Highly Qualified Group Chief Information Officer

Serial No: 12416
Skills keywords: capex & opex, itil & cobit

Short Bio:

Highly skilled and detail-oriented candidate with significant Management and Information Technology experience. Strong knowledge base of experience in Project and Business Management, Infrastructure Operations, Application Development and Information Technology strategies for global organizations.

Current location:  Gauteng, South Africa - View on map
Nationality: South African
Preferred Sector of Employment:  IT and Technology
Spoken languages: english
Location I am interested in working: canada

Education And Qualifications
Ph.D (2011 – Present)
University of Reading, UK

MBA (2010)
Henley Business School-University of Reading, UK

Project Management Body of Knowledge (2002)

Diploma in Management (2001)
Henley Management College

Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) in Information (1998)
University of South Africa

National Diploma Electronic Engineering (1987)
Durban Technical College

Group Chief Information Officer (Aug. 2009 – Present)
First Quantum Minerals Ltd, South Africa
• Develops and implements Group Technology strategy together with the company’s business approach
• Responsible for the appointment of all ICT staff at management and staff level in alignment with business requirements.
• People Management: Implementation of staff development plans, performance measurement and feedback; staff retention.
• Manages the Group Enterprise which encompasses the following:
o Group systems architecture (international and local operations)
o Systems selection, implementation and maintenance
o Group infrastructure architecture
o Group data architecture, data and system management
o Security architecture
• Manages the Group systems tactical operations and security plans to ensure complete protection of data assets.
• Creates Group Business continuity (DRP) and Risk Management plan.
• Ensures corporate governance in the Group Sarbanes Oxley and group governance compliance, ITIL, COBIT, etc.
• Ensures effective Partner and Vendor management, (Service Level management with Global and local partners)
• Financial Planning and Management (CAPEX and OPEX)
o Group budgets and local IT budgets.
• Global legal compliance.
o Interaction with local governments (ICASA etc.)
• Adapts new technology to enable business development.
• Developing and measuring key performance indicators (KPI) for the ICT function.

Group Chief Operations Officer (May 2007 – Jul. 2009)

Information Management Executive (Feb. 2004 – Apr. 2007)
Debswana, Botswana

Group Chief Information Officer (Feb. 2001 – Jan. 2004)
AST Holdings, China

Principal Associate Management (Oct. 2000 – Jan. 2001)
AST Holdings, China
• Consulted with the utilities industry; business and information strategy, outsourcing, in sourcing and vendor partnership agreements.
• Managed business strategy consulting, major vendor partnerships and outsourcing agreements.

Group IT Manager (Sept. 1999 – Aug. 2000)
USKO, South Africa, UK and Australia
• Managed the following key performance areas:
o Group ICT strategy, systems and infrastructure architecture, data architecture, systems strategy and operations plan.
o Systems evaluation and selection.
o Group infrastructure: communications and networks.
o Business continuity and risk management.
o Corporate governance in the group, people, data and system management.
o Ensured effective partner and vendor management (service level management, financial planning and management, CAPEX and OPEX).
o Legal compliance and programme management.

IT Manager Regions (May 1998 – Aug. 1999)
Nedbank, South Africa

Regional Manager (Dec. 1994 – Apr. 1998)
Datavia, South Africa

Manager (Development/Programming) (Jul. 1994 – Nov. 1994)
Datavia, South Africa

Assistant Programming Manager (Apr. 1994 –Jun. 1994)
Datavia, South Africa

Senior Computer Engineering Technician (1992 – 1994)
Datavia, South Africa

Engineering Assistant (1988 – 1992)
Transnet, South Africa

Radio Technician (1981 – 1988)