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Director, Strategy and Transformation
Ron is a systems thinker, strategist and innovator with a history of providing outstanding results to both the private and public sectors. He is currently Director Strategy and Transformation, GT Insights, a fully-owned subsidiary of Grant Thornton New Zealand, designing business strategies that are aimed at enabling the digital transformation of organisations. From 2013 to 2017 Ron was accountable for the design and deployment of the New Zealand Government ICT commercial strategy, supplier relationship management framework and the ICT cloud services marketplace. He also has considerable experience in the development of Worksource /manpower transition strategies for the digital age and economy with an understanding of the ‘rise of the machine and the role of the ‘blended’ workforce that includes staff, contingent, supplier provided people and AI/robotics. Ron has a business senior management background in the financial services, energy and public sectors, including a role as HR director of a large New Zealand company. He also has a 25-year career as a management consultant including a two-year role as leader of a New Zealand Management Consultancy Practice. Ron has significant governance experience including a five-year term as Chair Victoria University of Wellington MBA Advisory Board, Board member for New Zealand National Library 2030 programme, Chair of the New Zealand Government Procurement Reform Technical Advisory Groups, National Councilor with the New Zealand Institute of Management Consultants and Chair of the New Zealand Remuneration Network.