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  1. Fiona McDougall

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    Fiona is the founder and Managing Director of Initio, as well as its most accomplished Senior Program Manager. Fiona specialises in roles with technical and change management deliverables, with recent projects ranging in size from $2m to over $800m.  Most notably, Fiona has delivered multiple major programs of work for two of the top four banks in Australia.

    With over 25 years’ experience in the computer industry, Fiona has managed computer systems for a major Australian organisation, been a consultant/project manager in the UK, and implemented office automation systems for the Hong Kong branch of a leading UK law firm.

    Fiona is an exceptional communicator with excellent written and verbal communication skills and has exceptional attention to detail, being requested regularly to present to the board of directors.

    Fiona prides herself on delivering projects on time and under budget.

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  2. Ken Clarke

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    Ken has worked in Technology for over 30 years, starting as programmer/analyst with Mobil Oil Australia where he managed the introduction of computers to the general desktop before becoming extensively involved in workflow analysis and design. After Mobil, Ken worked with major computer vendors implementing total solutions to legal and corporate businesses, including the introduction of open systems to the market. Over the last decade, he has delivered major infrastructure projects in open system networks in corporate, finance and insurance markets.

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  3. Pauline Pankau

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    Pauline has over 25 years experience in Operational, Administrative and PMO  support. This experience has been gained across the Technology, Manufacturing, Property and Financial sectors. She has worked for leading Australian and international companies.

    Pauline is the key to the smooth running of Initio from both a staff and a customer perspective.

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  4. Ross Russell

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    Ross has been working in Technology for over 30 years, with experience gained working for major global organisations in Europe, the USA and Australia, such as HP and BellSouth. This experience ranges from technical roles to managing operational teams and Program and Project Management.

    Ross has gained certifications from Microsoft, VMware, and Citrix, completed management courses through AIM and AGSM (UNSW), holds current AgilePM Practitioner certification and Certified Practising Project Manager credentials through AIPM.

    Ross’s goal is to help Technology be seen as a valued business partner, providing solutions that enable and empower people to get the job done.

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  5. Albert Pastura

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    Albert is a dynamic leader with a real passion for delivering customer satisfaction, achieved by leveraging a strong technical background and knowledge of best practice IT Service Management principles.  He has been successful in driving end-to-end business transformation which have had impact spanning multiple lines of business and industries. He has substantial experience in managing teams of varying sizes to drive process improvement and operational efficiency. Exercises initiative, accepts challenges and analyses alternatives to overcome obstacles.

    Albert specialties are in program and project management roles with technical deliverables in infrastructure, security mobility and applications deployments.

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  6. Sam Ridden

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    Sam is a flexible Senior Technical Consultant who has worked with Initio for the last 7 years across a variety of projects. Bringing a wide range of skills, Sam has performed a variety of project roles across SOE development, business analysis and design, alongside management of the Initio technical services team.

    Maintaining a current knowledge of technology solutions enables him to work in multiple capacities, enhanced by his ability to communicate clearly with stakeholders at all levels of engagement.

    Sam is an enthusiastic team member and leader with strong SOE development, documentation, senior stakeholder management, communication and technical skills. Sam understands business requirements and will seamlessly translate them to the best-fit technical solutions.

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  7. Kellie Bowyer

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    Kellie has personally led more than 40+ strategic business and technology transformations acting as the conduit and trusted advisor.  A highly motivated Program Director with a diverse range of skills spanning 20+ years in end-to-end design and delivery of large scale and complex multi-federated programs.

    Kellie’s management style is down to earth and engaging, coupled with strong interpersonal skills and a proven ability to quickly grasp concepts and purpose and drive innovative solutions based on an in-depth understanding of key business drivers and objectives. Programs range from $20m-1.6bn.  Kellie is certified Prosci, MSP, Prince2 and Agile and has Six Sigma/Lean certification.  An exceptional communicator, and well versed in negotiating and brokering sensitive and strategic discussion at senior levels with a key focus on creating and leading high performing dynamic teams.

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  8. Dimitri Tsioukanis

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    Dimitri is a team orientated, multi skilled, proactive Technology professional with a pedigree background in blue chip enterprises and over 20 years’ experience with Technology global multi nationals.  Dimitri is a consultative person who is able to communicate at all levels, as well as being highly adept at working independently. He is proficient in managing large installations and has managed technical Technology teams with both operational and strategic focus.  Dimitri has also partnered closely with regional and global Technology centres in developing and executing major projects and initiatives, as well as managing relationships with external suppliers.

    Dimitri is very passionate about technology and the opportunities it can bring.

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  9. Mel Walters

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    Mel has 20+ years as a Project Manager and Consultant in the Information Technology industry. Mel’s has experience across several industry sectors including Financial, Energy, Aviation, Government and Construction.

    Mel has extensive people management experience managing teams of varying sizes to drive process improvement, operational efficiency and delivering project outcomes. Mel has also delivered exceptional results in a number of logistical project roles. She exercises initiative accepts challenges & analyses alternatives to overcome obstacles and provide exceptional customer outcomes.

    Mel is a Certified Practising Project Manager with the Australian Institute of Project Managers (AIPM) and holds an international GPM-b certification with GPM Global (Green Project Management – https://www.greenprojectmanagement.org/registry/1276-gpm-b-966).

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