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Peter Bares

Programme & Senior Project Manager

Peter successfully manages large complex application, infrastructure, systems integration and business transformation programmes of work involving multiple agencies and suppliers. He is a specialist in the delivery of data network and telecommunications transformations for large organisations including Voice over IP Telephony (VoIP), digital radio and emergency services communications systems.

He consistently delivers successful major transformation initiatives in emergency services communications, mobility, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), payment systems and wholesale banking and has an in-depth industry knowledge of government and commercial sectors including Police, Ambulance service, Fire and Emergency NZ, Corrections, Telecommunications and Banking.

Peter has broad experience in roles including programme and project management, business case development, procurement, architecture design, Request for Proposals (RFP) development, sales bids development, customer relationship, strategy development and service delivery. His experience includes:

  • Leading whole of government initiatives involving multiple agencies, establishing and operating effective governance controls with accountability to programme boards and senior stakeholders.

  • Experience with the Treasury better business case framework, managing the development of   investment cases to secure approval and funding from government.

  • A proven track record of successfully delivering large complex multi-million dollar Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and business transformation programmes and projects within government and the private sector, utilising the Managing Successful Programmes (MSF) and PRINCE2 methodologies.

Gordon Harris

Project Manager & Lead Analyst

Gordon is a versatile professional with over 20 years’ experience delivering solutions to organisations with technical and business needs. He is an experience project manager and analyst with a particularly strong skill set in data management.

He is currently the Project Manager/Lead Analyst for MPI Biosecurity’s Plant Imports Export Requirements Tool (PIER) development.

Gordon has delivered scaled, strategic applications with hundreds of direct business users for major organisations in the Asia Pacific region and in other parts of the world. His experience includes working on projects in Banking, Financial Services, Government Agencies, Housing, Education, Local Government, Air Travel and Manufacturing markets. 

Some career highlights include:

  • The Claims Information Archive programme for EQC that involved delivering a user-friendly claim information archive that could be used by front line users for on-going claims management. Gordon was responsible for designing, modelling and building the specialist applications using Qlik Sense and OnBase.

  • ŸWorking at Kiwibank on kick-starting their Management Information reporting project and Business Intelligence analyst for the MIS team. Gordon also worked in Investments, Credit Cards, Customer needs activity, Securities, as well as Arrears and Excess.

  • ŸPutting together a new team and building the EQC data warehouse from scratch. Delivery of key reports was within 6 months.

  • ŸImplemented one of the first cloud based financial systems for a NZ government agency with real time data feeds from other systems using at the time the newly introduced DIA assessment.

Adrian Hendry

Project Manager

Adrian is currently a Project Manager.

He is SCRUM Master of an Agile project to boost the cybersecurity position across all internal ICT and business systems for Parliamentary Service.  He is also Project Manager for the Gallagher Parliamentary Precinct Security upgrade project.

Adrian has worked on a number of contract assignments, solving complex business problems and delivering tangible customer value by working with stakeholders to create a shared ICT purpose and vision that supports their business.

Some career highlights include:

  • In 2016, he led a hybrid cloud transition, moving 750+ staff across three major sites (Auckland, Wellington, and Christchurch), and 17 control towers around the country, into MS Azure.  This included the roll-out of, and training in, Office 365, Exchange Online, OneDrive for Business, and Skype for Business, Identity Access Management (IAM), Mobile Device Management (MDM) using InTune, and Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA).

  • In 2017, he was part of the Fire and Emergency New Zealand (FENZ) Transition Team where he worked with the New Zealand Fire Service and 37 other Rural Fire Brigades to ensure their ICT infrastructure was upgraded and strengthened so that FENZ could be created, while simultaneously undertaking a range of FENZ TransitionTeam support projects.

  • In 2018, he was recruited to envision and execute a holistic, 3-year technology strategy / roadmap.  He has influenced / guided the company’s strategic vision and long-term strategy / direction across the organization, working at Board and Executive level, while managing two operational teams.

Jo Priddle

Project Manager

Jo is an experienced Project Manager who has also worked in analysis and general management roles.

She is currently a Project Manager with the NZ Police.

Jo has worked in both the public and private sectors and has been in a variety of roles with both vendors and customers. Corporate organisations Jo has worked for include DIA, Customs New Zealand, Department of Labour, Fujitsu New Zealand, and ANZ Banking Group. She has also worked with vendor firms CRS Software, MSI Business Solutions and Probity Consulting.

