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Piers Corfield

Project Manager/Business Consultant

Can work in or around East Devon District

  • 50.75632
  • -3.23487
  • Suggested rate €670 / day
  • Experience 7+ years
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Location and workplace preferences

East Devon District, England, United Kingdom
Can work onsite in your office in
  • around East Devon District and 50km


Business sector
  • Civil Engineering
  • Defense & Military
  • Digital & IT
  • Energy & Utilities
  • Environmental
+3 autres
Company size
  • 11 - 49 people
  • 50 - 249 people
  • 250 - 999 people


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  • English

    Native or bilingual

  • French



Skills (7)

Piers in a few words

Strategic Visioning & Organisational Growth

My work as an MD, Commercial CTO and consultant for over twenty years means that I am recognised as a global authority in the conceptualisation of solutions that enable decarbonisation, achievement of net zero and energy transformation. These solutions are developed through industrial digitisation and the application of condition-based monitoring, in the context of PPP projects, SPVs and start-ups. A combination of creativity with critical thought and an entrepreneurial mindset underpins my ability to shape strategic direction, accelerate organisational growth, and develop strategic alliances with multi-nationals and supply chain partners. I also bring well-practised expertise in managing commercial and technical due diligence, negotiating multi-million-pound funding, and leading route-to-market and corporate financial activity.

CTO & Thought Leadership

I offer particular expertise in platform architecture, data analysis, electronic security, communications and intuitive human machine interface design, and welcome invitations to provide thought leadership by speaking at national and international conferences on the digitisation of infrastructure. An international perspective, and an innate understanding of others, enables me to engage effectively with stakeholders, build trust-based relationships and articulate complex messages to specialist and non-specialist audiences. I consider myself to be positive and pragmatic, with a leadership and management style that is characterised by promoting a culture of supported autonomy. Above all, I place an ethos of integrity and innovation at the heart of all professional activity.

Please do connect with me if you would like to know more. I would be happy to chat.



Senior Consultant

January 2022 - Today (1 year)

My current role with Ballista centres on advising customers seeking to revolutionise management and operation of infrastructure and systems, in both conventional and renewable energy, and utility sectors. Our focus is to meet demands for greater mobility; electronic security; and the provision of intuitive systems, including digital twins. In a similar vein, I provide expertise to support organisations to realise a net zero target and decarbonise. I do so by applying digitisation approaches pioneered within aviation to transform legacy infrastructure, assets and processes, and developing self-sustaining sensing and instrumentation systems. Underpinning this is the optimisation of cost-effective and pragmatic system design to increase operational efficiency.

Klarian Ltd


March 2014 - September 2021 (7 years and 6 months)

standard in compliance by directing development of the world's leading cyber-physical pipeline infrastructure solution. In practical terms, this involved overseeing research activity on proprietary IP and capability development, securing multi-million-pound investment, and establishing a global engineering partnership with a multi-billion-dollar multi-national. My role also involved overseeing the development of organisational strategy and branding, and establishing a world-class team of staff. I designed the technical architecture and engineering systems, and separately I supported customers to enhance security, safety and profitability, and achieve environmentally sustainable outcomes, by leveraging new technologies to apply the ethical use of knowledge and discovery from customer data. Finally, I directed the provision of bespoke continuous monitoring solutions relating to the acquisition and transmission of data; advanced and predictive analytics, leveraging machine learning and artificial intelligence; and presentation of data. Accountability also lay with me to embed environmental and social and corporate governance as a core organisational value across all aspects of Dashboard's activity.



September 2011 - December 2014 (3 years and 3 months)

Ballista is my consultancy vehicle for providing consultancy/interim services to a number of enterprises spanning multiple industrial sectors on challenges ranging from the strategic use of technology to change/turnaround and startup. My career has given me a broad-based perspective having worked with corporate entities ranging from PPP projects to SPVs and start-up enterprises. The availability of cloud/ mobile technologies is transforming all sectors and I am keen to work with any company/organisation or individuals seeking to adapt/leverage the opportunities to achieve creative innovation.


