Alan McKerihan

Alan is an enthusiastic and passionate hands-on professional with 15 years senior management experience ranging from strategy development to solution delivery. A confident self-motivated person who enjoys challenges, identifying business opportunities, and delivering pragmatic solutions.

Alan is a skilled Business and IT Consultant with capabilities and successful achievements across a broad range of areas including Strategy Formulation, Enterprise Design and Architecture, IT Service Delivery and Process Engineering. He is often recognised for his project recovery skills and critical thinking, frequently assigned to stressed and/or complex projects, and key organisational and professional deliverables.

Alan demonstrates strong interpersonal skills and stakeholder management capability and delivers sound governance practices that engender broad stakeholder ownership and control of desired results.

Interview: 2 mins with Alan

Alan McKerihan

Albert Olley

Albert Olley joined Business Aspect’s consulting team in 2016. He brings an outstanding track record of leadership fulfilling various C level roles within large organisations and managing $50m+ capital programs.

Albert has been involved with numerous award-winning transformation programs in both the public and private sectors, particularly by introducing innovative customer and digital solutions. He has led teams that have won prestigious awards for projects with outstanding benefits. In recent years these have included: Excellence in Culture Creation Award, Excellence in People and Communication Award, Best Customer Orientated Business Model and most Innovative People Strategy.

Albert is passionate about building trust and collaborative environments to create a culture of achievement. He is equally passionate about long distance cycling and undertakes a fund raising ride every year. View his linkedin page for details of his latest ride.

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Brendan Cowan

Brendan Cowan is an innovative strategist who has consistently delivered outcomes for clients in many large-scale transformation projects. With his strong commercial instincts, expert leadership skills and insightful technical knowledge, Brendan has established an excellent reputation, particularly in the public sector where he has worked in a diverse range of portfolios and can draw on a wide network of relationships.

Experienced as both a C-level Executive and a tier one consultant in government, Brendan brings a unique appreciation of the workings of governments from the perspectives of strategy, public policy, public value, public finance & investment, governance, and of course technology.

Interview: 2 mins with Brendan

Brett Beattie

Brett has extensive experience in designing and developing data driven applications, as well as data warehousing, reporting and business intelligence solutions.

Brett has proven skills in information architecture across the client’s enterprise to specific applications – Brett has the ability to translate information models into physical data schemas and has extensive skills in data analysis and modelling.

Brett’s core strength lies in problem solving and creating simple solutions to complex technical and business problems. Since 1994, Brett has developed his experience in finding and providing solutions for business. His in-depth knowledge and understanding of the Microsoft operating systems, server applications, database tools and development tools provides a solid foundation for building working solutions to any problem.

Brett has developed strong relationships with both clients and colleagues, and has proven communication skills with an excellent ability to listen and understand issues.

Chris Hampson

Chris is a Senior Software Engineer who helps clients design, develop and manage solutions to meet their desired goals in improving efficiency and automation. He works with stake holders to realise and manage the requirements through optimal design and then the technical aspects of project implementation. Chris works with clients in a range of industries including mining, construction and banking, while also working with government in areas such as education, primary industries, natural resources, health and taxation. He has a wide range of experience with both internal line of business applications to commercial consumer facing retail solutions.

Chris has proven technical experience with but not limited to: .NET Framework, SharePoint, Azure, Windows Runtime (WinRT) and Microsoft XRM. He is also qualified in SCRUM and PRINCE2 project management methodologies. Chris has an impressive breadth of technical experience with Microsoft technologies and has a proven ability to successfully leverage this experience for the benefit of his clients.

Interview with Chris

David Zuill

David is a Senior Consultant with specialist skills in spatial information systems analysis and the alignment of business strategy with the delivery of integrated information systems.  He has developed particular expertise in the enterprise wide design and delivery of corporate spatial information infrastructures.

David has accrued over 15 years’ experience in the use of GIS for spatial analysis and solving complex business problems through implementing pragmatic, enterprise aware spatial projects.  He has held senior technical and managerial roles in both state and local government agencies and more recently has provided consulting services to a range of public and private sector clients.

