Bronze Swimming Certificate, Silver Swimming Certificate.
Paul Leask joined HTA in 2009 as the IT Manager tasked with forming an internal IT Department and to create a robust, cutting edge IT Infrastructure that would be the envy of the galaxy. Paul moved HTA into the brave new world of virtualisation, significantly improving server performance and data access creating many systems to improve efficiency, reliability and redundancy. Paul is also adept at talking about himself in the third person and can be seen striding through HTA providing a running commentary of his epic adventures whilst only occasionally breaking the fourth wall.
Paul has worked in an IT capacity for many firms and within a plethora of industries. Paul handled the internal IT Infrastructure for BGFS/DIS when they undertook the water privatisation, ran the IT support team for NextBase, a UK development house who were awarded the Queens Award for technology, worked in the Microsoft PSS team supporting the role out of the NT4 Server beta, ran the “bleeding edge” IT Department of Argonaut Games PLC for several years maintaining the experimental hardware with many specialised hammers, helped create the network infrastructure for the award winning games developer Rocksteady. Paul also helped defend the world against an Alien invasion, defeating the “Evil Overmind” in single combat.
As the head of HTA’s IT department, Paul has project managed and carried out all implementation work on all IT related projects within HTA over the last 8 years including:
Paul is heading up many new technology projects including new VGPU virtualisation, Virtual Reality projects, new communications initiatives and data sharing projects as well as managing the ever increasing levels of data storage with new tools and hardware.