Sydney, September 30, 2019 – Planit founder and CEO, Chris Carter, has been appointed Chairman of the Board, while COO, Mike Weale, is being promoted to Managing Director.
With the company approaching 1,500 staff and $150m in annual revenues, the Board at Planit identified the need to repurpose and pivot the leadership structure for its next stage of growth and development.
“We’ve seen consistent success by focusing on long-term sustainability,” says Mike, who recently marked his 15th year with Planit. “It’s about putting our staff and our customers first, and not wavering from that commitment as both an employer and a service provider. The next stage is growing Planit from a primarily ANZ-centred business, with expanding offices in the UK and India, into a truly global one.”
“I am proud of the growth and success of Planit over its two-decade history, and of everyone who made it happen,” Chris says, who recently celebrated his 20th year since founding the company. “Mike has played a big part in that success, and I will continue to work closely with him, and the rest of the company and board, to make sure that it continues.”
In a year in which Planit celebrated its 20th year of operation, FY18/19 was also marked by several key industry milestones. These included being listed in the Australian Financial Review’s (AFR) Top 500 Private Companies List for 2019 for the fourth consecutive year, being named one of the 200 Westpac’s Businesses of Tomorrow 2018, and progressing in Gartner’s 2018 Magic Quadrant for Application Testing Services.
About Planit Testing
At Planit, we specialise in quality engineering and assurance. We enable clients to accelerate the delivery of quality outcomes with our comprehensive offering of quality engineering services, accelerators and solutions.
Established in 1997, Planit are world leaders in quality engineering having built a strong client-base through thought leadership, unique cloud-based offerings, responsiveness, excellent customer service with commercial flexibility, guarantee of testing efficiencies and proven track-record of delivering quality outcomes.
Planit are also world leaders in the delivery of ISTQB, iSQI and SAFe training, having trained over 35,000 QA and agile professionals.
Planit’s clients include BHP, Coles, Cricket Australia, Cuscal, David Jones, Edith Cowan University, Football Federation Australia, Foxtel, iSelect, Leap, Medibank, Melbourne Airport, MLC, Multi-Channel Network, NAB, NBN, Panviva, RACQ, Super Retail Group and Woodside to name a few.
With offices across Australia, New Zealand, India and the United Kingdom, Planit’s 1,400+ strong team includes highly skilled quality engineering and digital specialists across Agile, Automation, Functional, Performance, Monitoring, Virtualization, DevOps, Accessibility, Security and more.
Additional information about Planit is available via the Planit Testing website.