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Endava strengthens Australian leadership team amidst expansion
Tue, 21st Nov 2023

Endava, a global provider of digital transformation, agile development, and intelligent automation services, has announced a new leadership structure in Australia as part of its integration of businesses acquired in the past year. Since Endava's arrival in Australia in 2021, the company has acquired three local businesses boosting its presence in the APAC region from a small team to over 1,200 people in 12 months. Australia is being viewed as a high-growth region for digital solutions, particularly in data, cloud computing, and AI.

Steve Harding, a key player in Endava's Australian entry and the integration of its recent acquisitions, will continue his role as Managing Director of Australia and Head of Delivery APAC. He will coordinate the regional team with the global business. Chris Carydias, founder of the newly-acquired company Lexicon, steps into the role of Financial Services Business Manager. With over 24 years' consulting experience and eight years as CEO of Lexicon, he is perfectly placed to operationalise Endava's global strategy at a local level. Shelley Beeston, also from Lexicon, takes on the role of Client Partner and Venture Lead for Endava Australia. She will focus on growing and innovating within Chris' business and using technology for good causes such as environmental sustainability.

"Our significant investment in Australia and APAC is driven by global client demands in the region and the opportunities to integrate great businesses and talent into Endava," says Steve Harding. "After a seamless integration process, we are now fully equipped to deploy all our services and capabilities in Australia, just as we do in other markets like the US and Europe."

Along with Lexicon, Endava has acquired two more Australian-based companies in 2023; Mudbath in May and DEK Technologies in June. Mudbath aligns with Endava's digital offering, specialising in strategy, design, and engineering services. DEK Technologies develops cutting-edge software and hardware solutions across various platforms including embedded systems and data communications. The acquired firms have significantly expanded Endava's size and capabilities in the APAC region.

“The application and understanding of emerging technologies are still maturing both globally and locally, but Endava is well-positioned as a technology partner to bridge the gap between digital demand and reality. We understand how to approach complex situations with bespoke solutions that continuously drive businesses forward, because evolution never stops and the digital journey to stay ahead, never ends,” Harding continues.

Endava, which serves clients in Payments and Financial Services, TMT, Consumer Products, Retail, Mobility, and Healthcare & Life Sciences has also expanded its nearshore capability in Malaysia and Vietnam. This positioning allows Endava to service new and existing clients at scale and reinforces it as a significant strength and differentiator for the business.