For 20 years, EXSIGHT has provided management and project services to multi-nationals, governments and smaller companies, mostly in Australia and China, but also SE Asia and North America. As a result we have a deep understanding of how to work with other business cultures. Click here for Services. The founder Col Poulter has an honours degree in Civil Engineering from UNSW, a Graduate Diploma in Management (Marketing Major), and over 40 years experience working here and overseas, in Management Consulting, Project Management and Review, and Interim Executive Contracting and Coaching. Col's LinkedIn profile is here .
Col started his career in 1974 as a Civil Engineer working in coast and river engineering for NSW Public Works, followed by Project & Contract Management on the $500M Port Kembla Coal Terminal team, and design and construction of civil and building works, for NSW Public Works. Click here for Civil Projects and here for Public Building Projects.
In 1995 he joined the IT industry in General Management and CEO roles, before setting up his own company EXSIGHT Pty Ltd, securing Clients in both the Building/Construction and IT industries for services in:
Click here for Commercial and Industrial Building projects. A Gallery of projects is here.
EXSIGHT has now relocated to the Shoalhaven region, and can offer these services to local organisations, be they small or large, private or public, profit or not-for-profit.
With a reliance on experience, relevant skills and common sense, our reputation is for services that are: practical - timely - cost effective
Jihad Nassour Project Manager (structural steel) March 12, 2013 - Jihad reported directly to Col at Nepean Highly performance driven. Pleasure to work with.
Orie Wall IT Systems Manager January 28, 2009 - Orie worked with Col in the USA in different groups for Butler Manufacturing, a subsidiary of BlueScope Steel I've worked with Col on several large engineering system projects and he has always been a thoughtful clear-headed thinker and a very valuable member of the team.
Carmelo San Gil Senior Project Manager at Construction Consultants July 28, 2009 - Carmelo reported directly to Col at BlueScope Steel Col was instrumental in defining the strategy and execution of a plan for a significant new line of business for BlueScope Steel in Australia, and then led the implementation of that vision. He displayed excellent internal and external communication and negotiation skills at the most senior levels. He successfully guided the startup team through some difficult times with his excellent leadership, experience in startup businesses and commercial acumen, and he was a frequent mentor to members of that team. Col's reputation in BlueScope Steel extends to China, SE Asia and North America, where he has assisted similar international BlueScope businesses.
Terry McDermott BlueScope Steel Research Manager January 11, 2009 - Terry was a client of Col’s at BlueScope Steel Col was part of a specialist 6 man team engaged by me to perform a Global Review of a BlueScope Steel. Within days, Col emerged as a standout team member and I entrusted him to lead the team in my absence. The team comprised of Australia's best technical experts in their field of fabrication, manufacturing, research and development, specialist products and marketing. The team was augmented with 2 leading professors and an associate professor within the building industry. Col quickly took the lead particularly in his expert area in building and construction and brought to the table a dimension to the program that had not previously been considered to that depth. Originally engaged for an 8 month contract, Col remained engaged with the organisation and moved into the role of General Manager BlueScope Buildings and was responsible for conceiving, initiating and commercialising the division. 4 years on Col remained a vital link in the success of this newly created division. He is well respected and liked by his colleagues and clients and I can recommend his services to any prospective client.
Lakshan De Silva Partner & CTO at Intellect SEEC and Founder Delaks Capital January 20, 2009 - Lakshan reported directly to Col at BlueScope Steel I reported to Col as General Manager of BlueScope Buildings Australia, a major strategic initiative for BlueScope Steel, where he was the driving force in establishing and directing the business to what it is today. He had the difficult task of transforming both internal and external perception to the concept of custom engineered buildings and he was able to use his experience in managing teams and great technical skills in both engineering and IT. As a startup business flowing through the highs and lows his calm demeanor and personality was vital in keeping the team focused on the vision and enabled team to be engaged in its day to day activities. Personally Col has been a fantastic mentor to me and he has been a major influence in shaping my career thus far, and have no hesitation in endorsing him.
John Englaro Managing Director at Si2 January 28, 2009 - Col was a client of John’s at Sabre Col is a very experienced and effective senior executive with excellent business acumen, able to translate strategy into successful business outcomes. His ability to methodically and unemotionally work through business problems makes him a very valuable management resource.
David Allen Managing Director Sabre New Zealand January 3, 2009 - David reported directly to Col at Sabre Col was an exceptional boss. Bright and driven but always inclusive and open. This permeated through the entire workforce, not just his direct reports. Never afraid of a challenge he took the business in new directions and doubled profits. It is rare to meet such a creative and talented individual who can manage the inevitable company politics, yet motivate the workforce to deliver more than is expected. His integrity and willingness to lead from the front without needing to be the centre of attention was often the envy of fellow directors.....a true business star.
Laura Noblejas Radio Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport, Advertising November 13, 2008 - Col was senior to Laura at Sabre but didn’t manage her directly Col has the highest standards with integrity and honesty. His work ethic is amazing and he leads by example. Great leader, inspirational and hard working. All company targets were exceeded under his leadership and the company culture was a pleasure to be part of. Thanks Col for being such a fantastic mentor.