Born in Jersey, Channel Islands, St. John has an in-depth knowledge of Jersey’s financial services industry, whilst also having a substantial understanding of the intricacies of delivering technology services across the world. In collaboration with the Aztec Group’s Infrastructure, Application Support, Financial Systems, and Security teams, St John works closely with his team to support further development of the Group’s technology operational framework, whilst retaining our ability to innovate and deliver tailored client services, for which the Aztec Group is so well renowned.
With a hands-on management style St John enjoys being in the midst of the action, meeting with clients and interacting with business leads delivering business solutions. To be successful in technology you must have a deep understanding of the intrinsic details of the business and how that supports the overall business strategy; St. John developed his career through software architecture, building and acquiring systems, deployment and ongoing operational and integration management of solutions. Throughout his career he has had varied experience, starting as a programmer / analyst, progressing to technical business consultant and later leading multiple jurisdictional IT capabilities. This has enabled him to obtain the expertise required to create innovative strategies which align effectively with the business and client requirements.
With strong leadership skills and a focus on establishing close collaborative business relationships, St John encourages creativity in the workplace, ensuring each individual in his team has the resources and environment to work effectively, “I am solutions driven when working towards a goal and always encourage individuals to do what motivates them, whilst focusing on deliverable outcomes. My successes lie with the people I have been fortunate enough to work with, I like to think that I can identify the right people for the right job, an essential skill to propel a business and its employees forward successfully”.
St. John is a family man who enjoys island life with his wife and two sons. With one son making waves as a talented young surfer, the other on the water sailing, St. John can often be found on the west coast supporting the Jersey Surfboard Club. Putting his administrative skills to the test, St. John helps out with the logistics of the club, especially on competition days, “The beauty of the sport is the community aspect which accompanies it, similarly, this is one of the chief traits which drew me to the Aztec Group. It is an impressive achievement for a company of this scale to retain such a strong community culture among its employees”.
St. John holds a National Diploma in Business Studies from Highlands College, completed the Institute of Data Processing Management (IDPM), which is now part of the British Computer Society (BCS) and he is a member of the British Computer Society.