Azure Healthcare Limited (the Company) is pleased to announce the appointment of Mr Greg Lewis as Independent Non Executive Chairman.
Former Executive Chairman Mr Robert Grey, a substantial shareholder, has stepped aside from the role but will remain a director of the Company.
The Australian Securities Exchange Corporate Governance recommends that the Chairperson be independent. At the early stage of the Company’s transition the most appropriate person for the position of Chairman was an Executive Director with sufficient industry experience to steer the Company through its next phase of development. The Company has now reached a point where separation of the two roles is appropriate and in line with best practice standards for corporate governance and the Board’s charter. The Company’s charter specifies that the Board should comprise a majority of Non Executive directors and will consist of directors who have a proper understanding of the business and who can add shareholder value.
Mr Lewis has been a Non Executive director of Azure Healthcare since June 2014. He is a corporate advisor and former partner of KPMG Chartered Accountants, a former principal of Ernst & Young and senior consultant to Minter Ellison Lawyers, providing commercial, taxation and acquisition advice. Mr Lewis currently runs his own manufacturing and civil engineering business and has a Bachelor of Economics, a Master’s degree in Taxation Law and is a chartered accountant and chartered tax advisor.
About Azure Healthcare Limited (ASX:AZV)
Azure Healthcare Limited is an international provider of healthcare communication and clinical workflow management solutions. The company is headquartered in Australia, has subsidiaries in six countries and supports more than 8,500 healthcare facilities through our global reseller network which includes growing markets in health, aged care and remand care. Azure Healthcare services markets including Australia, New Zealand, Canada, UK, USA, Asia and the Middle East. For further information please refer to the Company’s website www.azurehealthcare.com.au
For further information please contact:
Mr Greg Lewis
Non Executive Chairman
Telephone: +614 0930 2108
Mr Jason D’Arcy
Telephone: +614 1767 7732