Tom Zed (BCS, 2016)
2A George St, Brisbane City 4000,
New Technologies, Business Pain Solutions. Business Analysis and Development, Sales and Change-Management.
Extensive Human Relations skills, gained through a broad variety of positions, globally.
Building Productive Relationships. Adding value and positive experiences to Networks, by giving first.
Highly entrepreneurial, through setting up and operating own business ventures in Europe, West Coast Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
Management experience gained in the Logistics, Civil Engineering, Facilities/Stock/Yard control, supervising and leading teams of up to ten staff, following strict procedures, in hazardous, 24/7 environments.
Extensive skills dealing with customer’ inquiries/complaints, communications.
Proven experience with a range of vehicles and heavy machinery, transport/logistics and yard/facilities/stock management.
Organised, focused, reliable and disciplined, with strong time-scheduling and administration abilities; utilising responsible, ethical and Continuous Improvement techniques.
Inquisitive nature with excellent attention to detail; not afraid to ask questions.
Well-developed business acumen, with a focus on analysis, revenue seeking, cost-reduction, compliance.
Strong project planning, problem-solving and risk management skills, gained through many years of experience.
Fluent communicator; confident with working in multicultural, Team, as well as autonomous environments.
Independent Thinker, Listener and Learner.
Professional equipment operator/driver, with millions of hours/kilometres around the Globe.
Passionate motorcyclist. Hayabusa Pilot.
Logistics / equipment allocations.
Heavy transport, truck/trailer-crane-hire.
Indivisible, pilot-assisted loads, including lifting, transporting, installing, ballasting, jacking of industrial equipment and civil construction/drainage elements.
Overweight/oversize loads permit applications.
Client liaison; quoting, supply and remedy service.
Bachelor of Computing Systems: Unitec Institute of Technology, Auckland, NZ April 2016
IT Study Exchange at Roskilde University, Denmark: June 2013 – Jan 2014
Self-planned, organised, controlled, made decisions, problem-solved, lead all aspects of relocating to live in Denmark for seven months, on a University study exchange programme, to Roskilde/near Copenhagen.
Collaborated with Government Departments, Real Estate agents regarding the logistics and the accommodation, Utility Service Providers, Banks, primary-schools/Day Care Centres, etc. in Denmark, prior to arrival and Teams of 4-6 students, in daily practical activities, while attending four Master-level courses:
Human Computer Interaction,
IT Applications in Organisations,
Robot Programming Architectures.
Certificate in Business Management: 1982 - 1983
NZ Institute of Management / Manukau Institute of Technology, Auckland:
Labour Relations, Marketing, Human Resources Development, Resource Management,
Principles of Organisation, and Introductory Accounting
QLD Drivers Licence Classes:
MC, R (current)
Controlled Substance Licence, Environmental Protection Authority 2011
Hazardous Substances, New Organisms Handler Certificate 2011
Rigging / Load Handling Seminar 2005
National Forklift Training Certificate 2002
B+C Cranes: Operator’ Certificate, Ports of Auckland 2001
Safety for Confined Space Works Certificate 1997
Dangerous Goods Transport Licence NZ 1996
Motor Vehicle Sales Licence NZ and WA 1984, 1985
Institute of IT Professionals NZ - http://iitp.org.nz
Future Entrepreneurs of Denmark (FED) Talent Network - http://fednetwork.dk/
Unitec Enterprise Challenge 2014 - http://www.unitec.co.nz/
Outward Bound Trust NZ - http://www.outwardbound.co.nz/
Motorcycle Safety Advisory Council (NZ) - http://www.msac.org.nz
TT2000 Long Distance Motorcycle Rally (2011) - http://www.tt2000.org
Rusty Nuts Motorcycle Club - http://www.rustynuts.co.nz
God Squad Motorcycle Club - http://gscmc.com
Pro Rider Motorcycle Training - http://www.prorider.co.nz
Automobile Association NZ - http://www.aa.co.nz
Australian Automobile Association - http://www.aaa.asn.au
Australian Volunteer Coastguard - https://coastguard.com.au/
Unitec Enterprise Challenge Programme ‘2014 – Department of Management and Marketing (“Igniting and developing the entrepreneurial spirit and achievement”)
IT study exchange programme to Roskilde University, Denmark 2013 – 2014
Future Entrepreneurs of Denmark. Autumn Semester 2013-2014; talent network, bridging the gap between companies, the academic world and entrepreneurs. A joint initiative of student organisations from numerous top universities in Denmark with focus on entrepreneurship, to strengthen the entrepreneurial spirit among students and to facilitate the evolvement of new ideas that help to solidify innovation and entrepreneurship in society
Lifestyle research visiting: Bornholm Island/DK. and Reykjavik/Iceland 2013 / 2014
Outward Bound School Masters-Classic, Anakiwa, Marlborough, NZ May 2006
Completed a full Marathon ‘2001 and the Lake Taupo Cycle Challenge ‘2010
Rode on several NZ long-distance motorcycle tours; both in groups and solo 2003-2015
ACHIEVED LEARNING OUTCOMES:
Theory into practice
Self-motivated to action
(Eg. leaving homeland early in life) and self-managing major undertakings, such as: emigrating to another country/continent.