His range of expertise includes research and spatial analysis, business requirements gathering and management, spatial infrastructure design and implementation, information architecture, programme and project management responsibilities and strategic planning.  He has developed considerable skills in instigating and managing strategic data and information management and integration projects across a range of information classes including structured and unstructured data-stores, documents, images, construction drawings, asset and spatial information.  He has expert skills in the planning, management, implementation and delivery of knowledge and information projects.

David Zuill

Deborah Ann Allan

Deborah is a senior consultant in Business Aspect’s strategic planning team. She leads complex transformational change programs that include engagement of the workforce at their core. Recent projects have focused on developing strong customer-led initiatives to uncover new sources of growth and renew the customer experience.

Deborah is a big picture thinker with a reputation for being able to re-imagine the customer experience from process re-engineering to services innovation. She is passionate about connecting ideas, people and opportunity to build a culture of innovation.  Her flexible style and practical attitude are appreciated by clients.

Deborah Ann Allan

De Waal Esterhuyse

De Waal made the leap from construction to IT projects 10 years ago. From building homes to building solutions De Waal understands the key to success is good communication and attention to detail. De Waal has a diverse range of experience across several business and technology domains including Insurance, Asset Management, Telecoms, Financial and Payment Services. With skills across Project Management, Transformation and Business Process, Account Management and Business Analysis, De Waal’s strength is his ability to lead teams, create change and drive performance outcomes. 

In addition to degrees in IT and IT Management, De Waal received an MBA cum-laude from the University of Stellenbosch. 


Interview: Spend 2 minutes with De Waal

Gerard Raciti

Gerard is an experienced Software Analyst and Developer, with significant commercial experience in developing complex Server/Distributed Architectures/N-Tiers Applications, Web Applications and Mobile Applications.

His consulting experience extends across numerous industries and government sectors, in both the Australian and overseas markets. This broad market experience has allowed Gerard to develop a strong technical skill set that supports his ability to create simple yet robust solutions to complex business problems.

Gerard's key areas of expertise are in building software solutions employing the Microsoft development technology stack, including but not limited to Microsoft .NET 4.5, Windows Communication Foundation and Microsoft SQL Server data management tools (SSIS, SSRS).

Gerard Raciti

Heidi Tallarida

Heidi is an experienced transformation change agent who has been guiding and leading ICT programs for nearly 20 years. She loves to positively influence ICT projects by uniting people to focus on meeting the needs of the business and its customers.

Skilled in ITIL, CoBIT and process improvement methods, Heidi is a systems and process guru! She uses best practice to develop ICT strategy that aligns with organisational goals and implements through people, processes and systems.

Specialist areas:

  • IT Leadership
  • ICT Strategy development
  • ICT Governance
  • Project Management
  • Change Management
  • Resource Management

Interview: Spend 2 minutes with Heidi

Ian Christie

Ian is skilled at enabling businesses to innovate and realise their potential through smart use of technology. He has extensive leadership experience in developing and influencing major business initiatives in medium and large multifunctional and global companies.

Playing a key partnering role to our clients, Ian is focused on gaining a clear understanding of their challenges and goals, to help them develop an approach that is right for the business. This includes the redesigning of processes, roles and structures and mapping out how they will all hang together.

Since joining Business Aspect in 2016, Ian has led and managed the development and growth of the Western Australian business. Most recently, Ian has worked on transformational projects for Oil and Gas, Mining and Aviation clients, namely in the management of their assets and the information that is developed by those assets to determine how to optimise their performance.

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Kevin Turner

Kevin has 22 years of experience in the ICT industry, involved in specifying requirements, analysing alternatives, defining strategy and architecting solutions. Kevin is able to work across the people, process and technology aspects of IT environments, to assess existing shortcomings and find solutions to address future requirements. In this context, he is also able to leverage on a high-level knowledge of the vendors and the available technology options in the relevant domain.

He has experience within local and state government, and the utilities, mining, finance, telecommunications and manufacturing industries. Since graduating with a degree in Electronic Engineering, he has supplemented this with financial management, business presentation skills and data analysis training.