Business Analyst/Board Advisor

June 2013 - March 2014 (9 months)

In this capacity, I played a key role in supporting business' transformation into a leading machine-to machine and internet of things provider, by providing expertise in communications, hosted systems and electronic document management. My role also encompassed overseeing commercialisation of the company's market-leading technologies by expanding applications and improving implementation outcomes.


Commercial CTO/Co-founder

January 2013 - January 2014 (1 year)

Whilst CTO at Venncomm I was responsible for the technical architecture and was charged with the timely delivery of all technical projects. The core technical focus was the development of both the mobile application and multi-tenant telecoms platform. The development of both the mobile application and the core platform was led from the UK but delivered with the support of an established near-shore development partner based in Ukraine.

Dr Pete Inc

Cloud/Mobile Consultant/Business Analyst

November 2012 - March 2013 (4 months)

Working with the team at Dr Pete, I was specifically focussed on mobile technologies, business analysis and on developing several infrastructure project bids in Ivory Coast in conjunction with the assistance of the Foreign Office and involving face to face meetings with ministerial level Ivory Coast government officials seeking to support/accelerate economic development.

My Wealth Cloud

Interim Chief Technology Officer

March 2011 - January 2012 (10 months)

Whilst with MWC I was responsible for project managing the complete business start-up phase of this new business incubated by a successful wealth management company, and targeted to attract a minimum of 100,000 home users within 4 years in addition to the SME business product. I was personally responsible for the recruiting the technical team and for the design and build of one of the most secure document management systems in the world, designing all of the internal business processes and creating the internal administration processes. From a standing start in April 2011 a custom built document management system, CRM system and 2 x CMS based websites were created and launched (for both personal and business clients). I reported directly to the board of directors and was the principle systems architect, strategic technology leader and technical programme manager.


Content Manager/Advisor

February 2011 - March 2011 (1 month)

OneStopClick delivers white papers and technology-related research helping IT professionals and business executives achieve better business outcomes. I have continued to work with this company as a consultant to assist in the transition of the business into managed content origination/marketing and marketing automation programmes. I have contributed to the vendor selection process and both business and product development agendas.

Airborne Networks

Business Development Director/Co-founder

January 2006 - September 2008 (2 years and 8 months)

Established in 2003, Airborne Networks is a fixed wireless infrastructure company whose primary markets are the telecom, ISP & municipal wireless sectors. I was responsible for creating channel/ brand strategy, assisting with creating marketing and investment collateral and for evolving business and channel development strategies. Maintained ongoing dialogue and research with WiMax and WiFi standards organisations, potential partner organisations and existing commercial customers of other companies in the field. Responsible for representing the company at meetings both in the UK and abroad, researching/analysing addressable market sectors & developing sales leads to national and international operators.

Broadband 4 Devon/Catalyst 4 Growth

Project Director

November 2003 - August 2004 (9 months)

This £12.5 million EU funded public private partnership was established in order to deliver broadband demand stimulation & also dramatically increase both the application of broadband based technologies amongst Devon based SMEs. As project director I was responsible for setting up the project and creating the business processing, audit proceedures and for shaping the overall project strategy within the confines of the EU funding. As project director I was also personally accountable for the disbursement of the £3.6 million SME grant funds and for implementing the European procurement regulations in order to ensure the utterly transparent use of public funds to achieve economic development. Whilst in post, I set about making this project a showcase for both the region and the UK as a whole, by implementing the project along private sector lines.


Managing Director/Business Analyst

September 1999 - September 2002 (3 years)

Following on from my acquisition of the web development company Exenet, Edge was an ambitious web development company promoting the concept of three tier web architecture and thin-client interface design. The business expanded to a total of 10 staff, working on a wide variety of private sector/EU funded projects and ran hand-in-hand with Enhance (the consultancy division). Edge was instrumental in building and managing the not-for-profit tech network KaratKrunch.

City of London


January 1987 - January 1990 (3 years)

Bates Richards 1987 - 1990 (3 years) My recruitment as a surveyor by Bates Richards was completely unexpected, but it turned out that my ability to read/understand/comment complex legal documents (I studied contract law) my aptitude for absorbing complex technical specifications (aircon, power management, raised floors and UPS systems for dealing floors) combined with my hitherto untapped negotiation skills ideally equipped me to create/ build a successful client base/fee income for the firm.