Lloyd Borrett

Lloyd Robert Borrett
Sunday, October 05, 2003

Lloyd Borrett - Resume

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To find a challenging and rewarding position where I can make valuable contributions to the strategy formulation and business direction of an organisation. Then as a change agent, use my marketing, communications, information technology and business skills to enable the organisation to effect the chosen strategies and plans.
Career Summary
A versatile, results-orientated, hands-on executive who has succeeded for more than twenty-five years in a variety of progressively responsible and challenging assignments in the information and high technology sectors.
Has demonstrated sound business judgement, decisiveness and well developed planning, analytical and communication skills at a consistently high level of performance.
Particular expertise in general management, marketing, communications, business development, IT management, recruitment and customer services.
Skills, Knowledge & Experience Summary
Employment Summary
Oakton Ltd
Expert Software Services
Expert People
Protech Australia
Australian Surveying and Land Information Group
MicroHelp Computers & Communications
Univex Corporation
Repco (Australia) Pty Ltd
HiSoft Computers
BHP Information Systems
Monash.NET, Melbourne
Monash.NET is Australia’s foremost provider of training, consulting, resources and tools for software developers around Microsoft's .NET framework and technologies. Since its inception in July 2001, slightly more than 2000 Windows developers from Microsoft’s enterprise clients, partners and ISVs in Australia have successfully progressed towards Microsoft’s MCAD and MCSD .NET certification via Monash.NET’s training, consulting and mentoring services. 20 person private company, September 2003.
Communications / Operations Manager  May-03 – Oct-03
Overall responsibility for company communications, marketing, advertising, direct marketing and strategic market development activities. Also responsible for policies and procedures, plus internal systems.
Oakton Limited, Melbourne
An IT company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange [ASX:OKN], Oakton provides IT solutions for businesses, mainly in the IT strategy and architecture, customised software development and systems integration areas. It plans, designs, builds, implements and manages IT solutions for clients, plus solves client IT recruitment and contracting requirements. Among Oakton’s clients are Allianz, Australia Post, BHP Billiton, BP, GE Capital Finance, CGU Insurance, Coles Myer, Foster’s Group, NSW Workcover, Origin Energy, Qantas, Royal & Sun Alliance, United Energy, Telstra and Texas Utilities, plus numerous New South Wales and Victorian state government departments and authorities. 60 person, $12 million per year private company, March 2000. 300 person, $45 million per year listed public company, March 2003.
National Marketing Manager  Mar-00 – Mar-03
Overall responsibility for all corporate communications and strategic market development activities, plus partner alliances and relationships.
IT Manager  Jun-01 – Mar-03
Took on the additional role of IT Manager for internal systems with overall responsibility for business systems, application servers and network infrastructure.
Expert Software Services, Melbourne
Leading provider of application software development and management services to some of Australia’s most prestigious corporate and government organizations including: Telstra, BP Australia, Australia Post, Coles Myer, ANZ Bank, National Australia Bank, Crown Limited, Village Roadshow, South East Water Limited, Dept of Justice Victoria and HPA. 8 person, $600,000 per year business, April 1996. 130 person, $20 million per year business, January 2000.
General Manager  Jul-98 – Oct–99
Responsible for implementing and/or overseeing new strategic business initiatives, plus managing the company so as to remain highly profitable whilst achieving growth of over 100% per annum.
Marketing Manager  Apr-96 – Jun-98 / Nov-99 – Feb-00
Partnered with the Managing Director in all strategic decision making and planning activities. Key responsibility for all business development, general management, recruitment, human resources, logistics, partner alliance, account management, contract negotiation, sales and marketing activities.
Protech Australia, Melbourne
National computing and communications company. Manufacturer of PC workstations and leading systems integrator and IT systems consultant. Total solutions focus in consulting, design, installation and management of IT systems for national clients, large system integration contracts and major outsourcing roles in the government and corporate sectors. 130 person, $50 million per year business, March 1996.
National Marketing Manager  Jul-95 – Mar-96
General responsibilities include developing Protech Australia's national image and profile within the corporate and government market sectors. Also to ensure all staff present a consistent image and message of the company.
Specific duties include: developing a national integrated marketing strategy; producing product, service and company literature; developing and implement national marketing programmes; and reduce duplication and wastage of marketing expenditure.
