Mathew Brook Senior IT Consultant

Mathew joined MGR in 2012 after relocating from Melbourne to Bendigo after 13.5 years living and working in IT in Melbourne in the Construction Industry. He has held a variety of positions ranging from IT Support, Network Administrator, IT Manager, Project Manager, Change Manager and Business Technology Improvement Manager. During this time he has delivered numerous small and large scale IT and business projects resulting in major cost savings and revenue increasing initiatives. Originally he studied Environmental Science at La Trobe University Bendigo and became a Laboratory Assistant for the mining industry but later studied IT and graduated with DUX, which launched his career in IT.

Mathew’s primary responsibility is to ensure that our clients receive the maximum uptime and efficiency from their IT systems. This involves performing a wide range of services from business analysis, solution design and project management through to application, network, server and PC support. Presently his tasks are split evenly between proactive managed service/consulting activities and IT sales/support.

Mathew is extremely passionate about people, process and technology, in that order! Throughout his career he has seen numerous instances of technology being used to combat people or process issues, only to see it fail miserably and cost alot of money. His advice to any business is to put your people first and ensure you have great proven processes in place before you look to technology for efficiencies. Further to this, th projects that he has been involved involved in that produced maximum return on investment and high staff uptake have all had staff involvement early on with visible senior management support and used at least some basic change management techniques.

Professional Qualifications & Memberships

  • Diploma of Information Technology
  • Diploma of Management
  • Microsoft Certified Professional
  • Prince2 Certified Practitioner (Projects in Controlled Environments)
  • P30 Certified Practitioner (Portfolio, Programme and Portfolio Office)

He describes the best part of working at MGR Accountants as, “Great people and culture, opportunity for growth, variety of work and broad exposure to a range of different industries”. Outside of work his four children keep him extremely busy! He is actively involved in their sporting events which consists of Basketball, Football and Netball. He also finds time to go to the gym and play indoor cricket for the MGR Allstars, reigning Premiers! Whenever possible, he like to get the family away camping in their Campervan and do a spot of fishing. His favourite food is Hot Curry and he is really into the Game of Thrones TV series. Mathew can be contacted at mbrook@mgr.com.au.