HEAD OF TESTING PRACTICE - UK
Derrick’s technology career spans more than 40 years at Prolifics, Prolifics Testing Consultancy, KPMG, BZW Investment Management, Thorn EMI, PSDI, British Telecommunications, AT&T and PA Consulting. Derrick is also Chairman of Help A Poor Child, an international charity he founded in 1980 to help children. Global locations include India, Kenya, Sri Lanka, and in 2012, Gambia.
Malcolm has more than twenty nine years of private and public company accounting, administration and finance experience in broadcasting, executive recruiting and healthcare at Deloitte Haskins & Sells (now part of PwC), HIT Entertainment, DLA Worldwide and his own firms. He has a BA in Modern History and Economics and an MPhil in Economics from Oxford University.
Cleo joined Prolifics Testing in 2016, having previously worked in Marketing at several IT companies and Financial Publishing companies before that. Cleo is responsible for Prolifics Testing’s marketing initiatives and communications, covering both the consultancy and training product portfolios. She has a BA in Modern Languages (Spanish and French) from Oxford University and a Post-Graduate Certificate in European Business Management & Information Systems.
SENIOR TRAINER AND CONSULTANT
Steve has held international technical and management positions, working in several verticals. He spent 20 years in Telecoms developing software products for major Telcos and was Senior Manager with responsibility for Nortel’s European R&D IT infrastructure. Upon completion of teacher training, Steve joined Prolifics Testing in 2013. Professionally, he has an Honours degree in computer science and is certified to an advanced level in software testing. Steve is also a Fellow of the BCS.
Brian has 25 years of Quality Assurance experience and has been assisting Prolifics Testing since 2004. He attained ISO9001 Lead Assessor qualification in 1995 and membership of the Institute of Environmental Management & Assessment (IEMA) in 2005. Brian now assists clients with the implementation of organizational quality systems in preparation for ISO9001 and ISO14001 certifications.
HEAD OF DELIVERY - TESTING: UK
Jonathan has a passion for software testing, honed over many years of experience in financial services, information technology, legal services, logistics, media and telecommunications, for companies including KPMG, T-Mobile, Tibbett & Britten Group and Schroders. He has a BSc in Transport and Business Management from Aston University.
Managing Automation Consultant
Despite graduating with a degree in Law, Howard found his natural vocation in IT. He has been providing expertise in test automation for over twelve years, ten of which through Prolifics Testing, and hasn’t lost his passion for it: “Automation is really about getting more out of manual testing. We want our testers to use their innate intelligence and curiosity to make sure systems work well which means freeing them up from the drudgery.”
Anthony graduated from the University of Hertfordshire in 2012 with a Bachelor’s Degree in Accounting and Finance. He started his career within the heating industry moving swiftly through administration and working up to become Financial Controller in the space of a few short years. At Prolifics Testing, Anthony maintains the firm's accounts, produces monthly management accounts and oversees all tax and regulatory/compliance issues.
Senior Trainer & Consultant
Don has been with Prolifics Testing since 2006 and has enjoyed a successful career in IT, which dates back to the late 1960s. He acquired an in-depth understanding of test and review techniques, gaining Foundation and Practitioner certifications with ease. In the UK since 2004, Don has assisted in the rewrite of IEEE 829, and ISO in the formulation of the ISO 25010 and ISO 29119 standards. He regularly advises ISTQB regarding tester certification syllabus issues and works with the other trainers to write the courses.