Alcidion Group appoints Simon Chamberlain as Non-Executive Director

Alcidion Group is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Simon Chamberlain to its Board as Non-Executive Director, effective 1 July 2019.

An accomplished executive and business leader with a skillset that strongly complements Alcidion’s Board, Simon’s 20-year career spans executive roles at high profile companies including General Manager at Medibank Private, Executive Manager of Qantas Airways’ Hooroo business, and most recently in his current role as General Manager at MedAdvisor (ASX: MDR).

Simon has enjoyed a rich and varied career, with a proven track record for strategic success and commercial growth. His business case for Qantas to enter the online accommodation market led to Qantas establishing Hooroo, its hotel booking platform. Simon subsequently led the Hooroo business to grow revenues by 230% in its first year, reaching profitability in its second year of operation.

Simon’s tenure as General Manager, Customer & Distribution at Medibank in 2015 saw the creation of a customer experience practice that reversed a decline in customer retention and led to a +$90 million swing in annual revenue.

In addition, Simon has played a leading role in the strategic direction of MedAdvisor’s operating model and go-to-market approach internationally. Simon also brings an international perspective and global network to the Alcidion Board, holding executive roles across the US and the UK.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) and Law (Hons) from Monash University.

Simon’s appointment signals the completion of Director Mr Geoffrey Rohrsheim’s tenure with the Company, who will step down as Non-Executive Director from 30 June 2019 to focus on other ventures.

Chairman Ray Blight said:

“The Board wishes to thank Geoff for his valued contribution to the Company and wish him well in his future endeavours. We are very pleased to welcome Simon to the Board – Simon is an accomplished leader, bringing a wealth of global expertise and a proven growth track record to the Alcidion business. It’s an exciting time of expansion, growth and consolidation for Alcidion, and Simon’s strategic expertise and leadership will be instrumental in overseeing the Company’s next stage of growth.”

“I am honoured to join Alcidion Group as a company director. I look forward to applying my skillset and expertise to the governance of the Company, and ensuring the continued expansion and success of Alcidion moving forward”, said Simon.