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Don Baskerville

Capability statement

Don BaskervilleDon solves problems.

The major skills he uses to do this are his powerful analytical skills which enable him to find the patterns in data which show the underlying causes and trends of the chaos in the surface interactions as well as his unparalleled ability to draw inference from fact.

These skills were honed over 30 years in the financial services industry working mainly for firms of consulting actuaries but also as a senior executive in superannuation and insurance companies.
For the past 12 years Don has worked as a self-employed management consultant increasingly in the procurement area.
Contact:    Don Baskerville
Email:    donbaskerville@donbaskerville.com
Telephone:    
Mobile:    027-248-3437

Professional background

Don gained a Pure Mathematics degree from Otago University and then worked in the actuarial profession for 3 decades. On two occasions Don worked in the City of London and also worked for international firms of consulting actuaries so has been exposed to a very wide variety of problems requiring his problem solving abilities.

Don’s last senior management position required him to restructure a company from severe loss making to profit making status over three years where 23 financial products were migrated to one, five computer systems to one and the workforce reduced from 90 staff to 30.

As well as a wide consulting experience, Don spends considerable time with not-for-profit organisations. Don was chair of the New Zealand Anglican Church Pension Board where he served for 24 years, he is chair of the Anglican Insurance Board and chair of Allchurches Insurance Bureau. The financial aftermath of the 2010/2011 earthquakes in Christchurch has drawn heavily on Don’s analytical, negotiations, supplier relationship, communications and change management skills and experience.

Don is a member of the Institute of Directors and is an independent director for Trust House Limited, a community enterprise in the Wairarapa where Don has a lifestyle block. Don is open to other offers of directorships.

Professional associations

CMC
MInstD
Postgraduate Certificate(Governance)

Typical projects

Procurement activities such as
• Data analysis to understand spending behaviours
• User requirement writing
• Tenders
• Tender evaluation
• Contract negotiation

Project management activities such as
• Writing project management document templates
• Conducting post implementation reviews

Miscellaneous assignments such as
• Financial modelling
• Establishing a professional organisation
• Advising on the structural options for a crown entity
• Establishing a bulk buying entity

Risk assessment in a governance context

Languages

English

Country experience

New Zealand
United Kingdom

Sectors

Finance, Banking
Government, NGO
Health
Hospitality, Tourism
Telecommunications

Competencies

Brain Storming
Change Management
Facilitation
Feasibility Studies
Governance
Innovation
Negotiation
Outsourcing
Planning: Strategic, Business
Problem Solving
Procurement, purchasing
Project Management
Supply Chain Management
Visioning
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