Patricia Dreghorn will examine the role of a Chief Executive Officer (CEO) in implementing projects with an IT element. She will describe project complexities with which she must grapple, concerns and risks from her perspective, how this information is presented to her (formally and informally) and how this impacts her decisions.  

Examples

  • the complexity of making a decision about what solution to select
  • the overseeing of the project as it goes through its life cycle
  • the preparation and management of expectations
  • the short, medium and long term implications
  • the uncertainties, market forces, legislation, other variables that can unexpected affect a project.

Trish Dreghorn, Chief Operating Officer, E-Serve

Trish joined Ofgem in early September 2016 as Chief Operating Officer, E-Serve.

Patricia (Trish) is responsible for the E-Serve division. E-Serve administers renewable energy and social schemes on behalf of government. The division designs, sets up and delivers large scale schemes in the sustainability sector. We strive to do this efficiently and effectively to enable government to meet its aims of reducing CO2 emissions, improving energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty.

Before joining Ofgem, Trish worked in the outsourcing sector, focused on procurement, finance and administration solutions and services for clients across the banking, aerospace, defence and retail sectors.

Her most recent role was MD UK accounts and Director, Strategy and Technology. Before this, Trish held various leadership roles in shared services, product development, acquisition, implementation and production management within both the outsourcing and spirits and wine sector.

Trish graduated from Strathclyde University with a BEng (Hons) in Manufacturing Systems Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

Gerry Thorogood will present his perspective as the Head of Project Change on this. 

Examples

  • the complexity of making a decision about what solution to select
  • the overseeing projects and resourcing as the projects go through their life cycle
  • the preparation and management of expectations, the guidance and direction a Head of Product Change will specify.
  • the short, medium and longer term implications
  • the uncertainties, market forces, legislation, other things that unexpected affect a project.

Gerry Thorogood, Head of Product Change, E-Serve

E-Serve administers renewable energy and social schemes on behalf of government. We setup and deliver large scale schemes in the sustainability sector. We strive to do this efficiently and effectively to enable government to meet its aims of reducing CO2 emissions, improving energy efficiency and reducing fuel poverty.

Gerry joined Ofgem in January 2017 and is responsible for the successfully delivery of a portfolio of Strategic Transformation programmes and projects which span Assurance Improvement, Operational Transformation and Digital Transformation.

Gerry’s Programme and Project delivery assignments for organisations over the last 18 years across the EMEA region includes Ofgem, Aggreko, Cargotec, The European Commission, HSE Ireland, Scottish Enterprise, The London Development Agency, The World Bank, The Olympic Delivery Authority and Transport for London. He previously spent over 22 years in the materials handling, software services and aero maintenance sectors.

Gerry has specialist domain expertise in procurement and supply chain technology and process improvement.

Catering will be available from 18.30. Please use this time to network and make yourself known to others attending. Please book in advance for this meeting to enable us to order sufficient catering. 

Further meetings in this series are planned for Mondays 15 October, 12 November and 10 December. Please check the BCS Events Calendar and on Eventbrite for further details in due course.

Tayside & Fife Branch - Project Team Perspectives: CEO and Head of Project Change
Date and time
17 September, 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Location
Abertay University
Room 3510 (Problem Based Learning Suite)
Bell Street
Dundee
Scotland
DD1 1HG
Price
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