MICROMINE moves into next growth phase with new CEO

MICROMINE has appointed Andrew Birch as its new CEO, effective September 23, as it looks to continue the expansion of its mining software offering.

The software provider, back in December, said it was looking forward to its next stage of software growth following an investment from private equity firm Potentia Capital.

Birch, who replaces Claire Tuder as CEO, has over 25 years’ experience across the technology sector in senior executive roles for both listed and privately held companies, most recently as COO of MYOB Group responsible for the strategic direction and delivery across MYOB’s go-to-market business units, MICROMINE said. He has also led and integrated a range of acquisitions across the MYOB business.

Prior to joining MYOB, he held several senior management positions within the technology, telecommunications and software sectors including Honeywell Pacific and Vodafone Australia, as well as mid-size technology businesses within Australia and New Zealand.

MICROMINE Chairman, Tim Reed, said: “Andrew is a highly experienced senior executive within the technology sector with a proven track record of success in delivering growth outcomes through both organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions.

“Andrew has distinguished himself as a highly talented, inspiring and energetic leader whose creativity, positive attitude and ability to build trust are among his greatest strengths.”

Birch himself said he was excited to join the MICROMINE business, “which has a great culture, the broadest capability in the market and a winning strategy that has enabled strong growth”.

He added: “Building further on this success is an exciting opportunity, I passionately believe a great team with a keen focus on clients is a key success factor.”