New Zealand-based health IT provider Orion Health has announced that its CEO is stepping down after 30 years to “focus on his health”.
Ian McCrae will be replaced by newly appointed CEO Brad Porter at the end of August. McCrae will continue to serve as the company’s CEO, focusing on products.
“He has decided the time is right to step back to focus on his health and set in motion this next phase of the business, after 30 years as CEO,” a press release said.
Porter, his son-in-law, is General Commercial Manager (International Sales) at Fisher & Paykel Healthcare, a medical device company in Auckland.
Prior to that, he provided consulting services at Kinetic Partners in the UK. He had held an investment monitoring role at Coller Capital after leaving KPMG.
“As my son-in-law, we have grown to understand each other and Brad knows what makes Orion Health tick and he has helped me develop our strategy for the future… He brings a wealth of experience in global sales, while closely related to the ball. local research and development – a perfect match for what we do at Orion Health,” McCrae said of Porter’s appointment.
Porter’s first order of business is visiting Orion Health’s global network of offices to get “a clear understanding of the intricacies of the business.”
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Orion Health recently signed a contract to build what could be the world’s largest health information exchange system for the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The system will provide a single view of the health information of over 32 million people initially, with a capacity to cover more than 50 million people.
The company is also currently in talks to close another large contract in North America.