Career Summary

I am an experienced Systems Analyst and Developer with a proven track record of success across a diverse range of market sectors. Providing high-level strategic planning to facilitate crucial development projects on a variety of platforms and environments to consistently improved business-critical systems performance.


On the 2nd February 2015 I joined RSA Insurance as a BI Developer Analyst as part of their Legacy BI team based in Horsham and Chelmsford. At the time of joining the majority of their MI was produced pretty much manually out of Access 97 databases and using Excel as a presentation tool. My role is to bring my knowledge and experience of SQL, Change Control, and VBA to the team with a view on migrating existing systems to SQL Server.

Career Highlights

Low Cost Travel Group

I was given the task of reverse engineering our Customer Complaint System which had been supplied by a third party. The database was built of encrypted GUID keys and token values with non-descriptive field names. However I managed to unscramble it and by the end of 2 weeks had enough knowledge to extract our data and match that to our reporting systems. This work saved LCTG Tens of thousands in costs in licence fees as it was aable to opt out of its contract with the supplier of the software and avoid the additional cost of purchasing the associated reporting package.

A J Gallagher at Heath Lambert Insurance Services


Marks & Spencer

RBS Insurance

Employer From To
RSA Feb 2015 Present
LowCostTravelGroup Feb 2013 Jan 2015
A J Gallagher Nov 2010 Jan 2013
Telent Aug 2008 Oct 2008
RBS Insurance Dec 2003 July 2005
RBS Retail May 2001 Oct 2001
Mark & Spencer Apr 1997 Apr 2001
Sony BPE Feb 1997 Apr 1997
Wessex Water/Sema May 1996 Jan 1997
NIG SKandia Jan 1995 Mar 1996
Dixons Feb 1990 Jan 1995
EDS Corporation Sep 1988 Dec1989