Hello world.

Director, Platform Services. King of various Mountains. But usually just Dad.

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I was born and raised in Northern Ireland, moving to England to go to university; and I never really went back. The 70s and 80s were not happy times in my homeland, and I knew from an early age that I wasn’t going to hang around. Living in England has unquestionably made me feel all the more Irish, as you’ll immediately see on any rugby weekend or Eurovision night.

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My career found me. I was literally in the right place at the right time to become a website specialist. I’ve worked for Sky News, Microsoft and Her Majesty’s Government (before that got trendy). I first started working with WordPress, the software behind this very website, in 2007; and it’s been occupying my working hours ever since. I now work on the VIP team at Automattic.

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My passion in life is cycling. I spend most dry lunchtimes on two wheels, hunting down Strava KOMs; and most wet lunchtimes in the virtual world of Zwift. I particularly love to ride the track: indoors whenever the opportunity arises, but more usually, outdoors at Reading. I take it pretty seriously, possibly too seriously. But I think I’d look great in a rainbow-striped jersey.