I live in Tunbridge Wells. I am Senior Network Engineer. I love cooking and travelling.
I enjoy Cooking and exercising.
Senior Network Engineer...."Senior" being the word !
I am a senior network engineer at the London Internet Exchange (LINX). Part of of my role also a Network Team Leader and I have around 5 engineers that I lead.
I have been at LINX for 20 years.
When I left school I started a 3 year apprenticeship with GEC Avionics (now BAE) and was made redundant one year after completing my apprenticeship during a recession. I then decided to use the time whilst I was still young and in my early 20’s to go to college and university where I completed a BTEC ND, a bachelors degree and then a Masters degree and in 1997 started work again with a ISP called UUNET.
in 1999 I then changed jobs and moved to work for a Swedish company called Telia and finally worked for LINX in 2001 where I have been ever since.
My Typical Day: Typical days can be dealing and fixing issues or working and completing projects but every days starts with a cup of coffee.
I work in a team that helps to keep Internet traffic local to either the UK or to a specific region like London, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh and Glasgow as well as places like Washington in the USA and Jeddah in Saudi Arabia.
What I'd do with the money
Donate it to charity.
Robert Napier Secondary School
History O’level, Physics O-level, Chemistry O-level. BTEC National Diploma, BEng(Hons), MSc
Apprenticeship with GEC Avionics, engineer at UUNET, engineer at Telia, engineer at 360Networks, engineer at LINX.
Senior Network Engineer at LINX
How would you describe yourself in 3 words?
Engineer with a beer belly.
What's the best thing you've done in your career?
Go to college and university.
What or who inspired you to follow your career?
My father as never went to school, college or university.
What was your favourite subject at school?
What did you want to be after you left school?
Were you ever in trouble at school?
If you weren't doing this job, what would you choose instead?
Working in a factory assembly line
Who is your favourite singer or band?
What's your favourite food?
What is the most fun thing you've done?
London to Brighton night ride
If you had 3 wishes for yourself what would they be? - be honest!
Win the lottery, cure world hunger, Make the internet faster
Tell us a joke.
Horse walks into a bar, bar man says to the horse "why the long face" !