Founding CEO of the Victorian Government’s CenITex, Peter Blades, has joined the advisory board of IT services provider, Southern Cross Computer Systems.
Blades retired from his CEO post in March. CenITex was set up as a state body by the Victorian Government to centralise ICT support to government departments and agencies. Blades previously held CEO roles with United Energy and Stratus Networks/Energy 21 in Victoria. During the 1990’s he was also one of the prospectus signatories in the sale and privatisation of Telecom New Zealand.
Southern Cross managing director, Mark Kalmus, said he was looking forward to capitalising on Blades’ experience and strategic business acumen.
This year, Southern Cross celebrates 30 years in the ICT business.
During the past four years the company achieved in excess of 25 per cent year-on-year growth in revenue and staff numbers. The services provider has more than 100 staff providing managed services, information security consulting, software solutions and technology systems integration services.
It recently landed its largest managed services contract with the Public Records Office of Victoria (PROV), which is the archival authority responsible for the preservation of State Government records.