Lee Crooks , KPMG

Technology Consultant of the Year

Lee Crooks is a senior software testing consultant at KPMG, delivering testing projects for a wide range of clients as well as internally within the firm. You could describe him as a ‘career tester’ as he now has over 20 years’ experience in the field.

As Lee describes it, testing is critical because, without it, no software could actually go live. An analogy Lee uses is with aviation – testers build the runway so that planes can come in to land!

Having worked in a number of testing capacities across the private sector and major government departments, Lee joined KPMG six years ago since when he has led some major testing projects for multi-national clients, including the turnaround of a multi-million pound testing project for an international bank. He is currently his team’s sector lead for the Infrastructure, Government and Healthcare (IGH) sector. Lee manages the pipeline and oversees the delivery of testing on projects, including governance, assurance and management oversight. At any one time, he is usually overseeing six or seven significant external projects involving around 30 testers.

Lee has also run a number of important internal testing projects at KPMG and is leading a review of all of the firm’s internal testing capabilities and maturity across its different functions, in order to create a testing Centre of Excellence. This includes writing a testing policy and standards which will drive best practice across the firm.

Lee is someone who is truly putting testing on the map!

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