Basil Reilly leaves top role at Logicalis Australia

Basil Reilly leaves top role at Logicalis Australia

IT veteran to bow out of leadership role on September 30.

Basil Reilly

Basil Reilly

Basil Reilly is set to vacate his role as Logicalis CEO on September 30, with the company underway with recruiting a replacement to lead the Australian business.

Having joined the IT infrastructure and managed services company in December 2013, Reilly signed off on the recent acquisition of consultancy firm Thomas Duryea Consulting, which closed in December 2015.

Following the acquisition of Thomas Duryea, both companies reported to be “well on the path to back-end integration” in June, over six months after the deal was struck.

As revealed during the launch, the two companies will be combined as one within 12 months, with the goal of being the “most admired IT company in Australia by 2020”.

Ideally, the combined entity will create a joint $120 million solutions provider, backed by Logicalis' parent, Datatec, the $US6.5 billion-turnover company that also owns Westcon Group.

In keeping with expansion plans, Thomas Duryea reported 70 per cent annualised growth in its business to June 30, backed up a strong performing managed services division.

On the Logicalis side however, the company shut down its Queensland office in April, in a bid to hone in on the more lucrative Sydney and Melbourne markets.

Globally, the company’s parent group Datatec recently reported a more than 30 per cent plunge in full-year profits, following a year of struggle across the world.

Back in Australia - and prior to taking the top role at Logicalis - Reilly spent over four years running the managed services group at UXC Connect, spanning Australia, New Zealand and Asia.

Previously, the business leader headed up director consulting at both KPMG and Hewlett Packard, with management roles also at Siebel Systems, Onyx and Getronics Australia.

Following the news, Logicalis Group CEO, Mark Rogers, said that Reilly has made a “great contribution” to the business in recent years, particularly in regards to building a “positive culture” with an emphasis on career development of staff.

Logicalis also confirmed that sales director, Alan Brown, will be leaving the business, effective September 30.

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