Director and Principal Consultant – IT Governance
Paul is one of Equinox IT's founders and executive directors. He is also a Principal Consultant with extensive experience in IT management, programme management, IT governance and assurance. He helps our clients manage their IT portfolios to successfully deliver the benefits required by their organisations.
He has 35 years of IT experience which has included various consulting, leadership and management roles. He has strong experience in:
- IT strategy and planning
- IT management
- IT governance
- Stakeholder management
- Programme and project management
- Bid and contract management and business case development
- Project start-up
- Independent quality assurance
- Project reviews
- Scope definition
- Transformation and change management
- Workshop facilitation
- Technical and business analysis leadership
- Coaching and mentoring.
Paul has held positions including Board Chairman, Acting Managing Director and Acting CIO.
"I've worked in IT for a long time and today our organisations and our societies rely on digital technologies more than ever before. Those organisations who succeed will be the ones who are best at delivering the right changes, underpinned by technology. My role is to help organisations to navigate through the many challenges to determine and deliver the required changes successfully."
Paul is an experienced certified instructor, and delivers training courses on professional consulting skills, workshop facilitation and business analysis.
He is heavily involved in the New Zealand IT community. He helped establish the International Institute of Business Analysis (IIBA) New Zealand chapter in 2006 and became the founding president (for which he was recognised with an inaugural ‘Recognition of Outstanding Service’ award). Paul was also involved in establishing the Test Professionals Network in 2004 and the Project Quality Assurance Forum in 2015. He has been co-chair of NZRise, co-convenor of the Professional Pathways Working Group of the Digital Skills Forum, and a member of the New Zealand Government Procurement Business Reference Group.
Paul is a Chartered Member of the Institute of Directors (CMInstD), a Member of the Institute of Management (MNZIM) and IT Professionals New Zealand (MIITP). He is recognised as a Chartered IT Professional New Zealand (CITPNZ).
He holds an NZIM Diploma in Management and a National Computer Centre (UK) Certificate in Systems Analysis and Design. He is also a Gateway Reviewer and an Assurance Lead Reviewer.
Outside of work Paul has five adult children and plays an active role in his local community.