Management Positions & Roles

  • Present 2000

    Director

    Sterling Consulting Pty Ltd, Project Management and Consulting Services

  • 2007 2003

    Director

    GT AUTO Imports & Compliance, Specialist Vehicle Importers

  • 2000 1999

    National Manager, Technology Services

    Chubb Security Australia

  • 1999 1998

    Project Manager

    Chubb Security Australia, PRONTO Financial and Operational Systems Implementation

  • 2001 1996

    Director

    Sterling Companies Pty Ltd, Shelf Company and Corporate Services

  • 1998 1996

    Project Director

    Mayne Nickless Limited, OneLink Project, Melbourne Public Transport

  • 1996 1976

    National Manager

    MSS, Mayne Nickless Limited

Education, Training & Certification

  • FAIPM 2018
  • CPPD 2016

    Certified Practising Project Director

    Australian Institute of Project Management

  • GAICD 2010

    Diploma, AICD Company Directors Course

    Australian Institute of Company Directors

  • Dip.FS(FP) 2009

    Diploma of Financial Services (Financial Planning)

    Mentor Education, RG146 Training Australia

  • Key Competencies

    Ability to manage technical projects, up to engineering level
    Understanding of Contract and Corporations Law, including Financial Services
    Proven team and project leader
    Solid understanding of financials and performance measurement
    Experienced in Government Contracting, including security related roles
    Always a key player in the management team
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I always like to look on the optimistic side of life, but I am realistic enough to know that life is a complex matter.

Voluntary Positions

  • 2006-2016
    The Newhaven Yacht Squadron Inc., Committee Member and Secretary
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    The Newhaven Yacht Squadron Inc., Committee Member from 2006 to 2008, Secretary from 2013 to 2016.
  • 2008-2012
    National Alarm Association of Australia, Company Secretary
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    National Alarm Association of Australia (Security Industry), Company Secretary, from 2008 to 2012.
  • 2004-2007
    RAWS Association Limited, Director and Chairman of the Board
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    RAWS Association Limited (Automotive Industry - Registered Automotive Workshop Scheme), Director, from 2004 to 2009, Chairman of the Board from 2004 to 2007. Qualified Vehicle Inspection Certificate Signatory, for compliance certification of imported vehicles
  • 1985-2008
    Australian Security Industry Association Limited, National Committee Member and Director
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    Australian Security Industry Association Limited, National Committee Member and Director from 1985 to 1989, Chairman, Alarms Committee from 1986 to 1989, Member, Alarms Committee from 1985 to 1996, Member, National Vehicle Security Group from 2007 to 2008
  • 1977- 1996
    Standards Association of Australia, Committee Member and Committee Chairman
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    Committee Member of EL31, covering all AS 2201, Intruder Alarm Systems Standards from 1977 to 1996, representing ASIAL.
    Appointed Chairman of Committee EL/31/5 in 1990.
  • 1991-1992
    Formula Ford Association Inc., Committee Member in 1991
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    Appointed Promoter and Series Director for the Australian Formula Ford Championship in 1992, acting on behalf of the Championship Sponsor, Ford Motor Company of Australia Limited..
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    Project Management

    PCI Compliance Program

    Management of the Program to obtain PCI Compliance certification, in accordance with the Payment Card Industry requirements, for an Australian Financial Services company.

    The program included significant IT Implementations and changes, as well as updates to numerious Websites and Payment Gateways

    The program was completed on time and to a tight timeline.

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    Insurance Underwriter Changeover Program

    Management of the Program to change the Insurance Underwriter

    Management of the Program to change Insurance Underwriter for the Australian and New Zealand business units.

    This was a requirement following a change of ownership from a Publicly Listed Company on the ASX to being acquired by Zurich Insurance in early 2017.

    I managed multiple projects and delivered the complete changeover to a strict deadline. It involved both Technical (IT) and Business (Insurance) aspects, many staff and customer personel and significant changes to Websites and printed collateralls.

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    Project Management

    Informatica MDM System

    Management of the Program to completion, which included the design and implementation of an Informatica Master Data Management (MDM) System, provided through multiple external Vendors and the internal IT Team.

    The program included a number of sub-projects for the implementation of the Informatica IDQ System, Gigya social media authentication system, Customer Account Portal and Westpac Quick Vault.

