Business Partner

David Savage - Business Partner

David Savage is an executive specialising in Business Strategy, Transition Management and the implementation and use of Information Technology in the business world. Prior to establishing his own consulting business, David was a Partner with Unisys in the Transportation Group. He has over 40 years experience in the Engineering, Airline Operations, Maintenance and Engineering, Commercial and Cargo areas and Information Technology Industry as well as General Business. His career includes General Management, Consulting, Marketing, Computer Systems Management and Sales Management. His experience includes: Business Development, Partnerships and Acquisitions, Transition Management; Project Direction and Strategic Planning; Business, Applications and Database Architecture; Supplier Negotiation; and Information Technology Management. He has worked in Australia, Canada, USA, Europe, South America, China and South-east Asia.

Value Statement:
  • Understand Asia-Pacific and Chinese business culture.
  • Able to lead teams in critical delivery projects on time and budget.
  • Leading Strategic Planner.
  • Excellent and proven facilitation and negotiation skills.
  • Experience with top management down through the organisation in transition and change management.
  • Experienced working with top executives and board members on business strategy and reorganisation.
  • Strict code of ethics

Employment History
Company Started Role
AVIfotec 2007 Principal & CEO
Unisys 1994 Managing Partner & VP Global Consulting, Aviation Operations
Qantas/DMR 1997 Sr. Partner, Aviation
Govt of Canada 1970 Director of Sys R&D
INCo 1965 Mining Engineer & Sr Business Analyst

Asia Pacific GM of Omega Airline Systems:

Delivered strategic business strategy solutions to airline operations in the Asia-Pacific Region; Implemented complex planning and scheduling systems improving operations and profitability; Member of advisory board of Omega airline Systems, Texas USA.

Morning Sun Center of Hope Hospital (Zhengzhou, Henan, PRC):

Teachall Consulting (Beijing): Assistant General Manager & COO: Responsible for growth of the practice and of day-to-day operations. To review and implement changes to the franchise operation, the computer network to improve reliability and efficiency. Develop and deliver new business in the Business English and Consulting areas. Korean Air/Oracle Project Review and Audit: Review and audit $US +50 million project pre start up; develop value statements, payment milestones implementation strategy and risk analysis.

  • VP and Managing Partner, responsible for the quality, delivery and team management on the following projects: Air China, China Southern, GAMECO, China Southwest, AMECO, Virgin Blue, FLS Aerospace, LAN Chile, China Southern, Virgin Atlantic, QDS, Qantas, Mauritius, MAS, TAP, BA, UA, US.
  • Development of Global Consulting Business in the Aviation Operations domain.
  • Manage the professional associations between Unisys and other providers of products and services.
  • Co-chaired ATA Sub-committee-88-3 that developed the standard data exchange model.
  • Ten years consulting engineer to Qantas M&E. Developed complete architecture for systems, project director of implementations, planning, risk analysis and process flows.

Canada and Australia.
  • Developed early on-line systems for Finance & Social Security.
  • Managed team of R&D software engineers for Data Management and Transaction Processing for on-line Systems.
  • Developed system architecture methodology.
  • Developed Strategic Planning Methodology.
  • CIO for industrial systems company.