Canberra-based systems integrator A23 has named Natalie Legg as its new CEO.
She replaces Simon Metcalfe, who decided to step down to assume the chief growth officer role.
Metcalfe said he was delighted that someone with Legg’s capabilities and commitment to A23 was succeeding him as CEO, and her perspectives as an indigenous woman were a significant asset to the company.
“Having a First Nations woman move into this role represents something for the company; it’s about advancing opportunities,” he said.
“This is an industry dominated by men, especially in senior leadership, that should change, and this reflects that. It is a chance to lead by example.”
“Natalie is a strong leader and contributed to getting this company to where it is today; she will be laser-focused on growth, operationally and culturally.”
A23 was a start-up by 11 friends and colleagues seven years ago, including Legg and Metcalfe.
It has grown to a team of 60 that generates nearly $30 million a year in revenue and has several federal government clients.
The company is targeting 75 per cent growth over the next three years.
“At a macro level, I want us to grow beyond Canberra with more private sector clients,” Legg said.
“At a cultural level, I want to lead a company with clear communications and a positive culture. I hope we can continue to be an employer of choice, championing diversity with more women and people from diverse cultural backgrounds.”
“We aim for 25 per year year-on-year growth over the next three years.”
“With Simon in his new role, we want to expand further into Sydney and Brisbane, do more work outside of government and expand our offerings.”There is still plenty to do in Canberra though, we’re only just getting started.”