Media Release - NOVA GROUP – GROUP CEO TO STEP DOWN
Feb 12, 2020
Nova Group, has announced that Group Chief Executive Officer, Greg Hume, has elected to step down from his role after four years at the helm.
Nova’s Chair, Jim Whalley, advised that Greg will continue to lead Nova Group until later in the year whilst the Board undertakes the search for a new Group CEO to ensure a successful and seamless transition.
Jim acknowledged Greg’s outstanding contribution to Nova having delivered significant business growth over the course of his tenure since taking over the Group CEO role in 2016, with projections for this financial year of more than $200m in revenue.
“Greg has been a valued part of the Nova family for 17 years and was a key founding member of the company as employee number 10.
He has been instrumental in the growth of Nova and his stewardship over the past four years has created a firm foundation on which we can continue to pursue our growth aspirations.”
The Board and I would like to thank Greg for his commitment and passion to the Nova organisation, and I personally wish him every success for the future.”
Mr Hume led Nova’s diversification and globalisation strategy which resulted in Nova’s expansion beyond Australia and the UK into Asia, New Zealand and Europe establishing trust and credibility with clients across a range of sectors.
Mr Hume said he will always feel part of the Nova family and acknowledged that now was the right time to move on.
“This year marks 20 years of Nova and I look forward to seeing the new Group CEO continue to harness the entrepreneurial spirit of our company as Nova embarks on this next exciting phase of its growth strategy and continues to solve the problems that really matter.
I’ve been fortunate to have been a part of the Nova family, working with incredibly smart and dedicated people and am proud we have been recognised for a number of years as one of the “Top 50 best places to work“ and “Top 50 Most Innovative Companies“ in Australia, along with a “Best place to work” in Asia and the UK.”
Mr Hume will continue to work closely with the Board and Executive Leadership Team and will assist with the transition to the new Group CEO over the coming 6-9 months.
Nova Group is an Australian owned and operated, leading global services provider. Founded in 2000, the Nova Group specialises in the provision of technology enabled solutions and world class expertise, to solve the problems that really matter. Nova’s businesses include professional services provider Nova Systems, aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees. With over 600 employees, Nova operate in offices across Australia, New Zealand, South East Asia, United Kingdom and Europe.
Media Contact – Adam Schirmer
Group Marketing & Communications Manager
+61 8252 7100
Nova Group Support to Australian Bushfire Efforts
Jan 9, 2020
The thoughts of the Nova Group of Companies and our extended family, are with those who have been impacted by the bushfires in Australia.
We are devastated by the scale of the bushfires and as an Australian owned company, the safety of our people and extended community is of paramount importance to us. We are committed to supporting the bushfire response and recovery efforts to help those impacted across Australia.
Nova Group has donated to BlazeAid, a volunteer-based organisation that works with families and individuals in rural Australia to rebuild fences and other structures that have been damaged or destroyed. BlazeAid volunteers work in disaster-affected areas to provide long term support, not only helping individuals and families, but also helping rebuild the local communities.
We are providing targeted support including financial assistance and leave to our employees who are affected and to our Emergency Services volunteers assisting recovery operations in our community. Our Australian Defence Forces Reserves employees who are assisting in the bushfire response and recovery, are receiving support through our Reserve Leave policy.
Thank you to those across Australia and internationally, who are helping and supporting the bushfire efforts during this difficult time. Stay safe.
Not just rebuilding fences, but helping rebuild lives.
Australian owned and operated Nova Group embraces global talent
Nov 21, 2019
Nova Group has recently welcomed Rebecca Humble into the role of Group Chief of Strategy & Capability and Tom Gleeson as Chief Commercial Officer.
Greg Hume, Nova Group CEO, said, “We are delighted to have Rebecca and Tom join our team. Both are accomplished global leaders, born and bred in Australia and bring with them a wealth of experience in the defence, aviation and other relevant sectors.
“Australia produces tremendous talent which is valued on the global stage – to be able to attract home-grown talent back and leverage it to the benefit of an Australian owned company such as Nova, as well as the broader industry is a win all round.’’
On joining the Nova team, Humble said, “It is an exciting time to join Nova and the leadership team given the company’s aspirations to deliver growth in Australia and for expansion globally.”
“For an Australian company to recognise the value that can be added by bringing in a global perspective is testament to Nova’s commitment to deliver growth, and the value they place on diversity of thought.”
As a global leader in the defence and national security sectors, Humble returned to Australia in 2018 after 18 years working in senior executive roles in the US, UK and Europe. She has a track record for driving and executing growth strategies for global corporates including multi-billion-dollar acquisitions and subsequent integration activities.
Humble joins Nova from BAE Systems Australia where she was Director of Strategy. Her career has included roles as VP Global Strategy for the world’s largest military vehicles business based in the US, a Director on the Tornado military aircraft program and a director of the international section of the Red Cross based in Luxembourg.
Gleeson recently returned to Australia after 3 years working in the US. A commercial and transformation executive with a background in global corporations and defence, Gleeson joins from GE Additive in his role of Senior Sales Executive.
Starting his career as a fighter pilot and flying instructor in the RAAF, Gleeson then joined McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. He most recently spent 6 years at GE, initially as the Strategic Account Manager for the Qantas Group, before moving to the US to lead the Commercial Excellence team for GE Aviation Sales & Marketing, and most recently running the Global Sales team for GE Additive.
Nova Group is the parent company for professional services provider Nova Systems, civil aerospace engineering firm GVH Aerospace, Geospatial firm Geoplex, and software as a service firm two10degrees.
Media Contact: Sarah de Valence
Position: Group Communications Manager
Telephone: 07 3129 2237
NOVA GROUP LISTED IN AFR TOP 500 PRIVATELY OWNED COMPANIES
Sep 9, 2019
Nova Group has been listed at #355 in the Australian Financial Review (AFR), Top 500 Private Companies List for 2019.
The Nova Group reported an 36.4% increase in revenue from 2018 climbing 51 spots from #406.
The list includes public unlisted companies, partnerships, associations and private companies.
IBISWorld’s Whitepaper Special Report: The Top 500 Private Companies in perspective, also recognised Nova Group in the Top 25 Fastest Growing companies.