Knowledge | Delivery | Respect
Ken Angus, Damien Drake-Brockman and Richard Swindale launched KDR Technology Solutions in 2014. With decades of local IT industry experience, the trio identified a demand for pragmatic, business-oriented solutions in the WA marketplace.
We listened to feedback from our WA customers. Local businesses and organisations were finding it increasingly difficult to source cost-effective, tailored IT solutions to support their plans for improving or expanding operations.
Ken Angus – Director
Our ability to offer business-focused IT solutions with a sensible roadmap for delivery has seen KDR become one of Perth’s fastest-growing ICT service providers.
With over 200 engagements successfully completed, the depth of our expertise has grown along with our portfolio of significant clients:
Meeting Local Demand For Pragmatic, Tailored IT Solutions
Ken, Damien and Richard have built an IT consultancy that understands the local WA market. With IT delivery in their DNA, KDR has established a reputation for providing pragmatic, tailored solutions that deliver genuine business benefits.
From the outset, we’ve helped WA-based businesses and organisations achieve genuine value from their IT investment. For us, that means solving business problems with tailored, pragmatic IT solutions delivered by an expert team that understands the local market.
Richard Swindale – Director
WA's IT Delivery Specialists
KDR’s directors are career IT professionals with a combined 60+ years’ experience spanning public and private sectors and prominent global IT organisations. With extensive connections in WA’s marketplace, they have an unparalleled ability to identify and deploy teams with skills and expertise to build effective IT solutions.
Our unique mix of business management and technology expertise is backed up with solid industry connections and in-depth knowledge of the WA market. We approach every project as a collaboration with our customers, partners and team members.
Damien Drake-Brockman – Director
Working Together With Our Customers
In just a few years, KDR Technology Solutions has built a diverse, experienced and talented team of IT professionals who understand the local WA market.
Our highly skilled team members share our values of knowledge, delivery and respect. They’re excited to work with our customers and committed to getting things right.
Richard Swindale – Director
By adopting a ‘team’ philosophy, KDR works with you to plan, budget, prioritise, deliver and support business-oriented IT solutions. Together, we create tangible, quantifiable benefits for your organisation.
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We believe it’s essential to take the time to find people who bring the right balance of expertise, industry experience and positive energy. We’re excited about the work we do – so are the people we attract.
KDR’s consultants are trusted self-starters, with a strong customer focus. they have proven capabilities in IT strategy and assessment, project and program governance, and complex IT solution design and support.
KDR’s reputation as one of Perth’s most ethical and trustworthy businesses means we attract high-calibre IT professionals.
We grow long-term relationships to deliver stability and consistency across the IT solution delivery lifecycle.
Our open communication and flat organisational structure encourage autonomy and empower our consultants to deliver innovative and pragmatic outcomes.
Originally from Scotland, Ken has a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Physics and Electronics. He started his IT career in 1987 with a specialist IT recruitment organisation, then moved to WA in 1991.
Ken continued his IT industry career in Perth, focusing on professional business development and account management, with roles spanning hardware, software and services.
He has since worked with large global IT vendors as well as prominent Australian IT organisations in the WA marketplace. He has invaluable experience in developing business at the enterprise level in both public and corporate sectors.
Ken’s expertise also includes consultative selling focused on the delivery of ICT solutions that align with core business outcomes and strategies. He has a demonstrated track record of driving business growth by building genuine customer relationships and being proactively involved in ICT solution delivery.
Ken has a keen interest in sports – in particular rugby union, football (soccer), AFL and athletics. He is proud to have represented WA in rugby union, playing against international and interstate competition on a number of occasions. Ken actively supports grassroots rugby in WA.
Damien began his career in the IT industry in 1992, after graduating from the University of Western Australia with a double major Bachelor of Science in Computer Science and Information Technology.
Having since spent over 27 years in WA’s IT industry, he has an acute appreciation of the role IT plays in government and commercial organisations.
During the course of his career, Damien has held IT management positions in public and private sector organisations. He has expertise in strategic consulting services, development and delivery services, and has built lasting relationships with his clients, peers and suppliers across WA.
On weekends Damien is an active dad who loves watching and supporting his kids in their sporting endeavours. He enjoys giving back to the community and has been a volunteer at the Southside Penrhos Wesley Swimming Club. He’s also coached junior cricket at the South Perth Cricket Club for many summers.
Damien is a huge fan of the North Melbourne Football Club, and in winter you will find him attending any games the Kangaroos play in Perth. In summer, he spends his weekends sitting beside a cricket ground watching as many games as he can.
When possible, Damien also likes to dabble in new technology and is currently teaching himself cross platform development with Flutter and Dart.
If IT solutions are about people and technology, Richard has both areas covered. After an early career as an Organisational Psychologist, he found his home in the technology industry. He has over 30 years’ local and international IT experience.
Richard has extensive IT management and consulting expertise across the IT service delivery lifecycle and shares his co-directors’ in-depth understanding of the local industry.
As a founding director of KDR Technology Solutions, Richard is responsible for business operations in WA. He focuses on customer service delivery, process and methodologies, as well as commercial and corporate governance.
He is a life-long learner with undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications from Curtin University and the University of Western Australia.
Richard likes to get around on his bike and is a regular kayaking competitor in WA’s iconic Avon Descent adventure race. He is also a keen grassroots basketball supporter and manages his son’s domestic basketball team.