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     Date Submitted:01-06-2016
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     Current job:Business Operations Manager
     Employment Term:Permanent
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     Date available:within 2 months
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     Keywordsoperations management, feasibility, strategic planning, project management
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    OVERVIEW

    OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT • STRATEGIST • INDUSTRY DEVELOPMENT

    Aerospace and science are the burning passions that have driven my career through many challenges and experiences, preparing me to lead and contribute within these sectors. Along this path I have interacted in many projects exploring the opportunities and hurdles faced by growing public and private science programmes. With the combination of an operations management background, passion for Africa and an unlimited love of science, making a meaningful contribution to the further development of our knowledge economy is a goal I strive towards.

    I have been afforded the opportunity to develop significant experience in the area of operations management. As Business Manager within the largest science project in Africa and in deed what will be the largest Radio Telescope in the world, I address operational efficiency incorporating the design and development of organisational systems and processes as well as policies, industry development, economic impact and stakeholder reporting up to a Parliamentary level.

    The role has included the legal and financial implementation of consortia internationally to address the technology and design development requirements through the preconstruction phase. In addition, Business Management works closely with strategy and the international counterparts to develop the policies and practise notes on finance and procurement for the Treaty organisation under development.

    Liaison of technical and engineering teams is an ongoing requirement. Business Operations provides the foundational layer of the project on which the technology and engineering teams can operate. Ongoing communication and team cohesion is required to balance schedule, budgetary, scientific and political demands. The role incorporates the organisation's Information Technology Management, Knowledge Management, Risk Managment and Safety, Health and Quality (SHEQ) Management

    As a government driven project and a member of an international consortium, much policy development, strategic returns analysis and positioning is required and the Business Manager contributes to addressing these areas by working closely with the Head of Strategy, Executive Committee, Government stakeholders and the Project Director. In addition, the socio economic benefits from the science investment must be grown.

    This is achieved through many channels such as Human Capital Development and Innovation. The Business Manager drives commercialisation, public funding and market development for spin out technologies.

    Over the years, I have expanded my horizons to include my passion for the space industry with a focus on the new and challenging areas of space economics, policy and commerce. Through studies in the fields of economics, statistics, space policy and finance, I have worked on and researched the sustainability of space investment as well as feasibility, commercialisation, localisation and business development.

    I am a strategist with excellent interpersonal skills and thus am a developer of cohesive teams with improved process and efficiency implementation.

     

    SUMMARY OF QUALIFICATIONS

    • 2014 - Current

    PhD Space Science: Economic modelling for sustainable public investment into science in developing African nations. University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    • 2009 -2010

    Executive Masters of Business Administration in Space Management. International Space University, Strasbourg, France.

    • 2008

    Post graduate studies in Space Technology (2008). University of Cape Town, South Africa.

    • 2000 - 2004

    Bachelor of Commerce Degree

    Majors: Economics, Finance. University of Cape Town, South Africa.

     

    PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

     

    CURRENT: BUSINESS OPERATIONS MANAGER 2013

    Development of commercialisation, localisation and innovation strategies, budget forecasting and funding, internal and external procedures, stakeholder relations and legal protection.

    Business management drives the full research and development to manufacture and distribution cycle. Development of local industry and international competitiveness.

    Organisational operational efficiency incorporating the development of organisational systems as well as legal oversight, relevant policy development and implementation, economic impact strategy, analysis and stakeholder reporting.

     

    OPERATIONS MANAGER 2010 - 2012

    Operations management and team leader. This role incorporated the development of corporate strategy, budget forecasting, internal procedures and operational profitability and efficiency. An important area of the role included the management reporting, client reporting and the key account management as well as public relations management for technology clients.

     

    DIRECTOR 2009 - 2012

    Financial and project consultant for the aerospace industry. I have enjoyed gathering experience in training on space and business as well as speaking for space awareness.