Kevin has key skills in the following areas:

  • IT Service Management consulting, implementation and strategy
  • ITIL methodology and process certified
  • Methodical and analytical ability to gather and decipher information
  • Facilitation of consensus in group workshop sessions
  • Business documentation and presentation skills
Kevin Turner

Mark Warry

Mark is a career ICT Professional with over 30 years in the industry. He is a specialist in ICT Governance, Strategy and Enterprise Architecture. Mark has strong consulting and communication skills gained in leading international consultancies and large, corporate, government and not-for-profit environments. He has a comprehensive knowledge of the application of technology to enable effective business results.

Mark has over 14 years experience in ICT Governance and 23 years in ICT Strategy and Enterprise Architecture. This is combined with experience in Investment Management (incorporating Benefits Realisation) and a history in Systems Development. Mark has undertaken consulting roles in diverse industries including Federal, State and Local Government, Education, Resources, Transport, Utilities, Financial Services and Not-for-Profit organisations.

Recent engagements include management consultancy assignments with Thiess, Ipswich City Council, Lincoln-Sentry, Queensland Urban Utilities, Wesfarmers Resources, the State Library of Queensland, Anglicare Sydney, QR National Coal, Qld Residential Tenancies Authority, Multiple Sclerosis Limited, Raine and Horne and Queensland Rail.

Mark Warry

Michael Linnett

Michael is an experienced Business/IT Consultant, skilled in providing consulting services to customers by analysing their needs, then driving IT solutions from requirements definition to delivery. He is highly proficient in his understanding of business drivers and goals and facilitating two way communications between business units and IT.

Michael has a strong commercial focus underpinned by a technical background spanning over 20 years across telecommunications engineering and Information Technology. He has significant skill in team management, requirements analysis and definition, architecture development, business process design and IT solutions delivery.

Michael Linnett

Mike Pearson

Mike Pearson is skilled at getting business and IT on the same page to realise their strategic and digital objectives. With global experience and a doctorate in strategy and architecture consulting, Mike offers a unique blend of board and enterprise IT experience spanning many industry sectors.  Mike focuses on helping organisations to realise their potential by defining new business models and mentoring teams through transformational change. 

Mike joined Business Aspect’s Adelaide office in 2016 to play a key partnering role to our South Australian clients; to help them develop and execute well-coordinated plans that are embraced by the business.

Paul Green

Paul is a senior information security consultant with over fifteen years’ experience in secure solution design and information security analysis, including the areas of cloud and hosted service providers, payment services, mobility, application development and identity management supported with practical experience in many vendor solution sets. Before moving to Australia Paul worked with leading European financial, manufacturing and government clients in European, Middle East, Africa and North American locations. Since his migration to Australia, eight years ago, Paul has worked with all levels of government as well as healthcare, financial and resource clients.

Paul is proficient at interpreting business and compliance requirements; analysing them, and then defining architectural recommendations that can be built into technical solutions. He does this whilst also ensuring that the organisation maintains control over their data assets, by ensuring that both the user and any device are authorised to access, that data is protected during transit and at rest, and that a regime is in place that mitigates the risks to an acceptable level aligned with the business and any Government or industry compliance requirements. He can assist a client with understanding the existing security posture, as well as help them to enhance their security framework to mitigate the risks from greater mobility and movement of resources to the cloud.

Area of Expertise

  • Business Analysis
  • Workshop Facilitation
  • Stakeholder Management
  • Information Security Standards - ISO17799, 27001, 27002; Australian Gov ISM and PSPF; Qld QGAF and IS18
  • Documenting Information Security Frameworks - Security Risk Management Plan; Policies/Procedures; Incident Response
  • Project Management (PRINCE2 Practitioner)
  • Security Architecture
  • Solution Design
  • Cloud Services - Cloud Security Strategies; Security-as-a-Service; Identity and access management
  • Mobile Device Management - Mobile Security Strategy; Securing mobile access; Secure mobile app design

Paul Green

Peter Banks

Peter has over 30 years-experience in a wide range of senior private and public sector roles focusing on strategic State and National issues across all tiers of Government and the private sector.  For the past 4 years Peter has specialised in assisting companies and organisations with strategic business analysis, process modelling, risk analysis, and project management issues.
A précis of his professional experience is as follows:

  • Business analysis and evaluation of services for contestability, triggering major organisational realignment.
  • Assisting clients transform diverse ideas into practical solutions.
  • A proven record of delivering positive results with public and private sector projects across a wide range of disciplines.
  • A deep and pragmatic understanding of how governments work, and the community and commercial environments in which they operate.
  • Extensive experience driving whole of Government and State-wide industry policies, and developing alliances and networks of influential leaders.

