Committee Members Profile

Barny Duffy.
Originally from Belfast moved to Northampton in 1993.
Over 30 years experience in Telecommunications Industry. Experience includes designing some of the largest Voice networks, and Contact Centres in Europe. Includes TDM and VOIP Voice Network Design, Unified Communications, Fixed mobile Convergence. Specialising in Contact Centre design using SIP, IVR, CRM, CTI, VR, WFM, Business Process Engineering.
Member of CCS from 1997 and a volunteer at The National Museum of Computing at Bletchley Park since 1997

Karl McCarthy
Visionary Information & Communication Technology Operations Executive with considerable experience in managing IT professionals, programmes and projects for the delivery of corporate IT systems and services. A high-energy, dynamic and creative leader with well established managerial and communication skills, developed over 14 years of leading IT related people, projects and change programmes. An ambassador of Continual Service Improvement and Customer Relationship Management, with a firm belief that a clear understanding of end-to-end business processes is critical for the successful delivery of high-value, business winning Information Technology solutions. More......

I am Paul Squires, Treasurer for the Northamptonshire Branch. I am a Chartered Professional Member with 16 years experience covering software development, hardware and software support, and IT Management. My main area of interest is Database systems, although my inquisitive nature takes me into any area that will present a challenge. More......

Dave Ellard.
Webmaster for the Northampton Branch of the BCS. I have worked for BT since 1990 holding various positions from Field Engineering to IT specialising in MS SQL Server Databases, ASP .Net, C# and Cold Fusion. I am now a Specialist Systems Development Manager working for BT Security part of BT Global Services. In July 2005 I graduated from The University of Northampton with a BSc(Hons) 2:1 in Business Computing. My hobbies include Computing, Amateur Radio, Photography, DIY and Gardening.

I am Gary Hill, I took over Education Liaison Officer role for the Northamptonshire Branch of the British Computer Society in 2008.
I have predominantly worked in Higher Education for my career and have been based at the University of Northampton since 1987! More......

I am Pat Twiselton and Membership Officer for the Northampton Branch of the BCS. I drifted into IT almost by accident. Leaving school I went to work in Barclays Bank and then Anglia Building Society (now Nationwide).
I moved on to be a cashier and assistant manager at a local branch in Northampton before joining the Training department travelling the branch network to implement new counter top and back office computer systems.
After 12 years I left to become a partner in my fathers roofing business but we suffered from the recession of the late 80s and to be honest I also missed the buzz and interaction of the office.
I then joined a training organisation, planning and running courses in IT, accounts and management skills. I met my husband through this job.
For the past 15 years I have been working for a software company now called COA Solutions who specialise in accounting and business solutions software. After 12 years out on the road as a consultant I now work as a senior QA consultant testing and running QA projects for a variety of products and working closely with our overseas teams in Vietnam. I am a full member of AAT and am hoping to expand on this by gaining a BA(Hons) International Accounting Degree through the University of Northampton.

I am Scott Bullock a freelance IT & Information Security consultant, specialising in working with organisations to improve their security posture on a technical & organisational level while remaining competitive in todays changing market.
As with most people of my generation the first "look" into computers happened when I was asked by a friend in an electronics class to help "fix" a ZX81.From those humble beginnings of typing endless instructions my career developed firstly into Commercial Flight & Ground Simulation (main battle tanks) involving very old PDP 11's. Then into real-time high speed software control of machinery travelling the world installing and adapting code to suit customers requirements. Managing IT infrastructure for a number of UK businesses was a natural next step in my career a dual role managing a software development team & the supporting IT Team. In recent years I have managed large scale IT projects for a Swiss based global manufacturing company. These projects included a meshed Internet based IP VPN WAN, Remote access, IP Telephony, Video Conferencing and Active Directory migration. For the last 5 years I have been involved primarily in the realm of Information Security where I attained the CISSP, CISM & ISO 27001 Lead Auditor certifications to support my experience & background.
Out of work time I spend far too much time on console games interrupted only by long dog walks .When the winter comes you will find me strapped to a pair of skis up a Swiss mountain.


 I am Paul Isaac's Public Relations Officer for the Northamptonshire Branch of the BCS. More......


Scott Turner, MBCS
I have been a member of the BCS for three years, and I work for the division of computing within the University of Northampton, as a senior lecturer in computing and currently as well as a learning and teaching co-coordinator. I was awarded a university teaching fellowship for my work on teaching problem solving to first year computing students. I am keen on outreach activities that promote STEM activities and therefore I am an active STEM ambassador.
My experience has been in the mainly in the university sector. Initially, research towards the development of non invasive glucose monitor at the University of Oxford in partnership with a large medical device manufacturer. Then moving to Northampton to start a PhD in applying artificial intelligence techniques to medical signals. Since then I have supervised PhD students in artificial intelligence and modeling systems.
My outside interests include being a parish councillor (not as boring as it sounds) and other interests include Tae Kwon Do, reading and films.

Sarith Chandra, BEng MSc (Eng) MSc Security+ CISSP MBCS
I am Sarith Chandra, Young Professionals Group Representative for the Northamptonshire Branch. More.....