Wellington, New Zealand
Wellington, New Zealand
Rohan is co-founder of Decisv, a management business that provides risk-based, decision-focused foundation management for start-ups and new business services.
He became interested in management when he was 13 and began thinking through the complexities involved in running the family farm in the Wairarapa. Rohan went on to learn about the administration of large enterprises while working at Imperial Chemical Industries in London.
Rohan established his business management expertise through building profitable hospitality service businesses in Wellington and Auckland. He extended this proficiency into the analysis of commercial operations for the Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa.
He started working through public sector management questions at the Treasury while handling ministerial correspondence on tax, infrastructure and economic policy. He then leveraged his business background after taking up complex debt recovery and evidential interviewing work for Inland Revenue.
Rohan commenced working at the enterprise level in Inland Revenue with a series of specialised roles in the risk, design, portfolio management and business group domains. He began to be consulted by a wide range of business people on issues of strategy, management and execution, which led to the formation of Decisv.
He started formal strategy work while consulting on a project looking at technology and management applications of public value management. This grew into an association with Dr Lance Beath, Senior Fellow at Victoria University of Wellington’s (VUW) Centre for Strategic Studies. Rohan now teaches strategic thinking at the VUW Centre for Lifelong Learning.
Rohan began thinking through the enterprise implications of the advances in the analytics domain while helping build a group-level business unit for Inland Revenue. This led him to cofound the Enterprise Analytics Forum, a community of practice that meets to discuss issues relating to the fundamental challenges analytics poses to pre-digital business models.
He extended his involvement in the analytics sector when he was appointed Chairman of the SAS Users of New Zealand, SAS being the analytics platform of choice for much of the New Zealand public sector. His purpose here is to help build a world class analytics capability for New Zealand. He incorporated the society, reengaged the membership, grew sponsorship, reorganised the administration and placed the society on a soun