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2nd November 2017

Civica appoints Benjamin Cowling to Managing Director, Local Government Solutions for Australia and New Zealand

Strong FY18 performance, delivering continued growth and offering cutting-edge solutions that help customers ensure superior service delivery to be the top priorities for the year

Sydney, 02 November 2017: Civica, one of Australia’s leading suppliers of critical software applications, digital solutions and managed services that help transform the way organisations work, has announced the appointment of Benjamin Cowling to Managing Director, Local Government Solutions ANZ.

Cowling comes with strong credentials working in the public sector, with much of his two-decade spanning career focused within the government space. He now leads Civica International’s Local Government business operations in Australia and New Zealand, which serves over 300 local councils and public sector organisations.

As the Managing Director, Cowling will look strengthen Civica’s position as a strong business partner for local authorities by delivering solutions which helps customers improve service delivery and efficiency. He will also be responsible for achieving business growth and financial success for the Local Government business in the current year.

Prior to joining Civica, he served as State Director - Victoria & National Industry Director, Government, Health and Defence at SMS Management & Technology (SMS). Before joining SMS, Cowling held a number of key government roles including serving as Executive - Security Analysis and Liaison at the Australian Office of Transport Security, as well as Director & Executive Officer at the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade.

Richard Fiddis, Managing Director, Civica International welcomed Ben to Civica. He said: “We are delighted to have attracted someone of Ben’s capability and experience to lead our largest business in ANZ. Ben joins a winning team having just completed a record-breaking year for the Civica Local Government business. We wish him every success in taking the Local Government business to the next level.”

On his appointment, Cowling said: “I’m looking forward to bringing my passion for and extensive experience in government technology to this position. This year, I will focus on delivering continued growth and on building on the success of last year. I will also ensure that Civica is the partner of choice for local authorities in ANZ.”

“As part of my role, I will be responsible for solidifying Civica’s position as a specialist and an enabler of digital transformation for all levels of government and regulated industries. Civica’s open integration architecture is unique in the ANZ Local Government market and allows Councils the freedom to create innovative solutions without being locked into legacy ERP solutions”