Stuart Mackenzie

I live in Dorset along with my wife Chloe, daughter Robyn and four-legged friend Monty. I now spend much of my time working out of London transforming public services as the Product & Technology Director at FutureGov.

I've worked in a variety of technology & management roles over the last 20 years but largely I prefer people to computers and code. I'm slightly obsessed (in a healthy way) in making change happen within organisations and I'm happiest when supporting teams and clients navigate complexity (human and technical) to deliver better outcomes for users.

This website is largely a selfish endevaour. I don't write often but it's a skill I know I should practice. Having the site gives me a place to do just that. Often I write just as a method to bring structure to the things I have floating around in my head. For this reason I inevitably write more posts than I publish. Hopefully the few that make it as far as publication might be useful to someone other than me but that's not my primary goal.

Having a website also provides me a sandbox to test ideas and prototype in code. If things feel a little broken or don't work as you expect then this might be as a result of one of these experiments.

I'm always open to making new connections with people. My social profiles are included at the top of this page if you want to get in touch or just be nosey but I've also provided a good old-fashioned contact form if that's more your thing!

For those interested in technology the site in it's current form has been built using Gatsby which is currently my favourite static site generator. I tend to write posts using Typora which is a beautiful cross platform clutter-free markdown editor. I use Firebase for hosting the static files. All of the code and content is maintained in Github.