Athena Software appoints Julian Flint as Vice-President and Regional General Manager for Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific

Athena Software is pleased to announce the appointment of Julian Flint in the newly-created role of Vice-President and Regional General Manager for Australia and Asia-Pacific, effective April 14th.

In this new role, Julian will use his extensive understanding of the not-for-profit sector in Australia to focus on further strengthening Athena’s relationships with its many customers in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific, while also driving the company’s continued growth across the region. Julian will lead Athena’s experienced and growing Australian staff from his base in Adelaide while collaborating closely with teams at the company’s Canadian head office.

Athena has served organisations in Australia, New Zealand, and Asia-Pacific for over 10 years and today serves a large and growing base of not-for-profit and health and human service organisations across the region, each benefiting from using Athena’s highly configurable Penelope case management software system.

“Athena is thrilled to welcome Julian to our growing team,” said Geoff Bellew, CEO of Athena Software. “The creation of this new executive position demonstrates Athena’s firm and serious commitment to serving our Australian customers and partners and helping them realise the maximum benefit from their investment in Penelope. Julian is a trusted leader who’ll guide our strong Australian team as they continue to provide world-class service to our customers and future customers across the region.”

Julian joins Athena from Relationships Australia South Australia (RASA), where he served as General Manager of Information and Data Management. During his five years at RASA, Julian developed a deep knowledge of Penelope and looks forward to sharing his expertise and insights with Athena’s growing Australian customer base.

“I am extremely excited and honoured to be working for Athena Software, whose values and mission align strongly with mine,” said Julian. “I can’t wait to start working with the locally-based Athena team, but also the wider global Athena family. I am also really looking forward to meeting and working with all of the Athena customers across Australia, New Zealand, and the Asia-Pacific Region and drawing on the capabilities and features of Penelope to help them deliver important services to their communities. The power and capabilities of ClientConnect, a Penelope telehealth and remote worker module, will most certainly bring amazing value in response to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for case workers to serve the growing needs of their clients.”

As well as a comprehensive understanding of Penelope and its accompanying client engagement modules, Julian brings more than 20 years’ experience working in Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and data management at not-for-profits to this new role.

Prior to his time at RASA, Julian worked on national-level chronic disease programs for 11 years, both in the General Practice and Aboriginal Health areas. Julian was responsible for leading the teams who developed data extraction, warehousing, and reporting tools for these programs. He has a keen interest in technology, data as a business tool, geographical information systems, and leadership, and is an enthusiastic expert on the use of Tableau, a business intelligence and analytics software system that can integrate with Penelope to deliver key insights into organisational data and trends.

“Julian’s invaluable personal experience, passion for data, and knowledge of the needs of community agencies across Australia will help drive Athena’s customer-centric roadmap and vision and ensure that the voices of its customers in Australia, New Zealand, and across the region are well represented at all times,” said Geoff Bellew.

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