Iain G. Robertson B.Sc. (St. And.) MBA

  • UK/EU Citizen
  • South African Permanent Resident

 

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  • Willing and able to travel
  • ID 5212255190189

 

PERSONAL DETAILS
  • B. Sc. In Computational Science, St. Andrews University, 1975.
  • MBA (Business Administration) University of Dublin,  2009
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS
P.O. Box 1842,
Umhlanga Rocks,
Kwa Zulu Natal
South Africa
4320

Tel:  27-(0)82-492-1055

Fax: 27-(0)86-609-4609

email:  enquiries@ealabhan.co.za

An innovative and seasoned ICT professional of 30+ Years standing, developing from programmer to ICT Director of an organisation with 27 000 users.    High Quality Communicator at all levels, written and spoken .   15+ Years with “Big Five” ICT Consultancies.  15+ Years as ICT Strategist.  Heavy Project Management experience with package implementation and systems integration projects.    Solid experience of ensuring organisations derive full value from their investment in ICT Infrastructure and operations. Has immense patience, team building and stakeholder negotiation skills.  Strong Strategic Thinker.  ITIL V3 practitioner. Cobit aware.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE
  • Strategy Development
  • Assessment of new Products and Technologies
  • Staff Management and Development
  • Financial and Budgetary Management
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Communications
  • Lateral Thinking
  • Business Processes
  • ITIL V3 Practitioner
  • Cobit Aware

 

CAREER OBJECTIVES AND REQUIREMENTS
  • To enable an organisation to derive positive benefits from current and future ICT Infrastructure
  • Market related salary and benefits
  • Staff Development and Skills Transfer

 

  • To provide pragmatic, practical value for money services
  • Work in challenging and interesting environments
  • Interim or Permanent ICT Executive Management Pos

University of Pretoria - 2009 - Present

 

 Project Manager in the Operations Unit, managing multiple infrastructure development projects, including installation of a VOIP PBX infrastructure on the Medical Campus.  Currently rolling out 1000 Wireless Access Points and the associated network infrastructure changes.

 

Bytes Systems Integration - 2008 - 2008

     

1.      Project manager leading seven major projects concerned with relocation of a major African Bank from Zimbabwe to Johannesburg, and establishment of a retail infrastructure for the bank in the SADC region. 

 

2.    Team member (Strategic Specialist) reviewing the ICT function of the Government of Swaziland and making recommendations as to future direction.

 

Transkei and Walter Sisulu Universities - 2003 - 2008

 

 Interim ICT Director – Walter Sisulu University - 2005 - 2008

 

Walter Sisulu University was formed by the merger of the University of Transkei and Border and Eastern Cape Technikons on the 1st of July 2005.    I was responsible for the crafting of a WSU ICT Strategy, the consolidation of the legacy ICT departments to form the WSU ICT Department, and definition and oversight of the various merger and integration projects. 

 

 ICT Director – University of Transkei - 2003 - 2005

 

Full line responsibility for the provision of ICT services to Academics, Staff and Students of the University.  Merger Preparations.

 

Eala Bhan IT Services - 1997 to Present

 

CEO

 

Provision of contract, temporary and Interim ICT Advisory and Management services

 

Ernst & Young - 1995 - 1997

 

Senior Consultant

 

A  senior consultant based in the Durban Office of Ernst & Young Management Consulting Services with responsibility for IT consultancy and services, reporting to the Partner in Charge of Consultancy Services.

 

Groupe Bull (International Operations) - 1992 - 1995

 

Programme Manager

 

Worked on Systems Integration Projects throughout Europe and the Middle East.   Posted to Bull South Africa to assist with: the re-introduction of the company to South Africa; to implement a Systems Integration Line of Business; and assist with the set up of the Durban Branch office. 

 

1975 - 1992

 

Quorum Systems                                               - AS/400 Sales Executive

Dunard Computer Services                               - Business Development Manager

Scottish and Universal Investments                  - Group ICT Specialist

Coopers & Lybrand                                          - European ICT Consultant

Burroughs Machines                                        - Software Engineer

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