Cliff Merry CV -13 July 2016

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Information about Cliff Merry CV -13 July 2016

Published on July 13, 2016

Author: CliffMerry

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1. Cliff Merry Curriculum Vitae PROFILE I am an experienced in-house Corporate Lawyer, with a passion for providing efficient and pragmatic legal advice. My aim is to assist the business to successfully win tenders and negotiate viable and profitable contracts. I enjoy helping the business to find innovative contractual solutions and achieve profitable growth through winning and retaining contracts with key clients and expeditiously resolving contractual or technical disputes. My experience covers all industry sectors, including defence, mining, offshore and remote, healthcare, corrections, education and business/industry, dealing with both service delivery and supply chain logistics contracts. I have delivered/negotiated successful outcomes in multiple hundred-million dollar contracts, such as maintenance of RAAF C130 and F-111 aircraft, mining support contracts such as Curtis Island Bechtel LNG support contracts, Port Phillip Prison support contract, Defence LEAP PPP contract, Defence Garrison support contract, Airport Rail Link PPP and major outsourcing/offshoring contracts. I have excellent communication and negotiation skills. I am seeking a new role that provides opportunities for personal and professional growth. TERTIARY QUALIFICATIONS  Legal Practice Management – Sydney College of Law  Legal Practitioner - Admitted to Supreme Court of NSW (3 April 1998)  Graduate Diploma Legal Practice – Sydney College of Law  LPAB Sydney University (Law Extension) DipLaw  Postgraduate Certificate of Advanced Study (CAS) Systems Engineering - Brunel University (London)  BE (Electrical) - Adelaide University (South Australia) PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS – OTHER QUALIFICATIONS Current NSW Practicing Certificate (continuously held since 1998) Former Security clearance to Secret (from 1981 to 2000) RELEVANT EXPERIENCE Compass Group Australia - Senior Legal Counsel (2007 – Present) Company Description: Compass Group is a global company that operates in key market sectors providing the widest portfolio of foodservice and support service solutions in the world covering both front and back of house. Achievements: I have reviewed and negotiated hundreds of contracts for Compass including numerous PPP's, long term facilities maintenance contracts, multifaceted catering agreements, full mining camp services, offshore oil rig support contracts, retail leases, supply chain agreements, IT contracts, major offshoring/outsourcing contracts and construction subcontracts. Many of these contracts cover million-dollar plus scopes of work, and in some cases multiple hundred million dollar deals. My role:  Reporting to the Australian General Legal Counsel  Providing legal advice to senior management  Timely contractual advice for commercial tenders  Review and negotiate contracts, including numerous PPP's, long term facilities maintenance contracts, multifaceted catering agreements, full mining camp services, offshore oil rig support contracts, retail leases, supply chain agreements, IT contracts and construction subcontracts  Manage external legal counsel to contain and manage legal costs  Training sales and operational staff (legal compliance)  Reporting to UK parent on contract risk and compliance issues  Development of a range of standard contracts Mobile: 0400 306 013 cliff_merry@hotmail.com LinkedIn Profile: www.linkedin.com/in/cliff-merry-8909a06?trk=hp- identity-name

2. Honeywell Asia Pacific Contracts Director and Company Secretary (2005 - 2007) Company Description: Honeywell Building Solutions are a global leader in energy management technology and services, providing energy efficiency solutions and managing building energy consumption. Honeywell Industrial Automation and Control solutions help industrial organizations better manage their facilities and improve operational efficiency, safety and security. My role:  Reporting to AP General Legal Counsel in Shanghai  Senior Manager of Regional Contracts Managers in AP region  Creation, implementation and enforcement of company policies in contract management  High level management presentations  Commence legal proceedings and liaise with external legal counsel  Providing expert legal advice on contractual issues  Review, negotiate and approve operational contracts  Member of Honeywell HBS South Asia Pacific Leadership Team  Company Secretary for Honeywell’s Pacific legal entities; Honeywell Pacific Contracts Manager (2001-2005)  Contract review and negotiation  Reporting to Asia Pacific Director of Contracts and Directors of Honeywell Limited Australia  Manage Honeywell trademarks  Introduction of global contracting practices  Draft standard contract precedents  Training Sales Team on legal issues  Settlement of contract based disputes Honeywell Legal Manager (1998 – 2001)  Reporting to Honeywell Company Secretary  Contract review, contract negotiations, dispute resolution, litigation manager, trademark manager, legal advisor  Company compliance and introduction of GST compliant systems. Review contracts for GST compliance  Manage Year 2000 program  Manage Honeywell trademarks  Manage Honeywell litigation and dispute resolution  Develop a legal documents/clause library OTHER EXPERIENCE APESMA Solicitors (Sydney) Junior Lawyer –  Legal research for supervising solicitor  Conveyancing work, from initial advice to settlement;  Wills  General legal advice (from IP protection to tenancy disputes)  Dispute resolution Honeywell (Sydney) Senior engineer seconded to HMAS Watson Submarine Warfare Systems Centre (SWSC). Responsible for engineering design and maintenance on Oberon Submarine Trainer. EMI/AWASCO Salisbury (South Australia) Development engineer on Dept. of Defence contracts (Ship Systems Group)  Design and development of a Simulator/Data Monitor (SDM) for Oberon Class torpedo system (Mk48/Harpoon) - used for development and testing of Submarine software. Trials at HMAS Watson. Supervision of system integration testing

3.  Design and Development of a General Input Output System (GIOS) for the Oberon Class submarine simulator at HMAS Watson. System integration supervision of GIOS into Navy trainer at HMAS Watson  System engineering work on the Fast Time Acoustic Analysis System (FTAAS) for the RAAF. Supervision of design, construction and procurement activities  Laser Airborne Depth Sounder (LADS) – system engineering and system test supervision (EMI then taken over by AWADI)  Transferred to Sydney to the Oberon Class Submarine Trainer program at HMAS Watson (internal transfer within AWASCO) EMI Electronics (London) Graduate engineer. Thermal Imaging Group.  Design, development and commissioning of night vision electronics for RAF  Design of image automation electronics (automatic settings for optimum contrast and brightness of digital images)  Supervision of night vision trials at RAF Farnborough STRENGTHS  Pragmatic legal advice  Strong communication skills  Experienced and confident negotiator  Experienced in dispute resolution  Excellent attention to detail  Excellent Computer Hardware and Software understanding  Strong ethical and moral values  Touch Typing ability  Fluent in Microsoft Office programs (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, Outlook)  Familiar with both Windows and OSX operating systems  Green Belt Certified through Honeywell Six Sigma process  Trained in LEAN principles through Honeywell Green Belt program REFEREES Lara Peake (Current supervisor) General Legal Counsel & Company Secretary 0419 991 768 Compass Group Australia LaraPeake@compass-group.com.au Amanda Hayes (Colleague) Senior Legal Counsel 0426 282 122 Compass Group Australia AmandaHayes@compass-group.com.au Sabine Tromeur (Former colleague) Director of Finance Independent Purchasing Company Australasia 0407 225 640 Former Commercial Manager Compass Group stromeur1@gmail.com

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