Kennards Hire welcomes Nicki Page to its Board

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Kennards Hire is pleased to announce the appointment of Nicki Page to its board as a non-executive director, effective 1 February 2019.

Nicki has over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry in both the UK and Australia, originally as a Computer Scientist, before moving in to Sales and Marketing with companies such as KAZ and Microsoft. In 2012, Nicki spearheaded her own data integration technology company called Breeze that went on to win multiple global awards for tech innovation, before successfully exiting the business.

More recently, Nicki was the CEO of MOQ, an ASX listed cloud system integrator and a non-executive Director for the Australian Information Industry Association. Currently a non-executive Director for Gymnastics Australia, she also continues to do advisory work with founders, investors and boards of tech scale-ups to assist with innovation, digital transformation and growth strategies.

“I am delighted to be joining the board of Kennards Hire, an iconic Australian family business with an exceptional values-led culture. From the board level down, they recognise and understand the value of digital transformation and are embedding this across all areas of the business. I look forward to contributing to the team.”

Announcing Nicki’s appointment, Chairman, Brendan Fleiter, said, “The family, board and I are very pleased to welcome Nicki to Kennards Hire. She has substantial experience in the field of IT, particularly in cloud integration and IoT. As the equipment industry moves into this space, Nicki’s expertise will be a positive asset to the business.”

Brendan said Nicki’s experience in agile, scalable cloud solutions would provide great insight and help strengthen the hire equipment leader’s position as a market innovator.

In 2014, Nicki was awarded the female Entrepreneur of the year Award at the 2014 ARN Women in ICT awards in recognition of her ‘start up mentality and approach to business’. She originally studied Computer Science in the UK, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and more recently studied Innovation Strategies & Authentic Leadership at Harvard Business School in Boston.

Nicki’s appointment expands the privately owned Kennards Hire board to seven directors.

Now with more than 1,600 employees, Kennards Hire continues to grow its network having opened its 180th branch in Heatherbrae, New South Wales earlier this year. Its next New Zealand branch will open in Westgate within the next few months.

About Nicki Page

Originally from the UK, Nicki migrated to Australia 20 years ago and now lives in Sydney with her family where she feels like the luckiest person around to enjoy the beautiful beaches and the fabulous outdoor lifestyle Sydney has to offer. Her passions are travelling, sport and helping to develop the next generation of Aussie entrepreneurs.

About Kennards Hire – Australia

Kennards Hire is an Australian family-owned and operated company that has been in the hire industry for 70 years, with 180 sites and branches across New Zealand and Australia. Their diverse product range extends from general hire equipment for the home renovator and professional tradesperson to specialist equipment and heavy machinery used on some of the largest civil infrastructure and commercial construction projects in two countries. Proud members of Family Business Australia, Premier Partner of the Sydney Swans, Official Partner of the West Coast Eagles, Sydney Football Club Premier Partners, Official Hire Company Supplier of The Block 2018 and Official Hire Partner of the 2018 Kennards Hire Rally Australia. kennards.com.au

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