Key product ranges marketed include: Protech, Techway, Compaq, Toshiba and AT&T personal computers; HP, Epson, Canon, Kyocera and TI printers; Bay Networks, Cisco, Intel and NetComm communications equipment; Novell NetWare and Microsoft Windows NT Server network operating systems; and Microsoft and Lotus Development office automation software products.
Key services marketed include: Business Process Re-engineering and Information Technology consulting services; system integration and migration services; Lotus Notes groupware development, installation and maintenance; network consultancy, installation and maintenance; engineering services; software support; education services; and total service agreements.
Marketing Manager Victoria  Apr-94 – Jul-95
Responsible for all Victorian marketing activities. Most programmes adopted nationally.
Australian Surveying and Land Information Group (AUSLIG), Melbourne
Business unit of the Commonwealth Department of Arts and Administrative Services. 300 person, $40 million per year business, February 1994.
Product Sales Manager  Jun-91 – Feb-94
General responsibilities of this position included preparing and monitoring the business plan for a $2 million project to map, digitise and produce as a geographic information system (GIS) ready dataset the official Australia Post Postcode boundaries.
Specific duties included: developing business plans, defining market needs, preparing operating budgets and sales objectives, packaging and marketing product, establishing a distribution channel, defining price structures, and conducting license negotiations.
MicroHelp Computers & Communications, Melbourne
Leading PC dealership in the corporate and government sectors with special expertise in LAN/WAN and groupware installations. 40 person, $15 million per year business, April 1991.
National Marketing Manager  Jun-88 – Apr-91
General responsibilities included developing, implementing and controlling marketing efforts throughout Australia. Specific duties included: liaison with manufacturers and distributors, product evaluation and selection, preparing marketing plans, marketing products and services, and provision of advice to sales, support and service staff.
Key product ranges marketed included: IBM and Compaq personal computers; Fujitsu, NEC and HP printers; 3Com, BICC, Retix, Synoptics and NetComm communications equipment; 3Com 3Plus, IBM LAN Server, and Microsoft LAN Manager network operating systems; and Microsoft, Borland, Ashton-Tate, Lotus Development and WordPerfect software products.
Key services marketed included: network consultancy, installation and maintenance; hardware maintenance; software support; training; and total service agreements.
Univex Corporation, Melbourne
Small computer dealer, software house, and microcomputer based product developer. 5 person, $1.5 million per year business, May 1988.
General Manager  Aug-87 – May-88
Responsible for sales, logistics and customer service. Univex imported and sold quality Taiwanese IBM compatible PCs to the corporate and government sectors. Univex developed unique software solutions, including a fully integrated multi-user accounting system. Univex also designed and produced prototypes of many microcomputer based inventions.
Repco (Australia) Pty Ltd, Melbourne
Start-up of a national computer venture.
General Manager Business Development  May-87 – Aug-87
Recruited by the Chairman of Repco to begin creating and manage the implementation of a national, vertically integrated, computer business venture through acquisition and start-up.
HiSoft Computers, Melbourne
Leading national PC dealership. 25 person, $5 million per year business, January 1985. 120 person, $35 million per year business, May 1987.
National Product and Marketing Manager  Mar-86 – May-87
General responsibilities included developing, implementing and controlling all marketing and prospective sales efforts in four states. Specific duties included: preparing and monitoring operating budgets and sales objectives, liaison with manufacturers and distributors, product evaluation and selection, and provision of advice to sales, support and service staff.
National Manager Technical & Customer Services  Jan-85 – Mar-86
Total responsibility for the management of the technical and customer services profit centre handling all products and services including: Novell networks; general PC software products; general and vertical market in-house developed accounting packages; IBM, Compaq and Olivetti personal computers; Epson, Fujitsu and HP printers; and NetComm and Irma communication products.
Also responsible for the purchasing, inventory control and shipping operations in Victoria.
BHP Information Systems, Melbourne
Personal Computer Specialist  Feb-83 – Jan-85
Advised on the establishment of End User Computing support teams at major company sites. Established guidelines for the justification and purchasing of personal computers. Negotiated company wide contracts with suppliers. Evaluated and selected products. Produced a regular newsletter to inform end-user computing staff and users of industry trends and developments.
