Anthony Dent – Consultant, Director & Umpire!

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Anthony Dent is an IT professional with over of 30 years experience. He has a computer science background specialising in databases, formal development and project management.

He now leads a double life, splitting his time evenly between two major roles. One as a testing and assurance specialist in the energy industry and the other as an IT project and account manager.

His most recent consulting ‘stint’ was 4 years with Smart DCC. Here he led on defect management, test assurance and industry testing as part of the GB Smart Metering Implementation Programme. This programme drives the adoption of second-generation smart meters and generates new data pipelines and associated business opportunities within the sector and for partners.

Since leaving Smart DCC in 2019, Anthony has looked after a number of our customers, delivering new and upgraded IT solutions and ensuring a smooth and effective delivery of services. 

He is our account manager for Saïd Business School (SBS) and leads on activities in the Education sector. At SBS, he has recently co-designed and implemented a new collaborative support model designed to deal with the financial constraints, dynamic workflow and prioritisation challenges posed by COVID-19. This has meant working closely with the SBS senior IT management and our off-shore team in Mumbai. You can find out about this innovative partnership here and our views on the impact of COVID-19 19 on UK Higher Education outsourcing here.

Anthony is well-regarded by his clients and colleagues at C-BIA. He is known for his availability, responsiveness and professionalism – key values of our culture here at C-BIA!

Anthony’s other interests include cricket, where he regularly dons the white coat as an ECB qualified umpire. Besides cricket, he is also a fan of rugby (don’t mention Gloucester!) and enjoys gardening. He lives in Essex with his wife and two adult children.

Don’t hesitate to contact him at with questions.