iSOFT appoints new CEO

Health IT company iSOFT has named acting chief, Andrea Fiumicelli, its new permanent CEO, and hired Peter Housden as a non-executive director

Health IT company iSOFT (ASX:ISF) has appointed acting chief executive, Andrea Fiumicelli, as its new permanent CEO.

Fiumicelli was named acting CEO in September, following the resignation of Gary Cohen from the position.

In a statement, iSOFT said it had conducted an international executive search for a new CEO before choosing to stay with Fiumicelli.

“His experience in healthcare IT internationally was a key determinant in our decision to confirm Andrea as CEO,” iSOFT chairman, Robert Moran, said.

Fiumicelli joined iSOFT as chief operating officer in 2008. Previously he had been the head of R&D, sales and service in Europe for Agfa Healthcare IT.

iSOFT has meanwhile appointed Peter Housden as a non-executive director and head of the company's Audit and Compliance Committee.

Housden is also a director of GrainCorp and Sparke Helmore, and a member of the NSW Department of Housing's Risk Management & Audit Committee.

The company is also searching for a UK-based person to take on the role of senior director and eventually chairman. The new appointments form part of a board renewal.

The announcements were made at iSOFT's AGM on Tuesday. ISF shares climbed 5.4 per cent to $0.078 during the day's trading.

iSOFT develops software systems for the global healthcare industry.

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