Clifford Brown - Success Partner
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Cliff was an Officer in the Artillery Corps occupying many roles throughout his 15-year career in the Defence Force. These roles included Operational deployments, Instructor at the School of Artillery and ultimately lead to him being selected as the Second in Command of an Operational Regiment of 1200 personnel. This role laid Cliff's foundation in business as a Unit of this size needs to be run like a business with all facets of any business being encompassed in the Unit from HR to Marketing.
After leaving the Defence Force, Cliff went into Project Management as a Consultant on various projects from developing a 2700-hectare Banana Farm in Mozambique to various Mining Projects with Major Mining Houses including BHP Billiton and Rio Tinto all throughout Africa.
These projects values ranged from US$34m to US$207m which required detail planning and project controls to ensure the success of the projects. After immigrating to New Zealand Cliff used these skills in becoming a successful Contracts Manager in one of New Zealand's largest Fire Protection Companies.
Cliff understood that the wealth of experiences he had gained over the last 20 years could be passed on to SME'S wanting to improve and grow their businesses and as a result started researching business mentoring opportunities. This search bought him to Business Success Partners' as they had the right systems and tools to complement his own skills.
Cliff has developed many skills throughout his career with Strategic & Operational planning being second nature to him with time spent in the military which was well utilised in his Project Management career. Communication and people skills are two facets that have assisted Cliff throughout his career and have gained him respect on all levels of Organisations as well as Situations that he has worked in. As a consultant Cliff realised that by ensuring communication is taking place within an organisation many aspects were resolved before they became issues.
Cliff has a can do attitude with integrity being the corner stone for his values and a motto he lives by "If I say I'm going to do it. I'll do it."