Oakton appoints new ACT executive general manager

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Oakton appoints new ACT executive general manager
Oakton's David Mathews

David Mathews is the new ACT executive general manager of consulting and technology firm Oakton, the company he joined in 2013 as director of services.

Previous ACT GM Bob Peebles will return to the Victorian headquarters; his new role is yet to be announced.

Mathews, a 25-year industry veteran, has extensive experience across both the public and private sector. In addition to his vendor experience with companies such as Praxa, and his end user experience at the Department of Health and Ageing, Mathews also has an entrepreneurial string to his bow.

He co-founded Crystal Approach, a Canberra-based software solutions company that was sold in late 2012.

Oakton chief executive Neil Wilson said: "David's considerable track record of achievements in the ACT market are known and recognised by clients so we are delighted that a person of David's calibre will be leading and managing this very important part of our business."

Mathews is also the chair of CollabIT, an ACT government and AIIA initiative to help drive growth in the ICT sector, and a member of the Innovation Taskforce of the Canberra Business Council.

Mathews said: "Oakton first and foremost focuses on our clients' business objectives and in my experience this approach delivers targeted and high-value outcomes, particularly when government is more than ever looking to drive business efficiencies, increased productivity and enhanced citizen engagement." 

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