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Curriculum Vitae

International Computers Limited

1977 -1980: Customer service engineer for medium size mainframes and data communications. 

A.M. Jacquard

1980 - 1982: System support engineer, marketing technical support for computer word processing and accounting systems.

Australian Department of Aviation

1983: Software engineer - message switching computer systems and X.25 packet switching data network (Dataflash project). 

1984: Project Engineering Manager for Dataflash project. Project planning and coordination, team of 25 people in Canberra, Melbourne and Perth.  Project successfully delivered in 1986.

1988: Responsible for preparing and running tenders for a computer based systems, technical adviser in data communications and quality assurance manager for data networks projects.

CelsiusTech Australia Pty Ltd.

Quality Manager:1991

Joined CelsiusTech Australia in 1991 as Quality Manager when it was a startup venture in its first year of operation. First Australian Executive Management Team member. Successfully took the company through Quality System certification to AS3901 and AS3563, and ISO9001:1994 in 1995. 

CelsiusTech Australia has grown from 20 staff in 1992 to over 140 staff, and is a profitable part of Saab Technologies today. 

Information Services Manager: 1995

Led the company Information Technology Strategic study and the MIS Steering Committee. 

Responsible for the Project Management Handbook and served on project steering committees. 

Responsible for introducing innovative training, methodologies and products into CelsiusTech Australia, including software process improvement, SPICE, PSP, Code analysis and online documentation.

Led the company team winning the South Australian Institute of Engineers, Engineering Excellence Award in 1997, and a Highly Commended Defense Industry Quality and Achievement Award. 

Technical and Management Advisor to SaabTech Systems: 1998.

Based in the Head Office in Järfälla, Stockholm, Sweden. Responsible for coordination between Sweden and Australia. Liaison at all levels of the Head Office.

Project Manager of internal R&D projects and co-responsible for major product line R&D program (SS2000). Marketing coordination for the commercial products marketplace in Australia. 

Product Marketing Saab Systems: 1999/2000

Responsible for marketing the Automatic Identification System in Australia, resulting in an order for a trial system on the Great Barrier Reef from the Australian Maritime Safety Authority.

Synspace AG 2001/2004

Synspace AG has offices in Switzerland and Germany.Senior Consultant in 2001, working with high technology software firms and the European Space Agency Technical division. Areas consulted include Outsourcing of software development, strategic and know-how transfer consulting, software maintenance planning and implementation, project leader coaching, process and project improvement, extensions to SPiCE for SPACE (S4S) for risk (R4S), quality standards (Q4S), and process assessment using ISO15504 and ISO9001.

Leistungs Consult GmbH

To better serve clients needs, I formed Leistungs Consult GmbH. The company is focused on two major fields - firstly consulting to clients who have a strategic interest in becoming or maintaining world-class performance through innovative business processes, including a desire to pursue continual improvement. Secondly innovative research into technology, knowledge and socio-cultural management.

Visiting Professor - Nottingham Trent University.

Lecturer in Operations and Project Management at MBA and BBA level at the International University in Geneva.