Data#3 Limited (ASX: DTL), a leading Australian business technology solutions company, recently announced the appointment of Laurence Baynham to the role of Chief Executive Officer, a position which he commenced on Friday, 21 November 2014.
After 34 years with the company, 18 of those as Managing Director/ Chief Executive Officer, John Grant will retain his role as Managing Director and board member through to December 2015.
“We have formulated a considered transition plan, approved by the Senior Leadership Team and the Board of Directors,” said Grant. “This will allow me to transfer all current operational responsibilities, relationships, certain strategic projects and the management of Data#3’s acquisition interests, to Laurence.”
He continued, “Laurence was my recommendation and he has my full support. As colleagues for over 20 years, 10 of which as Group General Manager, Laurence has demonstrated all the attributes of a leader. With extended experience within the IT sector, both nationally and internationally, I am confident that he will continue the success of Data#3,” he concluded.
As Chief Executive Officer, Baynham reports directly to the Board of Directors. He has embraced his new role and is excited about this new opportunity.
“I would personally like to thank John Grant, the Board of Directors and the Senior Leadership Team,” said Baynham. “John is an inspirational leader and regarded as one of the most successful Managing Directors of public companies in Australia. I am delighted to have his support during my transition. I am looking forward to the exciting challenge ahead.”
As he looks forward, what does Baynham predict for the Australian Technology Industry in 2015?
The following are the key trends we will see this year:
“I will continue to drive the Data#3 customer centric approach which has been central to the Data#3 strategy for the last 34 years. Our goal is to help the customer to achieve their business objectives through the use of technology,” concluded Baynham.