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Burnet welcomes new director

Angus Morgan

10 June, 2016

IMAGE: New Burnet Institute Board Member, Leigh Jasper (Photo courtesy Aconex)

Burnet Institute welcomes the appointment of Leigh Jasper, CEO and Director of Aconex, one of Australia’s top 200 public companies and a global leader in software development, to our board.

Mr Jasper is a co-founder of Aconex, which provides mobile and web-based collaboration technologies for project information and process management to clients in the construction, infrastructure, power, mining, and oil and gas sectors.

“We are delighted to welcome Leigh to the board of the Burnet,” said Burnet Institute Director and CEO Professor Brendan Crabb AC.

“He brings considerable business acumen having built an organisation from very humble beginnings to now a listed, global organisation that continues to grow.

“In the cloud computing platform that underpins his business, he also brings ‘out-of-the-box’ thinking in considering new ways to communicate effectively and safely when managing large and complicated projects.

“He is a wonderful, energetic person who is perfectly suited to joining us at this time of change and growth in our own organisation.”

Mr Jasper’s principal responsibilities as Aconex CEO consist of overseeing the company’s vision, strategy, operations, and growth.

Aconex has more than 800 employees located in over 50 offices worldwide providing software solutions to more than 60,000 user organisations.

Prior to co-founding Aconex in 2000, Mr Jasper was a business analyst at McKinsey & Company, where he consulted for clients in the financial services, media, information technology, and consumer goods segments.

His projects focused on e-commerce strategy, e-commerce mergers and acquisitions, business growth strategy and operations performance improvement.

He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with First Class Honours, a Bachelor of Science degree in Mathematics and a Diploma of Modern Languages in French from the University of Melbourne.

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For more information in relation to this news article, please contact:

Professor Brendan Crabb AC

Director and CEO; Co-Head Malaria Research Laboratory; Chair, Victorian Chapter of the Association of Australian Medical Research Institutes (AAMRI)

Telephone

+61392822174

Email

brendan.crabb@burnet.edu.au

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