Charl Van Graan
Charl is an experienced senior IT architect with over 33 years experience, of which nearly 20 years was spent with IBM as an Executive IT architect.
He has a strong delivery background and he is an expert in the area of large end-to-end solution development and implementation. His broad ranging experience includes delivering solutions within very different operating environments, including the financial, industrial, health care and public sectors.
Charl has extensive experience in working with onshore and offshore resources and within demanding governance structures.
Some of his key achievements are:
- Designed and developed a knowledge management asset which has been implemented worldwide into a large petroleum company in over 50 countries, a government agency and a large financial institution.
- Designed and developed an award winning UK government portal for farmers to facilitate compliance with EU farming regulatory requirements. Delivered on time and to budget, the portal allowed 41 000 farmers to access information, surveys and directives and complete regulatory requirements. Cited by the then prime minister as the first example of joined-up government, the portal provided a 30% cost saving for the department.
- Lead architect for two banks from inception to launch (UK online bank – Cahoot & South Africa savings bank – Perm Bank); each bank had over 1 million customers.
- The development of a Core banking package that was sold worldwide by Unisys and was implemented in three banks.
Charl is a Chartered IT professional member of the British Computer Society.