Curriculum Vitae of Ian Hadley

Salient attributes and skills:
The evolution of Ian Hadley's career has provided him with a variety of skills.  Earlier experience as an electrical engineer, and subsequently electronics engineer laid the foundation of attention to detail as well as introducing an appreciation of logic.  Two years spent at sea in the company of merchant seamen brought tolerance and understanding for companions and co-workers.

This role eventually led to Systems Engineering and knowledge and competence with a wide range of hardware and software systems on both mainframe and microprocessors.  In addition, an expertise of issues of security and control led to contingency planning and disaster planning.

Further study of systems engineering led to consulting roles in data centre design and project planning for a variety of large organisational issues such as data centre relocation and business planning for change.

Most recently, executive management of organisations, and the establishment of companies in electronic publishing, has led to skills in team building, organisation planning and sales and marketing initiatives, and the negotiation and establishment of joint ventures.

In the past ten years he has established three companies from start-up, one of which was his own software animation development company in Ireland.  In all cases he was fully responsible for P/L and for creating the organisational infrastructure.

This experience has been gained over time in such diverse locations as Australia, USA, The Republic of Ireland, France and England.  For many of the years where Ian was involved with project planning, security and contingency planning, and disaster planning, his services were in demand from a wide range of clients.

Executive management of software development and electronic publishing organisations led to the establishment of joint ventures with such diverse organisations as Renault, Hachette Filipacchi Presse, and the Picasso Foundation.

Professional history:
Executive/General Management
1998-1999  British Mensa Ltd.
The departure of two key senior employees led to a need for temporary executive management of this company.  Ian Hadley agreed to step in and provide professional leadership as well as assume responsibility for the introduction of upgraded automated systems.  In addition, all of the financial systems had to be upgraded to conform to Year 2000 standards.  This contract which is current, is schedule to complete in early June when a permanent Executive is appointed.
Executive/General Management - Electronic Publishing
1995-1998 Grolier Interactive (UK) Ltd.
(A Lagardère Group company)

This company was formed in March of 1996.  Ian Hadley was appointed as Managing Director and CEO of the company (later changed to President), and charged with its creation.  Together with a staff of two French employees of the former MHM, a company was formed in Oxford and built it to its present strength of 50 people, fully functional in all areas of developing and publishing multi-media software products, entertainment, and reference and educational, both on-line and off-line. 

Ian Hadley's role in this company was to provide Executive and General Management.  Reporting to him were Directors of Sales and Marketing, Product Development and Localisation, Administration, Legal, Finance and Studio.  He had full responsibility for the P/L of the company.  He also retained the direct management of joint ventures.

During this time the full rights to Anne McCaffrey's "Pern" novels were acquired for computer game production.

All objectives defined in the 1996 contract were achieved by November 1997.

1995-1996 Grolier Interactive Europe
Formerly Matra Hachette Multimedia
(A Lagardère Group company)

Ian was commissioned, in a consulting capacity, to provide interim management to create a studio in Paris, France and to establish a business plan to establish this company as a significant presence in the interactive consumer software industry. 

Responsibilities included acquisition of product, hiring of key people, and establishment of the infrastructure on a new development and publishing company concentrating on educational, reference and entertainment product.

In addition he negotiated and established joint ventures with Renault, Elle Magazine, Picasso Foundation and Hachette Livre.

As a result of initiatives brought about by Ian Hadley, the copyright of all of the works of Pablo Picasso expressed in electronic media were acquired and a CD-ROM and web site was established under the auspices of a joint venture with the Picasso Foundation.  The CD-ROM was awarded several industry prizes and is currently used as a template for CD-ROM design.
1991-1995 Gremlin Graphics (Ireland) Ltd.

Proprietor, founder and chief executive of a computer animation and video, multi-media and game development company.  Project Management of complex multi-media productions concurrent with the normal Executive Management of a small business was his role as well as full and sole P/L responsibility.

Our output was published by Philips in USA.  In addition this group developed computer animation for TV show production in Ireland and UK, and conducted experimental interactive TV games for TF1 in Paris, France.

1990-1991 Cinemaware Ireland Ltd.

Chief executive of a subsidiary of a Californian corporation, charged with the establishment of an independent production facility in Europe.  The parent company went into liquidation leading to the closure of the subsidiary.
1987-1990 Pixel Productions Inc./
St. John's Consulting Group

Chief executive of a production company based in Palatine, Illinois.  This company undertook support services to the fledgling Interactive Entertainment Industry, in addition to Project Management of complex Data Centre Design and relocations within Continental USA, and Disaster and Contingency Planning for Wall Street clients under the name of St. John's Consulting Group.
1984-1987 Mindscape Inc.

Technical Director of a subsidiary of SFN in Northbrook, Illinois.  This company was one of the founding production and publishing companies within the interactive education and entertainment industry.  His responsibilities included assessing new externally developed product, and project managing product development commissioned to outside developers.  He was also responsible for all internal product development and for the creation and maintenance of the technical infrastructure of the organisation. 

Management consulting
1982-1984 Ian R. Hadley & Associates

Chief executive of an independent management consulting practise focusing on security and controls in information systems, and facilities management.  In addition this business conducted lectures and in-house training seminars on telecommunication, security, and data centre design.  The client list of this company included companies and government departments in UK, USA and Australia and dealt with the security and protection of classified information.
1977-1982 Arthur Young & Co.

National Principal Consultant of an international accounting and consulting firm, now know as Ernst & Young.  This role was based in Australia, servicing clients throughout Australia and Southeast Asia.  In addition to providing consulting services to clients of the firm, he took the lead in lecturing and guest presentations on behalf of the firm to both Government and industry.

During this period, Ian co-wrote a monogram on computer performance measurement that was put on the required reading list for a post-graduate degree on Computer Science at Deakin University in Australia.

Information Systems
1975-1977 Libramatic Systems Ltd.

Hardware, software and systems engineer for a small library service organisation designing and manufacturing custom-built terminals and software to provide circulation, cataloguing and acquisition systems for public and institutional libraries in Australia, including the City Of Sydney Public Library.
1970-1975 F & T Industries Ltd.

Chief Systems Engineer for a holding company in the building and plastics industries in Australia. Responsible for providing continuous support for the Information Processing infrastructure and facilities of the Group.  Responsible for all hardware and software acquisitions
1967-1970 Honeywell Europe Ltd.

Systems test engineer and trouble-shooter for large computer mainframe manufacturer.  Responsible for installation, maintenance, software and hardware troubleshooting of range of Honeywell-2000 mainframe computers.
1965-1967 Denholm & Co.

Electrical engineer on seagoing vessels in Merchant Marine.  Responsible for the maintenance and repair of all electrical and electronic equipment on ocean going vessels.
1960-1965 Babcock & Wilcox Ltd.

Trainee electrical engineer in Boiler, Power station, and mechanical handling equipment manufacturer.

1960-1965 HND (Elect) Stowe College of Engineering
1956-1960 Scottish Leaving Certificate (Higher) Shawlands Academy
General Interests:
Reading, writing, debating; following the careers of my offspring.  A member of Mensa.  Lapsed member of the Australian Computer Society.