Guerrilla Worker, strategic thinker, occasional maverick and reluctant over-achiever with an interest in culture change, creative opportunities and regional development.

Director of Guerrilla Working Ltd consultancy working at the point where technology meets the organisation’s people. Company number 10820226 

Lead for CyberNorth, the North East’s cyber security cluster including the delivery of #CyberFest.

Director of North East Initiative on Business Ethics, working to make the North East the most ethical place to do business.

Director of UKC3 – the UK Cyber Cluster Collaboration, bringing the UK cyber security clusters together.

Board member of North East Business Resilience Centre.

Advisory Board member for Creative Fuse North East.

Experience of working in both the private and public sectors.

In Computing Magazine’s IT Leaders 100 in 2015, 2016 and 2017.

In CIO Magazine’s CIO 100 in 2006 and 2012.

North East Times Impact List 2020

Former director of Dynamo North East an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East

Head of ICT Services at Durham County Council from October 2009 until May 2017 with experience of running the customer services, revenues, benefits, risk and procurement within another local authority. Previously at Spicers, Europe’s largest office product distributors, in both a logistics role and as IT Director.

Former chair of Society of ICT Managers North East (now vice chair), former chair of North East ICT Managers group and North East Combined Authority Digital Leads Group

Member of the Federation of Small Businesses.

Visiting lecturer at Newcastle, Northumbria and Sunderland Universities.

Follow me on Twitter @philjackman and follow me on LinkedIn here.

Read about my experience at Durham County Council

Read about my experiences at North Tyneside Council

Read about my experience at Spicers

Read about my current work here.