Shanghaiist, Hong Kong

November 2012 - Current

Writer, concentrating on technology, science and China affairs overseas.

You can see a list of my posts here.

Morgan Stanley, Hong Kong

May 2010 - August 2012

Managed a team who supported a high profile real-time Credit and Bond Trading system deployed globally, trading in volume in all major markets across the Asia Pacific region.

Ran a back-end environment and batch comprising around 6,000 servers, and a similar number of Autosys jobs. In addition, I deployed a number of key projects including automated eTrading with Bloomberg to the Asia trading desks.

Using data analysis, I drove a huge reduction in cost and workload by analysing our alerts, and directing our improvement work to the hotspots identified.


September 1999 - Current

Self-started enterprise to deliver a variety of services across social media, networking and web development.

Successully created an e-commerce site, providing fully automated VPN provisioning for secure global access.

Provided email and blog hosting to a variety of organisations. Installed custom ethernet and wi-fi configuration in soho settings. Developed bespoke network backup software to provide reliable offsite data backups.

Barclays Capital, Singapore

September 2008 - April 2010

From scratch, built a team of eight analysts supporting a variety of Prime Brokerage applications and platforms.

Supported a user base across Europe and Asia of approximately 500 regular users, with 60,000 trades booked daily. Oversaw change management for Prime Services Asia, overseeing the process from conception to full delivery.

In addition, I led creative development for the Asia career fair, including all promotional work, and a departmental documentary (see below).

Lehman Brothers, London & New York

June 2002 - September 2008

Led US development for the non-$ Fixed Income Repo trading platform, used globally.

Set up Canadian Repo trading operation in the Americas, including required data reporting. In addition, I led the upgrade to support Yen trading in the Japanese office.

Provided on-call support on a 24/7 basis, and managed a team of offshore members in the Mumbai, India office.