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Mr Warren Harding

Warren is the Chair of the Industry Advisory Board of the School of Information Systems.

He has more than 25 years’ consulting experience to senior management and boards in the energy, mining, utilities, resources and government sectors and brings an incredible depth to talent development and leadership appointments to Boards, CEO and senior executive searches for strategic and multinational companies.

He was Ministerial Advisor to the former West Australian Deputy Premier and Minister for Economic Development; Communications and Information Technology. He has been a leading professional and at the forefront of the IT industry, changing trends and impact of automation over many years.

Warren is currently Senior Adviser to McKinsey & Company, leading global strategy consulting firm and assisting on public sector reform, performance improvement and healthcare.

He was involved in the release of findings of the work Korn Ferry did with the Global G20 /B20 on identifying; codifying and assessing leadership characteristics of entrepreneurs /entrepreneurs.

Prior to this role, he was the Managing Partner of Accenture’s resources and energy industry portfolio covering conventional, coal seam gas, downstream refining and retailing.

In Australia, he led the growth strategy around; time to first gas, capital projects; production and commercial optimisation; supply chain and shared services. He was the Strategic Account lead for various major international accounts.

Mr Harding has lived in Singapore and worked across all Asia Pacific countries where he was regional leader of Deloitte’s East Asia Technology Practice and Managing Director of PwC’s Enterprise Technology APAC Practice.

Mr Harding has a Bachelor of Science (Agric.) degree with first-class honours, University of Western Australia; Postgraduate Diploma in Media; and was a British Council Scholar in Information Science at the London School of Economics.

He is a long term member of the Advisory Board to the Curtin Business School and brings a unique knowledge of government, private sector employers, IT industry, IT trends and CIO/CTO/CDO leadership skills to the role.