Client Strategy Director
Abinesh joined Potentia in February 2015, following a successful stint as the Commercial Manager at Health Benefits Limited where he was the Lead Negotiator for the National Infrastructure Platform Programme contract negotiations with IBM. This innovative Programme is designed to transition the 40 odd data centres within the 20 District Health Boards across to the Department of Internal Affairs Infrastructure as a Service Panel Data Centres. This strategic initiative drew upon Abinesh’s significant knowledge, experience and network across the ICT domain and the health sector gained through over seven years of senior leadership tenure at healthAlliance (a shared services organisation serving the four northern region DHB’s and one of the largest ICT operations in the country).
In his protracted time in the technology business, Abinesh has traversed the various specialities in ICT – from Programme Management to Application and Infrastructure Support and Management in large and complex entities. Prior to joining healthAlliance, Abinesh was instrumental in leading the technology modernisation Programme at the former Manukau City Council and ended up managing the Group that supported the refreshed landscape operationally. A strategic thinker with a wide understanding of emerging technologies, critical trends and a well-established track record of effective execution capabilities, Abinesh graduated with a Masters in Land Surveying and Mapping from the University of Queensland following an Honours Degree in Surveying. Abinesh is also a Fulbright Scholar having attained his Master’s in Business Administration (MBA) in the Management of Technology in New York.
Tech I couldn’t live without:
My mini iPad – I go everywhere with it and have withdrawal symptoms without it
On the weekend I’ll most likely be...:
Chillaxing out by the pool while reading the Herald with a double shot long black.
Weirdest travel destination:
Spent Christmas in a Souk in Muscat, Oman
Weirdest food eaten:
Balut a Filipino delicacy
On my playlist:
Beethoven 5th Symphony