Gery Messer is NGA's President for Asia Pacific, Middle East & Africa . Messer spearheads NGA's growth in the region and has responsibility for all aspects of the company’s APMEA operations including sales, marketing, R&D and customer service. Messer has a wealth of high-tech and consulting expertise and business leadership skills and he has spent the last 25 years working in a number of key leadership roles building and directing businesses for global companies across Europe and Asia Pacific including Red Hat, EMC, Deloitte, SAP and IBM.
Prior to joining NGA, Messer was in charge of Red Hat’s operations in Asia Pacific and growing Red Hat’s presence in the region. Before that, Gery was a Vice President for EMC Asia Pacific. Between 1996 and 2002, Gery served as the President and Regional Managing Director of Deloitte Consulting Korea and before that as Managing Partner of South East Asia and the Technology Practice (ERP) in the region. Gery moved to Asia in 1993, when he was at SAP launching and building SAP's client/server software business within the Asia Pacific region. He also successfully founded and launched the SAP operation in Korea. He began his IT career in Switzerland working at IBM in sales and marketing.
Gery holds an MBA (lic. rer. pol) from the University of Berne in Switzerland where he majored in Science of Industrial Management. Gery is based at NGA's APMEA headquarters in Singapore, and has been working in the region for 18 years.
David has worked in the HR services industry since 2001 when he was appointed Managing Director of Neller Pty Ltd and is now Managing Director and Vice President of the Australia & New Zealand (ANZ) Division of NorthgateArinso following the acquisition of Neller in January 2010. Prior to this, David was partner and joint founder of a software and services provider to the medical and animal services professions.
David led the rapid growth and repositioning of the Neller business as it transformed its product development and operating model from being a traditional payroll software development business to a payroll and HR services business using the Internet and “Software as a Service” (SaaS) as the primary delivery model for its payroll and HR product line. Building and owning comprehensive high availability application hosting facilities, the Neller business experienced annual double digit growth over this period and grew to be a market services leader dominating the supply of OnDemand payroll services in the Australia and New Zealand market. Complementing its core systems business, David further extended the Neller range of services by establishing a full service payroll outsourcing service that now manages payroll for over 70 ANZ organisations.
In 2007 David led a management and private equity buyout of the privately held Neller business to ANZ Capital (ANZC), the private equity division of the ANZ bank. In early 2010 he worked closely with ANZC to sell 100% of the business to NorthgateArinso Pty Ltd, a division of the global Northgate Information Solutions business owned by KKR.
David now leads the combined group totalling 150 staff working from seven offices throughout Australia and New Zealand. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Melbourne.
Sylvia is currently responsible for the Preceda Consulting and Education Teams, the Preceda Helpdesk team and the Preceda HRO team.
Sylvia has held senior management roles in the information technology arena for over 15 years and has been with NorthgateArinso since early 2003.
Prior to NorthgateArinso, Sylvia spent 5 years as the Director of Consulting for PeopleSoft Australia/New Zealand responsible for over 120 consultants implementing the full suite of ERP applications.
Sylvia’s prior roles included Client Services Manager for Co-Cam (an Australian HR and Business software provider) as well as holding several HR and systems implementation roles. Sylvia has been involved in numerous system implementations across a wide range of industries and organisation sizes, many of which were HRMS applications. Sylvia combines her extensive project management, system implementation, client and industry experience to lead a team of experienced consultants to deliver quality outcomes for NorthgateArinso clients.
Chris joined NorthgateArinso (previously Neller Pty Ltd) in 1998 and holds the position of CFO ANZ, Director and Company Secretary of all companies within the Northgate Group, ANZ. He is a qualified UK Chartered Accountant with over 25 years’ experience.
Chris has held a number of (financial) senior management positions in the UK, Middle East and Australia, including Coopers and Lybrand, where he held the position of Financial Controller. He was also Financial Controller for a group of property investments companies, where he led a finance team and lawyers involved in the prospectus preparation for the merging and listing on the London Stock Exchange.
Chris holds a BSc (Hons) Accounting & Finance from the University of Cardiff
Nick has worked with HR/Payroll technology companies since 1989 in England, New Zealand and Australia. Prior to arriving in Sydney in 2008, Nick was General Manager of the NorthgateArinso New Zealand business.
Nick is passionate about delivering value and satisfaction to NorthgateArinso customers and his current role of GM, Customer Development is solely focussed on that objective. Nick manages a team of 9 Account Managers across Australia and New Zealand and has direct account management responsibility for one of the region’s most significant financial services customers.
Nick has a B.Eng. (Hons) degree from the University of Leeds, England.
Sam Xydias has been with the business for over 20 years and is currently a member of the NorthgateArinso. As GM, Technology Services, Sam is responsible for the Preceda OnDemand Technology platform including Product Development, Quality Assurance, IT&C Infrastructure and Services, Security and Business Continuity.
Sam architected the Preceda OnDemand technology platform and managed its growth from its launch in 2001 to its current standing as a leading SaaS platform delivering HR and Payroll services to hundreds of thousands of employees across Australia and New Zealand.
Sam has more than 25 years IT industry experience, a degree in Computer Science from the University of Adelaide and has enjoyed a successful career in software development, solution design & architecture and project management as well as building and managing success-driven teams of IT professionals.
Rodger has over 30 years’ experience in HR and Payroll. He joined NorthgateArinso (when the company was known as Peterborough Software) in 1985 after successfully managing the implementation of a new payroll system at Air New Zealand.
During his 25 years with NorthgateArinso Rodger has worked in a number of roles beginning as a Consultant, then Operations Manager, Service Delivery Manager, General Manager Services, and most recently Country Manager for New Zealand
Caroline Duvoisin is the SAP Practice Manager leading a large team of SAP Consultants across Australia and New Zealand.
Caroline has worked within the HR Technology Services industry for 18 years in both private and public sectors, as well as a number of international roles.
In a previous role at NGA, Caroline was the Regional Director of Business Consulting. Her experience across strategy development, process reviews, business case development, Global HRIS implementations and HR operations has been key to the success of euHReka platform across the region. Her most recent projects spanned APAC and focused on HR Process Standardisation, Change Management, Organisation Design and Service Delivery.
Prior to joining NGA, Caroline held the position of General Manager with ADP, establishing a new business unit and led in the development of a solution that provided outsourced HR and payroll services to customers across APAC, which was later rolled out across Europe and America.
Prior to ADP Caroline was with SAP for 6 years. She was trained in Europe, USA and Japan, and was one of the first two HR Business Consultant in SAP Australia. Her history in HR extends from 1990, when she was employed by Siemens Australia in its HR department. She worked and lived in Europe, Asia, South America and Australia.
She is a certified SAP HR Consultant, holds a Graduate Diploma of Business Systems, Diploma of Company Directors and a Master of Business Administration.