We pioneered webcasting in the public sector over a decade ago. At that time the concept of opening up the council chamber to public viewership was met with significant concern, and we began working with some forward-thinking clients who wanted to challenge the status quo and experiment with how technology could help the ways in which they interact with the public.
Times have changed. Today, openness and transparency in public matters are fundamental expectations – and the way people interact with each other has radically evolved. Social media has become central not only to the way we communicate or share ideas, as a broadcast channel, but more importantly to the way in which we interact, collaborate and network – it’s conversational.
Head of Infrastructure & Development
Since January 2015, Adam has worked as our Project Manager. A qualified PRINCE2 Practioner, he has vast experience delivering technical projects to tight deadlines. Adam has managed a number of complex AV installations, working closely with Council staff and various 3rd parties. As Project Manager he oversees all aspects of delivery, from inception to completion. Adam works in a fast paced environment, delivering large scale projects within budget and scope. No two projects are the same, from protected heritage sites to brand new builds – Adam has worked in every scenario.
Finance Director and Company Secretary
Appointed Financial Controller in 2008 and Finance Director in 2011 Alan has extensive experience as a financial manager with 10 years as Finance Director of a London-based marketing consultancy and five years as Financial Controller at an international horticultural company. His role at Public-i means he is an integral part of building the strategy of the business as well as leading budgeting and income management.
Business Development Bid Writer
Andy has worked at Public-i since May 2012. He has vast product knowledge and after qualifying with a Gold Standard in NCTJ journalism, became our Business Development Bid Writer. Andy is responsible for drafting all tender responses, bids and proposals for new business. As our copywriter he works closely with the Graphic Designer to produce Public-i's digital marketing. Andy has been writing professionally for a number of years having been published in NME, The Argus, Brighton SOURCE and other publications.
Web Applications Developer
With a range of experience in Computer Science, business operations, audiovisual systems, and web technologies - the skill set Andy brings to Public-i is well suited to our suite of tools and services. He graduated from Sussex University with a BSc (Hons) in Music and Science, utlised skills from Software Engineering studies to work as a freelancer - and now works alongside us, developing and maintaining our Web Applications.
Service Desk Manager
Dan has over 12 years experience in IT Support and IT Service Management and has worked as a Service Desk Manager for the last 2 years. He is fully ITIL v3 qualified. Previously working for a local authority, East Sussex County Council, he brings good knowledge of the public sector to our support and delivery teams. Away from work he likes spending time with his family, enjoys the outdoors and travel and tries to stay fit through regular exercise
Business Development Manager
David has been part of Public-i since 2007, following a career in TV and cinema media. His experience includes TV sales at ITV, developing new business in Europe for Channel 4 and account management for Carlton Screen. With a BA (Hons) in international politics with history, David has a passion for promoting citizen engagement in public organisations. He is part of the management team, responsible for UK and Ireland new business and account management. David is skilled in project management, effectively implementing projects across the company's range of products.
Head of Operations
Deborah is an ITIL V3 qualified practitioner with 15+ years experience in the communications and technology industry, performing roles such as Project Manager, Continual Service Improvement Specialist, and Change Manager. Before joining Public-i in 2012, she was responsible as Change Manager for issue free changes on large-scale broadband and mobile networks for Alcatel-Lucent, Orange and EE. Her work at Public-i has seen her lead and manage the Project Management Office, and now as Head of Operations and a member of the Senior Management Team, she is accountable for the entire delivery cycle: Project Management, Installation, Support, Maintenance and Continual Service Improvement.
Gavin joined Public-I in September 2015 as our in-house graphic designer. After starting his professional career as an illustrator he decided to alternatively take a multi-disciplinary approach.
Service Desk Officer
After leaving college at 18 to pursue an apprenticeship with the IT/AV service team at the Angmering School, Glen began a career in technical support; servicing both IT and AV needs. Upon completion and receiving a Level 3 Diploma in IT, Glen went on to join the technical service team permanently as the designated AV technician. Two years into employment he began a Level 4 Foundation Degree with the Open University on the Cisco Networking pathway. Late 2014/early 2015 Glen decided to join Public-I under the role of Service desk officer. Outside he has hobbies in: Music, Gigs, video games, reading and practicing mindfulness.
Service Desk Apprentice
Straight from education to full time work, Grady is Public-i’s first ever apprentice, providing first-line customer support. He studied Information Technology at Sussex Downs college in Eastbourne, achieving 2 BTEC qualifications with top grades. Grady strives to gain experience in customer service and in the role of IT technical support. In college, he had a passion for web development and graphical user interface design which he pursues as a hobby.
