• International Workplace
  • 22 January 2013

Workplace Law appoints Technology Director

We are delighted to announce the appointment of John McAlinden to the Workplace Law Board, the first new director to join the company in eight years.

McAlinden joins Workplace Law as IT Director with a remit to put technology at the heart of our business and enhance our capability in e-learning delivery. We overcame competition from Xerox Europe and The Open University to win a prestigious e-learning award for Best Online Distance Learning Programme in 2011. 

McAlinden has worked as a consultant to Workplace Law since 2000, when we became one of the first companies in the UK to produce a free daily email news service. A Microsoft Certified System Engineer, he specialises in Linux and open source software and has 20 years of experience gained with corporate clients including CSC Corporation, Travelodge, Searcy and Little Chef.

As IT Director McAlinden will be responsible for streamlining all aspects of the company’s operations to support Workplace Law’s ambitious growth plans.

Workplace Law’s Managing Director, David Sharp, commented:

“John has been instrumental to our success for the past 13 years. With technology changing so quickly and so many opportunities opening up, we wanted to boost our IT capability to ensure we build solidly from the bottom up, and deliver first class products and services to meet the needs of a demanding market.”

Though the company started life as a publisher and membership organisation, Workplace Law now derives the bulk of its revenue from training, consultancy and project work – all areas that are reliant on the efficient and effective use of technology.

Sharp adds:

“Increasingly, you either make the most of what technology can do for you – in the way you work, the hardware and software you utilise, the way you manage your data, your interaction with clients and so on – or you fall behind. John’s appointment is intended to keep us ahead of the technology curve.”

McAlinden takes up his role on 15 February 2013.