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“I worked in the same office as Declan for a number of months whilst he was on assignment to Siemens. It was quickly recognisable of the extent of Declan's great professionalism and experience, by the manner he was able to obtain the nature of the projects being assigned and the direction given to his teams, whilst still maintaining a calm persona with a sense of humour throughout.; even in the face of adversity" 

Rachel McIntyre, Project Manager, Siemens TD (International)


“I have worked for Declan in my previous assignment and he is one of the best Programme director i have seen in my career.
He is a strong mentor, motivator and supports the team in all aspects to achieve the project, programme and company objectives. He is versalite in nature and can handle any level and any kind of people with professional approach.”

Murthy HK, Senior Project Manager, Southern Water



“Declan filled a senior position within the organisation and quickly developed excellent stakeholder relationships and understanding to enable him to deliver output and value. Very focussed, works well across all types of teams and is comfortable operating at the most senior levels, and has an excellent command of business and technology management.”

Paul Davies, IT Director, Southern Water


“Declan had a significant remit for change within the IT function at Southern Water, in a demanding stakeholder environment with shrinking budgets. He successfully brought the department up to a more professional standard whilst managing the delivery expectations of stakeholders across a number of programmes and projects. He is pragmatic and supportive in his approach, whilst being demanding of the best out of his teams. I would be very pleased to have the opportunity of working with Declan in the future"

Michael McGinn, SAP Programme Director, Southern Water



"It really is a pleasure to work with Declan. He's a visionary with a passion to deliver excellence. His leadership and strategic view is combined with a pragmatic approach, shaping projects and bringing together the right teams to ensure successful delivery complex, multi-layered initiatives, making use of appropriate technology to deliver often challenging timescales. Declan inspires enthusiasm and a drive to continually innovate, challenging everyone involved to consider new ideas and to produce work of the highest standard, while ensuring that budgets and timescales are met. Major successes on projects we have worked together on include several national awards for the Southern Water Cross-Solent Water Mains Communications project. I look forward to continuing to work with Declan in the future"

Elizabeth Jane McLaughlin, Client Services Director of web agency, Boxharry



“I have had the pleasure of working with Declan during his time with Southern Water and have the highest regard for his professionalism, expertise and attitude. As a senior player within the IT division, he has consistently demonstrated his leadership qualities whilst retaining the support and confidence of his peers and subordinates. I would have no hesitation in recommending Declan to any organization requiring the type of consultancy and management services that Declan is able to provide"

Paul Elkin, Business Development Director at Network IT



“I have engaged with Declan on a number of public sector related projects over the past 6 months. I have found him to be a consummate professional, highly intelligent and completely dedicated to helping grow, not just my understanding of the public sector, but its implications to my business.  The sector intelligence and general market awareness that he has provided, has been used to craft the strategies and direction needed to take to my organisations' most senior leadership teams. He has directly given his thought-leading views to a number of officer-level individuals, and has been instrumental in advancing my organisations understanding of the public sector, and how we can become a more influential supplier.  I can highly recommend Declan to any organisation wanting to gain the services of a public sector specialist.”

Richard Jepson, Head of Sector Marketing, Gov/Industry, Alcatel Lucent




“Declan is a very bright professional that I can strongly recommend.”

Barry Newton, Non Exec Director, MOD DVA


“I have met Declan a number of times in this capacity and also met numerous colleagues able to endorse his role within Siemens”

Conn Crawford, Strategic Projects Officer at City of Sunderland


“Declan is an intellectual giant and strategic thinker who grasps large and complex concepts with ease. He quickly understands and prioritises the important relationships across a sales opportunity. He has an ability to grasp the high-level pitch and yet is equally comfortable diving into the technical detail.”

Adrian Ratcliffe, Business Development Manager, Siemens Business Services



“I have worked with Declan for a number of years and always found the experience to be a rewarding and pleasant one.  Declan is a highly competent IT Consultancy professional, who knows his current field of expertise, Government and Security intimately.  I would wholehearted recommend Declan to any one.”

Alan Brown, Alliances Manager - Communications and Oracle, Siemens Business



“I have always found Declan Ross-Thomas to be one of THE most professional individuals I have had the pleasure to work with in this industry. Declan is incredibly focused and relentless in achieving business objectives. He has an in-depth understanding of the Technology He is an absolute joy to do business with. I look forward to continuing our relationship for many users”

Daniel R Walsh, Managing Director, Total-Trust Solutions Limited


“Having worked with Declan for a year I would have absolutely no hesitation in recommending him. Declan combines the highest degree of professionalism with a considered and analytical approach to problem solving. Having worked closely with Declan to grow teams organically at a very rapid rate, Declan’s approach allowed this to be achieved without compromising the quality or standards. I would welcome the opportunity to work with Declan again in the future and would highly recommend him.”

Martin Curtis, Recruitment Manager (outsourced), Nettec PLC



“Declan was a polite, and thoughtful manager, who considered his responses before delivering them. He was a believer in process, and a good people manager, who kept calm when the business went though a very tumultuous time. I enjoyed working with him.”

Wendy Elliot-Murray, Head of Developement, Nettec Plc (London)


“I worked for Declan for two years and over that time he was a great mentor. I thoroughly enjoyed working for/with him and he was always available to advise and support. Declan has great attention to detail and always gave considered responses drawing on his project management/people management skills.
I would not hesitate to work for Declan again and cannot recommend him highly enough.”

Liz Armstrong, IT Manager, IIR


“Declan was our technical account manmanger and delivery manager on some very fast moving projects at the peak of the dotcom boom. Went beyond the call of duty to get our products delivered against near-impossible timelines and also brought other career experience to bear to advise us usefully on other relevant subjects outside the immediate scope of his immediate brief.”

Steve Clark, CTO, Gameplay PLC


“Declan, was a pragmatic person who had the courage of his convictions. He fought very hard to get quality processes into place in Nettec and always supported his direct reports.”

Martin Hacon, Configuration Manager, Nettec PLC





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