further the full fibre network was launched to local businesses providing enhanced economic benefits to the Town and is key to underpinning the borough’s digital strategy and transformation programme. Most recently a full fibre to the premise expansion has been announced which will extend the network to reach every residential home in the borough.   

David Cummings

David Cummings

Consultant

David Cummings is an IT and Digital City Specialist who assists organisations build, optimise and progress all aspects of their digital objectives.

Prior to working for RNS, David has lead UK and US government IT departments in both Austria and the Netherlands. More recently, David ran a UK local authority ICT department which achieved both “Council of the Year” as well as attracting digital investment from the public and private sector, totalling over £35 million.

With RNS, David can help local authorities look internally at their existing IT provision but also outwardly to enable digital city, borough or district level ambitions.

David’s particular speciality is bringing together existing wider local authority projects and developing the digital opportunities that will benefit local and regional communities.

When not working, David enjoys spending time with his family, working on cars and playing golf, pool and badminton. 

David is available for digital transformation work as well as 1-2-1 consultations and can be reached at davidc@rnetso.net.

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Regional Network Solutions Ltd
6 Eastgate Rd,
Tenterden, Kent
TN30 7AH