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Tom Sulda

Managing Director

BEng (Hons), FIEAust, Dip (PM)

Key Competencies

  • Development and delivery of Project Management systems and training programs
  • Business transformations, restructures including acquisitions
  • 3rd party project reviews and recommendations
  • Proven experience and results leading and motivating multidisciplinary teams through successful internal business change projects driving best practice through processes and procedures
  • Strong understanding of value stream mapping theory and practice Demonstrated broad understanding of Engineering, IT, HR, HSEQ and Project Management theory and practice
  • Demonstrated broad understanding of financial management principals, business analysis and commercial business acumen in all decision making
  • Development of company policy and procedures
  • Development of reporting systems aligned to the tracking of company strategic goals
  • Identification, planning and implementation of continuous improvement projects

Personal Insights

  • Amateur musician playing in concert & brass bands, symphony orchestras and jazz big bands
  • Completion of 3 full Ironman Triathlons and 9 marathons
  • Husband of a wonderful wife (Vicki) and father of 4 grown up children
  • Jointly published 2 Journal Papers on Microwave Frequency engineering

Summary

Tom Sulda is an independent business strategy and process consultant as well as a contract process trainer in Business Analysis, Project Management, Prince2, Agile, PMBOK, Prince2 Agile & Managing Successful Programmes. Tom is a highly experienced business executive having worked across all business functions from the front to back end including corporate services.

Tom has a strong background in business processes in IT and engineering environments with an ability to tailor best practice methodologies from simple to complex business systems.

Tom has highly developed analytical, communication and change management skills including formal engineering and business qualifications.

Tom has reviewed in excess of 150 projects, recommending and implementing system and behavioral change across many organizations.

Tom communicates well at all levels to help form strong working relationships with customers and colleagues. Tom enjoys motivating, organising others and works well under pressure, taking pride in seeing a project through to completion.

Tom has reached the level of fellow of the Institute of Engineers Australia recognising engineers that committed their career to the profession of engineering and either held a sustained, major responsibility in the design or execution of important engineering work; have relevant education qualifications, and/or made a major contribution to the science or practice of engineering occupying a distinguished position within the profession.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering  Degree  (1st Class Honours) – University of Southern Queensland, 1997
  • Graduate Certificate in Management – University of Adelaide, 2005
  • Diploma of Project Management – Australian Institute of Management, 2011
  • Fellow – The Institution of Engineers Australia
  • Qualified ISO IMS (HSEQ) lead auditor (RABQSA)
  • Agile Practitioner 2014, Prince2 Practitioner 2014, Managing Successful Programmes 2015
  • Avionics Design Engineer (Radio and Radar systems) – Royal Australian Air Force, 1998
Alex Sinclair

Alex Sinclair

General Manager

Director MBA, DBMK

Key Competencies

  • Strategy design and execution
  • Business model innovation, transformations, and restructures
  • People and culture change
  • Broad understanding of all business functions, theory and practice
  • Financial management principals, business analysis and commercial business acumen in all decision making
  • Development of company policy and procedures
  • Development of reporting systems aligned to the tracking of company strategic goals
  • Identification, planning and implementation of continuous improvement projects
  • Approach to market design and implementation through people, systems and processes

Personal Insights

  • A high performance culture eats Strategy for breakfast!
  • Mentoring, knowledge and continual learning unlocks opportunity
  • Technology enables people to be brilliant at what they do
  • Husband of a wonderful wife and father of 2 energetic and lovely children
  • Keen participant and fan of many sports
  • Gardening and muscle cars are Fun!

Summary

Alex has senior management experience in highly competitive markets including; Learning and Development, Management Consulting, I.T, Telecommunications, Industrial and Enterprise Automation, People Dependent Services, and Media.

Alex has worked in Australia, United Kingdom, Ireland, North America and China and prides himself on success as a result of business model innovation and transformation through people, technology and process improvement.

Alex communicates well at all levels to help form strong working relationships for mutually beneficial outcomes.

Alex is a natural leader and inspires and motivates, individuals, teams and organisations to challenge the status quo; he believes that embracing positive change and survival or the ability to thrive are synonymous.

Alex takes great pride in initiating projects and seeing them through to strategy aligned completion.

Qualifications

  • Masters of Business Administration, University of South Australia 2007
  • Bachelor of Business Management, Major Marketing University of South Australia 1998
  • Business Model Innovation, Thinkers in Residence Program, Professor Göran Roos 2011
  • ITIL Certification, DDLS Adelaide 2015
  • WHS – HSR year 1, Business SA
Adrian Leadbeater

Adrian Leadbeater

Commercial Director

MBA MBCS CITP MACS

Key Competencies

  • Delivery of Program Management governance to uplift Program Offices and initiate programs of work in large to medium size organisations
  • Business consultancy leading to the restructure of organisations or business units to create efficiencies aligned to business vision
  • Proven experience and results leading and motivating multidisciplinary teams through successful internal business change projects driving best practice through processes and procedures
  • Lead BA role of many strategic projects in line with business drivers to improve the responsiveness of the businesses and make them more agile
  • Procurement of corporate systems to support customer services, Asset Management and Enterprise Resource Management functions of the business
  • Capital Planning and Asset Management activities for a number of regulatory projects to deliver technical regulatory strategies over a 15 year period
  • Delivering Customer-focused initiatives in large and complex corporate environments to build stakeholder engagement and comply with economic regulatory levels of service

Personal Insights

  • Open Water Trainer of Sub-Aqua Diving with many years of experience of diving into shark infested waters
  • A father of 2 grown-up children and married to Dawn
  • A keen camper and enjoy the outdoor life when I get chance to get out of the office

Summary

Adrian is an independent business / IT consultant as well as a trainer / mentor in Business Analysis, Project Management and Program Management. Adrian is a highly experienced senior manager having worked within IT functions of large to medium size businesses in the UK and Australia over the last 30 years.

Adrian has a deep understanding of relationship and communications management, business focused IT leadership experience, an ability to develop collaborative relationships and a track record of creatively driving business improvements using ITIL best practices.

In the UK Adrian has held a number of senior management roles in large utility businesses and consultancies supporting a variety of vertical markets.

In the last 6 years Adrian has been working closely with a number of Lead Water Agencies across Australia to drive opportunities for greater collaboration, communication, effectiveness and efficiency across the water industry at a state and federal level.

In recent years Adrian has gained hands on experience of the Aged Cared industry through his consultancy engagements in Adelaide and Melbourne. He has lead a team of consultants that have been instrumental in uplifting software development practices and project management governance for this industry.

Adrian is an active member of the Australian Computer Society and IIBA. He has been a Director of the IIBA Australian Chapter for 2 years and assisted at a local level in Adelaide.

Qualifications

  • MBA in Business Administration and Environmental Studies, Aston University 1991 -1994
  • Graduate Diploma in IT, Birmingham University 1987 – 1990
  •  ITIL V3 Managers Course 2008
  • ITIL V2 Full Service Management Disciplines 2008
  • Managing Successful Programs Practitioner 2008
  • Prince2 Practitioner 2007