Practical, experienced IT expert, able to help you with any issue.

Key Competencies

Leadership

  • Executive Level Technology Manager with proven success in running teams of over 600 staff in corporate environments, including ownership of entire functional units.
  • A well rounded technology manager with leadership success across Software Development, Infrastructure and Operations. Able to understand all aspects of IT delivery.
  • Global perspective with experience of working in Australia, UK, Singapore, The Philippines and Hong Kong as well as time spent in the Middle East, US, New Zealand, Japan, Germany and China.

Change

  • A change agent able to work across boundaries and adept at operating within matrix organisations. Demonstrated ability to initiate and deliver change across technology and business areas. For example, migration of front office trading activities to Singapore, creation of single Software Delivery Life Cycle (SDLC) for all development teams across the organisation, creation and implementation of Offshore Development and Testing centres in Asia.
  • Project and Program Manager with successes including multi-year programs of work and projects up to $15M with ROI greater than 10:1. For example, RFP process to select a Cloud provider for a major Australian real estate organisation, major upgrade to risk reporting systems for Commodities, and implementation of regulatory reporting for Singapore operations. Experienced with both Agile and Waterfall approaches.

Strategy

  • A Strategist able to create, sell and implement technology and organisation change improvements. For example, introduction of software metric tools and first use of web push technology for FX pricing updates.
  • A long history of delivering Digital Solutions focused on the customer, across web, mobile and social media.
  • Able to engage with business leaders at all levels to understand their technology needs and effectively map them to actions and deliverables within the technology team. Examples include rebuilding the Foreign Exchange pre-trade systems, setting up a joint venture in the UAE and building a new company in New Zealand.
  • Strong mentor and coach able to turn around poor performing teams and individuals. A developer of leaders through situational support and a personally developed management training program. Over 30 people promoted to Director level under my leadership with hundreds promoted to more junior levels and 3 promoted to Senior Director level.

Experience

  • Domain knowledge including Foreign Exchange, Commodities, Equities, Futures, Derivatives, Fixed Income, Retail Banking, Insurance, Consulting and Employment Screening.
  • Sound Financial Manager, experienced with running annual budgets up to $40M.
  • Vendor Manager, at home dealing with third party software vendors, Cloud providers and Market Data vendors. Formerly responsible for half of Macquarie Bank’s Market Data spend.
  • A hands-on technologist with a broad range of experience including Java, C#, Python, SQL, Web, Mobile, Mainframe, Linux and Middleware.

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