As we get ready to properly dive into the work year, we asked a couple of Australian startup CEOs what they’re working on, and what business concerns might be keeping them up at night in 2019:
Rod Drury has stepped down as CEO of Xero, with the company’s board announcing Steve Vamos will be taking on the role on April 1.
Tyro has announced Robbie Cooke, the former managing director and CEO of Tatts Group, will take on the role of CEO at the end of March.
Coworking community Fishburners has announced Pandora Shelley as its next chief executive officer, taking over from Annie Parker, who will step down from the position of interim CEO at the end of February.
Before launching IT operations management platform PagerDuty in 2009, Alex Solomon had earned his street cred as a software engineer for Amazon.
After a troubled search, Uber has decided on its next CEO, with the board set to offer the job to Expedia boss Dara Khosrowshahi, according to a report from The New York Times.
Australia Post has announced a partnership with AlphaPaymentsCloud that will see the development an integrated ecommerce platform.
Vend has announced the appointment of former Yelp director Dave Scheine as the company’s new country manager for Asia-Pacific.
Smartpay is a payments company which offers its own open payments service API and physical EFTPOS devices to merchants and retailers.
Domain Group has announced the launch of an open API, which will allow property developers and startups to tap into the company’s expansive property data.
Optus has today announced a $1 billion plan to strengthen its mobile network across regional Australia, increasing call and 4G coverage.
Fishburners has announced that Murray Hurps will be stepping down from his role as CEO, with Annie Parker set to take the position of in his place.
Another high-profile Australian startup has lost a chief executive, with Campaign Monitor’s Alex Bard today announcing he will be leaving his post as CEO at the end of June.
Just a few months on from the departure of cofounder Andrew Rothwell, banking startup Tyro has lost another key figure, with recently appointed CEO Gerd Schenkel today announcing his resignation.