Aconex Limited announced the appointment of Paul Koppelman as chief financial officer. Mr. Koppelman will succeed current Aconex CFO Steve Recht, who recently announced his retirement.
Mr. Koppelman brings to Aconex nearly 30 years of financial management experience and has held executive positions at several ASX-listed companies. Most recently, he was chief financial officer of Medibank Private Limited where he played a pivotal role in taking the company public. Previously, he was general manager, corporate finance, at Pacific Brands Limited , an Australian consumer products company. Prior to Pacific Brands, he was chief financial officer of the Global Aluminium (UK) and Commercial (Netherlands) Groups at BHP Billiton.
“We are delighted to welcome an executive of Paul Koppelman’s calibre to Aconex,” said Leigh Jasper, Aconex CEO. “His deep experience in financial management, strategy and operations, international business, and capital markets will further strengthen our executive team. Attracting proven leaders like Paul to the business will help us drive our long-term strategy and capitalise on our significant growth opportunities.”
Mr. Koppelman will commence his role as Aconex CFO on 30 January 2017. Steve Recht will remain with the company to deliver the 1H FY17 results and ensure a smooth transition.
“We appreciate Steve’s many contributions to Aconex, including the management of our successful initial public offering in 2014,” said Mr. Jasper. “On behalf of the board, I want to thank Steve and wish him all the very best in his retirement.”
Mr. Koppelman is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants and an associate member of the Securities Institute of Australia. He holds a Bachelor of Business degree with Distinction from RMIT University.