Thorn Group appoints director

Radio rentalsFinancial services company, Thorn Group, has appointed a new non-executive director, Andrew Stevens, effective June 1, 2015.

Stevens has 30 years’ experience in business and technology, spanning program design and delivery, risk evaluation, governance, business transformation, and regional/global expansion.

Stevens worked at IBM for 12 years, with his roles including MD of Australia and New Zealand for three years, and managing partner, Global Business Services and Growth Markets across the APAC region.

Prior to IBM,  Stevens led the PricewaterhouseCoopers Consulting business across Asia Pacific.

Chair of Thorn, Joycelyn Morton, said Stevens was a quality candidate and his knowledge of technology, both traditional and disruptive, would bring valuable expertise and experience to the board as well as input to Thorn’s further development as a financial services company.

Stevens said he was pleased to be joining the board of Thorn and looked forward to working with the team and providing assistance as growth opportunities from disruptive technology in the financial services sector arose.

Stevens has a Master of Commerce from University of New South Wales, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and an associate member of Chartered Accountants ANZ.

Stevens is the chair of the Federal Government’s Advanced Manufacturing Growth Centre and holds directorships with MYOB Group Limited, the Greater Western Sydney Giants, the Australian Chamber Orchestra, and the Committee for Economic Development in Australia.

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