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

skype:          andrewrcgray
                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.
Employment History:-
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
                exchange services.
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
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
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