Media release – 27 March 2019

‘Client first’ and ‘product excellence’ top of agenda for new Synergetic CEO

Synergetic Management Systems is pleased to announce the appointment of Simone Dawson to the position of Chief Executive Officer, effective Monday, 1 April 2019.

The appointment of Ms Dawson, Synergetic’s current Chief Operating Officer and employee since 2015, has the full backing of the Education Horizons Group Board.

Education Horizons Group Chairman, John Vickers, said Ms Dawson’s leadership skills, combined with her effectiveness across the operations and client engagement areas of the business, underpinned her credentials as the best candidate for the role.

“The Board is very pleased with the appointment of Ms Dawson as Chief Executive Officer of Synergetic, and have complete trust in her ability to lead the company into the next phase of its growth.”

In thanking the Board, Ms Dawson said she is delighted to accept the position and is excited to lead the company on its continued path to success.

“It’s an honour to accept the role as Chief Executive Officer of Synergetic Management Systems and I embrace this opportunity with humility and absolute dedication” she said.

“Synergetic has been in operation for more than 40 years. In that time, it’s grown from a humble home-based start-up to an internationally spanning ed-tech leader, supporting more than 28,000 users across Australia, New Zealand, Asia and the Middle East.”

“I am very excited by this opportunity and look forward to playing a key role in delivering excellence in both the client experience and product quality. Establishing and nurturing rich relationships with key stakeholders motivates me and allows me to deliver a premium experience for our 330-plus clients, along with forging new and strong partnerships in the education sector.”

Ms Dawson’s appointment as head of Synergetic frees outgoing Managing Director, Tim Dawson, to focus on his role as CEO and Managing Director of Synergetic’s parent company, Education Horizons Group.

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