Julian H Jones

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Julian Jones is a retired freelance management consultant for companies that employ highly technical graduate professionals, assisting them in formulating plans to attract, motivate and retain high calibre employees.

Julian is now involved in activities in his local community.

Julian's most recent position before entering freelance consultancy in July 2002 was as Technical Resources Program Manager responsible for the overall vitality of the technical employees at the IBM United Kingdom Laboratory and Program Manager responsible for development projects within the Services and Technology Department of the Laboratory, near Winchester, Hampshire, UK.

He graduated in 1967 from University of Southampton with a BSc degree in Mathematics and is a past member of the British Computer Society and a Chartered Engineer.

Since joining IBM in 1967 Julian has held a number of technical, staff and managerial posts in the UK and on assignment with IBM in the USA, finally joining the IBM UK Laboratory Senior Management Team in the new position of Technical Resources Program Manager responsible for the overall vitality of the Laboratory's 1500 technical employees, reporting to the Laboratory Director. Julian was responsible for creating and executing the Lab's Talent Plan and reporting progress quarterly to IBM US Executives. He was also a member the Recruiting Council responsible for hiring about 100 university graduates each year as well as running the 'gap year' and 'summer employment' programmes for some 120 students. During this period, Julian chaired a regular IBM Liaison Meeting with faculty heads at the University of Southampton and sat on curriculum boards at the Universities of Southampton and Leeds. He also represented the Laboratory at meetings of the Hampshire and Isle of Wight Learning and Skills Council.

Julian's background is in operating systems, networking and transaction processing where he held a number of technical positions in systems software architecture, design and development before taking his first management position as Technical Planning Manager for Customer Information Control System (CICS) in 1978. Julian went on to hold positions as System Test and Tools Manager, Product Release Manager, and then Development Manager for Transaction Processing in 1989.

In 1991 Julian was appointed Strategic Planning Manager for the IBM UK Laboratory. From 1993 Julian was IBM's cross-divisional Systems Manager for Video Conferencing and Collaborative Working and represented IBM at the International Multimedia Teleconferencing Consortium (IMTC), before moving to the Laboratory's Services and Technology Department in January 1996 to manage the Industry Solution Development Centre. In 1999 he became Program Manager responsible for software development projects within the Services and Technology Department and joined the Lab's Senior Management Team to create the Technical Resources Program Manager role. Julian retired from IBM in July 2002.

Julian lives in Romsey, Hampshire, with his wife, Sue, and has two daughters: Katherine graduated Oxford Brookes with a BSc in Business studies, and a Major in Retail and Distribution; Victoria graduated King Alfred's College Winchester as a Registered Nurse. Julian was a Romsey Town Councillor 2003-2007. His interests include Walking, Good Eating, Motor Racing, Reading, Travelling and Transatlantic Postal History. He is the chairman of the Hampshire Philatelic Federation.

Julian has contributed to Look at Romsey, Romsey 2020 and Romsey Future and is a member of Romsey and District Society.

Julian has created the following websites: Hampshire Philatelic Federation, TPO & Seapost Society and Southampton & District Philatelic Society.

Phone: +44 (0)1794 514902

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Last updated: 9th August 2023