RDC Board of Advisors
Bernie Brookes AM
An experienced Board member and Chair of large and challenging companies in Private Equity, International corporates and small start-ups, Bernie’s experience includes leading a multi-divisional organisation during significant periods of change and reengineering. Having worked domestically, in three states, across all major divisions of Woolworths, he has substantial experience in Retail and Wholesale Operations, Buying, Information Technology Systems, Supply Chain and Human Resource management in a fast moving and dynamic environment. Bernie also has significant international experience, running the largest non-food retailer in sub-Sahara Africa.
Paul Compton is an Emeritus Professor at the University of New South Wales (UNSW). His career in Artificial Intelligence commenced at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research in the 1980’s, where he worked on one of the first medical expert systems to go into clinical use. Paul’s research has focussed mainly on the incremental development and maintenance of knowledge-based systems while they are in use, an approach known as Ripple Down Rules (RDR), and his research has had significant industrial impact, with a number of companies having developed services based on RDR, including IBM. In particular, RDR are widely used in medical diagnostic laboratories. Paul was also the head of the School of Computer Science and Engineering at UNSW for 12 years and has been a member of the University Council.
With a strong foundation in banking and technology Neil brings highly valued experience and guidance to the RDC team. Neil’s experience includes roles such as Senior Vice President of Banking Eurasia at Diebold Nixdorf; CEO for APJ and Africa at TMF Group; Managing Director Asia at HP Enterprise Services; CEO for EDS Australia & New Zealand; and various executive roles across his 14-year tenure at IBM.
Neil currently holds a position as Chief Relationship Officer at Rackspace Technology. Neil believes the key to success lies in being the best-trusted partner for customers; and will guide RDC to cultivate our high-performance culture, delivering real value to market.