Jane is an experienced administrator who joined the company back at the very beginning in 2000. Before joining Public-i she worked within a London Borough and has extensive experience within a personnel environment. Jane ensures the office runs smoothly and also has responsibility for human-resources matters within the company. As a qualified ISO auditor, Jane ensures the ISO system within the company is kept up to date and our accreditation is obtained on an annual basis. Regular communication with clients means she also knows what everyone is up to. With her long experience with the company the answer to any difficult question is usually to “Ask Jane”.
Web Applications Developer
Kisoran joined Public-i in 2015 bringing with him experience in managing high value client accounts. As an Account Manager he has learned it is essential to adopt a hands-on and customer centric focus. Having studied IT at a university in South Africa, Kisoran is no stranger to the world of technology. Combining his methodical, analytical and supportive nature he is keen to help clients achieve their business goals, which often includes improved transparency and public engagement. Always seeking improvement, Kisoran works with various departments at Public-i to ensure a range of customer needs are met. He will liaise with the Software Development Team, Technical Helpdesk and Programmes Team to troubleshoot client queries whilst also providing ideas for improving the client experience. Based in Shoreham, West Sussex, Kisoran loves the outdoors, cooks a mean curry and and spends his weekends losing track of time on the tennis courts.
Lead Technical Engineer
Graduated from University of Hertfordshire with a BSc in Sound Design Technology. I have previously worked for an AV distributor. I have been involved in the design and completion of many AV solutions for clients based all around the UK, including a number of big financial firms in London. I enjoy riding my motorbike and going to the cinema as much as I can.
Senior Relationship Manager
With a Bsc (Hons) in Sports Science, Mathew joined Public-i in March 2001, having spent 17 years working with blue chip companies in the City. He now works with clients and partners at a senior level to make sure their strategic needs are being met. He has huge experience of the company and of the products and is able to bring this to bear with client projects. Mathew has a real understanding of the challenges that local government faces and a passionate belief that technology and social media can help.
Sarah joined Public-i in March 2002 having previously worked as Team Leader for a large Global organisation, running a team of Sales Executives focused on ensuring excellent customer service and building new client business. Sarah is the Account Manager for the North of England and Scotland and has responsibility for our client base within this region and bringing new clients on board.
Project Support Officer
Before joining Public-i in May 2014, Siobhan worked in human resources for an energy company. She's lived in Brighton her whole life, and studied at the University of Sussex - International Relations and Politics (BA), European Politics (MA). Outside of work her hobbies include growing vegetables on her allotment, sewing and pub quizzes.
Head of Products
Before joining Public-i, Stephane studied analytical chemistry at UCL, gaining an MSc – and worked for the precious metal company, Johnson Matthey in Royston. He then completed a second masters, in software programming, at ISTIA University, in France (2005). He then worked for Pfizer, in Angers, writing stock management sotftware and websites. Steph, as he’s known to us all here, has been with Public-i since 2006 after moving to Brighton. A specialist in C#, PHP and Java, he says he much prefers writing desktop applications for Public-i to analysing chemical solutions.
Technical Team Manager
Steve joined Public-i in December 2014 to bring some new skills into the organisation and a better technical presence in the North of the UK. He began his career by gaining a diploma in theatre lighting and sound engineering which led him into a role setting up lighting rigs in theatres, arenas, TV studios and set locations. For the last 14 years he has been working within the AV industry and has experienced various roles within it from rack build and installation to project management and system design. He has achieved CTS accreditation (certified technical specialist) from the AV industry’s leading body ‘Infocomm International’ and is working to enhance this to CTS-D (Design).
In his spare time Steve enjoys music, camping, hiking, DIY and is also a Scout leader.
Stuart specialises in video and image editing as well as taking a leading role within our event team. In his spare time he does more of the same – as well as being an experienced martial arts practitioner which is handy when he travels for work. Stuart has a BA Hons in photography, media and society.
Before joining Public-i in 2010, Tanya had a 10-year career in the film and television industry. She has worked on high-profile television drama, feature film, and documentary, as well as many music videos and commercials. Her broad background both on set and in the production office has developed a solid ability to co-ordinate projects from start to finish and deliver them to the highest standards on budget and on schedule. At Public-i, Tanya leads on brand, marketing, and communication projects, and also supports the Chief Executive.
Chief Executive Officer
Tim joined Public-i as CEO in May 2015 from the consumer electronics industry. All his experience in hardware, software and IP licensing coupled with his passion for customer service will be put to good use as the world becomes more aware of Public-i and its mission to engage. Engagement is the driving force at Public-i underpinned by world class web broadcasting technology and this expertise will fuel the growth of the business and the engaged citizen.
Web Applications Developer
Tom has been developing applications for the Internet for over 10 years using a range of technologies. He attained his first class degree in Computer Science from The University of Sussex in 2008. In his spare time he is an enthusiastic electronic music producer.