A la retraite à Andernos, Gironde, France et encore à Lauderdale en Tasmanie
Né à Londres, 25 ans en Australie
Double Nationalité - Australienne, Britannique
Épouse, Yolande, Australienne, Française d'origine
Ingénieur, spécialiste en informatique et biotechnologie et de la valorisation of technologie
Membre de l'Institut Australien des Ingénieurs, Fellow de l'Institut de Management Australien
Membre de FAIR depuis 1992, Comité intergouvernementales pour faciliter l'échange et le partage de projets de recherche et leurs valorisations, entre
P.D.G. d'entreprises internationales en informatique et technologie médicale
Directeur de Sociétés en Angleterre, Australie, Danemark, Etats Unies, France, Singapour et Suisse.
Professeur de Management à l'Université de Wollongong, Australie
Conseil au Comité Européen pour l'Automatisme de Traitement des Cheques Bancaires.
et activités bénévoles.......................
Membre du Conseil d'Administration et Tresorier -Institut Australien des Ingénieurs de Biomedicine
Membre du Conseil d'Administration et Tresorier Citroen Car Club
Membre du Conseil d'administration et Tresorier de Sydney Chambre de Commerce, Division Medicale
Fondation Directeur du Centre Australien d'Innovation et Concurrence Internationale
Président Cercle d'Affaires Franco-Brittanique Bordeaux
Président Academic Board MBA College Bordeaux
Membre de “Supermarkets to Asia”, Groupes de Travail; Initiative en agri-affaires du Premier Ministre
Retired in Andernos, Gironde, France and now in Lauderdale, Tasmania
Born in London England, 25 years in Australia
Double Nationality - Australian, British
Wife, Yolande, Double Nationality Australian and French
Engineer, specialising in
IT and biotechnology and their commercialisation
Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers Australia, Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
Member of FAIR from 1992-2003, Inter-governmental Committee for the exchange and commercialisation of research projects between France and Australia
CEO of international companies in IT and medical technology
Director of Companies in the UK, Australia, USA, Denmark, France Singapore and Switzerland
Professor of Management
at the University of Wollongong Australia, Fellow of the
University and occasional lecturer at the University of
Adviser to the European
Committee on the standardisation and cross
acceptance of cheques in the banking system
and voluntary work.......................
Member of the Board and Hon. Treasurer of the Australian Institution of Biomedical Engineers
Member of the Committee and Hon Treasurer of a Citroën Car Club
Member of the Board and treasurer of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce, Medical Division
Founding Director of ACIIC Ltd the Australian Innovation Centre
Member of "Supermarkets to Asia" working group; an initiative of the then Prime Minister of Australia
Member of the Committee of "English in Andernos"
President of the FBBA at Bordeaux (Franco-British Business Association)
President of the Academic Board of the Bordeaux MBA College
French representative on the ACI (Amicale de Citroën Internationale)
Member of the Committee of the DCPL South West region ( a classic car club)
Webmaster of A.P.A.C.A (another car club)
For a summary see « Who’s Who in Australia »
As an experienced business operator and analyst, Gerry was able to bring to a directorship an above average command of account and finance for a non accountant, first hand experience of international negotiations, manufacturing and marketing and a very broad range of understanding of technologies and product innovation.
In recent years a Director of:-
The Illawarra Technology Corporation Ltd as a University nominee.
T.A.S.C.- The Centre for Technology and Social Change
Antrec Ltd- a defence equipment supplier.
Complimentary Technologies Ltd - a joint venture in electronics with B.H.P.
Fidcor Inc. - a
Tytel Pty. Ltd -a telephone manufacturer.
Polymer Systems Technology Ltd - An intelligent materials researcher
Video Tutor Holdings Pty Ltd - An educational systems software designer.
AMP Private Investments Pty Ltd
Jamison Equity Ltd
Fidcor Holdings Pty Ltd
Member of Investment Committee of Venture Capital Funds in several countries.
Member of advisory board of a CRM implementation company.
Advisory Board member of TCW/TDICI venture fund in
and have held Directorships in the U.S.A, U.K. France,
currently:- Founding Director of ACIIC
Ltd – The Australian Innovation Centre at
PROFESSIONAL ACTIVITIES IN
Nucleus on the council of its industry trade
American technical associations and various committees associated with
government support of high technology industry, including being Hon Treasurer of the
DIME division of the Sydney Chamber of Commerce.
Past President of the Australian Federation of Medical and Biological
Engineering, President of the N.S.W. affiliate and Hon. Treasurer of the
Institution of Biomedical Engineers.
Participated in a number of enquiries and seminars concerned with venture capital and the education and
training challenge of entrepreneurial technology management.