Some career highlights include:

  • Delivery of new commercial software as a service module.  When Jo started the project was behind and in danger of further stalling due to concerns regarding the risk of implementing associated database schema changes.  Putting a go-live plan together, including risk mitigation plan, and shoring up the relationship with a key supporting vendor they went live and successfully managed initial production issues.

  • Conducting a review of a failed mid-range ERP system implementation (NetSuite).  Jo established a "back to basics" programme of work and progressively rolled out change to take the business from distrusting all information held within the system to using it as the single source of truth. 

  • Completing numerous operational projects such as the implementation of security software and policies, network and infrastructure upgrades, move from line of sight broadband provision to commercial fibre, move of PABX from copper to VOIP, move from in-house hosting of customer facing services to commercial data centre.

Sophia Rudd

Project Manager

Sophia has worked for many years in software development and service delivery for software vendors, government agencies and private organisations. She is currently part of the MBIE team delivering the government’s electronic visa programme (ETA).

A number of Sophia’s roles have included embedding ITIL processes and procedures within the teams she has been responsible for, along with informative reporting to stakeholders. She has an ability to determine priorities, identify and resolve risks and issues promptly, and work under pressure. She has  been  responsible for determining the technologies (including infrastructure – IaaS, PaaS, on premise, cloud  or a hybrid solution), software solutions (including bespoke, COTS, cloud hosted, SaaS) and the methodologies (e.g. waterfall, Agile, Continuous Integration, DevOps) to deliver solutions to clients and for the companies she has worked for to achieve the required outcomes.

Some career highlights include:

  • General Manager for Inov8 Limited, a New Zealand-owned software vendor specialising in the development and support of software developed using mainly Microsoft tools and software.

  • Head of Delivery at Integration Works Limited, a New Zealand-owned company specialising in delivering and supporting middleware integration solutions with the Head of Delivery reporting to the Chief Executive Officer.

  • Manager of Applications for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry (MAF). MAF had a computer user base of approx. 2,000 users sited at many locations around New Zealand. MAF’s applications used by employees and external organisations included a critical 24 by 7 food certification application, laboratory testing related application, quarantine (passengers, mail, containers/cargo and cars) clearance and biosecurity activities.

John Callcut

Portfolio & Transformation Manager

John is an experienced programme and project manager.

He is currently engaged by the Office of the Auditor-General to provide programme and project management advice for the delivery of their programme of work.

John has a long history of successfully delivering business solutions through Information Systems (IS) projects & programmes, from some of the largest in New Zealand, to those that were smaller but still organisationally significant.

Some career highlights include:

  • Successfully running some of the largest (budget and people) programmes/projects in New Zealand. For example, at ACC John managed the development of a strategic insurance system as part of a business transformation programme.

  • Setting up the project management group for Fonterra, NZ’s largest company. This group encompassed the Project Management (ie monitoring) Office, running the IS budget for the majority of Fonterra’s IS expenditure and project management resourcing

  • Establishing the Corporate Foundations Programme (CFP) at DIA. CFP was focussed on advancement of DIA’s internal capability & included managing DIA’s consumption of “all of government” initiatives. Creation of CFP initially involved incorporating projects from two existing programmes, one ICT, the other business based.

Tim Edgeler

Data Warehousing Developer

Tim is a senior data consultant with 25+ years industry experience. During his career he has held a range of roles, including solution designer, data analyst and SQL developer, predominately in data warehousing.

He has worked for a number of large Government and private sector organisations, in a number of data-rich and technical environments. He was a Data Warehouse analyst at the Department of Corrections and ACC for a number of years and has provided SQL development expertise at a number of sites including NZ Customs, Fire and Emergency NZ, the Department of Corrections, NZ Racing Board and Housing NZ.

Tim has a deep knowledge of the SDLC related to data design and architecture and has successfully applied this knowledge on all the sites he has been engaged on. Tim has extensive experience in designing and developing in all aspects of data warehouse and reporting solutions.

Ubi Nunes

Development Consultant

Ubi has thirty years commercial applications development and support experience in both development and leadership roles. Ubi has a Computer Science degree and strong C#, Java, Perl, Visual Basic, Visual C++, and PowerBuilder programming experience.

Some career highlights include:

  • Ubi is currently working as a Full Stack Developer using ASP/C# .Net MVC core, MS SQL server database and IIS web server on a Microsoft Azure PaaS environment at the Ministry of Primary Industries, to develop a new Bisocescurity Organisms & Pests Regulatory Register for NZ importers and exporters.

