Growth services company, GrowthOps has announced the retirement of three directors and the appointment of six new directors.
Non-executive chairman Dominique Fisher, non-executive director Melissa Field, and MD and CEO Paul Mansfield retired from their respective roles following their recommendation to restructure the board in order to implement the next stage of the company’s strategy.
The GrowthOps board confirmed the appointments of Scott Tanner as independent non-executive chairman, Clint Cooper as MD and CEO, the honourable Philip Dalidakis as non-executive director, Jessica Hart as non-executive director, Craig Davies as executive director – technology and cybersecurity, and Craig McMenamin as non-executive director.
They join GrowthOps founder and executive director, Phillip Kingston on the board, whose role has transitioned to non-executive director.
Tanner said: “GrowthOps is a credible challenger to traditional creative agencies and consulting firms. It is uniquely equipped to help organisations acquire new customers, launch transformational products, leverage emerging technologies for strategic advantage, and scale operations. I look forward to working with the board and executive management team to support GrowthOps’ continued impact and growth.”
“The mix of knowledge and experience across the board of directors reflects the diverse nature of our clients and their ambitions, as well as our staff and our own ambitions as a company. There’s the requisite ASX experience, but the board also reflects the entrepreneurial nature of the partners who came together to form GrowthOps. It’s a growth-focused board of directors committed to delivering the best outcomes for our shareholders, employees and clients.”
“The new CEO Clint Cooper, is a highly respected executive leader from the elite sport industry. The board made a deliberate decision to recruit someone from outside the traditional creative, technology and consulting industries for the role of CEO.
“Clint’s mandate is to grow the business with an unwavering focus on delivering effective outcomes for our clients and empowering our people along the way. He has an exceptional track record of delivering strong business performance, and driving innovation. Importantly, Clint is a galvanising leader, whose attributes and values align with GrowthOps.”
Cooper said: “It’s a great privilege to lead the organisation into this next phase. I was drawn to the opportunity to work alongside exceptional talent at the forefront of their industry, servicing an extremely impressive client roster.
“While my career path to GrowthOps may not have been traditional, I feel a great sense of alignment with the Company’s DNA and entrepreneurial spirit, which I hope to continue to foster, ensuring that GrowthOps is a great place to work and continues to deliver first-class outcomes for our clients.”
“It’s very appealing to me that GrowthOps has such a high level of employee ownership of its shares, is flatter and leaner than many other businesses, and multidisciplinary. It’s only 18 months since the Company launched and, under Paul’s leadership, it’s achieved some challenging milestones that I plan to build on to further accelerate its growth”.
“I’m also very excited to be joining a board with such outstanding capability and experience. We’re determined to realise the potential of the company.”
Kingston said: “I welcome our new directors to GrowthOps and I echo Scott’s comments thanking the retiring directors. I would like to pay special tribute to Paul Mansfield – integration is not easy, and the milestones achieved by the team in a relatively short period would not have been possible without his leadership, acumen and passion for the Company and our people.”
“While my role has now transitioned to that of a non-executive director, my commitment to the company, our clients, shareholders and staff is unwavering. Scott, Clint and my other fellow directors bring an impressive breadth, depth and diversity of industry and entrepreneurial experience, including a collective track record in delivering growth and executing large-scale transformative projects. I am optimistic about the Company’s future and look forward to continuing to execute GrowthOps’ unique and highly differentiated strategy.”