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  • 18 June 2018 14:16

Vault expands senior leadership team with appointment of Anthony Simkins

Simkins to spearhead company’s continued growth in the government sector and expand portfolio of services in Australia

Vault, an Australian ASD certified trusted cloud provider within government, today announced the appointment of Anthony Simkins as Sales Director. Commencing his role with immediate effect, Simkins joins the company with a mandate to develop a strong partner network and expand Vault’s portfolio of services in Australia.

The appointment of Simkins represents an important step aimed to meet Vault‘s bullish expansion plans over the next year. “Vault has experienced significant strides in its growth trajectory over the last few years and we intend to continue making the cloud a secure place for the government. This is an incredibly important appointment for the business and for our partners and customers - one that reflects our desire to extend our secure cloud services to government in other states”, said Rupert Taylor-Price, Founder and CEO at Vault Systems.

Simkins brings two decades of experience and breadth of knowledge in the IT industry to this role. He joins Vault from Fujitsu Australia, where he was most recently the Vice President responsible for Sales and Fujitsu’s Platform’s business.

Prior to Fujitsu, Simkins also held senior positions during a 19 year career with Accenture, including Strategy Consulting, Managing Director of Ventures and Acquisitions, Financial Services, Asia Pacific, and Managing Director, Market Maker and Sales, Financial Services, Australia and New Zealand. In those capacities, he was responsible for developing the ventures and acquisitions strategy and origination, sales culture and capability, and leading individual and team sales.

Simkins also contributes to the prosperity of digital start-ups as an advisory board member at Realy, assisting with partnership formation, platform development, marketing strategy and product launch.

“Vault has a deserved reputation as a trusted government cloud provider in the marketplace. Vault’s values and proven cloud delivery models are facets I have respected as a partner for many years, and I am excited to be on board and part of the great team as we actively shape its future growth,” Anthony Simkins said of his new role.

Vault in partnership with Fujitsu Australia and New Zealand recently launched its Protected Cloud software-as-a-service (SaaS) solution for government agencies. Other significant milestones in just the last six months include the launch of Vault Academy to address the shortage of cloud experts in Australia and the win of an Airservices cloud deal worth $84 million cloud contract alongside ASG.

About Vault

Vault delivers ASD-certified Government Cloud to Australian federal, state, and local government agencies and their partners. Unlike proprietary cloud platforms, where application of Australian Government security standards were managed as an afterthought, Vault’s Government cloud platform was purpose built with the sole intention of managing sensitive Australian data at the highest levels of security. Vault’s cloud platform natively embeds security controls to meet the requirements of government, while providing extensive scalability, flexibility and remaining cost effective. Australian owned and operated, Vault was one of the first providers to receive Protected certification from the Australian Signals Directorate.

Vault is a trusted cloud provider within government and is working closely with major government departments, including the Digital Transformation Agency, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Employment, the Department of Health, the Department of Social Services and Department of Defence. Vault’s services are delivered through partners including Fujitsu, Agile Digital, Leidos, RXP, Accenture, ASG among others.

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