BSc(Hons) CEng MBCS CITP FRSA FIAP
Alastair Revell is the Chairman and Managing Consultant of Revell Research Systems,
a management and technology consulting practice that he established at Exeter in
the United Kingdom in 1985.
He is a Chartered Information Technology Professional (CITP), which is awarded
on the basis of peer assessment by BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. The
institute is the only chartered IT body in the United Kingdom and
grants chartered status to IT professionals under its 1984 Royal Charter.
He is also a Chartered Engineer (CEng) and an experienced consultant specialising in strategy development
and governance, systems management, networking and software engineering. He also occasionally
lectures in Higher Education and has played a prominent role in developing
several IT-related programmes that have lead to awards from the University of
He was educated in Exeter and studied Mathematics at the University of
Birmingham, graduating in 1988 with honours.
He is an experienced software developer with considerable expertise and was
elected a Fellow of The Institution of Analysts and Programmers in October 2006.
He is also a Member of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT and a Fellow of the
Royal Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures and Commerce.
Alastair Revell was elected to the Council of the Institution of Analysts and Programmers
in October 2009, the Institution's governing body and was appointed the
Institution's Director General in October 2010. He also sits on the University of
Plymouth's Industrial Liaison Group for Computing & IT and is a committee
member of the South West Branch of BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT. He also
sits on the Institute's Membership Board Best Practice Committee and is one of
its Chartered Membership Assessors.
He currently programs in both VB.Net and C#; and has used previous versions
of Visual Basic and Pascal in various guises commercially. He has delivered
training in these languages as well as C and C++ and is an avid evangelist for
object orientation and, in particular, the .NET framework. He has worked
extensively with a variety of database technologies, including Microsoft Access,
SQL Server, ADO.NET and Transact-SQL.
He is also a skilled systems analyst and designer, having developed numerous
small and medium size systems. He has designed, delivered and led modules in
Systems Analysis for undergraduates for over ten years and is well-versed in the
SSADM 4.3 methodology.
He has extensive knowledge of the Microsoft Windows operating system family as
well as Microsoft Exchange and SQL Server, both as a software developer and as a
He has strong network engineering skills and an in-depth knowledge of the TCP/IP
protocol suite. He has delivered commercial and academic programmes on
networking as well as working with a variety of network technologies on a daily