Cecilia McConnell has an honours degree in Computing Science from North Staffordshire Polytechnic (now Staffordshire University), and a Certificate in English Language Teaching to Adults (CELTA) from Manchester Academy.
She has spent several years in the UK and overseas in the IT industry as a freelance analyst/programmer, working on commercial applications in both manufacturing and financial sectors. She headed teams responsible for projects from feasibility studies with users, through written specifications and technical development to final testing, implementation and support. More recently, Cecilia has taught English to foreign students, and is currently an examinations invigilator at the University of Manchester.
Cecilia joined Textiles Intelligence in August 2010, after working for the company between 2004/05. She works with the Sales and Marketing team, contacting potential new customers and maintaining the customer database. She also works with the Editorial team, proof-reading and formatting text. Her personal interests include reading with a book group, dancing and travelling; she backpacked solo around the world in 2007/2008.