Our Advisors

All IBRS advisors have many years of experience in their areas of coverage and are widely considered the leaders in their field. By becoming an IBRS customer, you get access to these years of experience using our inquiry service. So scroll through and get to know the team supporting you.

Dr. Joseph Sweeney

Dr. Joseph Sweeney is an IBRS advisor specialising in the areas of workforce transformation and future of work, including; workplace strategies, end-user computing, collaboration, workflow and low code development, data-driven strategies, policy, and organisational cultural change. He is regarded as one of the lead Microsoft experts in the region.

Sue Johnston

Sue Johnston is an IBRS advisor who focuses on strategy and governance of private and public enterprise ICT. She is an accomplished and innovative strategist with more than 25 years’ IT and business experience across the public and private sectors. Sue has held a number of senior executive positions with IT vendors and major management consulting companies and provides coaching to IT teams looking to change the conversation with their customers, their executive and each other.

Dr. Wissam Raffoul

Dr. Wissam Raffoul is an IBRS advisor who specialises in transforming IT groups into service organisations, with particular expertise in IT service management (ITSM), process optimisation, IT-as-a-Service and business-centric IT strategies. Prior to joining IBRS in August 2013, he was General Manager strategic consulting at Dimension Data advising clients on applying technology to improve business performance. He was also a Vice President in Gartner/META Group and headed HP ITSM consulting Practice in Australia. He also acted as a senior executive in government, financial sector and petrochemical industries.

Alan Hansell

Alan Hansell is an IBRS advisor who focuses on IT and business management. Alan is able to critique and comment on IT and business management trends, ways to justify and maximise the benefits from IT-related investment, IS management development and the role of the CIO. Alan has extensive experience in IT management, consulting and advising senior managers in matters related to IT investment.

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Peter Bickerton

Peter Bickerton is an IBRS advisor covering strategy, program and project governance, developing and critiquing business cases and reviews. Peter is an experienced program board executive in enterprise ICT transformations across business development and national infrastructure replacements.

Mike Mitchelmore

Mike Mitchelmore is an IBRS advisor specialising in the areas of ICT strategy, program and project management, ICT service delivery and telecommunications. Mike has more than 40 years of experience in the ICT industry during which he has successfully led engagements in the design and deployment of a global telecommunications networks and IT platforms, negotiated managed telecommunications services, introduced new capabilities for call centres and consolidated ICT systems to focus on service delivery for citizen-facing services.

Peter Sandilands

Peter Sandilands is an IBRS advisor who specialises in cyber security, risk and compliance. Peter has over 40 years’ experience in the IT industry with the last 20 years focused on security. He has spoken at conferences and industry briefings across Asia Pacific. Peter was instrumental in the introduction of Check Point Software to Australia, leading the operation for five years.

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David Beal

David is an IBRS advisor specialising in corporate board advisory, business performance improvement, digital and customer experience strategy and operationalisation, program and project governance and agile capability development. David has expertise and a strong track record of successfully bridging the gap between digital, business and technology strategy and operations. He brings 20 years’ experience in leading transformative digital, ICT and business improvement programs across the financial services, government and not-for-profit sectors.

Dr. Philip Nesci

Dr. Philip Nesci is an IBRS advisor specialising in digital transformation, Cloud strategy and analytics, cyber resilience and risk management, and large scale program management. Philip has an extensive track record as a CIO and an Executive in global commercial organisations such as Shell, Orica and China Light and Power, where he has orchestrated and delivered major organisational transformations, as well as CIO and Executive roles in the Health sector.

Mark Unwin

Mark Unwin is an IBRS advisor specialising in ICT strategic sourcing, commercial negotiations and vendor relationship management. Mark's career spans 25 years across Government, Defence, Enterprise, ICT and Telecommunications. Each engagement addressed innovative solutions to modernise ICT contracts as the market increases ITaaS utilisation and digitisation of the customer experience.

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Irene Pimentel

Irene Pimentel is an IBRS analyst who focuses on news and information on the global IT Outsourcing market. Irene provides IBRS clients with up to date information on all outsourcing deals that are taking place helping our clients understand who is winning business in what markets.

James Turner

James Turner is an IBRS emertus advisor who specialise in cyber security and risk, and facilitates the CIO Cyber and Risk Network on behalf of IBRS. James has over a decade of experience as an industry analyst and advisor; researching the cyber security industry in Australia. Since joining IBRS in 2007, James has authored over 100 IBRS Advisory papers, led dozens of executive roundtables, and presented at numerous conferences.