"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

Henry David Thoreau


"It pulled me like a magnet, jazz did, because it was a way I could express myself" Herbie Hancock

In March 2016 I finally done something I'd been dreaming about for many, many years - my first solo gig as a Jazz Guitarist. As with any craft worthy of the name I still have a lot of learning to do but nothing was thrown at the stage and I escaped with my dignity relatively intact - there was even the odd smattering of applause so......I hope to do more in the future and when I do I'll use this site to highlight them. In the meantime below is a recording of "My Funny Valentine" at that first gig - apologies for the sound quality.

"Without ambition one starts nothing. Without work one finishes nothing. The prize will not be sent to you. You have to win it." Ralph Waldo Emerson

My Professional Life

What Others Say

As far as 'the day job' is concerned I'm a senior manager/professional with more than 20yrs high-profile experience in Operations, Management Information and Third-Party Governance roles. I've worked across a broad range of different sectors (Investment banking, Life & Pensions, BPO Service Companies) and with global organisations like Barclays, Standard Life, Prudential and the Capita Group.


In 2015 I established my own boutique Management Consultancy - We Are Flat Five - and have already secured contracts with International Finance Data Services and Prudential UK. I'm absolutely passionate about the design and delivery of clear, accurate & actionable management information and then using that to continually improve service governance & delivery. The key thing I'm looking for in any role is impact – the chance to make a tangible difference to the way an organisation functions using data and governance in smart and innovative ways. Get in touch.

“Liam combines first rate MI skills with a keen business & commercial outlook, an unusual combination which positions him well to operate in & contribute to senior teams in third-party servicing environments.”

Steve Ferrari

Service Management Director, Prudential

“Liam is extremely responsive - he turns high quantities of work around very quickly. He also adds value to every interaction by ensuring not only that he is clear on what you need from him, but also by providing additional support and insight wherever possible ”

Chris Hudson

Client Director

Capita Life & Pensions



















“Liam has a pragmatic, can do attitude and I have always found the quality of his work to be a key differentiator. The service he provided was always accurate and considered, a true asset.”

Tracy Harris

Customer Service Director


“Liam has excellent analytical skills and always produces high quality work. I have always found him to be very helpful and innovative in terms of making suggestions on how we can improve our reporting and use the data effectively ”

Irene McGowan

Director, IFDS


Don't hesitate to get in touch....


"If a man does not keep pace with his companions, perhaps it is because he hears a different drummer. Let him step to the music which he hears, however measured or far away."

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