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.