Planning, processing information and activating resolutions undertaken with objectivity and goal-setting.
Solving issues in most difficult of situations (Eg. when becoming a political refugee in the overcrowded refugee camps near Vienna/Austria, or when negotiating/trading with the indigenous of coastal West Africa,
during a 120-day-sea-voyage on board a cargo ship, from the Baltic Sea, via the Kiel Canal, to Las Palmas, Senegal,
Sierra Leone, Liberia,
Ivory Coast, Ghana, Togo, Benin, Nigeria, Cameroon, Gabon, Congo and Angola.
Managing fear and physical/mental challenges at Outward Bound NZ in May’2006,
leading/managing study-exchange from Unitec to Denmark in 2013-2014, etc.)
Efficient Change-Management in the above predicaments, as well as at the Ports of Auckland, with the greatly evolving and volatile employment environment, influenced by political and global changes over the last decade, embracing change, the new locations, cultures and political/economical climates.
Safety, Resource, Team/Client-centric approach (Ports job, global driving experience, motorsport, parenting of five sons and two daughters).
Supervising and leading teams in hazardous, stressful and volatile environments, following strict guidelines and meeting/exceeding KPIs/production/sales targets.
Communicating progress, problems, issues with staff, management, peers, motivating and encouraging morale in a responsible and ethical management style (Ports job, as a parent of seven, over the last four decades)
Practical implementation of best practice, building better self/people, better communities, better world, by reaching full potential, achieving through challenging situations (Ports job, Outward Bound, international study exchange, etc.)
“Dyplom Morski” (Ocean Diploma): equatorial ocean crossing
Polski Enterprises Western Australia and New Zealand
(Own business, sole-trader in Perth
and Auckland 1983-1998, overlapping some employment).
Black and White Taxis, Perth
(Co-op of owner-drivers
Dewatering Services Limited
(Whangaparoa: store/yard/truck-crane hire 1995-98)
Ports of Auckland
1998-2012: Maritime Union of NZ letter of reference
Outward Bound NZ Certificate
Justice of Peace Mr. Michael Bancroft’ letter of personal reference
Roskilde University tutor Mr. Magnus Hansen (Ph.D.)
letter of reference
Future Entrepreneurs of Denmark Certificate ‘2014
Company Director of
A Marlborough Consulting and Contracting Limited (NZ)
Company Director of Auckland Boutique Tours Limited (NZ).
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Problems into opportunities.
Mobile and remote IT advice
in the Aged Care.
IT education, guidance and service, for the Seniors.
A compassionate, friendly, personal and helpful approach, backed up by the recently completed Bachelor of Computing Systems degree.
• Pre-purchase advice
• Configuration of online connection accounts on devices
• Internet, email, social media, online banking, Skype, etc.
• Online security and digital maintenance
Providing a meaningful service-experience, helping people, making a difference, a change for the better, by delivering benefit/value to all stakeholders,
empathy and understanding.
Road/Sea/Air Transportation/Logistics Specialist.
New Technologies and Market Research.
Business Analysis and Development.
Change and Project Management.
Building productive Relationships.
Adding value to Networks; Go-Giver.
Bachelor of Computing Systems (2016);
Networks design, administration and security. Informatics, Digital Forensics, Steganography.Human Computer Interaction,
IT Applications in Organisations. Risk Assessment.