About The Author - Norman Harris @20ccnorman    

I trained as an engineer and have a very wide experience, working in 20 countries, often applying the most advanced computer techniques to engineering and business management processes.

I now seek to use this experience and analyis techniques to write commentaries on the political poicies needed today.

My experience was gained whilst working for ICI (in its best days!), BNFL, PERA, Davy, ComputerVision & Intergraph.

ICI could claim to be the creator of formalised systems thinking approaches and I have practiced and taught these techniques (with the OU) for over 25 years, over 30 years if I include teaching of the technology foundation courses.

Systems Thinking is the basis of all my analyses involving the review and development of policies and strategies.  In applying this methodology I of course bring independence.

I have consulted for AMEC, AstraZeneca, BAe Systems, CADCentre (AVEVA), DERA (Qinetiq), Haden Building Management, London Underground, McDermott Marine, Postcomm, Royal College of Music, Samsung, Syngenta & Tarmac.  With many marketing/business strategy assignments for smaller companies.

On other pages of this website you will find information on strategy development, marketing, asset management, document & records management and other business applications on which I have worked. 

I am a Past Chair of the Process Industries Division of the IMechE, the largest division of this premier UK engineering Institution.

I am a Liveryman of the Worshipful Company of Engineers and Freeman of the City of London.