New Office Openings in 2017

A large number of Irish companies made the significant investment of opening a representative office in Australia and New Zealand in 2017. We profile some of these below.



Digitary opened their Australian office in Melbourne in early 2017. The firm has created a software platform used by third-level institutions to issue official documents such as degrees and diplomas to students. Over the past 10 years, more than two million students’ records have been digitally certified through the platform, which is used by more than 80 third-level institutions, including the University of Cambridge and the London School of Economics. The company has teamed up with the New South Wales-based not-for-profit company Higher Ed Services (HES) to rollout the solution across participating universities in Australia.


Gecko Governance is the first RegTech Blockchain solution to allow Fund managers and Banks to monitor and manage their regulation and compliance requirements. Gecko Governance recently opened a new office in Sydney, confirming their expansion into the Asia Pacific market. Gecko Governance’s new Australian presence will facilitate the company to expand into the third largest fund centre in the world


Setanta College were delighted to announce their expansion into the Australian Sports market with their recently developed Professional Masters in Performance Technology, in partnership with The Ministry of Sports Marketing Australia. Setanta College, already has a number of leading Australian coaches on its international programmes and this move will only serve to build upon its presence in the Southern Hemisphere. Setanta Colleges first intake in Australia to its Professional Masters in Performance Science will be in April 2018.


Channel Mechanics is an Enterprise Software as a Service (SaaS) provider that has developed channelIT, a unique platform that addresses the critical issues at each level of the channel, thereby removing existing operational obstacles that typically prevent vendors from maximizing their revenues when looking to scale channel sales. The success of channelIT has resulted in the opening an office in Australia to facilitate Channel Mechanics continued growth.


Leading Irish Data Centre solutions specialist Hanley Energy has arrived in the Australian Market, opening a Sydney office earlier this year. A globally recognised, award-winning innovator, Hanley Energy specialises in the design, source, supply, install and commission of critical power, energy management and IT infrastructure solutions –from the power grid all the way to the factory process equipment and Data Centre IT rack –coupled with comprehensive service and maintenance, consulting and training


Poppulo, the world’s leading employee communications software company, announced that it is targeting Australia in the latest phase of its global expansion. This follows Poppulo’s huge growth in the US market. With a strong foothold in Australia with clients such as Foxtel, Caltex and CHEP, Poppulo’s new Australian operation will be led by Australian native Adam Dawson.



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