22 Apr Ian Woolsey joins the BTD team to lead expansion in Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia
Ian Woolsey, formerly of GlencoreXstrata, has joined BTD as an Associate Director, effective 1 April 2014. With 25 years of experience in IT strategy & organisational change, ERP implementation, and post-acquisition IT integration, Ian brings with him the experiences of a CIO and Integration Director who has sat on both sides of some of the largest acquisitions in the mining sector over the past decade.
Previously, Ian worked with Accenture across Australia and Asia, and began his information technology career with IBM Australia. Prior to joining the BTD team, Ian worked in leadership roles for Xstrata’s global head office, Xstrata’s Nickel and Coal divisions, and most recently for GlencoreXstrata Copper.
In his new role, Ian will bring increased focus and capability to BTD’s support of the dynamic M&A markets of Australia, New Zealand and South East Asia. Carlos Keener, Founding Partner of BTD, confirmed: “This region represents a significant opportunity for BTD in the coming years. Ian’s strength in large-scale IT integration, and experience in helping larger organisations in this region, will improve our ability to serve our larger global clients in the region and elsewhere. It will also give local businesses better access to our approach and experience in helping people increase their M&A performance.”
“During my time with Xstrata, I had the opportunity to work closely with Carlos and the BTD team as a client. Their breadth of M&A integration experience, combined with their no-fuss, professional approach meant I had no hesitation in joining them as an Associate Director when the opportunity arose”, said Ian on accepting the role. “I am excited about bringing the BTD brand to the region, and applying my IT and M&A Integration experiences to support current and future BTD clients”.
Ian’s appointment will be followed later this year with the formal establishment of a BTD representative office in Sydney, and a series of conference and training events in Sydney and the wider region.