Hyro appoints new director

Hyro appoints new director

Jeff Pope joins as Hyro bounces back from a rollercoaster year

ASX-listed service provider, Hyro Limited (ASX:HYO), has appointed Jeff Pope as a director.

According to a statement, Pope worked for Citibank, Toyota and Fujitsu from 1975 to 1996. From 1997 to 2003, he was vice-president of Rational Software until it was bought by IBM.

Pope then worked as vice-president of Agitar Software from 2004 to 2008 until it was sold to McCabe Software, after which he worked on the board of Software Traction.

Pope joins the board of Hyro as it bounces back from significant losses in 2009. It recently reported a 134 per cent rise in year-on-year profits and completed the shedding of what it called “negative legacy issues”.

Also helping the company was a $20 million debt discharge agreement with Lehman Brothers liquidators as well as a series of major wins with the Victorian Government.

“As Hyro increasingly focuses on its go-to market strategy, Jeff will be a valuable addition to the board and provide Hyro’s management team with additional strategic support,” Hyro chairman, Rob Clarke, said in the statement. “I welcome Jeff to Hyro and look forward to his contribution at a most exciting phase of the company’s history.”

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