What does your role involve?
I look after the networking, systems services and datacentre teams and ensure that backbone IT infrastructure services such as networking, wireless, mobile, servers, hosted systems, and databases are well designed, efficient, and deliver to the University.
What were you doing previously?
My previous role was Operations Manager at Allied Press, publishers of the ODT. This covered a wide range of business level service-based activities including technology, production, printing, publishing, and distribution as well as maintenance, property management, and negotiating with unions. Prior to that, I managed information technology for more than 20 years.
What are you looking forward to in the role?
I am really looking forward to supporting the infrastructure teams to see where we can innovate and where I can foster a sense of achievement along our journey of service delivery excellence to the University.
What do you like about living in Dunedin?
I'm Dunedin born and bred and believe it is a truly great place to raise a family. The people are great, it's a perfectly sized city and it's not far to Central for those weekends out of town.