Project Description

Michael Bryant

Program Director

Areas Of Expertise

  • Program & Portfolio Management
  • Business Transformation
  • Vendor Management
  • Business Process re-engineering
  • Data Migration
  • Scaled Agile delivery
  • Program Assurance


  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours – Electrical (University of Melbourne
  • Masters of Management Economics (University of New South Wales, Australia)
  • PMI – Project Management Professional; AIPM – Master Project Director Accreditation in Project Management and PRINCE2 certified.
  • SAFe 4 Certified Agilist

About Michael Bryant

Michael Bryant is an experienced Program Director who joined Seven Consulting’s Melbourne Practice in 2017. He has worked extensively on delivering large scale, complex programs of work, with multiple vendors and solutions.

He has led several large programs in areas such as telecommunications, banking & finance, utilities, private health insurance and wealth. Prior to joining Seven Consulting, Michael held executive consulting and program management roles with IBM, SMS Management and Technology and Department of Defence.

What Michael brings

  • Executive IT delivery practitioner with experience in delivering large Agile/Traditional IT programs, including transformation and data migration, supporting businesses to meet their strategic objectives.
  • Self-motivated and effective problem solver with the ability to work under pressure with multi-disciplinary teams across several technology platforms and industries.
  • Leadership across all Program/Portfolio Management processes and tools such as stakeholder management, reporting, financial management, planning, prioritisation, benefits management data migration and risk & issue management.
  • Experienced Vendor Manager focused on a teaming and collaborative approach.

Key Clients:

  • Macquarie
  • WorkSafe Victoria
  • AMP
  • BNK
  • NAB/MLC Wealth
  • Energy Australia
  • AGL
  • Medibank
  • NBN
  • Telstra
  • National Australia Bank
  • Satyam
  • ANZ
  • Department of Defence

Key Achievements

As Program Director at Macquarie Bank, Michael was engaged to support the planning of the Capital and Liquidity E2E Transformation programs. Introducing the O3 (Objective/Output/Outcome) methodology the programs were able to identify their common scope and structure teams for delivery. He also established a new Capacity Planning and Delivery methodology for Enterprise Data Platforms using Jira Advanced Roadmap.

As Program Director at WorkSafe Victoria completed detailed planning in preparation for a major regulatory change initiative. Michael also worked for the Insurance Business Unit to develop the initial Business Case for the procurement of $1.5B of Agent services.

As Program Director at AMP, Michael conducted a Post Implementation Review (PIR) of the AMP Data Loss Protection project. Michael assessed the project’s objectives, structure, governance, delivery methodology and outcomes and provided key improvement recommendations for future project delivery.

As Program Director at BNK, reporting to the CEO/COO, Michael conducted a Program Assessment for BNK Core Banking System upgrade program. Applying Seven’s Program Assessment methodology provided several recommendations to reset program scope and delivery. Commenced implementation of these recommendations and handed over to new BNK Program Manager.

As Program Director at MLC, Michael managed the MLC Wealth program to separate the Wealth business from NAB Group Michael managed delivery of separation activities to achieve Operational separation for the MLC business on 1 July 2020. In this role Michael was a member of the Separation Program Leadership Team. Separation was achieved as the team transitioned to working from home as a result of COVID19. The successful delivery of the program to date enabled the sale and transition of the MLC Wealth business to IOOF.

As Program Director at Energy Australia, Michael completed the business case and established the program to deliver the regulatory change supporting Five Minute Settlement and Global Settlement. The project included migration of the Information Management Data Warehouse to a cloud hosted solution.

As Program Director at AGL, Michael managed the $300m Customer Experience digital transformation program using Scaled Agile delivery methodology. The program delivery was focused around three components targeting AGL’s foundational capability, the digitisation of key customer interactions and delivering “signature moments” (new customer experiences). The program also introduced new technology capability for AGL such as Pegasystems and Adobe Marketing suite. Michael transitioned the Program into ongoing Portfolio of work that he managed for the Customer Markets Leadership Team.

As Program Manager at Medibank, Michael managed multi-disciplinary teams (150+ resources) across several technology platforms and business groups for the Implementation of Medibank’s transformation Program, replacing a 30-year-old legacy system with SAP’s Health Insurance package. The Program involved the migration of 3.7 million customer policies from the mainframe legacy system to the new SAP Policy Management system.

As Release Manager at NBN, Michael managed the delivery of NBN Operational Support Systems Integrated Release 6, 7 and 9 to production. Led delivery team of 150+ personnel across NBN Co, IBM and sub-contractor suppliers including the negotiation of vendor contracts. Michael implemented extensive risk analysis and management during early design phase of a release to protect delivery of business benefits to Production.

As Fulfilment Platform Lead at NBN, Michael ensured successful delivery of several releases of the Comptel service fulfilment and orchestration system (now owned by Nokia).

As Assurance Platform Lead at NBN, Michael ensured successful delivery of NBN Network Alarm Management and Trouble Ticketing system supporting the Trouble to Resolve business process. With an aggressive schedule delivered three releases from March 2011 to January 2012 achieving the financial objectives of the $20M+ Program. Prior to commencing delivery Michael was involved in solution development and contract negotiation for the overall System Integration Program.

As Program Manager at Telstra, Michael managed the ramp-up of the Telstra Identity Management Program from predominantly Sydney based team of 45 practitioners to more than 140 located in Sydney, Melbourne and India delivering multiple initiatives in the portfolio of work worth over $20M.

As Project Director at NAB, Michael managed the transition of National Australia Bank Day 1 voucher processing operation from NAB systems and premises to the vendors with a Project Budget of $25M.

As Senior Project Manager at Telstra, Michael upgraded Telstra’s existing Physical Network Inventory application based on components from the GE Energy Smallworld suite of products. This involved the data migration of Telstra’s physical network inventory to the new platform.

As Program Change Manager at Telstra, Michael managed Telstra Operational Support Systems major upgrade across Fulfilment, Inventory, Customer Service Assurance, Network Service Assurance and Integration Platform.

As Senior Project Manager at National Australia Bank (NAB), Michael managed the End-to-End lending project. Responsible for the delivery of the imaging work stream during the planning and design stage for the delivery of a loan document capture, indexing and storage solution for the lending workflows.

As Senior Project Manager at Satyam, Michael managed end to end responsibility for delivery of projects in SAP R/3 and SRM 4.0 environments. Managed multiple projects at different phases of the SDLC with offshore development team.

As a Senior Consultant, Michael performed various Project Management roles for clients delivering Financial Reporting solutions, Telecommunication Product Development, Business Case development and eProcurement implementations.

During his time at the Department of Defence (RAAF) Michael performed duties as a pilot at 32 & 37 Squadron and Project Manager for Department of Communication and Information Systems and Department of Information Warfare.

During his time at the Department of Defence (RAAF) Michael performed duties as a pilot at 32 & 37 Squadron and Project Manager for Department of Communication and Information Systems and Department of Information Warfare.

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