Peter’s personal strengths include:

  • Strategic thinking, influence, leadership and judgement
  • Communication, facilitation, motivation and collaboration
  • Project management
Peter Banks

Pete Leemeijer

Pete Leemeijer is a skilled strategist who helps organisations shape their IT transformation agendas. He is well known in the market for the delivery large-scale enterprise projects, working at the intersection of business and technology.

With more than two decades of experience, Pete specialises in building and optimising organisational processes, measurement systems, and infrastructure to maximise results in business transition and transformation, infrastructure management and service operations worldwide.

Six Sigma Black Belt with industry experience spanning defence, government, transportation, manufacturing, and telecommunications. He has proven success of delivering initiatives that yield:

  • Operational improvements 
  • Reduced tactical-planning cycle time 
  • Reduced product-development time 
  • Cost reductions through improved process performance 
  • Productivity gains 
  • Revenue growth 

Interview: Spend 2 minutes with Pete


Phil Sweeney

Phil has been involved in the IT industry since 1991. He has extensive experience in the design and construction of line-of-business software solutions for government and commercial organisations. These solutions range from large-scale client/server Information Management systems to Web-enabled Content Management facilities for geographically dispersed organisations.

In addition to his technical experience and skills, Phil has also been responsible for software development, testing and deployment practices and procedures. Phil has developed excellent communications skills, oral and written, through his work as a consultant, technical lead and architect.

Rob van der Hock

The key to successful change programs is a clear understanding and commitment to the organisations goals. With 20 years’ experience in both business and technology roles, Rob works with clients to really understand their challenges and develop a well co-ordinated approach to help them realise their objectives through the smart use of technology.

Rob’s strengths lie in his focused strategic approach and his wealth of experience in leading and developing teams to deliver for large scale programs. These include systems integrations, compliance programs, business and technology mergers, complex implementations, infrastructure upgrades and major software development projects. Rob is an active Project Manager mentor within the PMI Melbourne Chapter.

Interview: 2 mins with Rob

Rob van der Hock

Steve Hansen

For 30 years Steve has helped corporate and public sector organisations harness technology to deliver against their business strategies. He offers a rare depth of experience and proven adaptability across all aspects of the IT function.  From development and delivery, to program or vendor management, his ability to communicate and inspire those around him has been a constant mainstay throughout a career that has taken him around the world.

Recent achievements include:

  • Delivering a major uplift in capability whilst transitioning the development and support of a large bank’s core ledger systems to a partner organisation. 
  • Prevented major issues around a large banking systems release re-occurring by implementing quality control processes, a focussed project management capability and establishing strong sponsorship from business stakeholders. 
  • Delivering two major business systems solutions in half the normal time frame. 
  • Significantly increased staff engagement in a team of 60 people from 46% to 64% with a resultant increase in customer satisfaction - subsequently this approach was adopted globally.


Interview: 2 mins with Steve


Steve Hansen

Steven Moore

Steven has over 20 years-experience across Asset Maintenance, Information Technology and Telecommunications disciplines, having operated in both senior technical and senior management capacities; most recently in the resource sector and previously in water utilities and Local Government.  This combination of strong skill sets covering both technical and management arenas has positioned Steven well for; setting business direction, developing business requirements and translating these into technical solutions.

Steven’s ICT experience ranges from bringing together automation and enterprise environments through best practice architectural and security implementations for process control and safety systems integrations, to infrastructure portfolio management and delivering ICT outsourcing programs.  He has been instrumental in the selection and implementation of wireless communications systems, ICT vendor environment extractions, building ICT programmes of work, ICT outsourcing, selection and implementation of hosted and IaaS environments and managed network services.  In addition to this, Steven has extensive experience in managing commercial operations within public sector environments; particularly around uplifting cost centre operations to a commercial footing and then on to fully viable, commercially sound and contestable enterprises.  To produce these results, he has used a successful pattern of refocussing delivery attitudes and culture in tandem with enhancement of processes, systems, relationships and operational safety performance.

