My name is Robert Thomas (known as Rob!) and I was born and still live in the Caerphilly area of South Wales, Uk.
I work for the UK’s biggest and best price comparision website, Gocompare.com as the Chief Architect within the IT department. My role is quite varied these days but generally includes the overall responsibility of ensuring that all IT systems either purchased or developed are fit for purpose and provide the company with the most business benefit within the specified budgets. I am also responsible for the overall high level design of all bespoke or integrated solutions.
Before taking up the role at Gocompare in April 2009, I spent the previous 10 years or so working as a Freelance IT Consultant. During this time I was fortunate enough to work on some very interesting development projects for some of the UK’s biggest companies (please click here to view my Portfolio)..
I still provide consultancy, design and development services to a range of SMEs on a freelance basis on the understanding that there would be no conflict of interests with my role at Gocompare.
Outside of work my main interest is the sport of powerlifting where I have won numerous Welsh and British titles in the Super Heavyweight class along with a world title in 2006. I am the Director for Wales with the Great Britain Powerlifting Federation (GBPF) and as such, I am also the Chairmain of the Welsh Powerlifting Association (WPA).
I am also very fond of cooking and can regularly be found throwing together a variety of Chinese, Indian and Italian dishes!