New President for Aegis Australia Named

Wednesday, June 08, 2011 by Aegis

Experienced management executive Christopher Luxford has been appointed as the President and Country Head of Aegis Australia following the decision by long-serving chief Denice Pitt to pursue other opportunities.

Mr Luxford will take over the job on 16 June 2011. Ms Pitt will continue to be involved with the company, providing ongoing consultation services.

Rajiv Ahuja, President ASEAN and ANZ of Aegis in Australia, said, "Ms Pitt has been instrumental in enhancing the enterprise value and developing various verticals of the Aegis business."

Earlier this month, Aegis was named one of the top five outsourcing companies in Australia and New Zealand in the prestigious International Association of Outsourcing Professionals (IAOP) Global Outsourcing 100.

"The award is testament to the dedication and hard work of Denice, her management team and staff who continue to provide outstanding results for our customers and in turn for our customer’s end users," Mr Ahuja said.

When Aegis acquired UCMS nearly two years ago, Ms Pitt agreed to stay onboard during the transition period. This transition period is now completed and Denice has decided to pursue a new business opportunity.

"She leaves the company in great shape and with our best wishes. The company is a proven leader and a rising star in the region. We are a preferred partner for many blue-chip companies that are looking for improved outsourcing outcomes and have created the platform to take the business to the next level of excellence."

Aegis Australia employs more than 2,000 people in Australia and New Zealand.

Mr Luxford is an experienced senior executive with more than 20 years of experience in management innovation, business process consulting and contact centres. He is currently consulting to global giant Cisco as well as Dimension Data and The Aspire Group.

"Christopher has a wealth of experience in our industry and he comes to us at a time when we are growing at a considerable rate," said Mr Ahuja.

Mr Luxford said: "I am really looking forward to managing Aegis in ANZ. Outsourcing is a growing industry whether it is through call centres or human resource functions. I look forward to continuing Denice's work in growing the business and creating a great culture."