Reliable, scalable, available and security-rich IT infrastructure is critical to the success of organisations. I have a background in in the design and the delivery of infrastructure systems and a strong appreciation of site enablement in the distributed, desktop and network environments. I also have experience in the implementation of the environmental components of sites including: process cooling; wiring and cabling; physical layout; equipment modification; site readiness; installation management and construction. In the course of my career, I have worked in the USA, Europe and New Zealand on mainframe, mini and PC-based systems. More specifically, I have trained users, scoped, documented, tested and commissioned batch, interactive and real-time systems for use in the commercial, engineering and scientific organisations. I have been involved in the entire lifecycle of projects from assessment, strategy and design, to implementation and operational services. The projects I have managed, or worked on, have required me being deeply involved with many types of systems, application programs, infrastructure and network/operating systems as well as the business aspects of the organisations concerned.



3rd party relationships, Budget & Financial Tracking, Cabling, Contract & Vendor Management, Customer relations, Data Centre, Design & Build, DR, Feasibility studies, Fibre, Infrastructure Analyst, ISDN, LAN, Migration, MS Office, MS Project & Project Server, Networking, PABX, PC H/W, POS, Real time, Risk Management, Routers, SAN, Servers, Specification writing, Switches, Technical Project Management, Technical writing, Telecommunications, Tenders, Upgrades, UPS, Voice & data, WAN, Wireless

Work History

Work History
1991 - Present


Apodictic Systems Ltd
Dec 2008 - Jun 2009

Infrastructure Analyst (CONTRACT)

BHP Billiton - Nickel West
Perth-based role working with the Infrastructure Architect in a recently restructured IT department - evaluated all components of the division's entire network in Western Australia. This covered the Head Office, a datacentre, 2 mine sites and 3 processing sites - crusher, smelter & refinery. The age & condition of all network-allied equipment (servers, routers, switches, wireless APs, printers, air-conditioning units, UPSs, etc.), the rooms housing critical equipment and cabling was noted so as to enable informed decision on whether to refresh, decommission or redeploy. Some of the discovery was carried out during site visits, but much was performed remotely using scanning software. The initial project planned was to reduce the number of physical servers in the datacentre from 63 to 14. In the entire network there were approximately 300 servers (both physical and virtual) and the plan was to consolidate that to less than 100 physical servers by the end of 2010. Decommissioning & refreshing of all other equipment/cabling was deferred until the 2010-11 financial year.
Mar 2008 - Jul 2008

Delivery Lead NetApp storage implementation (CONTRACT)

Suncorp in NZ
Auckland-based role. Responsible for co-ordinating all component deliverables and installation of a $1.5m project to replace the existing EMC SAN with the corporate NetApp SAN solution in preparation for the rollout of a new SOE (W2K+Lotus Notes --> XP+Exchange) for NZ head office and all branches within NZ. The SOE deployment consisted of more than 2200 desktops and servers and had a budget of approximately $10m - I was involved with aspects of the site audits, WAN optimisation and upgrading of site Frame Relay circuits. I was also responsible for the initial phase of decommissioning the EMC SAN which consisted of planning the migration of 20+ servers and their production applications to the new array, determining the capacity needed and provisioning the DR capability within the Brisbane DR centre.
Sep 2007 - Dec 2007

Project Manager (CONTRACT)

Carter Holt Harvey
Auckland-based role. Over a 13-week period CHH successfully achieved a complete technical separation of its worldwide operations into two separate companies: BSG (Woodproducts operations) and PPP (Pulp, Paper & Packaging operations). Four countries, 10,000+ users and more than 400 physical & 60 virtual servers were catered for. This was carried out to enable the sale of the BSG. BSG had an EBITDA of approximately NZ$300 million for the last reported year. I was one of 5 Project Managers responsible for the Infrastructure separation - my projects were for the separation of the Citrix farms, Server Monitoring (H/W, Operating System, application) & AntiVirus systems. In addition, I gave advice on the re-cabling of the infrastructure in the Onehunga Data Centre.
Sep 2006 - Sep 2007

Manager of Network Engineering (CONTRACT - fixed term))

The University of Auckland
Managed a team of 4 that planned & oversaw the management, installation and maintenance of the structured cabling (copper & fibre) and the wireless & switching network for all the University campuses. The team also provided 1st-level support (24x7 basis) for this network in facilities and departments throughout the UoA. Managed contractual relationships with external suppliers. In addition, the team was heavily involved with the Data Centre and cabling infrastructure for the new Business School complex. This was a 28,000 square metre building comprising six-storeys (plus 4 basement parking levels) situated at the corner of Grafton Rd and Wynyard St. Managed the consolidation of Voice Services in the current Data Centre during the migration of services to the new Data Centre in the Business School.
2006 - 2006

Project Manager (CONTRACT)

Vodafone New Zealand
2004 - 2005


GE Money
Stabilisation of the Nortel Symposium Call Centre Server system. This involved establishing procedures for issue resolution (for both general staff and IT staff), resolution of application issues, scheduling of major hardware & software upgrades and set up of DRP procedures. Part of the Business Technology team implementing the New Zealand-wide BCP / DRP infrastructure for head office and all branches. Responsible for bringing online the Business Continuity site in Auckland.
Feb 2003 - Feb 2004

Project Manager (CONTRACT)

Outdoor Retail Group Ltd
Investigated the Computer & Communications Infrastructure required to support the nation-wide deployment of a replacement POS System for two retail chains (Head Office and 23 stores). Established the operational status quo of the existing infrastructure, obtained quotes from Application Service Providers (ASPs) and wrote a report presenting the options, addressing risks and recommending a preferred course of action. Managed the subsequent NZ-wide roll out of new POS system at Head Office, 2 Pilot stores and the 21 other stores on an enhanced infrastructure (Frame Relay WAN).
Oct 1998 - Dec 2002

Office Communications Manager

Broadcast Communications Ltd (now Kordia)
Auckland-based role. Besides minor improvements to existing software & infrastructure systems I managed: • the installation of 6 infrastructure systems. Besides external contractors these projects required working closely with the National Property Manager, all field-office managers and various departmental managers within BCL • the roll out of the Windows 95 -> 2000 upgrade for the 4 Auckland offices • the implementation & introduction of 2 software systems - Assets Management Database and Work Management System.
Feb 1998 - Sep 1998

Senior Software Consultant

WDSGlobal (Wireless Data Services)
Auckland-based role. Hired specifically for the New Zealand Police's SMACS/MIG project. This involved the design, supply and implementation of a Mobile Information Gateway (MIG) and Status Monitoring And Calling System (SMACS). The system incorporated 17 networked computers running Windows NT spread throughout NZ that enabled the Police to send and receive non*voice command/status messages to all mobile radios on their existing analogue Land Mobile Radio Network (LMRN). The system deliverables comprised computers, audio & data cabling, software, systems implementation services and ongoing support after commissioning. Primarily involved in the Functional Requirements Specification, the Detailed Design and the specification of the formal Acceptance Test Procedures. Also involved with the logistics of deploying all hardware and software systems throughout NZ.



Incomplete -

Cornell University


Jan 2009 - Present

COBIT Foundation Certificate Course

2002 - Present

Project Management & Interpersonal Communication Skills

New Zealand Institute of Management