Keith is an Independent consultant after his retirement in 2000 from the position of Senior Vice-President, Information Services & Chief Information Officer at Nortel. CIO Magazine recognized Nortel as one of the top 100 Information Technology Organizations. He is a member of the Executive Customer Advisory Councils for Microsoft, Dell, Oracle, HP and Sun Microsystems, a member of the Advisory Board of Telsoft (Venture Capital Group of Teleglobe), a director of the Manufacturing Research Council of Ontario and a director of 3 other high tech firms.
In his last 4 years as CIO at Nortel, Keith focused on people, processes and skills and transformed Nortel's IT department into one of the industry leaders on a global scale. Reporting to the President and Chief Executive Officer of Nortel, he had global responsibility for a budget of $1.2B U.S. and a team of 5,000 IS professionals located in 56 locations in 23 countries. He led Information Services to become a strategic resource as a foundation for Nortel's global growth thrust. He was able to showcase Nortel's internal Virtual Private Network as running "Nortel on Nortel".
Keith also has had extensive experience with customer service, quality control and manufacturing planning and scheduling in a career spanning 20 years with Nortel and 13 years with Pratt and Whitney Aircraft prior to Nortel. He has been co-chair for the Nortel Institute at the University of Waterloo, a director of the Information technology Association of Canada (ITAC), a member of the Intelligent Manufacturing Systems International Project and a member of the Advisory Council on York University's Operations Management Program.
He earned a B.Sc. from Sir George Williams University in 1967 and an M.B.A. from McGill University in 1973.