Gary has over 40 years of experience in the IT industry, and is recognized globally as an expert and thought leader in gaining business value from technology. He has helped private and public sector enterprises around the world to deliver improved governance and management practices. Gary is Ambassador for the Business Relationship Management Institute in sub-Saharan Africa. Gary was one of the originators of the COBIT initiative in 1992 and has been a key member of ISACA’s COBIT development team for the past 20 years.
He has been a lead developer of all the COBIT versions including COBIT5 and acted as an advisor to ISACA, and author of many of the ISACA IT governance guidance publications. He is often referred to as “Mr. COBIT”. Gary was instrumental in initiating the COBIT education program in 2003 and is the architect of the IT preneurs IT governance education portfolio. Gary has a Computer Science degree and has worked as a systems analyst, project leader, computer audit manager, consultant and Director for Gulf Oil, British Aerospace, Deloitte and Touche Zergo, and Arthur Andersen. Gary is the Owner and Director of IT Winners in South Africa.