Name: Andrew Russell Clark GRAY MIPA MIoD
Address: 12 St. Matthews Road
St. Leonards TN38 0TP
Tel: +44 20 7193 4676 / +44 7934 702 092
After spending nearly 20 years in the Insurance industry,
I am looking to expand my horizons by combining the abilities
picked up with those from earlier in my career in the ad-
vertising industry, along with very strong IT skills. Ideally
a position within a company that would benefit from the
multi-disciplinary experience I have accumulated over the years.
Feb 12-May 16 Carer for my wife in Barcelona, Spain
Oct 14-present cambridgeFX, Languedoc Roussillon, France
Introducer:- Bringing better value to those needing foreign
Feb 06-May 12 Owner and part-time Manager of Earl Grey T-House, Ubud, Bali
Owned and managed for rent a small 2-bedroom house in Bali.
Self financing. A great pleasure whilst we were there and a
pain to manage when we weren't. See www.balithouse.com
Nov 05-Jan 14 Generation Insurance Software Limited, Durham City, DH1
Technical Development Director:- Developed further the idea
and implementation of 'distributed authority' insurance quoting
software for the small independent insurance broker market.
Ensuring that all stages of the software development cycle
are fully integrated into the business processes of disparate
groups of Underwriters, Intermediaries and Brokers.
Jan 05-present commensemble, London, Toulouse and Barcelona
Running a virtual hosting company providing computing and
communication services to a diverse range of companies in France,
Spain and the UK.
Apr 02- Elected Member of the UK Institute of Directors
Jan 98-Oct 05 First Light Insurance Services Limited, Docklands, London E16
Technical Director:- Responsible for setting up an outbound
call centre capturing sales data for a national network of
Insurance Brokers. Processes involved all aspects of a direct
marketing operation, plus the design and implementation of
an integrated insurance quoting system. Latterly more involved
with distributing quoting systems to a wider range of users and
building relationships with leading underwriters enabling them
to confer secure delegated authority to the broker network.
Oct 95-Dec 97 SchemeTrust Insurance Services Limited, Docklands, London E16
IT Director:- Hired to manage the product development of a new
brand (Saver Direct) in SME insurance targeted directly at
specific market segments, such as Football Clubs, Hotels, Indian
Restaurants, Travel Agents etc., Developed a distributed CRM and
quoting system for use by the broker network enabling them to more
efficiently target prospective clients and subsequently handling
all aspects of the quoting, document issue and administration
of new Insurance policies from a number of Underwriting partners.
Feb 95-Sep 95 SP:Lintas, Victoria, London SW1
Creative Services Executive:- Primary function was to intro-
duce electronic diaries for the whole of the advertising
agency whilst retaining the role of a traditional creative
services executive within a busy traffic department.
May 93-Feb 95 Pukka Productions, Puckeridge, Hertfordshire
Freelance Consultant:- Creation of Multimedia Presentations
(Integrated computer slides, video and sound) for various
clients in the Southeast including the Natural History
Museum and Raytheon as well as preparing conference and
training materials etc.,
Jun 90-Apr 93 Stansted Computer Services, High Lane, Stansted, Essex
Systems Integrator: Provide solutions to companies seeking
greater publishing efficiency, both in-house and external,
on paper and on film. Primarily concerned with increasing a
companies ability to promote itself consistently,
coherently and comprehensively through the use of
Information Technology. Involved installation, training and
supporting a variety of software and hardware combinations
mainly in the areas of Multimedia and DTP.
Sep 89 Elected Member of the Institute of Practitioners in Advertising
May 89-May 90 CM:Lintas International, 21-23 Meard Street, London W1
Print & Production Consultant: Acted as the agency's
resource for their Pan-European Clients implementing
systems to control and improve the quality and accuracy of
all sales and marketing literature produced across Europe.
Nov 79-May 89 Ayer Advertising, 22 Percy Street, London W1
Creative Services Director: After getting a 1st at Watford
College and some time off, I was started as a junior
production controller... and through the years became Head
of Department and an Associate Director. My final
responsibilities included managing all aspects of a
Creative Services Department of 10 staff (Art Buying, Print
& Production Buying, Traffic Control, Financial Planning
etc.,) as well as liaising direct with the agency's clients
(i.e. Chanel, Mercedes Benz, M&G, Norwich Union, Rolls-Royce,
Air France, Fiat, Midland Bank, Bank of Ireland, Standard Life
etc.) in all matters relating to their own print &
publicity needs. Also heavily involved in integrating new
technology into all the agency's departments and took part
in implementing both a new accounting and administration
system (Donovan Data Systems) and one of the first Mac
installations for the Creative Department.
Oct 76-Jul 78 Eden Rock Hotel, St. Barts, French West Indies
Maitre d'Hotel: Supervised the running of a small family
hotel in the Caribbean catering to seasonal clientele from
both Metropolitan France and the States.
Oct 75-Sep 76 Cossor Electronics, The Pinnacles, Harlow, Essex
Change Note Executive: Worked as part of a team concerned
with building, amending and implementing an automated
production planning and manufacturing control system.
Jul 72-Aug 74 Gabi Gilow, Wilhelm-Hauff Strasse 7, 1000 Berlin 41, Germany
Conversational English Tutor: Taught English to 14-18 year
olds. Originally planned to stay for the summer holidays,
but ended up in Berlin for two years.
Sep 78-Jul 79 Watford College, Watford, Herts
1st Class Diploma of Advertising Administration
Sep 93-Jan 95 University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent
Post Graduate Diploma in Computer Studies
Snooker, Travel and Computing
Native English Speaker, Basic French
For more information and the full CV call Andy Gray on +44 20 7193 4676
or download a copy of this CV from www.andrewrcgray.com