Performance Control Officer  Oct-82 – Feb-83
Responsible for performance control on IBM and Control Data mainframes, plus DG minicomputers.
Senior Systems Programmer  Aug-81 – Oct-82
Managed a team of six Data General systems programmers supporting commercial, technical and general systems software on over fifty AOS and AOS/VS based minicomputer systems nationwide.
Technical Systems Programmer  Dec-80 – Aug-81
Lead a team of three Data General systems programmers supporting technical and general systems software on over thirty minicomputers nationwide.
Technical Programmer  Dec-77 – Dec-80
Member of a team of four developing BHP Petroleum's Oil and Gas Seismic Exploration system on Data General minicomputers running the AOS operating system. Responsible for the digitising and data input sub-systems, plus as systems management and systems programming services. (The system was successfully sold to other oil companies e.g. Woodside Petroleum.)
Trainee Technical Programmer  Jan-77 – Dec-77
Programming for the BHP Minerals Mine Planning System in RDOS multi-user Extended BASIC on a Data General Eclipse S200 minicomputer.
Extracurricular Activities
1995–Present — Private web site (www.borrett.id.au) was selected by the Microsoft FrontPage team in January 2001 as one of the five best personal web sites worldwide that they had seen built with Microsoft FrontPage 2000. As a result, web site traffic increased to as many as 215,000 hits per day.
1991 — Key role in the design, writing, production and presentation of a pilot television programme about computers for ABC TV, SBS and Channel 10.
1984–1991 — Established Australia's first MS-DOS based Bulletin Board System, PC Connection Australia in 1984. Later the system was expanded to support 12 customers on-line and interacting with each other. Over 2,500 people paid to use the service on a regular basis.
1983–1987 — Started the “Your IBM Computer” column for Your Computer magazine in 1983. Was a columnist for Today's Computer magazine, and a contributor to other national publications 1985–87. Was a regular panel member on the “Computer Cafe” show on Radio 3AW in 1985.
1978–1979 — An interest in music, Hi-Fi and electronics led to part-time work as a recording engineer and producer.
Attended courses and workshops on: business planning; budget preparation; time management; negotiation skills; staff performance assessment; sales and marketing management; direct marketing; graphic art and design; project management; AOS and AOS/VS internals; structured systems design; PRIDE project design, planning and control methodology; speed reading; and performance control.
Designed and presented courses for PC users such as: Introduction to PCs, Introduction to DOS, Introduction to Desktop Publishing, Ventura, PageMaker, WordPerfect, MultiMate, Lotus 1-2-3 and PC Communications.
Speaking Engagements
Keynote presentation to 1200 people at Microsoft TechEd ’97 in Melbourne.
Regular speaker at Geographic Information System and Direct Marketing conferences 1991–94.
Regular speaker on the Information Technology seminar circuit 1982–86. Topics included the control and administration of personal computers, PC communications, networking, and distributed processing.
First Year of Degree in Computer Science, R.M.I.T., Melbourne 1979–1980
HSC, Hellyer College, Burnie, Tasmania 1975
Professional Associations
Past member of the Australian Computer Society and the Association for Computing Machinery (USA).
Past associate member of the I.E.E.E. Computer Society (USA).
Community Service
Founder, inaugural President and honorary life member of the 11,000 plus member strong Melbourne PC User Group — the world's largest such user group.
Member of the Glenaroua Rural Fire Brigade (CFA).
Personal Details
Lloyd Robert Borrett
Born 22 July 1956, Whyalla, South Australia.
Male. Single.
Live on 95 acres of native flora and fauna habitat, at Glenaroua (north of Kilmore) in Victoria.
Health good.
Interests include Internet, computing, reading, music, movies, sailing and gliding (assistant instructor).
Personal Characteristics
An independent, professional evaluation, described personal characteristics as…
Confident, assertive, decisive, tactful and creative with high level presentation and communication skills. Consultative leader who is realistic and practical and concerned with the well being of others. Measured intellectual abilities place him in the top 5% in verbal and numerical intelligence, and the top 1% in abstract intelligence.
For a list of referees, please contact Lloyd Borrett directly.  
email: lloyd@borrett.id.au mobile: +61 (0) 418 170 044 phone: +61 3 5904 9005 website: http://www.borrett.id.au/