Coretex, a global provider of fleet safety and management technology, has appointed a new chief executive officer (CEO) following an extensive global search. William Payne, currently chief information officer (CIO) at building and construction giant Boral, will take over as CEO on August 1. Retiring CEO Selwyn Pellett will remain on the Coretex board as a non-executive director.
Payne comes to Coretex with experience as both CIO and chief strategy officer for companies in Australia, Europe and the United States. He most recently led the creation and implementation of a digital strategy at Boral, reshaping the company's IT function into Boral Digital Solutions and making it a pivotal element of the wider organization's future business strategy. Prior to that, he spent more than nine years at global environmental services company Veolia, with roles including executive general manager of strategy and performance ANZ and UK CIO.
Mark Giles, Coretex chairman, said the appointment of Payne is a significant move for the company. "Coretex is positioned strongly for international growth in our key markets, and we believe William has the skills, experience and vision to drive that growth. We are excited to have William joining our team as the new leader of Coretex," said Giles in a statement.
"I am very excited to have the opportunity to lead Coretex on the next phase of its growth. Access to key information, for the right people, at the right time, is more important than ever for businesses seeking to keep their employees safe, drive productivity, all the while delivering great customer service," said Payne in a statement. "Coretex provides an innovative IoT platform that not only satisfy but exceed these requirements, and I believe my real-world experience driving this value across numerous industries will significantly help accelerate the company's vision of a safer, greener, more productive world."