Melbourne, December 7, 2012 – Australian-based technology services company DiUS Computing announced today the recent appointment of Leanne Downer to the newly created national role of General Manager.

DiUS is a technology services firm that helps clients innovate and grow, employing more than 100 people across its Melbourne and Sydney offices.

With DiUS continuing to grow and evolve, the General Manager role was created to reinforce the company’s leadership team and support the next phase of its growth.

Leanne will manage, develop and optimise day-to-day operations as well as align operational activities with DiUS’s overall strategy across the company’s entire operation. Reporting directly to DiUS’s Principals Joe Losinno and Clency Coutet, Leanne will also focus on driving further DiUS’s culture of supporting and rewarding innovation efforts and the commercial management of key stakeholder relationships.

Leanne brings over 25 years’ experience in the software development and technology services sector to DiUS. More recently, Leanne was a Program Manager at Telstra, and prior to that, was General Manager Northern Region at Object Consulting.

Joe Losinno, DiUS Principal, said “We’re delighted to welcome Leanne to the role of General Manager. DiUS continues to invest in developing its business, meeting its growing needs and enhancing its delivery capability to clients, and Leanne’s extensive industry knowledge and management expertise will be a valuable addtion to our team.”

In addition to Leanne Downer’s appointment, DiUS also announces the recent appointment of Steph Bannister as UX Lead to head up the DiUS UX team. Steph will be instrumental in extending DiUS’s current UX practice, he will take the lead in defining high-level UX strategies, as well as delivering innovative and best practice solutions, for clients.

Steph joins DiUS with over 10 years’ experience in digital design.  An industry recognised leader in UX, his capabilities include user experience and interface design.  His career to date includes lead UX roles at Medibank Private, Manner, SEEK, Symplicit and QuietAgent.

DiUS Principal, Joe Losinno, said the appointment reflects the importance DiUS has always placed on user experience for client projects and in developing its own commercial products.

“A critical part of any successful product is creating a compelling user experience. This is why DiUS continues to invest in developing a leading UX practice and embedding usability into our software development process on all our projects. We’re excited to welcome Steph as UX Lead; his experience will further strengthen and develop DiUS’s UX capability,” said Mr Losinno.

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Media Contact

Kirsty Miller, Marketing Consultant, DiUS Computing, 0400 211 616.

About DiUS Computing

DiUS Computing is an Australian technology services company that helps clients innovate and grow. Since 2004, DiUS has developed and enhanced the technology products of many blue-chip companies, extending offerings into new areas to give them a competitive edge.

DIUS works with clients on a strategic level, helping to define and shape their product and technology strategy. Beyond consultation, the company specialises in delivering software with speed, agility and scale that extends the boundaries of clients’ essential systems and transforms the way they do business.

The DiUS difference comes from a passion for delivering smarter software to create value for clients, as well as a stimulating company environment that empowers more than a hundred employees to explore better and more effective ways to deliver software.

In addition to delivering results for clients, this focus on innovation has successfully created the DiUS product portfolio: SpringSense, Percepscion and ChargeIQ.