Holistic Information Technology & Operations Executive


Last Updated: 30th October 2018 (over 3 years ago)

Address
South Africa

E-mail
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Phone Number
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Gender
Male

Age Range
45 to 54

Qualification Level
Degree

Languages
Afrikaan, English

Summary

I develop, implement and manage business aligned technology strategies, achieving efficiencies and client satisfaction while ensuring business continuity. Through effective collaboration and interpersonal skills, I remove “gaps” between Technology and Operations to ensure business integration allowing for digital transformation.

A Technology Professional with more than 20 years of experience in a wide range of technical, leadership, project management and senior management roles throughout the business value chain and within multinational environments on the African continent.
Ability to:
 Develop, align and implement technology strategies, processes and systems,
 Optimize asset performance and asset life,
 Ensure efficiencies while reducing operational costs.
 Bring different teams from different departments and cultures together, achieving business goals.
 Manage multiple projects from feasibility to completion and into operation.
 Analyse, design and problem-solving skills,
 Driving continuous improvement through analysis, review and evaluation,
 Develop and maintain high-quality Health and Safety standards,
 Identify technologies to create efficiencies within the business ensuring the return of investments,
 Dismantle departmental silos, achieving technology integration.
I deliver high-quality work through business interaction and integration, developing and leading highly motivated teams, within and external to the company, to success.

Education

Gordon Institute of Business Science, University of Pretoria
Management Development

   Jan 2003
— Dec 2003

University of Johannesburg
Project Management

   Jul 2001
— Jul 2001

North-West University
B.Eng. (Electrical & Electronic)

   Jan 1993
— Dec 1996

Experience

Business Consulting Africa
Consultant

   Mar 2017
— Current

 Technical consulting and support for the use of new technology in solving technical challenges with IoT development. Developing new advanced technological products for a niche market. Projects include client expansion into Africa and the introduction of new products within the local markets.

Tsebo Outsourcing (All Terrain Services)
Executive Change & Business Systems

   Jul 2013
— Feb 2017

 Leveraging my Technical and Change Management experience to analyse a failed ERP implementation and turn it around to be implemented in more than 15 countries with full business support.
 Develop business strategies with supporting systems to enhance business management and improve productivity. Include budgeting processes, asset tracking and management, ensure compliance and governance.

Lumwana Mining Company (Zambia)
IT & Communications Manager

   Nov 2006
— Jul 2013

IT & Communications Manager
 Leveraging my experience and background to interact with operational staff and senior management to develop a world-class technology strategy for Lumwana Mine. Through project management skills, Implement the strategy with a focus of growing the implementation from the construction phase into operations. The strategy allowed the integration of process instrumentation and SCADA network as well as the Mining and Security systems. We developed a concentrate management system, using my Systems Development Framework, allowing the management of loading and transporting of concentrate.

AngloGold Ashanti (Africa Region)
Regional IT Manager

   Jan 1997
— Oct 2006

IT Manager
 Developing the first IT strategy for the Africa Region (9 sites) to create an integrated environment allowing for consolidated reporting, benchmarking and the implementation of business intelligence. This gave rise to the creating of a Global AngloGold strategy, creating a Global network, integrating infrastructure to support business requirements and goals. The operational infrastructure included all policies, procedures and standards with business and Sarbanes-Oxley Compliance.
 Implemented the first Business Intelligence system to consolidate Financial reporting and reduce the time spent on reporting by at least two days.
 Initially as an engineer and gradually moved over into the technology field as business demands required the integration of technologies. My leadership and management experience allowed me to successfully migrate and deliver excellent business value throughout the value chain.

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