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Brett Cowan

Brett Cowan


Brett has a long suit in IT consulting, IT project delivery and transformation, business development and team building.

Brett has a broad exposure to many industries including Investment Banking, Securities Trading, State Government, Local Council, Federal Transport, Airlines, Mining, Manufacturing, Finance, Insurance, and Engineering.

He holds Bachelor Degrees in Engineering (Manufacturing Systems) and Business Management.

Working in commerce and industry, Brett has encouraged, motivated, and directed teams through proactive leadership.

Brett has extensive experience as a Test and Delivery Manager, managing Retail Website projects, and worked in IT as a Developer and Architect, Test Management and Delivery Management, worked extensively with both PRINCE II and Agile Scrum – and is a Certified Scrum Master.

He has led a department of over 100 (12 direct reports), directly managed delivery teams of over 50 people, and has been responsible for the design and transformation of teams, strategies and processes in 6 major global companies.

Brett’s career is broad, showing aspects of Engineering (building Australia's first DVD factory in Sydney in 1996), Sales and Business Development (establishment of the Brisbane and Australian offices of two organisations and achieving over $500k per month turnover within 12 months for each of them, and lifting the revenue of a forklift company in Singapore from $480k p.a. to $4.8M p.a. in the space of 18 months), Technology (as the eBusiness Technical Architect for Swiss Reinsurance Company in 2002), and Services Transformation.

He has worked with companies such as Credit Suisse, Caterpillar, RPData and Virgin Australia to project manage implementation of internal services, utilising both offshore and in-house delivery approaches.

Brett has Expert Witness experience, offering opinions on large multinational cases, and has performed strongly under cross-examination.