COO, Senior Portfolio/Project/Risk/Delivery Manager and Consultant, Lateral Thought, Multiple projects across multiple sectors

START Date: 
February, 2011

Accomplished C level executive, senior project, risk and delivery manager, with a proven ability to develop, implement and execute strategies that deliver business, project and financial objectives, in addition to driving exemplary innovation, stakeholder and value management.

With a willingness to understand the nuances of the business or project, an ability to quickly identify problems and opportunities, the capacity to manage change and the ability to focus on the overall priorities and to engage and negotiate with, and influence clients and key stakeholders, achieved organic sales growth of more than 50% over consecutive fiscal periods and 95% on time under budget project delivery in IT project and services led businesses targeting private and public sector Top100 organisations.

With more than 20 years experience managing services and project led businesses and projects:
• implemented improvement programs in areas such as contract, sales, bid and tender, project, risk, value, change and process management, software development, service delivery leading to significant service delivery and satisfaction improvements, cost efficiencies and revenue opportunities
• managed the business within budget, operational and risk constraints
• delivered initiatives or complex projects with multiple dependent streams or sub projects on time and to or under budget
• recovered failing or under performing projects
• selected, managed, counselled, coached staff and built operations and project teams.

Enjoys communicating the benefits of a business, initiative or project and seeks opportunities to partner or develop channels and relationships. Proven entrepreneur with startup through commercialisation and exit experience.

A respected mentor, coach and leader, able to build highly motivated teams focused on achieving revenue, business and project goals. A person of dedication, efficiency, enthusiasm and drive who excels in bringing out the same attributes in a team.

Core competencies

Business analysis, change, contract, value management, problem solving, software development, service delivery, process engineering and improvement, project and risk management and controls (project office, communications, earned value, planning, scheduling, estimating, execution, resourcing, risk, reporting, Primavera, MS Project, X-Pert).

Current Responsibilities

Primary responsibilities include business strategy, operations, sales, private and public sector client consultancy and projects and risk management.