Simon Bright has over 20 years of experience in the IT industry with a strong background in strategy development, business leadership, business consulting, and a specialist technical skill set in the Enterprise Resource Management space. His background in finance and accounting was the springboard to a move into the consulting and business solutions arena. Mr Bright held senior positions with some of New Zealand’s premiere companies. As partner of Ernst & Young, he made a calculated decision to get behind the introduction of Navision (now Microsoft Dynamics NAV) into the New Zealand marketplace and subsequently built a very successful team delivering projects across the length and breadth of the country. He was director of CGNZ Middle Market Solutions, a leading provider of Microsoft Dynamics NAV, AX and CRM solutions before the business was purchased by Hewlett Packard. At HP, Mr Bright was responsible for driving the Microsoft Services business in New Zealand.