Rodney Byfield – ICT Executive More than 20 years in leadership roles creating, motivating and supporting business initiatives through ICT. I use innovation and strategy to drive change and facilitate efficiencies in business practices. I have strong problem solving skills coupled with an ability to think outside the box. You’ll find one of my strongest attributes is an ability to find simple solutions to complex issues. My drive is to link strategic goals with operational capability then motivate the change needed to get the job done. With an excellent track record of fiscal improvement via “Business Value” I ensure companies achieve their goals through targeted implementations that simply get the results we aimed for. I am a versatile leader that has had the pleasure of working with Aid organisations, Government, FMCG, Mining, Banking (PCI), Education and Transport; giving me a wide breadth of understanding that can focus within and work with any industry. Specialities: – Leadership – Strategy – Business restructuring & performance streamlining – Linking strategic goals with operational capability – Managing and motivating change Executive manager/Chief Information Officer, Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd (Hobart, Australia), February 2011 – Present Chief Operations Officer, Nixu ME FZ LLC (Riyadh, Saudi Arabia), April 2006 – December 2010 (4 years 9 months) Head of ICT Operations, Datec PNG Limited (Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea), August 2001 – March 2006 (4 years 8 months) Director/Chief Technology Officer, Teledesic Technologies Pty Ltd (Melbourne, Australia), January 1994 – August 2001 (7 years 8 months) – What makes me so special (I rather let others do the talking): CEO – Heather Haselgrove – Metro Tasmania “I have enjoyed working with Rodney during the last 2.5 years in Metro. He has continually produced quality outcomes for Metro while negotiating a strategy that aligns perfectly with the business. He has successfully developed a number of plans that has given Metro’s IT services new life. Several of these activities were major ICT undertakings, which have been completed without any interruption to Metro services. Rodney has implemented sensible business initiatives that have lead to immediate results for Metro Tasmania. As a member of the executive team he is always courteous, while being able to give effective input to many business driven discussions. The “business sense” shown by Rodney; has been commented on by his peers as a quality not often found in the IT field. Overall Rodney has added strategic value with a professional approach to ICT department and the executive of Metro Tasmania.” Heather Haselgrove Chief Executive Officer at Metro Tasmania Pty Ltd CEO – Timo Kotilainen – Nixu Oy “Many people claim to have a “can do” attitude but they are nothing compared to Rodney, who is a living school example of the principal. One way or another, Rodney will get things done. He never takes “no” for an answer.” Timo Kotilainen, CEO, Nixu Oy & former Senior VP of Nokia Operations and Supply Chain Director – Asia Pacific – Stephen Althaus – Goodman Fielder International “I was always impressed by Rod’s capability as a business/organisational natural leadership qualities, and his capability to go straight to the heart of the matter in often complex situations. His capability to link strategic goals with operational capability is useful to any field, to any organisation.” Stephen Althaus, Director Goodman Fielder
Director – Sara Redman – of Sara Redman & Associates
Rodney is a pleasure to work with – highly skilled, committed and passionate about providing IT service and options to his organisation. He is also a natural leader of people, willing to have the tough conversations, emotionally intelligent, and genuinely able to engage with all kinds of people.
Head of Professional Services – Darren Watt – Datec PNG Ltd
“I had the pleasure of working with Rodney & greatly appreciated his support, friendship & capacity for achieving objectives with the highest professional standard. Rodney is a conscientious contributor to any task. His self-motivation is always evident and his ability to work alone or with a team is invaluable. His diverse technical knowledge & enthusiasm to learn & change has allowed Rodney to achieve the respected & enviable position of providing leadership at Datec. Few people could claim to be as successful in such a complex and demanding environment.” Darren Watt, Head of Professional Services (Retired). Worked with Westpac, HSBC and other major global financial players.