MORE ABOUT DAVID
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David’s credentials include:
Business Strategy and Planning, evidenced by:
experience with global strategy projects at Telstra, with Bain & Co, Boston Consulting Group, AT Kearney and KMPG;
included being a lead on the strategy team at Telstra with Bain & Co that led to the creation of Telstra's Network Applications & Services NAS Business Unit;
Chairperson, Strategy & Business Development Subcommittee, Bedford Group.
Business Operations, evidenced by:
was Chief Operations Officer of Telstra's $2b global NAS Business Unit.
Mergers and Acquistions, evidenced by:
wrote the Information Memorandum and led the Data Room for the sale of KAZ by Telstra to Fujitsu for $430m
was on M&A Team at Telstra and involved in assessing 50 acquisition targets and implementing the purchases of 3 ICT organisations.
General Management, evidenced by:
5 years as Regional General Manager SA/NT at Compaq/HP;
18-months Regional General Manager, SA/NT/Tas at KAZ IT Services.
Solution Design and Management, evidenced by:
was Director of Integrated Solutions (global) for NAS;
was National Product Development Manager for KAZ IT Services Group (1,500 staff);
Sales & Marketing, evidenced by:
Regional Manager SA/NT Compaq/HP
winning business worth $500m Total Contract Value (TCV) including 2 x $100m+ outsourcing deals;
responsible for all markets - Corporate & Government, SMEs and Channels;
Regional Sales Manager SA/NT Optus
winning the first-ever whole-of-government Telecommunications contract - $150m, 5-year deal with NT Government);
created Optus' first SME Sales Business (trialed in SA and rolled out nationally);
8 years in Account Executive and Sales Manager roles at IBM Australia.
ICT Products and Services, evidenced by
36 years in the industry (commenced at IBM, February 1985);
General Manager Sales & Marketing; Professional Services; Application Development & Integration; Managed Services; and ICT Resale;
2 years as Consultant at IBM (clients such as Westpac, NSW Water and Elders).
Financial Services experience, evidenced by:
2 years working in IBM Credit, in NSW and SA.
Governance and Board experiences, evidenced by:
director of various Boards
SA Group Enterprises
SA Progressive Business
Ben's Friends (global)
The Erythromelalgia Association (global)
Asia Pacific ICT Awards
Australian Information Industries Association (SA Chapter)
Joint Working Committee Science & Technology (reporting into then-Minister Jane Lomax Smith).
Information Memorandum preparations, evidenced by successfully producing IMs for:
the sale of KAZ by Telstra to Fujitsu for in excess of $430m (2006);
a global charity that is being established with likely revenues over 5 years in the hundreds of millions per annum (2021);
a start-up software company - the IM is structured both for the general investment market, as well as tailored for a potential anchor tenant that is one of the largest South Australian companies in the Defence industry (2021);
a joint venture for a Software-as-a-Service platform in the agricultural sector, with expansion from currently operating only in regional South Australia to be extended into South Africa and the United Kingdom (2021);
a fin-tech start-up company with global aspirations (2022).
Experience and networks in Aboriginal organisations and communities, evidenced by:
co-led with 3 Aboriginal Elders the NAIDOC-Award-winning Protecting Our people COVID-19 Emergency Program;
consultancies for 12 Aboriginal organisations across SA & NT;
consultancy through Indigenous Land and Sea Corporation (ILSC);
pro-bono grants and sponsorships work for Umeewarra Media Aboriginal Association;
joint projects covering Kokatha, Barngarla, Davenport, Kuyani, Mimili, Fregon, APY Lands and Umoona communities;
potential JV with Kokatha Aboriginal Corporation.
Experience with mediation and dispute resolution, evidenced by:
Decades resolving potential litigations and settling all without going to court;
Conducting dozens of workplace dispute resolutions; and
Driving strategic programs to prevent disputes.