- Leon Allen will step down from his role as CEO from Qantm Intellectual Property and will be replaced by Craig Dower
- Leon has seen the incorporation of the Qantm group and its listing on the Australian Stock Exchange
- The company believes Craig is well-suited for the role
Leon Allen will step down from his role as CEO from Qantm Intellectual Property and will be replaced by Craig Dower.
After nearly four years, this year will be the last for Leon as he will retire as CEO and Managing Director and will be the new non-executive director.
He has overseen the incorporation of the Qantm group and its listing on the Australian Stock Exchange in August 2016.
“Leon has been responsible for the oversight of investment in systems, market and business development activities, and initiatives to ensure the development and career advancement of our professional staff,” the company stated.
Qantm directors have considered Craig to be well-suited for the new role and believe he is an ideal CEO for the next stage of the company’s development. He will start his new position on January 9, 2020.
Craig commenced his career as a systems engineer and his professional experience spans more than 30 years across IT consulting, systems integration, professional services and intellectual property.
He has lived and worked in Asia, the United States and Australia.
“I am very excited to be joining the Qantm team and to have the chance to work
with the hugely talented people in Qantm’s three high-quality businesses – Davies Collison Cave, FPA Patent Attorneys and Advanz Fidelis,” Craig said.
“I see great opportunities ahead for Qantm in the dynamic intellectual property industry, leveraging the progress made to date and the company’s commitment to growth, transformation and investing in its people,” he added.
Chairman Richard England believes Craig will bring in a lot of professional experience.
“He has a demonstrated track record of leading organisational change and business transformation. Craig has first-hand knowledge of working in Asia, an area of strategic focus for Qantm,” Richard said.
Leon is looking forward to continuing to work with Craig and the Qantm team as a member of the Board.
“Qantm is well placed to move into an exciting phase of business transformation,
having faced and overcome a number of challenges since listing 3 years ago,” Leon said.
“I have the highest respect for Craig, and I am very confident that he is the ideal person to lead Qantm through its transformation journey,” Leon added.
“I would like to thank Leon Allen for his outstanding contribution as Qantm’s inaugural Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, leading the Qantm Group since listing in 2016,” Richard said.