14th October 2020

Australia’s leading edtech provider EDUCATION HORIZONS GROUP PTY LTD (EHG) announced today that former MYOB Chief Product Officer, David Weickhardt will take over as CEO from 2nd November 2020.

David will replace outgoing CEO and Managing Director Tim Dawson, who will continue to sit on the EHG Board and serve in the role of Group Strategic Advisor.

Education Horizons Group is a proven global business in a rapidly growing sector, with an industry leading product set and a great team. I am delighted to lead execution of the Group’s strategic vision to help schools succeed, and plan for the next chapter of our long-term growth."

David Weickhardt

David served as Chief Product Officer for online accounting business MYOB from 2016 to 2020, where he has supported MYOB’s transition to a cloud-based software as a service provider and significant growth. This followed six years in various operational and strategy roles with global mining company BHP and, prior to that, serving as an Associate Principal with McKinsey & Company in the UK, Europe, and the Middle East. David has an MBA from Stanford and bachelor’s degrees in Computer Science and Electrical Engineering from the University of Melbourne.

Under Tim Dawson’s leadership EHG has implemented major changes in 2020 including:

  • Taking the Group international through acquisition of UK based Double First Engage – expanding the Group from a predominantly Australia/New Zealand focused business to now supporting schools in over 60 countries around the world;
  • Restructuring the Group to complete integration of five leading education technology businesses since 2016 across school administration and finance, teaching and learning and property-location data management; and
  • Announcing Project Horizon – the Group’s project to develop its industry leading cloud platform and deliver edtech functionality as a service for schools.

I am excited that we have found a leader in David with the experience, vision and values to deliver on our strategy, and to work with the EHG team to plan the next phase of our growth."

Tim Dawson