     

    CONGRESS ORGANIZER 2010 - 2013

    • SA Space Association Congress 2010 , 2012, 2013

    • SA Space Report September 2011

    • Local Organising Committee International Astronautical Congress 2011

     

    DIRECTOR OF FINANCE, TRUSTEE 2007 - 2009

    Phelan Holdings is the holding company that specialises in 5 star hotel construction and associated operations company development. My role as Financial Director of this holding company incorporated both the financial project management of the construction projects and the day to day financial control of the hotel management companies. The roles also included responsibility for budgeting and purchasing, system implementation, financial analysis and feasibility studies.

     

    GENERAL MANAGER 2004 – 2007

    Leatt Brace Holdings is an engineering design and manufacturing concern for Motorsport protection devices. As the financial and operations manager, my duties in addition to daily operations, incorporated legal and IP contracts development, US listing procedures and fulfilment of SEC requirements. The role incorporated the preparation of the organisation’s management accounts and the conversion of them to US GAAP, marketing coordination, implementation and the coordination of the product destruction testing program, international manufacture and distribution.

     

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

    Memberships:

    • Project Management Institute - Project Management Professional PMP® (Currently reading for the PMP Exam)

    • International Institute of Space Law (IISL)

    • Royal Aeronautical Society

    • International Astronautical Federation (South African Space Association)

     

    Awards

    • National Research Foundation Special Award 2014

     

    Continuous Professional Development (CPD)

     

    • Integrated Performance Management Training 2015

    • NRF Risk Training 2015

    • NRF Diversity Training 2015

    • Labour Relations Training for Management 2016

     

    2009 Co-Founder:

    Foundation for Space Development South Africa

    • A non-profit organisation for the promotion of space awareness, education and research for the benefit of all in South Africa.

     

    South African Space Association

    • The leading platform for industry, academia and civil society to engage in the South African space arena incorporating education, research, space awareness, policy, science and technology issues.

     

    2011 Founder:

    Women in Aerospace Africa

    • An organisation looking to create a network for women in the field of aerospace throughout Africa and to develop programs to encourage and enable young women to pursue studies in this field.

     

    PAPERS AND RESEARCH

    • Forthcoming book: Maintaining the benefits: Space sustainability and the increasing use of outer space. M. Simpson, L. Morris. Chapter: The economic benefits and challenges in developing space programmes within African developing nations, Carla Sharpe.

    • Forthcoming Study: IAA SG 5.11 Comparative Assessment of Regional Cooperation in Space: Policies, Governance and Legal Tools

    • of Space Law, Von der Dunk, Tronchetti, 2015, Elgar Publishers, Carla Sharpe Chapter 11: Legal aspects of public manned spaceflight and space station operations.

    • The road to African Collaboration in Space, Science and Policy, Carla Sharpe, IAC 2014, Toronto, Canada.

    • The economic benefits and challenges in developing a space science programme in a developing nation: South Africa a case study, Carla Sharpe, IAC 2014, Toronto, Canada.

    • Economic benefit and innovation drivers of large-scale science programmes in developing nations: SKA Africa an illustrative example, Carla Sharpe, IAC 2014, Toronto, Canada.

    • Sustainable Space Science and Industry in Developing nations, October 2013, Abuja, Nigeria. ARCSSTE-E 3rd Annual Lecture.

    • Innovation and funding in developing nations, Carla Sharpe, ISU Symposium 2013, Strasbourg.

    • The ISS; An Appraisal of International and European Cooperation within the Human Space Exploration Effort. Prof. Leslie Jane Smith, Carla Sharpe, ISU Symposium 2011, Strasbourg.

    • Developing an economic model to assess and provide comparative tools for the economic readiness of a developing nation to adopt or expand a sustainable space program and to what extent it is viable. Carla Sharpe, IAC 2011 Cape Town.

    • South African Space Report September 2011.

    • International Space Exploration Policies and Programmes. New partnerships in space projects, the economic and policy implications of public and private partners of the ISS. Prof. Leslie Jane Smith, Carla Sharpe, IAC 2011, Cape Town.

    • Developing space in a Developing nation; South Africa. Carla Sharpe, ISU Symposium 2010, Strasbourg.

    • Developing space in Developing nations. Carla Sharpe, IAC 2010 Prague.

    • Space economic readiness; Economic analysis for public funding of space technology in developing African countries. Carla Sharpe, ISU EMBA 10 Dissertation.

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