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Geoff Young


Last update: 06.09.2022

ICT & Cyber Director, lead, Principal Enterprise Architect

Graduation: BSc Computer & Network Technology
Hourly-/Daily rates: show
Languages: Danish (Elementary) | English (Native or Bilingual) | French (Elementary)


Geoff Young CV 2021.doc
Geoff Young CV 2021.doc


Architecture & Support Experience
An experienced Corporate Director and consultant Enterprise Architect, with extensive and broad experience in all aspects of Enterprise Architecture capability and ICT/Cyber & Operational Technology delivery.
  • Establishing and enhancing Enterprise Architecture and Cyber (information) Security capability within businesses.
  • Enterprise Architecture Organisational Design, defining roles and responsibilities & RACI.
  • Providing architectural leadership to the architecture team and business leadership.
  • Supporting senior stakeholders in the realisation of the business/digital strategy, drivers and motivations.
  • Developing Cyber Security roadmaps leading to formal certification and accreditations, Cyber Essentials & ISO 27001.
  • Global Major Programme and bid leadership.
  • Target Operating Model development, introducing Platform and Product strategies.
  • Enterprise Architecture start up and foundation documentation, Vision, Architectural Principles, Standards etc
  • Business & ICT Architecture capability mapping,
  • Digital First and Cloud First, covering all aspects, SaaS, IaaS and PaaS and digital enablement.
  • Development of Business, Digital, ICT, Cyber Security, Cloud Strategies and Visions and technical roadmaps
  • Business and Technology Strategy & Vision development
  • The ability to explain complex technical or business concepts in plain language.
  • Ensuring quality of delivery and value for money.
Management Experience.
A fluent and influential communicator at all management levels, able to manage effectively Public Sector & Global Major Projects ($10m+) as ICT/Cyber/OT Director and as a Senior Enterprise Architect managing the complex relationships between the Business and Senior Technology & Programme stakeholders. Extensive experience of architecting, leading, assuring and managing medium to large projects in both Commercial & Government environments. Management of ICT/Cyber & Operational Technology Architecture teams.
An experienced international with over 13 years overseas management & consultancy experience, Arctic Norway, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Dubai & Kazakhstan.
Recent UK & NATO security clearances. Current Disclosure Scotland.

Project history

09/2020 - 09/2021
Lead Strategic Enterprise Architect
High Speed Rail (1000-5000 employees)
Transport and Logistics

Leading a two-pronged Enterprise Architecture effort, an organisational re-design of the Enterprise Architecture function in accordance with GDS DDAT guidelines and also setting in place a Capability Maturity initiative to identify opportunities to mature and delivering a programme of works to enhance capability through level 3 to level 4 remediation works and generation of key Enterprise Architecture collateral.

Specific tasks

  • Capability Assessment & Mapping to roles, Mapping roles to skills and roles and responsibilities, (RACI)
  • Organisational design principles
  • Developing organisational taxonomy
  • Developing a maturing capability framework, concentrating on key areas of Strategy, Governance, Integration (including data/information).
  • Generation of key strategic artefacts
  • Preparing a Tranche of work for outsource

09/2019 - 09/2021
ICT & Cyber Director
Honeywell Global Major Projects (5000-10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
I was responsible for the technical oversight and governance of ICT & Cyber security scope on
high-risk, high-complexity, high value global major projects which are often "critical national
infrastructure" type.
I was heavily engaged in pre-bid, at project start-up, and key milestones to ensure major projects
are bid and delivered credibly, to specification, budget, and schedule. I identify, recommend, and
help implement innovative ideas and tools to reduce our cost to serve and improve our ability to
deliver high quality outcomes in a reduced timeframe.
These truly Global Projects involve challenging technical, functional and contractual requirements
and required a strategic thinker with a proven ability to provide strong leadership and to develop
tools to deliver consistent outcomes at all stages of the lifecycle.
Leading Cyber Global Major Projects in APAC, Europe and the Middle East.

04/2019 - 07/2019
Lead Enterprise Architect
HMRC Telford (>10.000 employees)
Auditing, taxes and law
I lead on an organisational re-design for the IT department in preparation for a digital and
technology transformation programme.

