I am an experienced management consultant and CIO who is passionate about harnessing the power of technology to create value and positive outcomes for businesses, communities, families and individuals.
I began my career with Deloitte Consulting where I spent 18 years (five plus as partner). At Deloitte I had the opportunity to work with clients from around the world to develop IT strategies and implement technologies to support their business strategies. I also had the privilege of leading Deloitte’s outsourcing practice for Australia and New Zealand.
When I decided it was time to stop advising clients about delivering value from IT and to do it for real, I became CIO of The Warehouse, New Zealand’s largest listed retailer. As CIO I was responsible for strategy development and delivering value from The Warehouse’s IT investments. My mandate also included responsibility for the development and performance of the Warehouse’s online channel and centralised customer service function.
After seven and a half years as the CIO of the Warehouse I felt it was time to return to my roots and I founded my own consulting practice in 2011. As an independent consultant and advisor I specialise in providing guidance to CIOs and senior executives as they create executable IT strategies and develop world class teams that deliver real value from their organisation’s technology investments.
Over the years my experiences as a consultant and CIO have provided me with a broad perspective of IT, it’s power and it’s challenges. I am often asked to share my knowledge, which I do in a variety of ways including being an ongoing contributor to CIO and iStart magazines, writing a regular blog and fulfilling engagements as a conference presenter. In addition I am one of the founders of the Life Game Project (LGP), a charitable initiative under the umbrella of the EON Foundation. LGP was set up to harness the power of immersive games technology to develop life skills and positive lifestyle choices.