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Gerard Ryan

Gerard Ryan

Managing Director, Prodex Systems


  • Bachelor of Applied Science – Architecture and Industrial Design + Graduate Diploma Industrial Design
  • Lecturer in Product Development Management in MBA and MTM programs – Brisbane and Singapore
  • Australian President - Product Development Management Association 2016 +


  • Innovation coaching + facilitation for executives
  • Trainer in Best Practice Innovation Governance
  • Innovation audits – stakeholder interviews
  • Stage Gate + Ideation process deployment
  • Technology and portfolio management systems
  • Voice of the Customer research


  • Product Design, Product Development and Innovation Management roles for >30 years
  • Winner of Australian Design Awards
  • Design Consultant with Design Council and managed the Star Product Program
  • General Manager Product Development in Automotive Plastics for 7 years including the launch of >500 products in 1 year
  • General Manager PD Net – delivered NPD management training to >350 exec teams across Australia and NZ
  • Implemented Stage Gate and Product Portfolio management systems in companies for >20 years
  • Automated Idea, Stage Gate and Portfolio Management Systems for major Australian and Multinational Clients including:
    • Australian Tubemills, Blackmores, Goodman Fielder, Mars, Murray Goulbourn, Orrcon, and Sanofi-Aventis
  • Managing Director of Prodex Systems for 12 years


  • We seek to build long term relationships with clients and become a trusted extension to their business support team
  • Connected with leading international consultants – we bring leading thinking in best practice NPD management and translate the theory into practical application for Australian, New Zealand and Asia Pacific businesses
  • We work actively with key government agencies and access support mechanisms for driving business growth through Innovation



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