Big name departure confirmed for Sage

Sage Australia has confirmed one of its senior executives, a veteran in the software industry, will be retiring in the second half of the year. 

Alan Osrin has announced he will retire from the role of country vice president, Sage Australia, in September this year.

Sage Australia will make a statement on who will take the reins “in due course,” a spokesperson for the company told Accountants Daily.

“Alan has been instrumental in the growth and development of our business at Sage Australia during his nearly three decades of service, and we are tremendously grateful for his contribution,” the spokesperson said.

Mr Osrin is bullish on the future of Sage Australia beyond his tenure, and stresses that it remains “business as usual” as he continues in his role until a suitable replacement is found.

“The future for Sage Australia is exceptionally bright and very exciting. There is incredible energy in the business, and over the next few months, we will be launching a host of exciting new products that will position us for accelerated growth,” Mr Osrin said.

“However, I believe the timing is right for me to retire and bring in a new leader who will propel Sage Australia through its next stage of growth.”

“When I co-founded Softline in South Africa 29 years ago, together with Ivan Epstein and Steven Cohen, I could not have imagined the business it would become; first listing on the JSE in 1997, and then moving to Australia when we acquired HandiSoft in December 1999. We later acquired MicrOpay, before joining the Sage family in 2003.

“I am enormously proud of what we have achieved, and I feel privileged to have shared the journey with so many amazing, talented and passionate colleagues and partners, many of whom will remain lifelong friends.“

 

 

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