Capability Assessment & Mapping to roles
Mapping roles to skills
Organisational design principles
Developing organisational taxonomy
Developing As Is and Future state architecture for the IT department

08/2018 - 03/2019
Principal Enterprise Architect
SocITM Advisory - Essex County Council (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Senior Enterprise Architect deployed within the Council to lead on the development of strategic
architecture collateral as part of a large-scale digital transformation programme.

Currently developing in consultation with the clients senior stakeholders, to satisfy immediate and
ongoing initiatives -

* A Cyber Security Vision and Strategy aligned to protecting Government on premise and cloud
data up to "Official Sensitive" in a MS Azure Cloud environment.
* The overarching Reference Architecture for migration to O365, level 0 through level 3
* Enterprise Architecture Governance regimes
* Information Architecture Strategy
* Architecture Capability Maturity Assessments and Maturity Development Roadmaps
* Longer term development of strategic digital architecture collateral and foundation

Representing the clients' interests during transformational programme activity.

03/2017 - 04/2018
Lead Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architects / NCOC (1000-5000 employees)
Energy, water and environment
Providing Enterprise Architecture leadership to the EA team and the Architecture function and
raising the overall architectural maturity level in advance of Digital Transformation activity.

Leading on the following Strategic Digital Design Initiatives
* Development of a Disaster Recovery Strategy and Cloud based solution, market research, developing
requirements, option evaluation, supplier engagement, RFP evaluation, ROI forecast and
* Development of a Strategic Collaboration strategy & solution, engagement with trusted partners,
market research, option evaluation, RFP evaluation, ROI forecast and procurement and replacement
of legacy telephony equipment
* Smart Oilfield & Augmented Reality
* Negotiating strategic partnerships with consultancy partners, developing detailed requirements
for consultancy services and securing services that save the business $1.2m over 3 years.

01/2017 - 03/2017
Lead Enterprise Architect
SocITM Advisory / Birmingham City Council (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Digital Transformation

Develop the Council business requirements for a significant technology transformation into a
Reference Architecture that represents their Future Mode of Operation encompassing in a
disaggregated (Tower like) ICT Service Model to aligned to the BCC ICT Strategy.

07/2016 - 11/2016
Programme Architectural Lead, BI-Sync AIS (Cross Program PMO)
MCR - NATO SHAPE (1000-5000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Architectural development of C4i operational and technical artefacts, modelled in NAF & TOGAF.

08/2015 - 05/2016
Deputy Chief Architect - Enterprise Architect DCM
IBM - DWP (>10.000 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Senior Enterprise Architect responsible for establishing the strategic foundation architecture
relating to the transformation and migration of DWP Data Centres to the new Crown Hosting Data
Centres (Private Government Cloud).

02/2014 - 07/2015
Lead Enterprise Architect (Business & Digital Transformation)
Actica Consulting (50-250 employees)
Internet and Information Technology
Development of Business unit strategies and technical roadmaps (HR & Finance)

02/2013 - 12/2013
Lead Enterprise Architect (Business & Digital Transformation)
Enterprise Architects
Developed as architecture lead both Foundation and Strategic Architecture artefacts.

08/2012 - 02/2013
Lead Enterprise Architect (Business & Digital Transformation)
Actica Consulting , VOSA (50-250 employees)
Public service
Leading on the creation of an architecture practice for the business with the subsequent development of the foundation and strategic architecture artefacts.

06/2008 - 06/2012
Lead Enterprise Architect
Enterprise Architects - Ministry of Justice, ATIA and FITS (>10.000 employees)
Public service
Lead Enterprise Architect: Primarily leading in development of the Future IT Strategy procurement

07/2007 - 06/2008
Lead Enterprise Architect
NATO Headquarters (>10.000 employees)
Public service
Develop As Is architecture for the existing NATO HQ and the Architecture framework for the new NATO HQ

09/1991 - 06/2006
Enterprise Architect, Technical Design Architect, Design Assurance
Numerous (>10.000 employees)
Public service
Major projects and architectural effort, including 6 years with NATO NICS Tare project.

Local Availability

Only available for the countries United Kingdom
Immediate availability to travel, double vaccinated for Covid. Extensive overseas experience, Norway, Denmark, Netherlands, Belgium, Italy, Saudi Arabia, Dubai (including travel to New Zealand, Singapore, Egypt).Approximately 12 years in total


Available to go, international assignments welcome
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