Category: Business cases

Development of business cases for initiatives for new products or services and expense reduction

Canon Information Systems and Research Australia

Finance Transformation

2008 – 2010

This Canon research center completes imaging research projects for Canon group companies.

Background: CiSRA competes for work with Canon research laboratories around the world.

Robust project management is key to enabling projects to be completed at a competitive price.

Project management is dependent on the leadership team having accurate and timely reporting on project progress, and attributed costs, to enable the most effective use of resources

Project: Review month end reporting.

Lead transformation of the finance function, to enhance financial control and reporting.

Results: Completed review.

Implemented IProc online purchasing

Developed a methodology to integrat a research company GL with a sales company GL.

Alignment of General Ledgers enabled moving CiSRA accounting and reporting from Navision/TM1 into the Canon shared services Oracle/TM1 environment.

Mentored the finance group to work as partners to project managers, communicating project progress, reconciliation to expenditure and revenue recognition per accounting standards.

Reduced month end process to two days for collation and reporting for 50 research projects and CiSRA.

Liaised with external advisors  for audit, transfer pricing and R&D grants leading to significant cost savings.

University of New South Wales

2011 | Business Case & Business Plan development

UNSW Faculty of Engineering required development of the business case for implementation of a new center.

Refined the vision for the new center, by market research and discussions with stakeholders

Wrote up the business case leading to approval and implementation of the new center

On approval of the business case completed development of the business plan


2011 | Six Sigma support – Business Case development

Working with Optus Six Sigma team to quantify and prioritise the business cases for a suite of initiatives to reduce the 9 figure cost of inbound calls.

A key insight was identifying the need to align the cost of inbound calls with the division P&L. This enabled quantifying the cost of call types and prioritising initiatives

Developed an Excel model to develop align the business case baseline with the P&L statement

Clarified business case assumptions with six sigma team and operations

Completed scenario modelling on customer and inbound call databases demonstrating the value of automated responses for different call types leading to approval of the business case

InfinityLab Accelerator

July 2017 – Present | Founder                                             

InfinityLab brings together experienced individuals to form teams to create new ventures by applying experience and transferable skills to commercialise proven innovation.

InfinityLab gives organisations improved options for employee career transition, exposure to startup processes and volunteer opportunities for existing staff and the potential for expansion with through new products and services.

Implementing InfinityLab has required extensive engagement with government, accelerator groups and commercial partners.

InfinityLab is seeking funding to enable implementation and launching of it’s first cohort, and is receiving government and Ministerial interest and endorsement across the social impact investing and profit for purpose sectors.

Social Impact Innovation