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PROFILE

As an experienced Business Consultant, Director and Vice Chairman of a Board, and C level Manager I have demonstrated advanced skills in the implementation and application of business strategy, business operations, ICT, financial management, human resources and training I am seeking opportunities in an environment where I can develop and implement business growth strategies and where I have responsibility for the success of large scale projects.

As a consultant I have been heavily involved in Joint Venture projects, start-up ventures and business performance improvement. I have successfully delivered on initiatives, coached underperforming businesses to become successful, implemented new ICT systems and coordinated training for staff.

The experience, technical skill and personal qualities that I can demonstrate include:

  • Over 10 years' experience in business consultancy across a range of industries
  • Strong client focus and excellent relationship management ability with skills in negotiation and leveraging relationships to maximise opportunities
  • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills to interact and report at all levels within an organisation
  • Ability to influence at a senior level
  • Strong organisational and time management skills to meet multiple deadlines
  •  Excellent personal presentation, highly reliable and a strong work ethic

Recent achievements include:-

  • Clough, Clough-Downer JV Coal Seam Gas - Senior Projects Manager (2011)
  •  Reduced time delays in a $750M (AU) Coal Seam Gas Project
  • Brought forward the main IT connection
  • Occupied the facility 8 weeks ahead of the delayed date, (on time)
  • Saved $400k in rent
  • At occupation of the facility allowed the commencement of project stage payments, first invoice was in the order of $40M (AU)
  • Through careful planning and timing secured $250k (AU) of local government development funding

I am seeking to engage with companies, where being a senior generalist is seen as an asset. The opertunities I am seeking will be responsible for continuous improvement through targeted change. The need for continuous improvement will be embraced by senior management, and will be fundamental within the culture of the company.

Experience & Skills Summary:

P&L Responsibility South East Asian Region

  • Multi-Site Manufacturing Operations (Electronics) (International & National)
  • Sales, Marketing & Manufacturing
  • Manufacturing Excellence Leader
  • Quality & Performance Improvement

International Experience, (USA, Asia)

  • Multi-Site Manufacturing Operations (Electronics)
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Contractor Management
  • Environmental / Health & Safety
  • Team Development
  • ICT Technical Service

(National Responsibility)

  • Defence Projects and Program Management
  • (International & National)
  • Secure Information Communication & Technology ((PMBOK & Prince) (Defence Signals Directorate DSD, Australian Security Intelligence Organisation ASIO Australian Secret Intelligence Service ASIS, Prime Minister & Cabinet))

Franchising

  • Operations management of 28 franchises
  • Development
  • Compliance monitoring & mentoring

TERTIARY Qualification:-

  • Advanced Diploma: - Business
  • Advanced Diploma: - Marketing
  • Advanced Diploma: - Management
  • Advanced Diploma: - Human Resources
  • Certificate IV in Training and Assessment (TAE)
  • Certificate IV in Small Business Management

Previous Positions and Roles:

  • Vice Chairman: - Industry Training and Advisory Board (Covering the areas of Information Technology & Communication, Print and Graphic Arts)
  • General Manager : - (Regional Asia Pacific) Computer Service Centre
  • Manufacturing & Technical Services Manager:- (Regional Asia Pacific) Computer & ICT Centre, Contract & Contractor Management, Establishment of regional computer Service Centre
  • Franchise Operations Manager:- (infield servicing and retail operations)
  • Project & Programme Management (ICT Secure for DoD, DSD, ASIO, ASIS & P&C)

PERSONAL

Nationality:             Australian

Hobbies & Sports:    Motor Sports, Road cycle, Gym, Swimming,

Associations:            Board member of the NSW Communications, Information Technology, Postal, Printing & Graphics Arts Industry Training Advisory Body CIT ITAB. (Retired)

Work History

Jan 2012Jan 2014

Owner / Lead Consultant

Tekno Management Services

Tekno Management Services is a boutique consultancy specialising in business performance improvement for medium to large corporate clients with a turnover of at least $5M. Tekno mentored business owners to extract the optimum performance from their business.

Examples of contracts undertaken by Tekno include:-

Civil 2014Assisted business owners in a Civil and Construction business successfully tender to Local Council for the supply of plant and equipment

Travel industry2014Assisted Business Owner in the Travel (Wholesale, Retail and Online) seek Expressions Of Interest for equity partners and investors

Health & Beauty2014Assisted business owner improve marketing and reduce costs, revised Marketing in online and hardcopy, reviewed SEO and all online activities

Civil 2013Assisted business owners in a Civil and Construction business successfully tender to Gold Cost City Council for the supply of plant and equipment

ICT and Web Design & SEO 2013Coach and mentor, business planning, business improvement.

Real-estate 2013This team was very successful in sales, however their sales funnel needed improvement. I implemented a rolling 12 week marketing plan (Farming) process and fine-tuned reactive marketing on new listings and sales (Hunting).

