Meet Our Executive Team
Julie-Ann Kerin - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Since Julie-Ann Kerin was appointed as Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of CSG in 2012, she has established a proven track record of delivering strong growth and significant return to shareholders.
Under Julie-Ann’s leadership, CSG successfully completed the transaction of the sale of the former Technology Solutions Division to NEC Australia in 2012, for $227.5 million and subsequently returned $130 million to shareholders over the following three years.
Prior to Julie-Ann’s appointment as CEO, she was the Group General Manager of the former Technology Solutions division and achieved revenue growth from $9m to $183m over a five year period.
Julie-Ann has over 20 years of experience as a senior executive managing both private and public companies within the information technology sector. Prior to joining CSG, Ms. Kerin was responsible for the global management of operations and staff across Asia, the United States, Australia and Europe for a number of organisations. She has also held roles with Actuate, Haht Commerce, Genasys Inc and Computer Power.
Ashley Conn - Chief Financial Officer
Ashley joined CSG in November 2018 and has extensive experience in Accounting and Finance across several companies and industries. His prior experience includes Goldman Sachs, Morgan Stanley (in both Australia and the US), ABN Amro and Arthur Andersen in advisory roles focussed on all financial aspects of company turnarounds, positioning for rapid growth, M&A, and debt management. Ashley is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.
Matthew Manton - Chief Print & Display Solutions Executive, Australia
Matthew joined CSG in 1999 and has over 20 years of experience in the print and technology sector, with roles across sales and major account management. Matthew has received the highest accolades of sales performance at Xerox Australia and CSG.
In June 2017, Matthew was appointed to the role of Chief Business Solutions Officer in Australia. Prior to this role, Matthew was the General Manager of CSG’s Queensland operations.
Gordon Tan - Chief Technology Solutions Executive, Australia
As the Managing Director of R & G Technologies which was acquired by CSG in 2017, Gordon grew the business over 12 years to become one of Queensland’s largest privately owned Managed Service providers.
Now as Chief Technology Solutions Officer, Gordon oversees all aspects of CSG's Technology Business which currently has 40,000 seats under management growing at 40% a year thanks to our award winning Managed IT and Cloud solutions.
Chris Mackay - Executive Manager, New Zealand
Chris Mackay joined CSG in September 2015 through the acquisition of CodeBlue Limited. Chris has been shareholder and director of CodeBlue since 2007 becoming CEO in 2014. Chris has over 35 years’ of experience in the technology industry, with over 16 of those years as CEO of various companies. Prior to his role at CodeBlue, Chris was CEO of successful software development company The Optima Corporation (acquired in April 2014 by Intermedix US) and CEO of New Zealand IT services company ComputerLand (acquired by Telecom in 2004).
Vanessa Harford - General Manager Marketing
Vanessa joined CSG in September 2017 with over 20 years of experience in Marketing including digital, data, communications, product, partners, demand generation, events, sponsorships and public relations.
Vanessa is a data-driven marketer and is responsible for aligning the marketing strategy to support CSG’s sales activities with a technology focused approach.
Prior to joining CSG, Vanessa worked at MYOBs global headquarters and ExactTarget’s APAC region (now Salesforce Marketing Cloud) where she was responsible for growing their subscription based businesses via an integrated marketing approach. Vanessa has tertiary qualifications in Marketing, Accounting and Training.
Declan Ramsay - Chief Operations and Service Officer
Declan Ramsay has over 25 years of experience within the print sector and more recently, within the cloud-based technology subscription solutions market. Declan has been with CSG since 2006 working within Business Solutions. In July 2012, he was appointed as the Executive General Manager of Business Solutions Australia where he was responsible for transitioning CSG’s SME business form a print-only business to a Technology as a Subscription business.
Declan has a strong background in management of highly professional and motivated teams covering all facets of SMEs including sales, operations and service.
Tony Grooby - Chief Business Transformation Officer
Tony Grooby joined CSG in August 2017 and has over 25 years’ experience across internal IT, systems, finance and consulting. Prior to joining CSG, Tony’s previous roles include Chief Financial Officer at Acurus, Chief Operations Officer at Viatek and Chief Information Officer at KPMG Australia. Tony also spent many years with KPMG in their Audit and Advisory teams.
Tony has a Bachelor of Business from RMIT University and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.
Mark Thomas - Chief People Officer
Mark Thomas joined CSG in 2015 bringing extensive experience in the human resource management profession. Mark has worked in blue chip and private companies across financial, professional and business services as well as the oil industry.
Prior to joining CSG, Mark was the Global Human Capital Leader for Aurecon, responsible for a workforce of 7,500 people across 20 countries. His significant international experience includes seven years based in London leading a global HR function. Mark holds a Bachelor of Business.
Kerrie-Anne Hutchins - General Counsel and Company Secretary
Kerrie-Anne Hutchins was appointed as General Counsel and Company Secretary on 17 August 2018. She joins CSG after eight years with Linfox Armaguard Pty Ltd, where she held the role of General Counsel. Prior to this, she held various roles in private legal practice in Melbourne since 2003.
Kerrie-Anne has a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from Monash University and has completed the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.