Professional ​
Statement​​

I am a transformational leader and visionary who utilises sophisticated information technology and management capabilities to build as well as operate contemporary solutions, services and teams in a ever changing digital world!

Corporate
Experience
Director, Solutions and Project Services.

Western Sydney University, January 2018 - present.

 

In this role I lead a team providing infrastructure, development and integration capabilities to enable the digital dimensions of Western's comprehensive growth agenda. 

Chief Information and Digital Officer.

Australian Nuclear Science Technology Organisation (ANSTO), May 2014 - December 2017.

Directly responsible for the operational and strategic aspects of Information Technology across the entire organisation (corporate, government and research), with a focus on repairing, rejuvenating and transforming the organisations digital capacity and capability. With this in mind, I led a team of approximately 50 staff to deliver comprehensive Information Technology Services to a multi site organisation with over 1500 staff running the Nation's largest research infrastructure such as the OPAL Research Reactor and the Australian Synchrotron. 

Senior Solution Architect and Engineer.

Western Sydney University, February 2014 - January 2018.

 

In this role I have been actively involved in the following project, including Perimeter Security, Data Centre Relocation, Wireless Network Upgrade and Disaster Recovery/ Business Continuity. My role in each of these projects varied but overall I was generally a solution architect and project manager.

Deputy Director, Information Technology Services &
Senior Manager, Technology & Infrastructure.

University of Wollongong, August 2011 - June 2014.

In this role I was responsible for the operation and development of Wollongong Universities corporate and research infrastructure environment encompassing systems, network, storage, compute, applications and information management. In addition to this I lead teams working on flagship activities such as the Sustainable Buildings Research Centre, Early Start, Koolabong Village Redevelopment and Science Teaching Facility.

Academic Experience
Lecturer in Computer Science.

Western Sydney University, February 2017 - present.

 

In this role I have been engaged in undergraduate lecturing and tuition in Computer Programming, Cloud Computing and Computer/ Information Security.

Sessional Lecturer in Information Technology.

Charles Sturt University, July 2016 - present.

 

In this role I have been responsible for the assessment of undergraduate and postgraduatre students in areas such as Systems Analysis and IT Ethics.

Associate Professor in Computer Science.

University of Wollongong, January 2002 - March 2016.

 

Responsible for the conduct of teaching (undergraduate and postgraduate), research, engagement and governance activities in the School of Computer Science and Software Engineering. In addition to this I was directly responsible for curriculum development in emerging areas such as Mobile Computing and had delivered significant programs offshore e.g. Singapore and Malaysia.

Education

Master of Information Technology with Distinction (2011). Charles Sturt University.

Bachelor of Computer Science (2000). University of Wollongong.

Courses & Industry Certifications

Cloud Models, Architecture and Risk, Short Course (2015).

Charles Sturt University.

 

Leadership in Higher Education (2012). LH Martin Institute.

ITIL V3 &V2 (Practitioner and Foundation) Certified (2011).

Computer Validation Principles Certified (2007). Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

Awards and Recognition

Information Technology Services Foundation – Best ITIL Initiative (2008).

Apple Distinguished Educator (2006, 2008)

University of Wollongong, Vice Chancellors Award for Excellence in Community Engagement (2007).

University of Wollongong Vice Chancellors Award for Outstanding and Exceptional Achievement  (2001).

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