As a native of Northern Ireland, Alastair enjoyed living in a small town while attending school in Belfast. At school, his passion for rugby culminated in a successful playing career at school and club level. Sadly, following a severe rugby accident, he can now only enjoy watching from the sidelines where he still supports his local home side of Ballynahinch, as well as Ulster and Ireland.
Not afraid of a challenge after injury, Alastair seized the opportunity to travel to South Africa to help manage a Game Lodge that had been recently acquired by his uncle. Having survived the culture shock, climate, lions, rhinos, scorpions and BIG snakes for 6 months, he returned eager to complete his already lengthy degree and fully thankful for such an experience in a place he now considers his second home.
With 7 years of Management Information experience, Alastair’s skill set includes SAS programming, Business Objects, Crystal Reports, Prince2 and ETL. He enjoys working with and manipulating large volumes of data, and the challenges this presents. Alastair has a passion for data quality and is always investigating solutions to increase the credibility of operational data. Alastair loves meeting clients and getting his teeth into Tableau consultancy.
After moving across to England in 2007, Alastair now finds himself fully immersed in family life in Southampton. He enjoys spending time with his baby daughter Ruby and fiancee Gemma. He is often seen staring down his opponents from across a poker table where his analysis experience helps him make the wrong and thus costly decisions. He has been known to become very animated during 6 Nations Rugby fixtures however he still finds time to relax and unwind by shooting clay pigeons whenever possible. Always up for a laugh, Alastair enjoys a good night's ‘craic’ (definition:- Irish word for fun/enjoyment (alcohol optional).