Cybersecurity company, Nuix, is seeking a new CEO following the resignation of Eddie Sheehy from the role. Sheehy, who served in the company for more than 10 years, will also step down from the Nuix board.
The company, which was instrumental in the ICIJ Panama Papers investigation, said it will engage in an international search for a CEO with a global initial public offering (IPO) skillset to lead the company as it embarks on its next phase of growth and development.
While the board is in the process of appointing a CEO, Nuix co-founder and chairman, Tony Castagna, will assume many of the current CEO responsibilities.
Meanwhile, former US ambassador to Australia, Jeffrey Bleich, replaces Sheehy on the company's board.
Bleich served as US ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013, and as Special Counsel to outgoing President, Barack Obama, in the White House during the first year of his administration. Bleich is also currently Group CEO and a partner at a law firm, Dentons.
"I'm honoured and delighted to join such a talented group," Bleich said. "I've admired Nuix's exceptional cybersecurity and legal discovery products for years and I am deeply impressed with its team.
"I'm grateful for this chance to work with such talented professionals on the critical mission of making the cyber-world a safer place for all of us," he added.
Castagna thanked Sheehy for his efforts and said that Bleich’s background in digital governance and cyber-intelligence matters would be beneficial in his new role.
"As the face of Nuix for more than a decade, Eddie [Sheehy] can be proud of his contribution at Nuix as one of Australia's great success stories in innovation and technology.”
"Nuix is undergoing transformational change as we welcome Jeffrey Bleich on our board. This is a significant development in Nuix's US and global reach, given Jeff's international experience with cybersecurity and his considerable insights into governments around the world,” Castagna said.
The company also most recently struck a strategic alliance with professional services giant, KPMG, enabling KPMG to become the first advisory firm in Australia to use Nuix’s Insight Adaptive Security product.