Jonathan Upfold

Bis 2015, Interim Programme Manager, Coeus Consulting on site at Weir Group PLC

Hitchin, United Kingdom


Jon is a professional
strategic and adaptable International Programme Di
business transformation
programme management
programme governance
business change
restructuring programmes
programme implementation
project delivery and organisational change. With h
he is able to effectively lead a team ensuring a s
implementing performance improvements and cost red
Data Centre migrations
new infrastructure and application implementations
acquisition integration
outsourcing implementation & management
change & transformation
Shared Services
M&A planning & integration
team building & mentoring
strategy planning
business relationships
P+L accountability
delivering order out of chaos.


Professional experience for Jonathan Upfold

  • 10 months, May 2014 - Feb 2015

    Interim Programme Manager

    Coeus Consulting on site at Weir Group PLC

    Engaged to conduct a feasibility study looking at options for the hosting of a global SAP HANA implementation programme for one of the world's leading engineering businesses based in Glasgow. Assignment was successfully completed on 27th February 2015.

  • 8 months, May 2013 - Dec 2013

    Interim Regional Director - Northern EMEA


    Engaged on a short term assignment to provide operational leadership for the Northern EMEA region of the End User Support Services function of Information Systems & Technology and through the initial phase of a major transformation programme that included deployment of IT Kiosks to bring IT support closer to the business, BYOD and various other quality of service initiatives.

  • 9 months, Apr 2012 - Dec 2012

    Interim Programme Manager

    Rolls-Royce PLC

    Jon was retained by the end client from his previous consulting engagement to oversee an effective managed service transition to new suppliers for applications management and support services for the Global applications estate.

  • 1 year and 3 months, Feb 2011 - Apr 2012

    Interim Programme Manager

    Rolls-Royce PLC

    Acting as Programme Manager, Jon was on-site at a major aerospace and defence client, working with their senior IT Functional Managers to guide them through a multi-million pound IT re-tendering programme. The programme encompassed all corporate IT services delivered under the incumbents Master Services Agreement across the clients group of companies. This includes the project delivery of ‘live’ engineering IT systems which are supported by IT Services and the service integration function.

  • 4 months, Aug 2010 - Nov 2010

    Interim Programme Director/IT Director

    Rexam PLC

    A 3 month contract, as Interim Programme Director, to provide the detailed planning required when managing the global IT Shared Services strategy implementation.

  • 8 months, Sep 2009 - Apr 2010

    Interim Programme Director

    Fintricity Consulting

    Appointed to lead the initial planning phase for the 40MEUR programme to upgrade the Nokia SAP environment to ECC 6. Working closely with the internal Nokia organisation and external System Integrator, my assignment was to develop the governance and process, identify the dependencies of the 150 other active high priority business projects that are reliant on the existing R/3 environment and deliver a structure that would meet the needs and demands of the overall programme.

  • 3 years, Jul 2006 - Jun 2009

    Interim Programme Director

    Rexam PLC

    Responsible for the programme to migrate the Rexam PLC European Data Centre (EDC), currently located in Stevenage and Luton, to a Managed Service environment with a major outsourcing partner. The migration to a third party Tier 3 Data Centre includes substantial SAP (R/3, BW), SAP Wintel and Wintel estates. Contract subsequently extended to implement a PMO for the Global IT function.

  • 2 months, Jun 2005 - Jul 2005

    Strategy Consultant /Interim IT Director –Europe

    Hudson Highland Group

    Responsible for management of IT services across the European region, which encompassed 13 countries, over 100 office locations, approx 1800 employees and an IT support team of approx. 40 staff. Reporting directly to the global CIO the role was responsible for day-to-day provision of IT support and

  • 2 years and 10 months, Mar 2002 - Dec 2004

    Senior Director IT Services/Global Head, Office of Technology Business Services

    Convergys EMEA Ltd

    Member of the Global IT management team, reporting directly to the corporate CTO and member of the Global Corporate Governance Council. Previously responsible for all aspects of IT for the EMEA region including 60 geographically dispersed staff, strategy definition, procedures, processes, infrastruc

  • 7 months, Jun 2001 - Dec 2001

    Director, IT & Fulfillment – EMEA (Amsterdam) / CIO (Boston, USA)

    Converge Inc

    Headhunted into this role by the CIO as a member of the senior EMEA management team and Global IT management team, reporting directly to the VP of EMEA with a matrix to the CIO. Recruited to manage the IT & Fulfillment portions of the EMEA startup operation with full responsibility for all aspects o

  • 1 year and 8 months, Nov 1999 - Jun 2001

    Senior Director, IT - EMEA

    Networks Associates (McAfee)

    Member of senior EMEA management team and Global IT management team, reporting to the SVP and CIO, with responsibility for all aspects of IT for Europe, Middle East and Africa. This included 45 geographically dispersed staff, strategy definition, procedures, processes, infrastructure, business appli

  • 1 year and 9 months, Mar 1998 - Nov 1999

    IT Director - EMEA

    Platinum Technology / Computer Associates

    IT Director – EMEA and member of senior EMEA management team and Global IT management team, reporting to the EVP Global Support and CIO, with responsibility for all aspects of IT for Europe, Middle East and Africa. This included 45 geographically dispersed staff, strategy definition, procedures, pro

  • 2 years and 6 months, Oct 1995 - Mar 1998

    IT Manager

    Simmons Magee Plc / Info’Products UK Plc

    Member of senior management, directly responsible for the strategic guidance, operational management and development of the PC, Novell, NT, Lotus Notes, AS/400 (JBA), Router and Hub based networks. In March 1997, Info’Products UK Plc acquired Simmons Magee Plc. Appointed to this role in the early

  • 8 years and 3 months, Aug 1987 - Oct 1995

    Head of Technical Support

    Associated Newspapers Ltd

    Managing a team of 4 Technical Support Analysts and directly responsible for the stability and integrity of all major core back office functions including, Compaq/Novell PC network, DEC/VAX, Apple Macintosh, Tandem/SII/System55 mainframe, remote office connections, remote disaster recovery sites and


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