He has held a number of senior roles with Internet/Communications giant, Cisco Systems both locally and overseas. In his role as Director of Strategic Alliances for Cisco, Aidan negotiated alliance agreements with many of the major Telcos throughout China, Korea, Singapore, Australia and elsewhere.
More recently his focus has been in the areas of Internet Marketing, New Media Applications and in particular, assisting businesses market their products and services over the Internet.
Aidan is a Chartered Professional Engineer with a career in information technology, communications and online marketing. He graduated from the West Australian Institute of Technology (now Curtin University) in 1974.
He worked as a professional engineer for approx 10 years in companies such as Minenco (CRA Group -Mining Engineering Consultants) and Electric Power Transmission (EPT). As a direct result of his work using computers for engineering analysis he was offered a position with UK based, International Computers Ltd (ICL).
He worked in the Minicomputer and Communications field until 1991 when he co-founded Cisco Systems Australia. Five years later he was relocated to Cisco UK as Manager, Internet Business Unit. He worked for Cisco for over ten years and during that time he led sales teams in Melbourne, London, Johannesburg and Singapore.
During that time he held a number of Senior Executive positions with Cisco including:
Southern Region Manager – Based out of Melbourne
Manager, Internet Business Unit – London
General Manager, Sub Saharan Africa – Johannesburg
Director, Strategic Alliances, Asia Pacific – Singapore
Aidan has significant experience in both traditional direct marketing and online marketing. He established Australia’s first online direct marketing company in the sporting niche: Australian Golf Direct. He also founded golf.com.au