Was a member of the French Australian Chamber of Commerce and A.F.A.S. (An organisation for management who have had a career or education segment in
Lectured part-time at
Represented B.L.E.Capital. on the Australian Venture Capital Association.
Featured in ABC Four Corners showing technical enterprise in
an ABC mini-series on Australian innovations.
Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and in 1992 addressed a joint meeting with the
Senior Member of the Institution of Engineers(
Past Member of the Australian Business Network and its Consultancy Group
Member of Supermarkets to Asia, Working Parties
Member of Steering Committee of F.A.I.R. (France Australia Industrial Research)
Speaker at numerous International and local conferences on Venture Capital, Corporate Governance, R&D issues, Internet and Social Futures.
Selective Boys Grammar School- Harrow,
G.C.E-"O" levels in Pure Maths, Applied Maths.,Physics, Chemistry, English and French.
G.C.E. A-levels in Pure Maths., Applied Maths., Physics and Chemistry.
Awarded by nationwide exam., a State Scholarship in Mathematics.
Upper Second Class Honours Degree in Physics with Electrical Engineering. Major specialisation in computer programming.
Final year thesis in analogue simulation of majority logic applied to neural structures.
Post-graduate research in computer simulation of self- adaptive biological systems using neural logic networks.
Programming experience in machine languages on Ferranti Mk1 and Mercury and in Autocode.
A variety of short courses including :-
1959 Scientific Russian
1960 French for foreigners
1963 French Conversation
1965 Accounting for Non Accountants
1972 Italian Conversation
1973 Common Market Commercial Law
1974 Board of Trade Yacht master's Certificate
Informally and continually from students, colleagues and a rich experiental exposure.
Retired from executive roles
Aug 2000 – June 2002
Jan – July 2000
Consulting to Australian government agencies and companies on e-commerce implementation and business transfer to the
Advising AMP Ltd Group Development on its development in
One client, AMP Investments Ltd. wished to develop their activities in unlisted investments. Following an advisory role for some two years - Responsible, on contract, for the management of the unlisted segment of the portfolio of some $1.5 Billion, with 8 staff. Continued to act as a non-executive director of ACIIC, run a small software company and speak at a variety of conferences on R&D and Investment. Have been advising a CSIRO division on restructuring and downsizing, while arranging commercial linkages from 1993-95. Managed the AMP investment interest in Stanbroke, the largest Australian cattle producer and various technology, retail and logistics businesses. Member of the Private Equity investment Commitee.
With a colleague from
In recent years have been a sought after speaker at conferences, seminars, dinners etc including an Asian Venture Capital Conference, CEDA luncheon, Price Waterhouse Partners Training Course, Australian Academy of Science, DITAC workshops, Australian Manufacturing Council, Australian Taxation Office and AOTC dinners.
of a number of reports and papers for consultancy
clients including three papers for the Industries
Commission report on Availability of Capital 1991 -
Threats behind the Recession, The Nucleus Story and
Signals by the Financial Community. Also in
practice includes creating strategic alliances between
larger companies and in merger and acquisition
structuring and negotiation. An active member of the
Steering Committee of FAIR for DIST and the French
Government. In this role has been the keynote speaker
in launching the initiative in
Accepted an invitation of the Vice Chancellor of Wollongong University to take up a Chair in Management, with the intention of encouraging growth industries in the region. Took over the MBA program but found that the main market was overseas students as the local market quickly saturated. Found my audience mainly public servants and so renegotiated this role to that of a Professorial Fellow, allowing consultancy and research in
A founding director of the Illawarra Technology Centre. Using funds from the Federal and
Retained by Business Loans and Equity Capital Ltd. as a consultant to provide investigations of equity investment opportunities in a variety of industries, advising and monitoring a number of technology based start-ups and high risk ventures. This included the support of companies in difficulties and their divestment, including the sale of a South Australian fertiliser distributor to Western Mining, sale of a pump manufacturer to a
With B.L.E.Capital reviewed over 3000 companies for investment. Tracked 20 companies in which investments were made and have done detailed investigations of nearly 200. Also supervised the similar work of three other experienced businessmen.
Managing Director - Video Tutor Holdings Pty. Ltd -The Computer Learning Centre.
A specialised software company founded to develop computer based training tools for small business managers. Developed an authoring system marketed by Sperry Univac. Developed and installed a computer simulator for training Electric Train Drivers at the SRA of NSW. Designed domestic security and home environment management systems.
Chief Executive Designate - Ausonics Pty. Ltd.
In June, again asked to join an ailing operation, Ausonics Pty. Ltd, which exported ultrasonic imaging systems. There, negotiated a $28M O.E.M. agreement in the
1981 - Date
Director Fidcor Holdings Pty. Ltd.
