Blog entry by learn @caerphilly
Wayne Turner is the Network Development Officer for IT looking after the maintenance and support of the Authorities endpoint devices e.g PCs, Laptops, Tablets, Printers etc. This is for the Corporate and Education arenas.
Wayne started in Local Government in September 1985 so has nearly 29 years experience in IT Services. He has worked as a programmer on PCs and Mainframes, a Training Officer plus extensive roles within the field of Office Systems (Documents, Email and Calendars). Wayne previously worked for Mid Glamorgan County Council but started in Caerphilly in January 1996 setting up the PC infrastructure ready for the staff to utilise in April 1996. The network was a lot smaller then !
Wayne continues to stay abreast of the technology and has a keen interest in IT from software to hardware gadgets. He has 3 children aged 12, 14 and 16 so has an added incentive to work closely in the development of Caerphilly schools plus he has to learn Facebook, Twitter, Electronic books, tablets etc just to keep up with his own children. Wayne is also a Governor of a Primary and a Secondary school.
Outside work Wayne was a keen Table Tennis player playing for many years in the Cardiff League. Of late though his time is spent sitting in a forest watching rally cars and taking photographs. Easier on the legs for a 47 year old ! He lives in Gilfach with his wife Janet, who he's been with since 1990, and their family.