Konrad Petrusewicz, Credera

Team Leader Consultant of the Year

I bring clarity of purpose, cogent thinking and a one-team attitude to fix our client’s most challenging problems. Fifteen years’ experience of delivering complex programmes in the Financial Services sector has led to my most engaging Agile leadership role to date.

A leading Cloud provider has collaborated with one of the UK’s largest banks to build a digital bank on public cloud. This revolutionary programme involves building a highly secured, powerful platform, customised and tuned to the Bank’s stringent risk and compliance requirements, with service continuity to their 30 million customers at its heart.

In my role as Platform Engineering Product Owner, I am shaping and driving the Cloud provider’s deliverables for the foundational platform for a “bank-in-a-box” by managing a rainbow team of consultant colleagues, Cloud provider personnel, third-party engineers and Bank employees.

I was chosen to rapidly build strong relationships across the programme’s diverse team, bringing pragmatism and flair to deliver early successes within the Programme using an Agile approach. I set a culture of servant leadership, communicating clear objectives and regular updates to interim targets, and collaborating to bring out the best in those around me to continually drive progress.

We have delivered 6 major releases and continual deployment of new functional capabilities in line with the Bank’s ambitious timeframes to move live customers onto the platform within 2 years of the programme’s initiation. By introducing new ways of working into the Bank, they can continue to make the most of emerging Cloud technologies in the future.