Rob Blumor has joined Third Horizon as the Director of Education and Leader of Large Program Delivery.
Rob has spent 28 years enabling organisations achieve their strategic goals and deliver real value from their transformational and technology implementations.
With a passion for tertiary education, he has supported business, educational and corporate service transformations for clients and worked with higher education providers, including UNSW, UTS, University of Sydney, NSW Department of Education, Catholic Education Office, Southern Cross University, University of New England, Griffith University and University of Adelaide.
He has also managed large-scale programs for higher education institutions, banking and finance organisations, NSW Health, various Health Services and many other organisations.
Neville Bagot, Managing Director of Third Horizon, says:
“The tertiary education sector is one of the most important sectors for our current and future economy and is a multi-billion industry in Australia.
“We are pleased to have Rob join us to support our clients in the education sector as they seek to collaborate nationally and globally; provide excellent education to Australian and international students; and deliver world class research that attracts global and industry funding.”
Rob Blumor, Director says:
“The tertiary education sector in Australia is strong and resilient. However, all institutions are being challenged by reduced funding for both teaching and research and increased global competitiveness for foreign students.
“In response, we are seeing institutions look to manage administrative costs more efficiently, invest in modern infrastructure, improve the quality of teaching and research, and improve data and information management. Mergers or virtual alliances will be on the horizon for smaller and regional universities, while others look to partner with commercial and government organisations to achieve growth.
“Across the education, government and corporate sectors, we are seeing organisations looking to launch large transformations or programs in response to transforming technologies, industry reform and disruptive cultural change. This is exciting but can be difficult to manage and must deliver value. When you align scope, governance and the focus of the organisation on its central value, then your transformation has a better chance of being successful.”