Knosys Ltd (ASX: KNO) (“Knosys”) announced today the appointment of its new CEO, industry veteran and experienced technology company executive, Mr. John Thompson.
The appointment of Mr. Thompson follows the resignation of former CEO, Mr. Ashley Gall.
Mr. Gall’s resignation took effect from close of business on Friday 15 July 2016 and Mr. Thompson will take up duties with Knosys from Monday, 18 July 2016.
Mr. Thompson brings a wealth of leadership experience having worked for more than 20 years at the helm of renowned technology companies. Most recently, Mr. Thompson spent 11 years as CEO of Sigtec and 5 years as CEO of Wavenet International in addition to 5 years with CS Communications and Systems in New York and London.
Mr. Thompson received a first class honours degree in Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology in addition to a Master of Business Administration from the City University Business School in London. Mr. Thompson has a strong record in driving sales and revenue in addition to his ample experience as a capable CEO providing pivotal leadership expertise across UK, US, Australia and New Zealand markets for multi-national, listed, IPO and start-up technology companies.
Knosys Chairman, Hon. Alan Stockdale said today: “We are very fortunate to have secured John’s service to lead Knosys into the next stage of the company’s development. His experience in building teams and developing an engaged customer- focused culture is exemplary and I am very excited to have him join our company.
“He is an outstanding person with proven general management capability and a record of driving revenue. At his last position he increased revenue from $6 million p.a. to over $40 million in just five years.” he said.
"The Board felt that John was highly qualified and the right appointment for the role. He has extensive experience in the technology industry and has the ability to make Knosys an even greater success story.”