Around the Australian traps

Mr Year-2000, Graeme Inchley, who has been keeping a low profile since ending his tenure as the Commonwealth Government's CEO of the Y2K industry program, has turned up at Newport Capital as a director. The "corporate advisory" company, which just happens to have its offices in the same Sydney suburb as The Rust Report's publisher IDG, is proving to be something of a haven for industry identities who are almost as long in the tooth as The Rust Report, including Lou Richard, Mike Hilsden, and the Peters Onley and Vroom. We're sure Inchley will feel right at home.

AIPC, the Australian provider of CRM solutions that represents the Applix product range in Australia and NZ, has appointed Justin Butterfield to its northern region sales force in Sydney. He joined the company from Orica Consumer Products Commercial Sales Group, where he was national manager, and has also worked for Bovis LendLease and Brambles Industrial.

Queensland ASP Eagle Applications has appointed Ray Clucas director of IT to help the company expand into international markets. Clucas has been in IT for more than 20 years with companies like BHP Coal, the Victorian State Government, Australian National Rail Corporation, Queensland Police, and the K&S Group of freight and logistics companies.

IDC Australia, which has for a time been growing so fast that it recently had to move to a bigger office in North Sydney has, it seems, now begun to expand exponentially. The most recent appointments who will help to fill the new space include Grace Lai, who has become regional software analyst for IDC Asia/Pacific's Internet software program; Peter Lemon as senior analyst in the Australian professional services research group; Thomas Minarik, who will be responsible for the A/NZ component of IDC's Asia/Pacific server tracker program; and Emilia Wasiak, who will be a market analyst in the communications area.

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