Nathan Bailey

Leadership and Innovation

Last updated: Friday 21st of December, 2015

Contact details

Heathmont, Melbourne
Nathan Bailey

Summary of key skills and experience

Versatile, innovative and dynamic director providing decisive leadership, management and guidance. Proven ability to successfully deliver strategic business objectives integrating diverse disciplines in a constrained resource environment. Strong record of success in building a highly effective, collaborative team capable of providing quality, customer-focused solutions in a changing strategic and operational environment.

  • Staff Management & Development
  • E-campus Strategy & Development
  • Marketing & Communication
  • Budgeting & Cost Control
  • Strategic Analysis & Internal Consulting
  • Project Management
  • Technology Architecture & Integration
  • Leading Edge Software Development

Professional Experience

Simplify Solutions, Melbourne, Australia (January 2012 to present)

Director and Senior Consultant

Simplify Solutions provides proven results in the design and delivery of innovative projects in education, technology and collaboration.

My primary areas of focus are:

Clients have included:

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (July 2008 to December 2011)

Associate Director, eEducation Centre

The eEducation Centre aims to support new and improved ways of learning and teaching with technology-enabled support. The Centre acts as a conduit and advocate for education technology, learning spaces, online learning and teaching and associated enabling activities that enhance the educational experience.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (January 2007 to June 2008)

Manager, Strategic Planning (ITS)

Primary role to facilitate a co-ordinated approach to ICT planning and execution within the division and across the University. Also contribute to the University's information management strategy, architecture and e-Research. Convenor of the Information Management Steering Committee responsible for providing governance and strategic direction for this key University strategy (one of five University-wide annual priorities in 2006).

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (November 2005 to December 2006)

IT Architect (ITS)

Responsible for the revision and implementation of the University's IT architecture, with significant savings expected in staff and technology. Lead analyst in determining researcher needs in the eResearch space, initially in storage and portals. Convenor of the Information Management Implementation Plan Working Party responsible for implementing this key University strategy (one of five University-wide annual priorities for 2006).

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (January 2002 to November 2005)

Manager, Flexible Learning and Teaching Program (ITS)

Grew Australia's leading University portal both in range (from 15 to 23 sub-services) and usage (from 50% take-up to 80%) by aligning strategic and client objectives with end-user needs. Led the development of a range of innovative enhancements by coordinating up to 30 full-time, project and casual staff and $1.2 million annual budget. Enhanced the reputation and research standing of the University by chairing and presenting at national forums and conferences.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1999 to 2001)

Manager, Development and Integration (FLT, ITS)

Architected one of the world's first University portals. My team of seven developers was responsible for rapidly prototyping new services and refining them to be robust and flexible enough for deployment to the entire University community through the ' portal system'. Provided definitive advice in the selection and purchase of $1 million hardware and software environment.

Monash University, Melbourne, Australia (1997 to 1999)

Network Engineer (C&N, ITS)

Led the implementation of Australia's first LDAP directory in a University, as part of the roll-out of a complete messaging solution incorporating calendaring, discussion forums, email and security. Shared responsibility for a range of essential network services including web, email and other Internet services.

Okesan Productions, Melbourne, Australia (1995 to 1996)

Managing Director

Owned and ran an Internet consultancy that rescued and completed one of the world's first online fast food ordering services ('FoodNow') as well as implementing an early Melbourne cybercafe and a range of other consulting and professional training engagements.

Computing skills and experience

Software I have used or written:

Academic history

Ongoing professional development

Presentation and participation in internal and external training, workshops, seminars and conferences.

University qualifications

Master of Business Administration (graduated 2004)

2000-2003 Monash University (Caulfield) Distinction average. Subjects included IT Law, Marketing, Accounting, Corporate Finance, Human Resource Management, International Management, International Business, Economics, Business Analysis and Planning and Strategic Management.

Bachelor of Science (graduated 1997)

1991-1996 Monash University (Clayton) Subjects studied: Maths, Physics, most Computer Science subjects, Japanese and Psychology.

Other interests

Other skills and achievements

Preferred resources

Resources I regularly make use of to be an effective manager in strategic information management and web-based projects:


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