peter heather

Peter Heather

IT Leadership Roles
ActionAid, WaterAid

United Kingdom


Peter began his professional IT career following an MSc in Computing in 1984. Since then he has worked for a variety of companies including ICL, Philips and AOL until joining the NGO sector in 2000. Whilst working for Philips in the late 80’s Peter remodelled their branding to: “Let’s make things happen” and has been working to deliver IT projects and programmes ever since.

          • Provided the focal point for all IT activities relating to the travel industry.

          • Managed emulation software development with Westinghouse.

          • Managed ticketing software development with Texas Instruments

          • Co-ordinated prototype developments of PC workstations for Covia Corporation.

          • Successfully developed and implemented business plans with National Sales Organisations.

          • Managed the pilot implementation of a back-office accounting software package.

          • Project management of transactional internet developments for major airlines.

          • Implementation of on-line booking systems. (

          • Established a project methodology for Teletext (An implementation of PRINCE2).

          • Established a projects department that included 6 project managers, 1 business analyst and administrator.

          • Responsibilities include developing content projects, partner integrations and products into the services for AOL (Proprietary),, Netscape and CompuServe.

          • Established a streamlined production process for AOL Programming enabling a complete channel redesign of the service within 3 months. (21 channels)

          • Responsible for creating and implementing the application roadmap for ActionAid and for all IT service management in the UK.

          • Responsible for the development, implementation and management of IT and systems in WaterAid globally to ensure they are fit for purpose for a growing international development NGO (non-government organisation).
          • Collaborating with IT leaders to deliver real value from IT Systems.

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