    This Program included systems integration, between new and current systems as well as the achievement of data throughput Performance Targets to support the whole business, including projected growth and through all distribution channels.

    It was a large and complex Program, with many challenges that were met with dedicated and persistent effort from all involved in the Program.

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    Project Governance

    Chaired the Project Governance Steering Committee.

    Chaired the Project Governance Steering Committee, for an Australian insurance provider and provided advice to Senior Management on major project initiatives

    I have conducted numerous project reviews, conducted vendor due diligence reviews and participated as a member of the customer's Project Portfolio Committee, which has the oversight and control over the company's multi-million dollar capital expenditure budget.

    I have also had integral involvement with the preparation and implementation of Risk and Compliance systems for customers in Australia and Asia.

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    Project Management - Buildings

    Set up new Call Centre operations

    Set up of new Call Centre operations in Brisbane, Malaysia, Auckland NZ and a new Corporate Head Office in North Sydney including all aspects of the Leasing, Fitout design and Building Services provision.

    Other projects have included full office design and Fitout for customers located in Brisbane, Melbourne, Singapore, China and India.

    In all these sites the design and implemnetation included IT Infrastucture as well as Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning.

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    Project Management - IT

    Strategic Review and Implementation

    I have been involved in the strategic review of IT for an Australian ASX listed company, including the roll out of IT initiatives from the review.

    I managed projects within the IT area, including complex integrated projects with Web front end and back office data management systems.

    I have managed the preparation and implementation of Business Continuity Planning and Disaster Recovery Planning as well as Crisis Management Planning.

    Previous roles have included the IT Department, as a part of my overall Technology Management responsibilities.

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    Australian Financial Services Licence

    I have obtained 3 Australian Financial Services Licences

    I have been contracted to Project Manage the process to obtain an Australian Financial Services Licence for for three of my Customers.

    For two of these licences I have been a Responsible Manager under the licence and on one licence, the Key Person for the licence.

    These licences have covered both insurance and warranty products.

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    Project Management

    Technology Development

    I have many years of experience in Technology Development, including product design, manufacture and distribution, both in Australia and Overseas.

    Two notable projects I have undertaken are:

    The development of the TaxiVision (an in vehicle video delivery system for advertising) for Microvision Limited UK, including project management of the technology development as well as business planning, financial modelling and completion of the 'proof of concept' phase in U.K. as well as approval by the PCO for use in London Cabs.

    The SecurEftpos and BioLoop (a secure method for credit card payment transactions), which was incorporated into Payment Teminals and approved for use in Banking Systems.

    Both projects involved product and system design, patent applications (patents were subsequently issued), development to commercialisation and the corporate structure, the latter was eventually acquired by an Australian Public Company.

    More recently, many projects have been undertaken for the financial services industry, including web based transactional systems, productivity tools and training systems.

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    Project Management

    Telematics

    Implementation of Telematics, to automate roadside assistance services, in conjunction with key automotive manufacturers, including call centre integration.

    I have worked with various Telematics system providers and car manufacturers, including BMW, to provide Telematics systems for my customers.

    I have also implemented Stolen Vehicle Tracking systems across a number of prestige vehicle brands.

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    Project Director

    OneLink Ticketing system (Metcard) for Melbourne Public Transport

    My role as a Project Director within OneLink, as well as an Alternate Director of the consortium company OneLink, representing Mayne Nickless Limited, included all technical and contractual responsibilities for Mayne Nickless and the financial performance of the Rail Equipment Installation project.

    The project involved numerous workshops and design review meetings with both internal staff in engineering, software architecture and design and external consultants in all areas of technology, business, financial and legal aspects of the project.

    The Project Directors met regularly, at least weekly over the 4 year life of the project and reviewed all aspects of the project, from design specifications, the schedule, finished systems and products and contractual issues.

Contact & Meet Me

I would be pleased to have the opportunity to discuss your projects and how I can assist your company to meet its project objectives

  •    Mobile: 0419/605/605
  •    bob@sterlingconsulting.com.au

At My Office

You can find me at my office located in Melbourne

I travel a often, so it is best to arrange an appointment

At My Work

I have Customers in Sydney, Brisbane and Melbourne.

I am regularly available at these locations

On Site

I can meet at your office.

Alternatively, we can meet at a location convenient to you.