Redflex appoints two new US based directors
Appointment of US based Executive and Independent Non Executive Directors
South Melbourne, Victori, Australia – The directors of Redflex Holdings Limited are pleased to announce the appointment to the Board of two new US based directors – Karen Finley and Roger Sawley.
Roger Sawley was born and educated in Australia (B Eng (Mech), M Eng (Mech)) and now resides on the West Coast, USA. He moved to the USA in 1966 to join the internationally recognised consulting, research and development firm of Bolt Beranek and Newman Inc (BBN), where he obtained and managed government and corporate contracts and specialised in the field of noise and vibration control. He then managed the New York office of BBN.
After leaving BBN, he led the successful turnaround of two manufacturing companies before moving into the arena of capital markets.
Mr Sawley has accumulated broad-ranging experience and networks in business management, capital markets and engineering. He has held senior positions for relationships with major institutional clients for such firms as A G Edwards & Sons Inc, CIBC Oppenheimer & Co Inc and Jefferies and Company Inc, where he managed the firm’s relationships with its many Australian clients. Mr Sawley currently consults to private companies in the raising of capital.
Karen Finley is President and CEO of Redflex Traffic Systems Inc in Scottsdale, Arizona. She was appointed to that position in 2005 having started with Redflex as director of operations in 1998 when the company had only three USA contracts. She successfully ushered the business through enormous expansion during which it has grown to over 200 employees and increased revenue by 15 fold, and she has an extensive knowledge of the business, its competitors and the markets in which it operates.
Ms Finley was born in Columbus, Ohio, and spent most of her youth in Colorado. Before joining Redflex, Ms Finley was director of corporate services for Scottsdale Insurance Company.
Ms Finley earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Phoenix and also attended the Center for Creative Leadership in San Diego. Ms Finley lives in Cave Creek Arizona, and is currently pursuing her Masters in Finance.
Chairman Chris Cooper said: “Redflex’s business can only benefit by enlisting the experience of Karen Finley and Roger Sawley onto the Redflex Board. Karen has demonstrated exceptional performance since she was appointed to the CEO role and we are certain that her knowledge, drive and commitment will well equip her to perform the role of Executive Director. Roger’s wide experience in the government and corporate fields and in capital markets both in Australia and the USA complements and expands the strength of the Board. These appointments give Redflex Executive and Independent Non Executive Director representation in its prime markets of Australia and the USA.”