Employment History & Education

Andy McKellFrom government administration training through commercial management and self-employment to acting and writing…

After a working life managing in high-tech, service industries, I have turned my attention in recent years to different forms of creativity, with good initial success…

Employment History & Education

Retired early to pursue writing and acting
September 2011 –
Writing Speculative Fiction/Science Fiction + available for stage/screen acting
Owner / Director, Focus Internet Services
March 1997 – August 2011 Luxembourg
Internet Consultancy, in-house systems installation, firewalls, system maintenance, web hosting, application programming…
Country Manager, INnet Internet, Benelux
1995 – 1997 Luxembourg
INnet provided Internet services, hosting, in-house systems, web design, application programming… INnet was bought out by WorldCom
IT Consultant, World Systems (Luxembourg) SA
1993 – 1995 Luxembourg
IT Consulting to European institutions, large companies, financial houses…
Franchise Manager, ComputerLand Europe SA
1983 – 1993 Luxembourg/UK
Expanded the franchise network of PC retail outlets in Europe, Middle East and eventually Africa – also provided business support for stores
Marketing Research Analyst/ IT Systems Development Manager, Cargolux Airlines SA
1981 – 1983 Luxembourg
Recruited to work on Market Research and Traffic Planning, transferred to work on the development and installation of a new IT system “CHAMP”
Marketing, British Airways
1977 – 1981 Central London and Heathrow, UK
Recruited as a Graduate Management Trainee, held various positions in different Marketing Departments – Package Holidays, Cargo Marketing, Sales Promotions, Traffic Planning
President, De Montfort University Students’ Union
1976 – 1977 Leicester
An elected, sabbatical, salaried position, undertaken after serving 1 year as Treasurer. Oversaw the merging of 2 Unions due to University expansion – redrafted the Constitution, merged existing staffing and facilities and budgets, sat on University’s Governing Body and other institutional committees.
Union Treasurer, De Montfort University Students’ Union
1975 – 1976 Leicester
An elected, sabbatical, salaried position, undertaken after completing the degree. Halved the (massive) Union debt, reduced bar prices, established management procedures and staffing of new-built Union Building, introduced new financial regulations to control cash flows
De Montfort University, Leicester
B.A. (Hons) Public Administration
1971 – 1975
Politics, Government Finance, Policy Making, Central and Local Government Institutions, Statistics: included two Local Government placements (Kesteven Treasurer and Bradford Social Services)
Activities and Societies: Student Council, Finance Committee, Entertainments Committee, Bar Committee, Liberal Arts Committee, Library Committee, Residence Committee…
Hanson Boys’ Grammar School, Bradford
Science “A” Levels + a broad range of “O” Levels
1963 – 1970
Elected School Captain in a poll of teachers and students
Elected Chairman Bradford Sixth Form Union
Black Hills Trophy for Community Work
Activities and Societies: Science Club, Rugby Team, Chess Team

2 comments on “Employment History & Education

  1. Sort of, “Intensely well rounded”. Reminded me of a number of sailors I served with. Several served as Bar Manager, with or without Committee!
    You have a strong facial resemblance to a pal who owned a Ducati 900… which I inadvertently ‘put down’. No way to treat such a classy bike.
    I like your WordPress theme. May experiment with this one myself. Perhaps there is more to the widgets you employ than meets the eye. Other than that, Best Wishes with all that you write. We live in exciting times.

  2. Hi Christopher, glad you explored my site. Never was a sailor by profession. Never owned a Ducati. Enjoyed Bar Committee meetings, though 😉

    I’m still learning new stuff about WordPress all the time, partly due to frequent upgrades and new features. I really want to focus on the content, though.

    Thanks for your wishes for my writing (must get some more of that done, soon) and I reciprocate, although it looks like you have a good handle on that 😉

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