Gawronsky & Associates
Simon has been a freelancer at Gawronsky & Associates since December 2022. His expertise lies in technology risk, risk frameworks, financial services, IT risk management, continuous improvement, agile software development, capital projects, business management, agile methodologies, and team leadership. In his role, Simon manages technology risk, implements risk frameworks, and provides IT risk management services. He is also involved in continuous improvement initiatives and agile software development projects. Simon's responsibilities require strong strategic thinking, effective communication, and stakeholder engagement.
Prior to his current role, Simon served as a portfolio manager at MultiChoice Group from May 2022 to November 2022. He delivered two key portfolios within the Group's Technology Modernisation Programme during this time. These portfolios focused on re-architecting and deploying new technology platforms to modernize the group's technology infrastructure. Simon successfully managed a diverse set of stakeholders across the group and led the adoption of the Scaled Agile (SAFe) methodology. He also managed technology risk, engaged with IT business partners, and ensured effective communication and strategic alignment.
From August 2021 to November 2022, Simon worked as a programme director at IoT.nxt, a subsidiary of Vodafone Limited. In this position, he led various initiatives related to technology risk, risk frameworks, IT risk management, continuous improvement, and agile software development. Simon was responsible for overseeing the delivery of programmes and managing a diverse range of stakeholders. His role required strong leadership skills, effective communication, and strategic thinking. He also focused on stakeholder engagement and cross-functional team leadership to ensure successful project outcomes.
Simon has also gained valuable experience as a project manager at Standard Bank Group in June 2015 and at Silica, a subsidiary of Investec Group, from June 2014 to June 2015. At Standard Bank Group, Simon managed process engagements within the Bank's Business Process Improvement (BPI) Division, specifically working on the BCBS239 (Basel III) Regulatory/Compliance Programme. His responsibilities included managing technology risk, implementing risk frameworks, and engaging with stakeholders. At Silica, Simon led the InfoSlips Transition Programme, overseeing the roll-out of a new outsourced, automated correspondence technology to Silica's customers.
Before venturing into freelancing, Simon worked at IBM as a programme manager from August 2009 to February 2014. In this role, he specialized in delivering high-complexity, high-risk, and high-value programmes and projects for IBM customers. Simon managed end-to-end customer engagements, including hardware, software, and professional services. He worked closely with internal departments to ensure compliance with regulations, risk management, and quality assurance. Simon focused on effective stakeholder management, team leadership, and programme and project accounting.
Simon's professional journey also included a tenure at Ovations Group as a principal consultant from September 2008 to July 2009. During this period, he delivered professional process innovation and optimization services to customers, specifically working on re-engineering projects for notable organizations.
With a wealth of experience in various sectors and a proven track record in managing projects, Simon Gawronsky brings valuable expertise and skills to every freelance role he undertakes.