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Mary Ann Maxwell appointed VP of Executive Directions at META Group

  • 09 September, 2003 16:42

<p>Mary Ann Maxwell appointed VP of Executive Directions at META Group</p>
<p>Well known CIO now to offer META Group clients IT guidance</p>
<p>SYDNEY, Australia, (Sept 9, 2003) – META Group (Nasdaq: METG) a leading information technology (IT) research and consulting firm, today announced that well known and respected CIO Mary Ann Maxwell has joined the company as a VP of Executive Directions for META Group operating in Australia, New Zealand and selected APAC countries. Executive Directions is a member of META Groups subject-specific advisory services, providing guidance for speeding executive decisions and driving IT/business value.</p>
<p>Ms Maxwell has over 30 years of USA-based IT industry experience, commencing as a programmer /analyst, moving to senior systems analyst, then to corporate support services and CIO roles. She has specific expertise in the financial services, insurance, health, consumer product and telecommunications industries. In January 2000 Ms Maxwell joined Westpac Banking Corporation in Sydney as CIO and later CTO, a position she held until joining META Group.</p>
<p>“META Group is pleased to have attracted an executive of the calibre of Mary Ann Maxwell,” said Paul Ventura, managing director &amp; director of research, META Group. “There is no substitute for experience and this, Mary Ann has in droves. She will add great value to the work Dr Kevin McIsaac and others in our Executive Directions team are doing in Australia and now Asia, bringing invaluable support and coaching guidance to CIO’s.”</p>
<p>“Joining META Group is without doubt a huge change in direction for me after a working life time in IT,” said Mary Ann Maxwell. “However I could not think of a better conduit than META Group to reach my CIO peers and share my experience and help Australian and APAC companies reach industry best practice. I think the mentoring and coaching methodologies developed by META Group’s Executive Directions program are ideal.”</p>
<p>Ms Maxwell has held senior CxO roles in companies such as Countrywide Credit Industries, Health Net and Zenith Insurance Company in the USA. She holds a Bachelor of Science degree from California State University and an MBA in management from Pepperdine University in USA and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.</p>
<p>About META Group
META Group is a leading provider of information technology research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. Delivering objective and actionable guidance, META Group’s experienced analysts and consultants are trusted advisors to IT and business executives around the world. Our unique collaborative models and dedicated customer service help clients be more efficient, effective, and timely in their use of IT to achieve their business goals. Visit metagroup.com for more details on our high-value approach.</p>
<p>Rob Stirling / Kirsten Davey
Markom Marketing
+61-2-9977-8922
robstirling@markom.com.au
kirstendavey@markom.com.au</p>
<p>Peter Carr, General Manager
META Group
+61-2-9290-8659
peter.carr@metagroup.com</p>

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