Milnes Consultancy Ltd

After over 30 years working in Business & IT for Bank of Scotland and IBM our Managing Director, Alan Milnes, has set up Milnes Consultancy Ltd to provide Contracting & Consulting Services to the market-place.

Alan is highly experienced, commercially aware and capable of leading Organisations through complex change programmes including Migrations, Move to Cloud, Major Incident Recovery, Business Expansion, Outsourcing and Disaster Recovery. He has a wide skill set and is happy to pitch in and help companies grow in any way he can.

We also provide a web hosting and development service (HTML / PHP / Wordpress / MySQL / Dadabik Database).

"Alan is reliable and trustworthy and demonstrates a high level of knowledge, skill, effectiveness and initiative"
"Alan has driven projects through influencing managers, project delegates and most importantly the client. He has gained a high level of respect from his peers in the projects in which he has been involved."

Experience

Full CV available upon request

Managing Director

MCL

Set up his own company providing Consultancy and Contracting Services to the market place. Has developed business plans, consulted on Technical Solutions and advised a start up on go to market strategies.

March 2018 to date

Senior Infrastructure Architect

IBM

Had the overall technical responsibility and accountability for Transition and Transformation of Global Enterprise Clients into IBM following the signing of new Outsourcing deals, migrating Clients from their existing platforms into IBM Data Centres and the Cloud (IBM / AWS / Azure). Took barebones solutions produced during Engagement phase and matured them to be delivery ready, produced Architectural documentation (HLD, LLD, Component Models etc), guided Technical teams and provided input to review meetings, presented solutions to clients, participated in Design Authorities both presenting solutions and reviewing submissions from others.

May 2016 - April 2018

Delivery Project Executive

IBM

Developed and delivered new commercial services for delivery to external clients, typically large multi-nationals who had outsourced their IT to IBM. Defined all elements of the solution (people / process / technology), identified the resources required, people managed assigned professionals, monitored revenue and costs, and provided the overall leadership of the new services. Also people managed a team of Disaster Recovery professionals and oversaw DR Tests.

October 2014 - April 2016

Lead Infrastructure Architect

IBM

Had technical responsibility and accountability for specific elements (primarily Asset Management and Systems Management) of Transition and Transformation of new Global Enterprise Clients outsourcing their IT to IBM. Produced Architectural documentation ((HLD, LLD, Component Models etc), provided direct leadership for Technical teams. Developed Roadmaps for assigned services. Oversaw implementation of agreed solutions. Led trouble shooting for Major Incidents.

October 2008 - September 2014

Asset Management SME

IBM

Travelled around Europe dealing with “troubled accounts”, generally audit failures or other similar problems. Reviewed the issue, spoke to all relevant parties, designed a solution, obtained buy-in and oversaw the implementation ensuring the underlying issues were resolved.

September 2000 - September 2008

Senior Consultant

Bank of Scotland

Began as a Bank Teller, moved into IT after completing my Bank Exams. Had roles as Computer Operator, Network Operator, Network Architect, Team Leader and latterly Senior Consultant. TUPEd to IBM in 2000.

November 1981-August 2000

Education

Napier University

Chartered Banker
Banking & Finance
August 1985 - May 1986

Kirkcadly College of Technology

Banking Levels 1-3
Banking & Finance
November 1981 - May 1985

Training

Technical
  • Enterprise IT Transformation Advisor Level 4
  • IBM Global Services Method
  • Client Consulting for IT Architects
  • Operational Modelling Workshop
  • Component Modelling Workshop
  • Architectural Thinking
  • ITIL Foundations & ITIL v2 Certification
  • Practical Use Case Modelling
  • Maximo Foundations v6 & v7
  • Maximo Boot Camp
  • Agile Explorer

Other
  • IBM Management Training Programme
  • General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR)

Awards & Certifications

  • Chartered Banker

  • IBM Outstanding Technical Achievement Award

  • Named in the Centennial edition of the IBM Journal of Technical People

  • Sir John Ross prize for taking 1st place amongst all students from Fife in Banking exams.

Interests

  • Chair of the Trustees of his local Church.

  • Plays 5 a side football with friends in a long running casual game on a Monday night.

  • Staff Member for the largest Forum in the world dedicated to Sid Meier’s Civilization PC game series.