Steven's business management experience includes budget and pricing model development; financial and management reporting; monitoring and reviewing operations and business performance including financial, resource, business, customer relationship, human resource and stakeholder elements; developing and implementing strategic, operational, business and workforce plans; and managing large maintenance programs.  His commercial acumen extends across business, financial, contract, asset, risk, stakeholder, relationship, programme/project management, benchmarking, strategic and operational planning.  Many of Steven’s successes have derived from his ability to consult across all organisational levels from C-level executives through to operational and technical staff.

Steven Moore

Steve Nesbitt

Steve is a Senior Solution Architect / Consultant, with responsibility for analysing and designing enterprise solutions. He has worked for both public and private sector clients, with recent experience in Education and Vocational Training, e-Health and Travel Management. He has international experience living and working in Australia, UK and USA.

Steve has a strong software design and implementation background, specialising in web, API and integration solutions. He has experience designing large integration solutions using a range of Microsoft and open-source technologies, including SQL Server Integration Services, Windows Communication Foundation, Managed Extensibility Framework, Java Messaging Service and JBOSS Fuse.

He is currently a Microsoft Certified Technical Specialist in the .NET Framework, TOGAF 9 Certified (Level 1 and 2), and PRINCE2 Foundation Certified.

Steve Nesbitt

Steve Sherwood

Steve is the Principal Consultant leading Business Aspect's Cloud Practice and offers practical and outcomes-driven consulting to deliver customer-centric and business relevant solutions. Recent achievements include delivering an As-a-Service Decision Framework, Strategy and Roadmap for a Queensland emergency service; developing a Cloud Security Controls Inventory for a global investment corporation; elevating the maturity of a large government department’s vendor management office; and achieving significant efficiency gains for a retail bank through upgrading and consolidating its end-user computing environment.

Steve will go to great lengths to deliver the client solution – quite literally! Previously he spent two years travelling to Mongolia to deliver a major technology and support integration for a global mining company.

Steve holds Amazon Web Services (AWS) & Prince2 Practitioner certifications and is familiar with Microsoft Azure. Steve actively participates in many cloud-related user groups and industry forums and is committed to helping organisations take advantage of the opportunities provided by cloud-based services.

Steve’s experience includes:

  • Tactical and strategic experience in mining, manufacturing, government and financial services
  • Technical, operational and senior leadership roles in Australia, UK, Mongolia and China
  • Enterprise IT roles in service delivery, infrastructure delivery, M&A, operational service and support, development
  • Delivering large IT projects underpinning international mergers, outsourcing, end-user transformation
  • Transitioning traditional ICT to As-a-Service delivery models

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Wayne Tucker

Wayne’s career has focussed on information technology for over 25 years. He has over 15 years’ experience in programme / project management across multiple sectors.

Wayne’s main areas of interest are in applying information technology in a disciplined and structured manner to deliver business value. He does this by delivering well planned and managed programmes in a consultative style and has demonstrated his capability in this area with recent clients such as Rio Tinto, CSIRO and assisting in deployment of the Queensland governments Identity Directory and Email Service Program.

As a Project Manager he has been involved with establishing: project / programme management offices, detailed project processes, direction setting and scope management, risk and issue management, regular reporting, learning and completion reviews. He has also worked extensively in service and contract management with external services providers, and service level agreement negotiation and development between internal business and information technology groups. He has also had significant experience in strategic planning at an organisational, business unit and team level delivering operational plans and inevitably project plans identifying major activities such as scope, deliverables, resourcing, timelines, budget and risks.

His change management experience at both the corporate and local level is extensive, as is demonstrated by the longevity of his time and the outcomes he has achieved, with numerous organisations over his working career.

Wayne Tucker

Vedran Simunovic

Vedran has performed at a senior consulting level for over twenty years. Experienced in a wide range of technologies and business sectors including government, telecommunications, financial services and education. His main strength is his ability to quickly grasp complex business and IT issues, to extract accurate insights and to produce business-focused analyses that executive management can effectively act upon.

MBA holder, ITIL Manager and TOGAF certified - Vedran combines a deep knowledge of theory with the practical insights only in-depth analysis and years of experience can provide. Learn more about Vedran on Linkedin.