Happy John

John Cromie


DBA, B Eng (Elec), FAICD, FAIM

Dr. Cromie has over 30 years experience in information and communication technology and innovation, spanning major transnationals, Australian export-oriented technology companies, specialist consulting firms and SMEs. John has over 35 years experience as a CEO and more than 20 years as a company director.

A strong combination of commercial experience, public innovation policy and practice, and academic education and research enables John to bring a high quality of analytical thought and practical experience to clients’ business strategies, policies and operations, especially in relation to information and communications technology.

Julie Abeynaike



Julie is a chartered accountant with extensive corporate and financial accounting experience accumulated during 20 years with multinational FMCG’s and consulting companies.


Jean Cromie

Consulting Practice Manager

Jean Cromie (PhD, MasterWkpl&EmpLaw, Grad Dip OccHealthPrac, BAppSci (Physio), PRINCE2))

Dr. Jean is the Consulting Practice Manager at The IT Department. Jean has a long commitment to the community services sector, and places a high importance on the values of service, competence, integrity, relationship, empathy, community and fun.

Before coming to The IT Department, Jean worked for DHHS for over 10 years.  Most recently, she worked in the North Division of the department, as the Manager People and Culture, during a time of great change within the organisation.

David Reen

Service Delivery Manager

David oversees our Client Support Team and make sure that our clients are happy. David has over 40 years of experience in the IT industry, delivering database and service management expertise to merchandising, marketing, data warehousing, infrastructure support & monitoring environments for mission-critical and back-office systems. He is also experienced in ITIL service management, IT change management, configuration management and major incident management. He is a database expert too and has spoken at many seminars and conferences during his career.

On his days off, he enjoys astronomy and likes to spend his time analysing the stars, planets and galaxies.


Tracy Evans

Tracy Evans

Senior Consultant

Tracy has international experience in a variety of industries including the private sector, Government and not-for-profit. She has strong project management capabilities particularly in systems projects for finance, client management, payroll, human resources and stakeholder management.

As a senior consultant, Tracy brings with her a wealth of knowledge and experience in helping small and large disability, aged care and health organisations in systems strategy planning and systems selection, including client management, workforce management and related software systems for NDIS service providers.


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