The Team

We value all of our team members as they stand for the values that are most important to us. Our team members are professionals who are committed to lifelong learning and development, who recognise that both excellent performance and trusted relationships are crucial to success, and want to work with a supporting collegial team. They build trusted relationships with each other, with clients and with other peers and stakeholders.

I encourage you to review our team, and if you haven’t already had the chance, I hope we get the chance to work with you. And I encourage you to engage with us, get to know us and give us a chance of working with you one day.

And if you see yourself as part of our team, or perhaps know someone who you think would fit, then we encourage you to get in contact too.

PATSY HARCOURT-COOZE

RESOURCING MANAGER

Patsy has been working successfully in the recruitment industry for 5 years before joining Information Professionals as the Resourcing Manager.

In her time here at Information Professionals, Patsy has secured full time consulting team members, and contract and full time team members for our clients. She has moved into taking more and more responsibility for ensuring our clients are well serviced and that our candidates and team feel supported.


CARY CLARKE

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Cary Clarke is an experienced finance executive with a strong track record of financial leadership and business improvement. He has overseen business improvements in the areas of planning and control frameworks, capital structuring, organisation design, business model redesign and technology implementation. He has also been involved in significant business acquisitions, and worked extensively with and on boards. Cary has dedicated his career to business improvement and believes that the key to achieving superior business performance lies in fostering a culture of creativity and innovation, while maintaining sound governance through effective performance measurement.


DAVID GRIGOR

SENIOR CONSULTANT

David is a senior business analyst and project manager and is effective at bringing together business processes, and organisational goals and objectives. He has a solid foundation based on twenty years of IT experience as project manager, business analyst, test analyst and trainer across a multiplicity of government organisations.

David has excellent test management and analytical skills and superior written and oral communication skills, all of which underpins his excellence in both business analysis, training and facilitator roles. David also has formal PRINCE2 Project Management and certified training qualifications.


KARAN BAGGA

SENIOR CONSULTANT

Karan is a business focused Manager with over 12 years of experience in managing and delivery of several complex business transformation, change, and IT initiatives. With a strong background in Business and Information Systems, Karan specializes in providing complete support to organisations when adopting IT infrastructure, business transformation, new processes and technology initiatives across different industry sectors. Karan has a proven ability to successfully manage both complex programs and line management responsibilities for up to 9 Project Managers and virtual teams across different countries.


TONY WELSH

ASSOCIATE PARTNER, PRACTICE LEAD - STRATEGIC ICT

Tony is a 15 year Chief Information Officer (CIO) veteran with over 30 years ICT experience in Australia, the UK and New Zealand. He spent 6 years as CIO on the Senior Executive Team for Brisbane City Council and he was previously CIO at Queensland Rail.

Tony is passionate about creating business value from ICT. This starts with evolving or transforming ICT Departments into business and customer focused teams with a commitment to service excellence. He gets frustrated when ICT is seen as a barrier or even worse, an ivory tower that sees a need to obstruct efforts by organisations to do things better.

Tony believes that ICT is a business tool. The ICT team must position itself to empower and enable the organisation to best leverage that tool to achieve its business vision and objectives. In doing so it may be sourced internally or externally or it might reside extensively in the cloud. It might be a service provider or a service broker or a mixture of both. In any event it must be responsive and agile to meet the needs and expectations of its customers in a rapidly changing world.


TIM HOSKING

ASSOCIATE PARTNER, PRACTICE LEAD - ENTERPRISE ARCHITECTURE

Tim Hosking is an associate partner at Information Professionals where he leads their Enterprise Architecture practice. He has over 30 years’ experience in IT including both the private and public sector, working for organisations like National Mutual Life Assurance (now Axa), the Sydney Futures Exchange, Commonwealth Bank, Bankers Trust, the Police Integrity Commission, NSW Police, ASIC and the ATO. He led the development of the Police Oversight data warehouse at the Police Integrity Commission and was part of the enterprise architecture team at NSW Police. These days he is often found at the ATO extending the enterprise data model into the enterprise application integration space, the SBR program, and the ATO’s major application development programs.

Secretly just an old data modeller, Tim has for the past 10 years been developing and refining a reference architecture for the law enforcement and justice sector. His passion is in business and data architecture, while he dabbles in the black arts of application architecture.


GEORGES CASCALES

MANAGING CONSULTANT, PRACTICE LEAD - INFORMATION MANAGEMENT

Georges has held senior positions for over 30 years in the ICT Industry. This has included CIO roles with Endeavour Energy and Queensland Urban Utilities. Georges has a particular understanding of the utility (energy and water) and Health industries. He has particular interest in information management, from organisational adoption of information management through to the data, applications and integration that underpins this.  Georges also recognises the importance of sound delivery capability and assurance, and the benefits they bring in helping CIOs sleep better at night.


DAVID EKERT

SENIOR CONSULTANT

David has 40 years’ finance and IT program/project management experience and specialises in directing complex IT system implementations.  With a strong financial and management background, David has particular skills in planning process, governance and system improvements and managing budgets and resources. He also has well-developed presentation, communication and negotiation skills.  David has a proven ability to successfully manage both complex projects and line management responsibilities. He is particularly skilled in identifying and implementing business improvement initiatives and managing change.


LYNN KINCADE

GENERAL MANAGER BUSINESS, MANAGING CONSULTANT

As a Managing Consultant, Lynn has a depth of experience that she applies into investment analysis, benefits management, business case development, strategy, assurance and reviews.  Her investment analysis includes compelling stories that define organisational challenges, benefits, and initiatives using Investment Logic Mapping (ILM) and similar techniques. She has completed a significant number of gateway and investment reviews. Her findings have led to substantial

changes in projects in managing risks and increasing the transparency, and involvement across stakeholders.


MARK D. NICHOLLS

MANAGING DIRECTOR, PRACTICE LEAD - PROGRAMS, PROJECTS CHANGE PRACTICE.

Mark formed Information Professionals Group (IPG) in 2005, after a career of delivering Software Development and Business Transformation programs in the Telecommunications, Transport and Government sectors here in Australia, and overseas including the United States.

 

From his early experience, Mark identified the need for specialist advice and support of key decision makers and those responsible for the successful delivery of business and information technology change.  As a result, IPG now provides expertise in ICT and Digital to government and other sectors across six capability areas or practices.

 

Mark leads IPG’s Programs, Projects and Change Practice.  He is a highly skilled program manager and adviser, specialised in leading, managing, reviewing and advising organisations on the delivery of ICT, Digital & Business Tranformational Programs.

 

Mark is an active industry participant, and was elected to the QLD Council of the Australian Information Industries Association (AIIA) in 2013.  He was appointed as Chair in December 2014.  The AIIA is the ICT and Digital industries peak industry body.  Mark is also the inaugural Chair of the GoDigitalQld Industry Collaboration Group, involving a range of industry groups that are supporting their constituents in the adoption of digital business.


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