After conducting an extensive local and international search, Australian data collaboration software provider, IXUP has hired Peter Leihn as its new CEO, starting in November.
Leihn hails from Data61, where he was the global head of commercial based in San Franscisco. He was responsible for leading the commercialisation of Data61’s digital and data research as well as driving its growth strategy.
Leihn has more 25 years of experience and previously held leadership roles including director of the office of the chief scientist for NSW where he led science policy development and had oversight for strategic investment in the innovation ecosystem - he also maintained a long career in the Asia Pacific with Hewlett Packard and Autodesk.
"As previously indicated, the board always intended to separate the roles of chairman and CEO when business momentum was underway, and an outstanding candidate became available,” said Tim Ebbeck, chairman and acting CEO at IXUP.
"Peter’s domain expertise, leadership, commercial skills, and established industry, government, and international network provide the definitive skill-set to drive the business forward."
IXUP founder and executive director, Dean Joscelyne, added Leihn was ideally placed to promote IXUP’s trusted data collaboration platform.
"I’d also like to take this opportunity to thank Tim for his hard work as acting CEO, taking IXUP successfully through the IPO process and overseeing the recruitment of a world class team including, now, Peter Leihn as CEO,” Joscelyne said.
IXUP became publicly-listed on the Australian Securities Exchange last year after raising $12.5 million in an initial public offering (IPO).
Founded in 2011, IXUP’s market capitalisation stood at around $31.7 million at the time of listing.