Coal Seam GasClough-Downer JV Coal Seam Gas – Senior Projects Manager 10/2011-2/2012

▪ Reduced time delays in a A$750M Coal Seam Gas Project

▪Brought forward the main IT connection which was jeopardising the project

▪ Occupied the facility 8 weeks ahead of the delayed date, (back on time)

▪ Saved $400k in rent

▪ At occupation of the facility allowed the commencement of project stage payments, first invoice was in the order of A$40M

▪ Through careful planning and timing secured A$250k of local government development funding

Jan 20032012

Owner

Tekno Training

Owner:- Business Consultant - Business Performance Improvement Specialists, Change Management.

As an example the last two projects I have worked on required extensive research and national & international contractual negotiations, in which I was successful in acquiring territorial operational licenses for both product ranges. The businesses are based in Mining Services and new technologies for the Solar Collector / Panels industry.

As Owner and Managing Director I established a company within the mining services that focused on:

  • Secured funding of $10M and leverage this out to $100M for mining services start-up
  • Secured access to dormant leases and assets to re-process current holdings
  • Imported new technology equipment to handle and re-process tailings
  • Secured exclusive territorial rights to this equipment
  • Negotiated contracts in the order of $3.5M with very beneficial payment terms

Contracted as a business consultant I turned around an underperforming company operation. (Secured a major share holding)

  • In May 2011 I secured funding of $1M to fund the turnaround and expansion.
  • Equipment secured accessing new technology introducing Nano Technology Inks and Ultra Violet Light Emitting Diodes’
  • Secured exclusive territorial rights to this equipment
  • Negotiated international and national contracts with attractive payment terms
  • Other new technologies included sustainable Solar Panel Technology

PoolWerx:- State Operations Manager, Queensland

January 2008 – December 2008

PoolWerx is the world’s largest service provider to domestic and commercial swimming pool owners and operators.

  • Multi site responsibility, further develop and expand areas of Sales & Operations Excellence.
  • Franchisee development through business coaching and personal mentoring
  • Provided leadership, direction and inspiration to the regional business owners
  • Grew sales across the state by 30%
  • Specific areas of responsibilities included Sales, Operations & Franchise code of conduct compliance.

Mscape:- Furniture Retailer California USA, Business Performance Consultant

June 2007 – November 2007

Mscape had branches in San Francisco & Sacramento, California. The brief was to undertake a holistic review of all business systems and procedures. Then to submit recommendations for improvements, and implement recommendations.

  • Operational procedures streamlined
  • IT systems upgraded implementation of software covering inventory and accounts & VOIP
  • CRM implemented, Trained Management & Staff
  • Leases to buildings were revised with more favourable conditions negotiated
  • The “project” was very successful with a testimonial from the business owner available upon request

Information Communication & Technology, Industry Training Advisory Body Board Member (ICT ITAB):- Vice Chairman

(Now “The Board of Vocational Education and Training”)

January 2003 – December 2004

Information Communication & Technology Industry Training Advisory Body Board Member (ICT ITAB)

  • Management of Federal and State Government funding
  • Active participant in Federal & State Ministerial briefings
  • Strategic planning, Finance and budgeting, Marketing
  • AQTF, VTAB, DET,

Fuji Xerox Australia Senior Learning & Development Facilitator

June 1996 – March 2004

Key results & achievements:

  • Product launch training
  • Development and delivery train-the-trainer for advanced networked devices
  • Development of needs analysis, assessment criteria & skills matrix for high end colour products ($100K+)
  • Reduced course delivery times and costs through transferring existing content to web deliverable programmes
  • Received Presidents award for superior and outstanding customer service

Williamson Manufacturing Services:- Owner / Director

February 1994 – June 1996

Contracted to the NSW Roads and Traffic Authority as Senior Technical Officer.

Key results & achievements:

  • Operate, maintain and calibrate advanced automated skid test analysis system, non-destructive foundation pavement testing, Manage staff, planning and operation in remote localities Responsible for all computer systems, data acquisition and calibration to NARTA standards
  • Complete tests for the Coroner on several Coronial inquiries

Collins Data Systems Pty Ltd:- General Manager

January 1993 – January 1994

Achieved immediate performance objectives for Operations delivered significant improvements. Accomplished through (1) redefining performance standards and job functions for all operators and staff, (2) establishing key measurements for process times and inventory requirements, and (3) establishing lean manufacturing practices.

Key results & achievements:

  • Achieved inventory reductions of 58% ($1.2 million).
  • Achieved ISO certification for manufacturing.
  • Reduced scrap 50% ($0.7 million)
  • Improved first time throughput 15%
  • Reduced Dock-to-Dock times by 60%
  • Reduced labour cost in key areas 30%
  • Improved the re-manufacture increase in output 300%
  • Increased sales from re-manufacture department 300%

Objective

I am looking to enage with companies that are ready to "Turbo Charge" their business taking to the next level

Education

Cert IV

Newcastle TAFE
2010Present

Upgrade Cert IV in Assessment and Training TAE

Cert IV in Assessment and Training
19771978

Avionics / Aircraft Electrical Fitter

RAAF STT

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