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xAmplify Group appoints former EY partner as CEO

The board of xAmplify Group has announced former EY partner Ken Maxwell has been appointed as chief executive to lead the business as it embarks on its next phase of growth and strategic transition.

user icon Nastasha Tupas
Mon, 06 Sep 2021
xAmplify Group appoints former EY partner as CEO
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Maxwell comes with a deep understanding and skills across cyber security, digital, large-scale technology delivery, AI, automation, and defence industry.

Having spent the past 10 years as a partner at big four consultancies EY and PwC, Maxwell brings a wealth of experience to xAmplify. He has also worked as a consultant within the federal government and as an aerospace engineer within the Australian Defence Force.

Maxwell's insights into high level consulting and government engagement will be of great benefit to the xAmplify team, according to chairman Wayne Gowland.


"As a company we are very excited to bring someone with Ken’s skill set into business," Gowland added.

Founded in 2018 as a dedicated government and enterprise digital transformation and IT services provider, xAmplify has become an Australian leader in hybrid IT integration, digital transformation, AI, machine learning, and automation.

To provide government and private sector clients with the best internationally available technology but protected by sovereign security and managed by local, national security cleared consultants, xAmplify partners with international IT solution leaders including, Nvidia, VAST Data, Coupa and Nutanix, along with Australian sovereign cloud provider AUCloud.

The newly appointed CEO will lead xAmplify during an exciting period for the Canberra-based business.

“It is a privilege to have the opportunity to come onboard to lead xAmplify through the next stage of growth,” Maxwell said.

“The technology and AI industries within Australia are seeing rapid growth, and the importance of having an Australian sovereign business providing world-class tech to government and Australian industry is more vital than ever.

“xAmplify’s point of difference is our people. Not only are they great to work alongside but with over 90 per cent of the company holding national security clearances, our clients know that we ensure their data is protected while utilising our partners software.”

[Related: WhatsApp fined US$267m over European GDPR rules]

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha Tupas

Nastasha is a Journalist at Momentum Media, she reports extensively across veterans affairs, cyber security and geopolitics in the Indo-Pacific. She is a co-author of a book titled The Stories Women Journalists Tell, published by Penguin Random House. Previously, she was a Content Producer at Verizon Media, a Digital Producer for Yahoo! and Channel 7, a Digital Journalist at Sky News Australia, as well as a Website Manager and Digital Producer at SBS Australia. Nastasha started her career in media as a Video Producer and Digital News Presenter at News Corp Australia.

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