Introducing Julie Riggs, Spirit’s newly appointed Chief Executive Officer
As part of our company’s evolution to become Australia’s leading provider of modern and secure digital workplaces, highly respected technology leader Julie Riggs has been announced as Spirit’s new CEO. In this role, Julie will report to Spirit’s Managing Director, Sol Lukatsky.
Julie has been in the Spirit group for close to a year now, previously in the role of Chief Operations Officer at Trident. She is a commercially savvy and pragmatic leader with more than 25 years of experience in the IT industry. Before joining the Spirit group, Julie was General Manager at IBM Global Technology Services A/NZ, and prior to that, was CFO at IBM NZ. Underpinning this wealth of experience, Julie is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
“I’m thrilled to be handed the reins of the Spirit business and look forward to accelerating our growth in the modern workspace niche. I believe we have a truly special business here and are on an extraordinary path to success for both our customers and shareholders. I look forward to sharing this exciting period of growth and transformation with the team.”
Julie’s long list of specialised talents includes complex deal & commercial contract negotiation, financial management, P&L ownership, growth and business improvement strategy implementation, business planning, revenue optimisation, risk analysis and mitigation, telecommunications and public sector experience, and a strong history of forging lasting corporate partnerships and alliances.
Her technology background means she has a deep knowledge of cloud-based solutions, managed services, and software licensing.
“I’m extremely humbled by the opportunity to drive the Spirit group through its next growth phase. Careful financial stewardship has seen us come through the pandemic period in great shape, leaving us perfectly placed to capitalise on the shift toward secure, hybrid, digital workplaces. This is an opportunity that should excite us all greatly.”