Bronwen Merrien – Technology & Systems Solution
Bronwen graduated from the University of Wales with a Bsc (hons) in Business Information Systems. She is one of the only people she knows that uses her degree everyday of her life! Following graduation Bronwen sought out the bright lights of London. She work as an IT professional in the City for 10 years for organisations such as Reuters, Schroders, AIG and Investec. Bronwen started out by supporting City traders on the dealing room floors as an IT engineer. She fixed networks, server and PC issues. She then moved into people management and took up a post as head of the helpdesk on a busy equity and fixed income dealing floor. She is therefore no stranger to stress and long hours! This is where she really learnt the importance of delivering a fast and efficient IT service to people who needed up to the millisecond information.
Whilst working in the IT Engineering and Operations space Bronwen decided to specialise in project delivery and business analysis. She relocated from London to Edinburgh where she took up a post at a large legal and asset management firm as Head of Development. One of Bronwen’s more unusual projects was to be sent to Guernsey to implement a new Trust Management System – requested by a certain John Merrien, Trust Director of the Firm’s Guernsey office. The project went well and Bronwen and John got married in 2008 and Bronwen moved to Guernsey full time!
Bronwen had been involved with delivering many projects to offices based in London, Edinburgh, Geneva, Guernsey, Jersey, Frankfurt, Singapore and the Netherlands. Bronwen has not always had the luxury of implementing fresh new projects, a good deal of her project work has been as a Project ‘Rescue’ Manager; drafted in to salvage IT implementations that were not going terribly well!
Since arriving in Guernsey, Bronwen has had a very interesting career working with many different organisations on the island. She has been working as a self-employed consultant offering Business and Process Management, Project Management and Operations Management to large and small organisations on the island. She joined Books and Company at the end of 2013 to head Books and Co Technology.
Away from the office Bronwen enjoys playing the saxophone, sailing, swimming, kayaking, crafting (especially knitting) and spending time with the family dog Heston.