Strategic ICT/assurance consultant
• Translink, Brisbane; Next-gen Ticketing
As an experienced strategic consultant and project advisor, assurance review specialist, Andy has a developed and recognised expertise in many aspects of strategic procurement, development and implementation within central, state, and devolved governments.
Having focused on multi-function smartcard and citizen authentication developments and the associated multi-stakeholder environments, Andy has gained an in-depth experience of all aspects of public-facing initiatives, the services and business units involved and their interactions, the ‘people’ issues, and the service delivery mechanisms required.
Andy’s recent work includes independent research projects to determine requirements to support emerging and future intelligent mobility technologies and models, relationships to ‘smart’ infrastructures and fully managed city environments (including urban development) across Australia and New Zealand. In addition, Andy has provided high-level independent assurance and ‘project rescue’ support to government agencies dealing with technically and commercially complex
high-value/ high-risk and politically sensitive systems both in the UK and Australia.
Andy has a detailed working knowledge of government departments, local administration, and wider public sector requirements and constraints, and is fully aware of the challenges faced by public service bodies – including those of ‘partner’ organisations such as mass transit providers, health and education administrations, and state sponsored innovation and development agencies.
Andy is also accredited by UK Cabinet Office (Infrastructure Projects Authority) to carry out PAR reviews and by the UK Partnerships Agency to carry out Gateway reviews. Andy is also registered for Gateway reviews in the Australian states of Victoria, New South Wales and Queensland.
"Chris led a team of experts carrying out a strategic and independent review of Crop Health & Protection Ltd (‘CHAP’) assets at a critical time for our business. The review team carried out a detailed assessment providing expert technical analysis, insight, and challenge which was pivotal in the development of the CHAP business plan. Chris’ leadership and direction meant that this complex and sensitive review was credible with all participants and its recommendations were key to the re-launch of the CHAP delivery programme. Chris provided the challenge, insight, and support that comes from a very skilled leader and operator in the field of project assurance, delivery, and oversight."