Prior to joining The Strategic Directions Group, Chris was the Chief Information Officer at Gold Coast City Council responsible for information management, telecommunications, and technology management. During this time, Chris participated in numerous IT forums and working groups for both the ICT industry and the Local Government sector. Chris has extensive experience in ICT strategy and service delivery and has held various ICT management roles in both Australia and England.
As Managing Director at Strategic Directions, Chris has worked with several key customers including Federal, State and Local Government, and large commercial organisations. His primary responsibilities include development of ICT Strategy, review of the ICT service delivery models, performance and vendor management, ICT budget and TCO assessment, and realignment of the mix of in-house, cloud and managed ICT services. In all cases, Chris has focussed on the alignment of ICT services to business priorities to maximise the value from ICT investments.
Chris has also worked with both Local Government and property developers to create their Digital Economy Strategy or Smart City Plan. Due to his experience, he has been asked to present at conferences for Local Government, Economic Development and the ICT industry.
Chris holds a Bachelor Applied Science in Mathematics. He is also a Graduate of the AICD.
Chris has achieved numerous other industry certifications during his career in ICT Management, ICT Service Management and Project Management.