Garry Leacock

With over 19 years’ experience spread across research, the UK defence industry and technical consulting, Garry has been involved with technology from the earliest point in his career. As a doctoral researcher he was exposed to the complex world of math modelling and simulation of helicopters. It was during this time that he got his first proper taste of coding using FORTRAN.

Upon leaving academia Garry spent seven years as a consultant to the UK defence industry expanding his technical development and coding skills using .NET. Having a desire to work across other business verticals Garry then moved to one of the world’s leading independent IT and business process services firms for a three-year period. During this time, he held developer and tech lead roles on large UK public sector projects and gained exposure to a much wider range of technologies including Java and Android platforms, as well as the emergent CI/CD process.

The last five years have seen a steady progression through agile adoption from certified scrum master to project and delivery management. Garry now counts FinTech, Sports Betting and UK Tax and Accounting among his clients.

Garry holds a PhD in ‘helicopter inverse simulation’ from the University of Glasgow and a BEng in Aerospace Engineering from Kingston University. Having a bit of an adventurist spirit, Garry has been to almost 40 countries including a trek to Everest Base Camp in Nepal and the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.