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Software industry veteran Leigh Warren strengthens Gentrack’s board of directors

  • 25 August, 2008 12:47

Melbourne, August 25. Former Oracle and SAP senior executive Leigh Warren has joined the board of directors at Gentrack, a leading provider of utility billing and customer management software solutions.

Mr Warren’s appointment follows an extensive career in IT spanning more than two decades. He has held executive positions in a number of blue chip companies throughout Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, Europe and Africa, including more recently the role of Chief Operations Officer for SAP in North Asia. SAP and Oracle are two of Gentrack’s largest competitors.

Mr Warren commented: “I was attracted by the strong growth prospects in the Australian region for the Gentrack business and its products. Working with Oracle and SAP has provided many insights into how enterprise solutions and services are being delivered around the world - insights that I hope will contribute to the growth of Gentrack in the utility space.”

Mr Warren has held the position of Chief Executive for several multinational companies including Tandem Computers and Oracle, where he was Managing Director for ANZ during the acquisition of the PeopleSoft and Retek organisations. He also been Vice President Business Development for Asia Pacific, responsible for Oracle’s new product programs across the region.

In addition to his position on Gentrack’s Board of Directors, he is also currently Chairman and CEO of his own consulting company which specialises in organisational effectiveness, with a particular focus on sales performance. Previously he has served on the boards of Oracle in Australia, New Zealand and South Africa, as well as being a member of the Council for Economic Development in Australia. Currently he serves on the boards of three companies.

Gentrack CEO James Docking said: “Leigh will be instrumental to the overall strategic direction of the Gentrack business. He joins a growing list of prominent local industry leaders who have joined the Gentrack business, including John Clifford from world leading metering business Landis+Gyr, and Cesare Tizi the former CIO of AGL. Together, we will be driving the Gentrack team to win business in the utility industry against our much larger US and European-based competitors.”

About Gentrack Ltd Gentrack is the leading provider of enterprise billing and customer management solutions for energy utilities in Australia and New Zealand. Locally owned and employing over 120 technical and business experts in its Melbourne and Auckland offices, Gentrack maintains a 100 per cent implementation success rate with the completion of recent projects at Genesis Energy, Northpower, Aurora Energy, ActewAGL, City West Water, Fiji Electricity and Pulse Utilities. Gentrack is also pleased to welcome two new customers – Perth Energy and King Country Energy, making Gentrack one of the most widely used utility billing and customer management solutions in Australasia with over 30 implementations.

Based on 25 years’ experience, Gentrack takes accountability for all aspects of software delivery including development, implementation and support of its flagship product Gentrack Velocity. Extensive industry experience and knowledge ensures that Gentrack continues to deliver best of breed billing and customer management solutions with a proven value proposition for utilities of all sizes.

The Gentrack business is privately owned by Landis + Gyr Holdings (formerly Bayard Group), a world leading utility metering and measurement organisation, in partnership with ANZ Capital, one of the world’s largest banks. These organisations are adding significant value to the Gentrack business, while also supporting the continued operation of Gentrack as an independent software solutions company.

Check out www.gentrack.com for more about Gentrack. Contact: Gentrack Pty Ltd Aaron Baker – Marketing Manager Phone: (03) 9867 9100 Email: info@gentrack.com

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