HiveRank (1143)

Adrian Wakefield

Principal HiveMind Expert

In a nutshell

I help bridge the gap between IT and the rest of the business.


Partly Available Immediately


Woking, United Kingdom





business architecture

Business Capability Modelling

change management


customer experience

IT Strategic Planning

IT Transformation

Organisational Development

TOM (Target Operating Model)

Nominated by

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HM Expert since

Wednesday December 12, 2018


I am a results driven, commercially focused, interim ‘C’ Level technology leader, with 25 years’ experience designing & delivering technology enabled transformation programmes in global organisations.

An ‘excellence’ advocate, my working life began in ‘real’ engineering, before moving on to operations and IT leadership. Executive life culminated as the CIO / Board Director of a highly respected and successful global engineering organisation.

More recently I have established transforming it , an interim consulting & advisory business focused on IT strategy, operating model and organisation design, with a passion for collaborative working, IT service improvement and business partnering. My innovative approach to technology management is built on the application of systems thinking, operational excellence and customer experience.

Outside work I enjoy running (when not broken!), cycling, Northern Spain and rare soul music.

Current role details

Advising the CIO & IT Leadership Team of the £7BN T/O Retail & Institutional Annuities Division of a FTSE 50; the division delivers more than 50% of the Groups’ annual profit and supports in excess over 1,000,000 retail pension customers.

Following an intense 2-year period of rapid insourcing and growth for the IT function, I was engaged to review the current IT strategy, operating model and effectiveness and help position the organisation to better meet future demand.
Specific emphasis is on accelerating change, driving technology enabled innovation and value management, underpinned by the creation of a strategic business relationship management function.

Services Adrian Delivers

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This service focuses on accelerating success for leaders responsible for Business Architecture

Industry Experience

Aerospace and Defence

Business Services

Engineering and Construction

Financial Services

Forest, Paper and Packaging


Oil and Gas

Transport and Logistics

regional Experience


North America