Business Overview

1997-Present Hutchison Management International
Working as a global advisor and hands-on executive in the revitalization of communities and in the provision of advisory and investment services to globally dispersed firms and governments including the following:

Intelligent Community Initiatives

  • Waterfront Toronto: Directing the creation of one of the world’s leading Intelligent Communities as a major cornerstone in Waterfront Toronto’s $30 billion revitalization of Toronto’s central waterfront. The first phase is the design and implementation of one of the world’s most advanced open access ultra broadband infrastructures and the creation of a collaborative research and business incubation centre.
  • Hong Kong CyberPort: Advised the Hong Kong government on the creation of CyberPort at the west end of Hong Kong Island. In 2005 CyberPort received the Global Intelligent Real Estate Development of the Year Award from the Intelligent Community Forum in New York.
  • Malaysia’s Multi Media Super Corridor (MSC): This was the largest Asian infrastructure project in the late ’90s and early 2000s. Established the first American owned Technology and Telecommunications Centre in the MSC and provided advice and consulting services to MSC management on new communications infrastructures and new payment systems.
  • SMART Toronto: Founding Vice Chair. This consortium focused on increasing the community collaboration and joint planning between ICT firms and those in social areas of health care, education, the arts and entertainment.

Corporate Clients

  • Hutchison Wampoa, Hong Kong: Developed a series of e-business strategies for one of the world’s largest conglomerates. Created the business plan and provided the interim executive team for a new company, Tom.comm that ultimately became one of the China’s major web services firms.
  • China Netcom, Beijing: Directed the team that won the contract to become global auditor and management consultant of record in preparation for dual public listings in Hong Kong and New York financial markets.
  • CGI Inc: Directed the design and implementation of new strategic client management processes. Results included a quadrupling of revenues in two years with five strategic clients. Processes have subsequently been rolled out to other key accounts.
  • Balaton Group Inc: Provided strategic advice for investment decisions and restructuring strategies for Balaton’s investee companies.
  • Arthur Andersen (Americas): Served as the Global Director, Technology Industry to expand Andersen’s global presence in the high tech industry. Global business grew 30% in 18 months.
  • Arthur Anderson (Asia Pacific): Three year contract to serve as Area Director, Asia/Pacific, Technology and Communications and Global Director, E-Business Strategy. Andersen was building a new management consulting business following the departure of Andersen Consulting, who became Accenture. Total Asia Pacific business trebled over three years.

1989-1996 Ernst & Young, Senior Partner (Retired)

1994-1995 Global Chairman, Telecommunications Industry
1993-1994 National Director, Information, Communications and Entertainment Industries (I/C/E)
1992-1993 National Director, Telecommunications Industry
In three years, E&Y grew to be a major player in the “ICE” industries. The firm also grew from doing no business with Bell Canada to ultimately become its largest consulting partner. Directed major restructuring initiatives at Bell as it managed its transformation to new products and services.
1989-1992 National Managing Partner, Information Technology Services
Responsible for directing the growth of E&Y into one of Canada’s largest IT integration and services firms. E&Y had been ranked 30th nationally and rose to 2nd place in three years as confirmed by independent research.

1976-1989 William G. Hutchison and Co. Ltd, President
(Sold to Ernst & Young)

Government of Canada: Various contracts to:
1) Assess national science policy with the Science Council of Canada
2) Lead a 2.5 year planning initiative resulting in the creation of CANARIE Inc, Canada’s national terabit per second Internet backbone for research and education
3) Establish commercialization initiatives for moving promising research initiatives into the commercial market
4) Assess policies and programs for expanding Canada’s international trade in high technology products and services.

Corporate Clients: Bell Canada, various contracts to assess and specify products and services; Harlequin Publishing Inc, contracts to assess IT operations resulting in appointment as Interim CIO to restructure the IT organization and hire new IT management; Infomart, contract to serve as Chairman and Interim CEO to restructure one of North America’s leading electronic publishing firms; Torstar Corp, various contracts over ten years to provide advice, direction and project management services for all IT and telecommunications activities in this large newspaper, book publishing and new media conglomerate.

1969-1976 Consolidated Computer Inc: Canada’s first Canadian owned computer systems manufacturing firm. It grew to over 1000 employees and won Canada’s largest ever electronics export orders with Fujitsu in Japan and ICL in Europe
1972-1976 President and CEO
1971 Executive Vice President
1969-1971 Vice President, International
1962-1969 Honeywell Information Systems
1967-1969 Regional Director, Central Canada
1962-1967 Various branch management and sales management appointments