Director Profile

A dedicated all-rounder, who is not afraid to knuckle down and get his hands dirty. Not easily flustered in a crisis, very good at troubleshooting and resolving technical issues, able to effectively communicate with people at all levels from engineers to vice-presidents.

Professional memberships

Incorporated Engineer, Member of British Computer Society and Chartered IT Professional.

ISACA Member.

Past experience has been heavily in the ISP sector, but began in the Systems Department of Cummins Engine Co. after finishing college (Computer Science at Teesside Polytechnic):

      • UUNet (joined whilst it was still known in the UK as Unipalm Pipex), and worked as a senior provisioning engineer to connect business clients to the Internet and project manage all aspects of their Internet requirements, offering technical support and interactive troubleshooting where necessary.
      • Level3 Communications (UK) – Integral part of the UK project development and implementation teams that created their standard Internet services; Dedicated Internet Access (leased line connections) and Colocation (cabinet hosted connectivity in-gateway).
      • Dexterus Limited – Senior IP Engineer for this startup ASP. Designed and implemented the resilient backbone routing infrastructure (OSPF), in addition to configuration and responsibility for ISP connectivity to Level3 and LoNAP members using BGP. Heavily involved in the topology and network design of service offerings to clients.
      • SPX Bolting Systems – Information Security Officer & Infrastructure Manager and software testing for the Software Development department.
      • NE England Local Government Authority – Information Security Officer, with responsibilities for IT Security within a regional Northeast England Local Government Authority
    • November 2001 to present – Wanwise Limited, strategic ICT consultancy, providing cyber security services to SME’s in the North East of England.
    • October 2022 to present – CyberNorth, Business Engagement Manager, providing cyber security business engagement support within the Northeast Of England, and a priority role in promoting the NCSC CyberFirst programme of encouraging more young people into the cyber security industry

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Andrew Pounder BSc(Hons) IEng MBCS CITP


Andrew Pounder BSc(Hons) IEng MBCS CITP