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Datacom Continues Australian Expansion with New Executive Director

  • 12 October, 2006 13:48

<p>Former Head of P and O Global IT to Lend Expertise and Experience at Large ANZ Systems Provider</p>
<p>Sydney Australia – 12th October 2006 - Datacom, the largest independent, professional IT services provider in Australasia, today announced the appointment of Mr Jonathan Ladd to the board of Datacom Australia as a non executive director.</p>
<p>Jonathan is well known to the Australian, and indeed global, IT market after his long and successful career at P&amp;O, starting in 1995 as IT group general manager for Australia, rising to global CIO in 2001. He left in 2004 due to a lifestyle choice regarding the large travel requirement.</p>
<p>Commenting on the appointment, Datacom Australia CEO and board member Michael Browne said, “While Datacom was initially formed in New Zealand, it has grown over 40 years to be a true Australasian business. Of paramount importance to us is the strong footprint we now have in Australia with a wide range of customers in government, industry and IT. Recent acquisitions and major contract wins for our services and call centre businesses make it the ideal time to expand the skill and experience set of our local board. I am very pleased to have a person of Jonathan’s calibre on our board to assist us achieve the next of our planned growth.”</p>
<p>Since leaving P&amp;O Jonathan has had his own business; Star Services as a vehicle to supply the market with strategy, technology, advisory and review services. Included was advice and review to Gartner re their Executive Program in Sydney and Melbourne.</p>
<p>“I have had a long association with Datacom over many years and am very impressed with their IT service offerings and contact centre solutions. They are differentiated by their “easy fit” business model and their strong local content. Datacom was a very early IT systems supplier to P&amp;O and during that time I came to respect their business acumen, partnering approach and culture as well as their performance, and have no doubt that they will make even a stronger impact on the local market. I look forward to having a strong contribution to the team in making that happen,” said Jonathan Ladd.</p>
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<p>About Datacom</p>
<p>Datacom, with over 2000 staff in four countries, has supplied its Systems and Contact Centre solutions to a wide variety of Australasian businesses for over 40 years. Founded in New Zealand in 1965, Datacom Group is 30% owned by New Zealand Post and 70% by private shareholders. Datacom began operations in Australia in 1992.
Datacom is a unique provider of “partial-to-full” spectrum IT support and services including LAN/WAN technical support, data centre hosting including disaster recovery design and operations, consulting and project management, service desk, models and IT Procurement.
Datacom promotes a “free-form” services solution that aligns solutions with client business reality.
Datacom is also the industry specialist in; the provision of contact centre solutions to technology companies and other industry segments such as government, sales force and marketing programs and customisable CRM and telephone delivery across Australasia.</p>
<p>For more information visit www.datacom.com.au</p>
<p>Media Contacts:</p>
<p>Rob Stirling
Markom Marketing
+61 2 9977 8922
rob_stirling@markom.com</p>
<p>Frank Mastronardo
Datacom Australia
+61 2 9023 5169
frank.mastronardo@datacom.com.au</p>

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