  • Ubi was formerly a lead DBA developer at Xero on the migration of a legacy Case Management System to SalesForce (CRM Cloud SaaS Solution). The project involved moving all data from the legacy system to the SalesForce Cloud environment so as to retire the legacy system. He also completed the migration of the legacy Customer Support System to SalesForce and the legacy Learn Management System to Cornerstone (both are Cloud SaaS Solutions).

  • Ubi was previously lead developer for the Ministry of Agriculture and Forestry on the e-Cert Meat, Seafood & Dairy Electronic Certification system. E-cert is a web based application, operating 24 hours a day seven days a week, to provide official assurances that New Zealand’s animal products comply with the regulatory requirements of importing countries.

Andrew Dyke

Senior Business Analyst

Andrew is a Senior Business Analyst.

He is currently working on the NGCC (Next Generation Critical Communication) Programme, a sector-wide initiative to replace existing mobile communications with a modern capability for emergency response government agencies, NZ Police (lead agency), NZ Fire Service, St John and Wellington Free Ambulance. Andrew is the Senior Business Analyst on the Programme and has been instrumental in the initial strategy, business case development and options analysis of the Programme.

Andrew’s career began as a Radio Inspector and subsequently became a subject matter expert in radio spectrum and radio systems.  He has also worked in a number of business and systems analysis roles across multiple sectors and the SDLC.

Some career highlights include:

  • PRISMS project was a multi-million dollar project within the Ministry of Commerce to replace the Radio Spectrum Management Group’s existing computer system with a modern, object oriented system.

  • The Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition Electromagnetic Compatibility (EMC) Regime Programme was an inter-governmental work programme between Australia and New Zealand to develop a common set of rules and processes for the control of radio frequency interference from electrical, electronic and radio products. Andrew’s role included documenting processes, assessing regulatory impacts and high-level stakeholder negotiations.

Kate Amos

Business Design Workstream Lead

Kate is an experienced manager with broad leadership skills, covering strategy development and implementation, business analysis, operations management, people leadership, financial management and programme management. Her experience has been gained in a variety of public, private and not-for-profit organisations. Her key roles have included:

  • Leading a team of IT applications specialists in 4 teams who manage the entire software development lifecycle of Capital & Coast DHB’s critical ICT systems and related processes in a best of breed, informal dev-ops environment. Functions included Architecture; Business Analysis, Application Development and Support, and Testing.

  • An organisation-wide CIO role over 6 years with Hutt City Council, responsible for a broad portfolio of information services covering all aspects of information technology, encompassing all ICT functions: ICT operations, Web Services, Business Analysis, Applications, ICT Projects, Land Information, Corporate Information, and Customer Services (Contact Centre). Kates’ role included ISSP development, vendor relationship management, all financial planning and management, along with associated change leadership and programme/project management.

  • Key account management role in IT&T Planning at Transpower NZ, providing an interface between Transpower’s business units and IT&T on major developments, running RFPs and preparing Business Cases for approval.

Willy Bartholomeusz

Business Analyst

Willy has more than twenty years of business analysis, software development and testing experience in the information technology industry.  He is currently delivering Business Analysis service for New Zealand Police.

He has accumulated extensive experience in the use of methodologies, standards, procedures, quality techniques and tools.  He has substantial experience in the requirements management and the development and implementation of systems using formal techniques including  Agile development projects.

Some career highlights include:

  • Working at Housing New Zealand (HNZ). HNZ is a Crown agent that provides housing services for people in need.  HNZ focus is on the efficient and effective management of state houses and the tenancies of those living in them.  As a Senior Business Analyst (BA) for the People, Technology and Change (PTC), Willy was involved with several projects and used EA Sparx to document findings and requirements.

  • Assignments with the Wellington City Council (WCC).  WCC is constantly changing to improve the way they serve Wellington and the Ratepayers.  As a Senior Business Analyst for the Business Information Technology (BIT) – Solution Delivery, Willy was involved with several projects including assisting key users with the implementation of a new geospatial mapping system.

  • Successful delivery of the DMS project at OSPRI which was an Agile project working with 20 people in four week sprints.  After DMS went live, Willy was asked to lead the DMS Support Team and develop their processes.  The team was responsible for the triaging of incoming support issues, assigning work, monitoring progress of support calls and organising releases into Production.