We are pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Ramsden as Chief Operating Officer, effective immediately. He is also an Executive Director of the company.
Mr Ramsden has more than 30 years’ experience in executive management and IT strategy, with a deep exposure to disruptive digital technologies.
He joins Leighton O’Brien after two and a half years at Swinburne University of Technology as Chief Information Officer. During this time he transformed the IT department of the University from an order-taking service department to a trusted partner of the University’s teaching and research operations.
He was previously Head of Strategy & Architecture at Coles Group, where he was deeply involved in the digital transformation of the company’s retail operations. Mr Ramsden also co-founded and ran retail technology startups Certanti and Intelligent Retail Systems.
Commenting on his appointment Leighton O’Brien CEO Reed Leighton said: “Patrick brings a wealth of executive and strategic IT experience that brings transformative change and innovation to companies that enable the achievement of strategic business objectives.
“Patrick will be at the forefront of continuing to evolve our business model to an integrated data analytics platform that provides a richer, more consistent experience for our customers.”
Mr Ramsden said: “I am proud to be joining Leighton O’Brien at a very exciting time. I look forward to applying my executive and technical skills to helping the company in its exciting journey over the next few years.”
Mr Ramsden has a Bachelor of Science (Physics) from the University of Melbourne and is an alumnus of the Centre for Information Systems Research summer program with the Sloane School of Management at MIT. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.