Developing this theme, formed a consulting company that initially designed and implemented programmes for annual budgets, production planning, cash flow forecasting and new product introduction. Currently focuses on strategic advice on investment and business development much of which centres around e-commerce and the Internet.
Chief Executive - Medtel Pty. Ltd
Took over a poorly performing marketing company in the group, selling diagnostic imaging equipment. Combined this with the monitoring division, negotiated its purchase from Telectronics and formed a new company, Medtel Pty. Ltd.
For four years its chief executive, doubling sales whilst reversing its loss making trend. Export sales were lifted and Australian distribution was rationalised to reflect reduced government spending. During this period held directorships in several of the group's operating companies:-
Medtel Pty. Ltd. Director & Chief Executive
Domedica Pty. Ltd Director
Ausonics Pty. Ltd. Director
Main contribution was in international activities, exploring export markets, understanding overseas trends and finding new agencies for imports. During a visit to the U.S in 1980, first appreciated the value of microcomputers as a management tool. On return gave introductory courses to the senior management in spreadsheet use for internal budgeting and forecasting.
Technical Executive - Telectronics Pty. Ltd
Chief Executive - Monitoring Division, Telectronics Pty. Ltd.
Telectronics, having taken in a major French partner, was in transition from a local engineering dominated company to a multinational marketeer. Joined Telectronics Pty. Ltd, as Technical Executive of the monitoring division. Restructured a loss making R. & D. and manufacturing unit and led a new product development which won design awards and contributed towards the companies export award. Then was appointed Chief Executive of the division responsible, in addition, for an
Managing Director Domino Boats Pty. Ltd.
Started a small boat assembly and retailing operation in partnership with a
Becoming concerned with industrial prospects in the
future, retired, sold out equity and settled in
Trend Communications Ltd. Managing Director.
The combination of over expansion and the failure of a major creditor forced the sale of the company to a substantial public company, Plantation Holdings Ltd. Responsibility was widened to include directorships of several group companies with line responsibility, mainly in a company doctoring role.
Comdata Ltd.(Software) Deputy Chairman.
Trend Scandinavisk A/S Director.
Southern Communications Ltd. Vice Chairman.
Midland Circuits Ltd. Vice Chairman.
In addition, a director of the holding company, jointly owned with I.C.F.C.(now 3i- the minority shareholder in BLE Capital). There duties included negotiating acquisitions and divestments. On departure, Trend had grown to over 300 staff and was making 12% N.P.B.T. on sales.
Group role gradually evolved from line manager to company doctor rescuing several of the group's acquisitions which were not satisfactory. These were restructured or sold off as appropriate. By a combination of such a rescue and an acquisition, a capability was established in computer controlled message switching and Comdata became a major supplier to Cable and Wireless, for their international telex network.
All the companies had a high R. and D. expenditure approaching 10% of sales.
Restructured the company to bring in additional working capital and established new manufacturing facilities. The company was the designer of arguably the first practical word processor. It was manufactured in substantial quantities and marketed in the
Trend was also the first manufacturer in the
Working with the British Post Office, Trend designed the first standardised instruments for the monitoring of data transmission services. It further collaborated with them to introduce the first British Auto answering modem services and the first computer-telex link.
Trend data transmission test equipment has been used to establish the quality of public data facilities by national telephone authorities, armed forces and computer suppliers in over 50 countries. During this period participated in one of the first technology trade missions from the
Managing Director - Trend Electronics Ltd.
Founded Trend Electronics Ltd. in partnership with an electronics manufacturing company, to market a range of data transmission and business systems equipment.
European Banking Automation Committee - Technical Adviser
Used connections in Banking Automation in the European market to start a consultancy practice in credit card and cheque encoding and sorting.
Marketing executive (Western Europe) Business Systems Division of Crosfield
Responsible for establishing a market for document handling and reading equipment in
Chief Engineer Adrema Ltd. Managed introduction of Farrington OCR systems into the U.K.
Developed first digital keyboard, operated embossing machines for credit cards in
Nationality:- Australian/British Britannique/Australienne
Date of Birth:- 18th. July 1937
Marital Status:- Married - Yolande Huguette – Retired Accountant –
Nationality:- Australian/French Française/Australienne
and here are her French great grandfather, great great grandfather and mother + great aunt, circa 1915 - photo printed on a post card, sent to sons fighting in the trenches and returned in 1918
et voici sa famille Française - son arrière arrière grandpère assis, son arrière grandpère, arrière grandmère et sa grandtante Louise. Une photo de 1915 envoyée en carte postale à des fils dans les tranchées et retournée en 1918
et l'histoire de son pére, un résistant pendant la guerre de 1939
mise à jour Jeudi, le 27 Août 2015