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  Contact Details
  Name:               James Ward
  Date of Birth:      28/3/1987
  Address:            7 Pleasant Way
                      NSW 2221

  Nationality:        Australian
  Mobile              0401 077 832
  Email Address:

  Career Objectives
  Summary:            I am an enthusiastic, dedicated, well presented and articulate person who displays
                      initiative, drive and ability to work independently or under instruction. I am seeking a
                      dynamic role within a progressive organisation, with the aim to coordinate end to end

  Institution:        University of Wollongong
  Qualifications:     Bachelor Degree in Information and Communication Technology (majoring in Business
                      Information Systems with a minor in Network and Systems Management)
  Completed:          2010
  Institution:        Newington College
  Qualifications:     Higher School Certificate
  Completed:          2004

  Employment History
  Yachting Australia
                     Yachting Australia is the national governing body for sailing in Australia. Along with
                     officiating and insurance, Yachting Australia provides free web based solutions for its
                     members including: an online member management system, Website CMS’s,
                     qualification databases, yachting association databases, results packages and boat
                     race tracking systems.
Start Date:         May 2010
End Date:           Current
Position/Title:     IT Coordinator – Junior Project Manager
Responsibilities/    Responsible for all IT systems owned and operated by Yachting Australia
Achievements:        Acted as the project manager on the ‘MyCentre’ project – A solution that allows
                         training centres to take online entries for yachting courses, and link qualifications
                         achieved upon completion to individuals
                     Project Managed multiple tailored website solutions
                     Was the key project coordinator in the rollout of the second version of the national
                         membership management system
                     Managed the online GPS tracking of competitive sailing races – This involved
                         travelling interstate to deliver this service
                     National helpdesk operator after issues are escalated beyond state based
                     Managed the rollout of significant office based infrastructure
                     Responsible for training seminars and material for Yachting Australia systems
  IBM Sydney (Work Experience)
  Start Date:         February 2008
  End Date:           April 2008
  Position/Title:     Assistant ATSM
  Responsibilities/    Worked in Global Technology Services on the Westpac Account
  Achievements:        ATSM acts as the entry point for Request for service (RFS) of IBM from other

                        Gained knowledge of IBM business procedures and practices
                        Acquired appreciation of the mentoring program, as well as the matrix structure of
                         the organisation
Sailing Coach
Start Date:         January 2002
End Date:           Current
Position/Title:     State NCAS1 Coach
Responsibilities/    Learn to sail for children
Achievements:        Learn to sail for university students
                     Personal instruction for sailors wishing to improve their skills above an intermediate
                     Creation of tailored lesson plans
                     Land and water based tuition
                     Have coached individuals that have gone on to compete at national level
Georges River Sailing Club
Start Date:         June 2005
End Date:           April 2010
Position/Title:     Food and beverage attendant level 3
Achievements:           Awards for employee of month
                        Conflict resolution
                        Cashier
                        Functions supervisor
                        Bar team leader
                        Staff trainer

Skill Summary
Technical:          Computer literate, Anti Virus, MS Office Suite (inc Visio, Excel and Powerpoint), MS
                    Project, Photoshop, ACCESS, SQL, Visual Basic (Beginner), Networking (Beginner),
                    HTML, CSS, Java Script (Beginner), MS Windows, Unix, MS Windows Server,
                    Website CMS’, and Bespoke software.

Non-Technical:      Articulate, high level of clarity in both oral and written communication, able to think
                    laterally, good problem solving and conflict resolution skills, able to empathise with
                    customers and deliver professional, effective and timely solutions.
Other:              Senior First Aid Certificate, Certified Sailing Coach, Certified Rugby Referee, Level 1
                    TAB Accreditation, RSA Certificate (Responsible Service of Alcohol), RCG Certificate
                    (Responsible Conduct of Gambling).
Australian Flying Ant Champion – 2004
NSW Flying Ant Champion – 2003, 2004
NSW Manly Graduate Champion – 2002, 2003, 2004, 2005
NSW Institute of Sport Member – 2003, 2004, 2005
Australian Representative at International 420 Class World Championships – 2007
Australian Representative at International 470 Class World Championships – 2008
Sydney to Hobart Yacht Race - 2009

Sailing, Snow skiing, Socialising with friends, Meeting new people, Travelling, Reading, PC Gaming,

George Africa
Phone:                         0412 258 826
Organisation/Position:         Head IT Architect – GTS, IBM Australia

Alastair Snell
Phone:                   02 8424 7407
Organisation/Position:   General Manager – Yachting Australia

Leonie Wooderson
Phone:                   02 9529 3000
Organisation/Position:   CEO – Georges River Sailing Club