Project Description

Edward Rudnicki

Program Director

Areas Of Expertise:

  • Program Management
  • Transformational Change
  • Stakeholder Management and Communications
  • Financial Management

Education:

  • Bachelor of Arts in Computer Studies (Accounting), University of Canberra

About Edward Rudnicki

Edward is an innovative senior leader with proven experience in the development, delivery, and operations of complex IT environments to drive business value. Commercially minded and well equipped to drive strategic partnerships with vendors, Edward engages stakeholders, and leads teams to drive business value and performance. Edward is visionary and adaptive by nature, he builds productive and engaging stakeholder relationships across organisations. Edward’s industry experience spans information technology, telecommunications, government, and professional services sectors.


What Edward brings

  • Highly experienced in transformation initiatives in technically complex environments.
  • Authentic, transparent and empathetic leadership who develops and motivates high performing teams.
  • Ability to manage advanced stakeholder engagements with business partners and forming trusted relationships.
  • Creates exceptional and high performing teams, driving accountability and business impact through transparency and collaboration.

Key Clients:

  • National Broadband Network (NBN Co)

Key Achievements:

As General Manager – System Digital Roadmap at NBN Co, Edward successfully delivered a $200m Technology Transformation covering a broad range of technologies including infrastructure uplift, cloud migrations, data warehouse and data lake consolidation, fulfilment rationalisation, service management migration, online portal consolidation, SharePoint migration, billing, business process automation and security uplift. He established a $18m PMO consisting of 21 direct and indirect reports, including the right governance structures around preparation, delivery, financials, and value realisation. Edward re-baselined the $200m three-year program in term of timeframe, costs and benefits, reprioritising programs and initiatives to ensure business impact was reduced and the program was aligned to outcomes. He established the processes to manage the transformation program to make NBN easier to work with for customers, simplifying NBN’s architecture and processes and reducing future costs of change.


As General Manager Technology Delivery at NBN Co, Edward managed the delivery of $20m program for Human Resources, Facilities, Finance, Billing, Data & Analytics, Network Optimisation and Network integration, including managing the governance structures to support the prioritisation and delivery of projects for the business. He managed cross functional teams consisting of 100 subject matter experts from engineering, architecture, operations and delivery. Edward created and drove a Lean Portfolio Management initiative across the entire organisation that improved Portfolio Epic readiness from 22% to 94% within a 6-month period. He established the foundation of the $200m System Digital Roadmap which led the promotion to General Manager Systems Digital Roadmap.


As General Manager Systems Engineering at NBN Co, Edward Led the delivery organisation consisting of an operational, engineering and delivery workforce of over 400 people around Network Build, Telstra interactions and Network lifecycle. This included managing programs in numerous domains such as Cloud Migrations, Geospatial Applications and various network technologies. He led the transformation of IT program delivery from a Waterfall delivery approach to and Agile delivery model across his team of over 400 people at NBN, increasing internal delivery efficiency by 66%. Edward operationally managed a budget of upward of $30m per FY. He managed the CAPEX and OPEX budgets of over $100m in a financial year. He increased employee engagement from 49% to 85% within a three-year period and increased his business engagement score from 5.9 to 7.8 over a two-year period, which is well above the average of 6.4 across IT.


As Senior Program Manager Network Planning & Design at NBN co, Edward Managed a $30m program of work to improve NBN’s network construction process. The program’s success led to the promotion to General Manager, System Engineering.


As Senior Program Manager Long Term Satellite at NBN Co, Edward delivered a $50m project that was initially red due running over budget and behind schedule. He turned the program green within months, with the technology being ready one month before satellite launch.


As Billing Platform Lead at NBN Co, Edward stood up the core billing platform for NBN and responsible for the ongoing design, development and maintenance of the platform that is currently billing $4b annually.


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