Adrian King

Drive Technology development and technology enabled transformation. Deliver strategic initiatives & company strategy.


Delivery of strategic initiatives and strategy. Drive Technology development and technology enabled transformation. Senior leader, consultant and executive with over 25 years experience advising and delivering results. Have had the pleasure of working with some of the world's leading companies in manufacturing, pharmaceutical, education publishing, defense and aerospace. I deliver strategic initiatives, to achieve the company goals; organize and establish the Portfolio of initiatves to achieve the goals in the business strategy; and drive technology enabled transformations and product development programs. Can deliver post merger integration, divestiture and business, process and application aligment and consolidation.

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May 2019 - Present

Pearson Publishing (via TEKsystems)

Snr Technology Program Manager

  • Lead the technology delivery team in the planning and execution of the divestiture.
  • Includes establishing Governance, reporting and PMO processes for a complex $250m+ divestiture.

May 2017 - May 2019

Cengage Learning

Division Head of Program Delivery

  • Harmonize project delivery, reporting and execution processes across the disparate business units in the division.
  • Lead strategic initiatives (including new product development – Agile delivery)
  • Establish, lead and deliver a new PMO service
  • Streamline analysis, selection and delivery, including capacity and resource allocation, and analytics.
  • Develop metrics and measures to align portfolio delivery and Strategy for the division.

October 2015 - July 2016

IT PMO and Portfolio Head

Leeds Beckett University

  • Launched new IT capability, including the team, project delivery and operational processes.
  • Reviewed and revised governance processes for University’s Information Technology
  • Spearheaded delivery of 15+ projects through successful multi-disciplinary, cross-functional teams

February 2012 - November 2014

Client Partner and Program Director


  • Post merger integration of processes and IT Portfolio
  • $55 million cost reduction for client through operational improvement program
  • Led multiple process and operational improvement programs for global companies

I’m Available To Advise On The Following Subjects



Digital Transformation

Information Technology Strategy

Company or executive-specific business strategy

Business advice related to my role at my company

Serve as a sounding board and second opinion on a key decision

Input and advice on a key project