BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION



Doug Rhodes, President of Farron Hill Consulting Group Ltd., is a highly experienced consultant with a proven track record of helping clients address complex problems. With over twenty years experience, most of them at management levels, Doug is able to help his clients identify and accomplish their business objectives in a changing world. He has consulted to a number of large and small organizations in the private and public sectors, in BC and outside of Canada.

Doug's practice has recently been focussed on translating business strategies into cost-effective programs for implementation in areas like these:


  • External environment scanning to identify organizational opportunities and threats

  • Designing planning processes that link strategy, budgets and execution with a customer focus

  • Strategic management using the Balanced Score Card approach

  • Design of IT organizations and processes for start-up and merged/acquired organizations

  • Funding and implementation plans for large-scale public infrastructure works

  • Reviewing and advising as an objective third party on projects and partnerships under stress

  • Facilitating the development of information system architectures for organizations in change



Before forming his own consulting firm, Doug Rhodes was the leader of the IT strategy practice for Coopers & Lybrand Consulting (later PriceWaterhouseCoopers, now part of IBM Consulting Services) in British Columbia. Doug's team completed numerous successful consulting assignments, as well as working with other consulting teams specializing in business planning and strategy, IT services delivery, risks and controls and financial consulting.

Prior to joining Coopers & Lybrand Consulting, Doug was Information Systems Branch Director at the B. C. Ministry of Transportation and Highways for several years. While there, he initiated IT strategic plans and oversaw all aspects of their implementation and operations. The result was an updated network of computers and applications supporting each business areas of the Highways and Motor Vehicle Departments.

Doug has also worked as a planner, systems analyst, programmer analyst, and has operated a small business. His education includes degrees in Mathematics and in Law, and extensive courses in economics, business, and information technology. A long time member of the international Strategic Leadership Forum (formerly Planning Forum), Doug is currently active in the Canadian Transportation Research Forum, and holds the designation of Certified Management Consultant from the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.