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 and North East Initiative on Business Ethics

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.

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.

Advisory board member of Dynamo North East an industry-led initiative focusing on growing the tech sector in the North East.  

Member of Digital Union, the largest collective of creative, digital, and tech businesses in the North East.

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 Institute of Customer Services.

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.