About Fisher Australia


Fisher Australia is entirely focused on helping clients with software audit defence and optimising their software spend.  We provide vendor independent Software Asset Management SAM Services to help clients meet their licence obligations and entitlements.

Fisher has assisted many clients in Australia to meet the software requirements they signed up for contractually with software vendors and avoid significant financial and contractual exposures.

Our SAMaas Service

Fisher also provides a secure SAMaas fully managed service from our Melbourne office where your data and communications do not leave Australia.

Our Accreditations

Certifications are a priority for all Fisher Australia practitioners.

All Fisher Australia individuals are IAITAM Certified Software Asset Management practitioners (annual re-certification). We are also certified in Flexera and Snow Licence Management Suite with extensive experience up to date knowledge using discovery tools such as ILMT, BigFix and SCCM.

An Independent Practitioner And Experienced Adviser

We have unique knowledge of the practice of software audit and vendor tactics to maximise their return on investment.

We are independent from software vendors acting solely in the interests of our clients under non disclosure.  Our advice and reporting is completely confidential and we do not receive any compensation from software vendors, nor do we resell software from any vendors.

Why Fisher

We assist clients after an audit letter is sent by a software vendor and during Licence negotiation.  We establish a set of procedures to proactively manage our clients license lifecycle and planning process.

Our approach sets us apart from many other organisations providing SAM Services.

We help you manage a reactive audit, licence negotiation as well as the entire software life-cycle.  Our clients have achieved real savings savings far greater than the headline claims often made by software audit firms.

We advocate a proactive approach to SAM based on solid experience with demonstrated true financial software savings for our clients.

Talk to US

If you are looking for vendor independent SAM, Audit Defence or Project Management – Fisher Australia is ready to assist. Don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Fisher Team

Bruce Connelly

is Director of Fisher Australia, residing in Melbourne with 33 years experience in IBM Software and Services.  Bruce is an active member of IAITAM and a certified CSAM.  As Software Client Leader for IBM Global Technology Services Bruce was responsible for the revenue flows between IBM Software Group nd GTS.

Bruce is also certified in Flexera and SNOW Software’s Licence Management Suites. He has an Honors Degree in Science from Melbourne University.

Sue Hope

is a founding partner of Fisher Australia and an IATAM Certified Software Asset Manager.  Sue’s experience in the IT industry spand 35 years and roles including P&L roles for IBM’s Information Management products, IBM Software Commercial Sector and Channels as well as assignments across Asia Pacific.

She has led high performing sales, technical and marketing teams helping customers successfully deploy software for key projects.  Sue has also helped transform IBM’s Software routes to market.

Sue holds a Business Administration degree from University of Colombo. She is studying for her Masters degree of Business Administration from UTS and lives in Melbourne.

Rica Weller

is a founding partner of Fisher Australia and IAITAM Certified CSAM.  She was an IT Architect and Software Consultant for IBM System z (mainframe) and Cloud over 16 years. Rica’s experience includes Project Manager, Redbook leader and author, Critical Situation Manager and IT Solution Designer.

Rica has extensive knowledge in capacity planning, SAM across System z and distributed environments. She has negotiated successful Enterprise System z Licensing Agreements delivering cost savings through re-bundling, retiring and licence consolidation.

Rica has a Masters in Business Studies (Massey University) and an Honors degree in Business Administration (University of Technology, Dresden Germany). She lives in Sydney.

Richard Liew

is an IAITAM CSAM and certified in Flexera Operational Foundations. He has than 25 years+ experience in complex programs and projects for client data centres.

His experience includes application and infrastructure transition and transformation programs and disaster recovery projects.  This included infrastructure asset registration, cloud migration projects, vendor relationships and migrations of client applications to cloud.

He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Computing from Monash University, and lives in Melbourne.

 Damien Schellings
has expertise in designing, building and maintaining telecommunications networks and managing data centres operations. He also has experience in designing Printed Circuit Boards.
In Australia Damian assumed responsibility for Giclee Media’s IT assets and service delivery.
He also has extensive skills in IT operations and Microsoft Windows administration.  He is also one of the few people in Australia certified in the Flexera Operations FlexNet Manager Suite – Operational Foundation.
Damien spends most of his spare time working on water cooled extreme overclocking CPU experiments.