Management Team

Meet Australia’s Senior Leadership Team

Robert Dewar
Senior Vice President
Australia BU Leader

Robert has over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry with a track record of delivering results for clients across the public sector, financial services, education, commercial, transportation, airlines and airport industries. Robert’s focus on digital business transformation and cyber security reinforces our commitment to providing clients with innovative services, solutions and delivery strategies that are aligned to organisational priorities.

Prior to joining CGI, Robert held senior leadership roles in Unisys and led high performance technology, consulting and integration services teams across the Asia Pacific region. He has a Bachelor of Commerce in Economics and Commercial Law from the University of Witwatersrand in South Africa and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Les Davey
Vice President, Consulting Services
Sydney Metro Leader

Les Davey leads CGI's business in Sydney, ensuring excellence and innovation in the services we deliver, strategic development of our client relationships, growth in member engagement and operational management of our business in the metro area. Les has extensive experience in leading sales, marketing, delivery, financial and operational excellence across the public and private sectors including the energy and utilities, financial services, telecommunications, transportation and retail industries. Prior to joining CGI, Les led teams to achieve significant new business wins in IT Outsourcing, Application Services and Managed Services deals while developing strategic executive relationships with clients. Les is passionate about working with his teams to build the sales pipeline and secure business while helping clients meet their objectives.

Richard Everett
Vice President, Consulting Services
Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra Metro Leader

Richard Everett leads CGI’s business across the Melbourne, Hobart and Canberra metro areas, covering the commercial and government sectors. He has over 20 years’ experience in driving business growth, management and organisational strategy and efficiency in global organisations within the information technology and medical services fields across Asia Pacific and North America. Richard has done extensive work in the financial services, insurance and public sectors, and more broadly in the utilities, aviation, transportation and logistics, retail and manufacturing industries, where he led presales, consulting, solutions and corporate development initiatives.

Matthew Muir
Director, Consulting Services
Brisbane Metro Leader

Matthew Muir is accountable for the business development, service delivery, local employee management and recruitment in Brisbane and across Queensland. He leads a team of over 50 service delivery, project management and technical delivery professionals, providing ICT services to the transport, government, utilities and resources sectors in Queensland.

Matt joined CGI in 2005. He has a background in Project and Programme Management and delivery of complex Systems Integration and Consultancy engagements. Matt is an effective communicator, with a focus on getting the most out of the people around him. He brings energy and drive to his work and has a strong track record in delivering challenging engagements that solve complex business problems.

Matt holds a Bachelor of Information Systems Degree from the University of Tasmania.

Jenny Smirlis
Director, Finance
Business Unit Controller

Jenny Smirlis leads CGI’s finance team in Australia, with responsibility for all finance operations, facilities and office management. Jenny and her team work as partners to the Australian business, providing finance-related guidance, support and information.

Jenny has over 20 years’ finance experience and has worked in financial and management accounting roles for large corporations in both the manufacturing and IT sectors.

Jenny holds a Business degree in Accounting and Marketing from Victoria University.

Jaime Zulkifli
Director, Communications
Asia Pacific

Jaime Zulkifli leads all internal and external communications initiatives for CGI across the Asia Pacific region, and is responsible for internal communications, marketing communications, external stakeholder relations and corporate social responsibility. Her key areas of focus in Australia include building member engagement, increasing awareness of CGI in the market and communications support for local sales and marketing initiatives.

Jaime has experience in corporate and agency roles in Australia, South East Asia and the U.K. Before assuming her current role, she managed marketing and communications for CGI across South East Asia.

Jaime holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Management) from Massey University in New Zealand.

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