Mark Kirkpatrick


Experienced in delivering for users, leading diverse teams of digital professionals, working to a collective vision using collaborative and agile ways of working. A confident communicator, comfortable presenting, demoing, networking, and using research, data, analysis to make recommendations in furthering digital service design. Passionate about delivering inclusive services that work well for everyone and evolve as and when conditions change. Responsible for both instigating and delivering major programmes of work and contributing to formulating digital strategy in an era of transformation.

Skills and abilities

Employment History

Government Information Services (Nov. 2015 - present) - Lead Product Owner / Programme / Delivery Manager for New Zealand government digital services

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Ulster University, Jordanstown, NI (Jan. 2014 - Nov. 2015 - Digital Communications Manager

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Danske Bank, Donegall Square, Belfast (Feb. 2009 - Jan. 2014) Online Manager

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Centre for Cross Border Studies | Armagh, Northern Ireland (Apr. 2007 - Feb. 2009) Senior Information Officer

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Housing Rights Service, Belfast, Northern Ireland (Apr. 2006  - Apr. 2007) Web Editor

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Level Seven Creative Design | Belfast, Northern Ireland (Jul. 2004 - Apr. 2006) | Account Manager

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Education and Training

Software application / language skills

Skills / tools include Visual Studio Code, Sublime Text, CodeKit, Adobe Suite, Audacity, Slack, Trello, ProductPlan, Roadmunk, Git, JQuery, Html, PHP, CSS, LESS, SASS, MySQL, Vue, SharePoint, WordPress, SilverStripe.

Knowledge sets include accessibility, search engine optimisation, design systems, usability, digital marketing, analytics etc.


Hobbies & Interests

Reading, writing, running, history, current affairs, photography, music, cinema, swimming, soccer, chess.

Referees: Available on request