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CCH signs new Australia New Zealand MD
 

CCH signs new Australia New Zealand MD

Sydney, Australia (February 14, 2013) — CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business has appointed experienced software marketer and former head of the CCH South East Asia business Bas Kniphorst to the role of Managing Director, CCH Australia and New Zealand. Kniphorst replaces outgoing MD Matthew Sullivan who has moved to Hong Kong, China in the role of General Manager Asia Pacific for TeamMate, a Wolters Kluwer Audit, Risk and Compliance business.

In South East Asia, Kniphorst has been instrumental in helping CCH expand its Tax and Accounting footprint in Malaysia, Singapore and Japan and has personally overseen the local go-to-market strategy of headlining software solutions such as CCH Integrator  and GST Transformer. Now based in Sydney, Australia, he will spearhead CCH Australia and New Zealand’s provision of software and services for small- and medium-sized accounting firms and ‘big data’ (cloud) solutions that blend Wolters Kluwer’s software and content.

“I am very proud of our heritage as the ‘go-to’ provider of commentary on changes to legislation and am looking forward to the future of software development and further integrating our offering to the cloud,” Kniphorst said.
 Kniphorst’s career with Wolters Kluwer spans 11 years and includes both software and content responsibilities. He has held management roles with Wolters Kluwer’s operations in Hong Kong, India, Malaysia, the Netherlands and Singapore. Prior to his move to CCH Australia and New Zealand, Kniphorst was the Managing Director of CCH South East Asia. Kniphorst brings with him a track record of accelerating profitability with a focus on sales growth, new product development and solid team work.

This will be Kniphorst’s tenth international relocation. He has lived in Argentina, Brazil, Hong Kong, Malaysia, the Netherlands, Saudi Arabia and the United Kingdom. Kniphorst holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and Politics, and a Master of Arts in International Relations from Durham University in the United Kingdom. He is married and has two daughters – aged three and five – and enjoys running, military history and cooking.

CCH Australia and New Zealand is a Wolters Kluwer business, and forms part of Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific. CEO Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific, Russell Evans, explained that this is a very exciting development in the growth of CCH’s ANZ business.

“Bas brings the skills, passion and commitment to succeed. It’s a fantastic opportunity and a well-deserved promotion,” Evans said.

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For more information, please contact:
Greg Conway
Senior Communications Coordinator, Wolters Kluwer Asia Pacific
T: +61 2 9857 1886 | Mb. +61 (0)408 290 412 | greg.conway@cch.com.au

About CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business
CCH, a Wolters Kluwer business (www.cch.com.au) is the leading global provider of tax, accounting and audit information, software and services. It has served tax, accounting and business professionals since 1913. Its market-leading workflow solutions help professionals use technology and information to improve their efficiency, productivity and profitability.

CCH Australia is the leading publisher and information provider for the professional services industries, including tax, accounting and financial planning, bankruptcy and insolvency, corporate and business law, competition and consumer law, conveyancing and property, court practice, human resources, employment and safety. CCH Australia products are authored by an in-house team of experts that work with consulting authors who are industry-leaders in their field.

About Wolters Kluwer
Wolters Kluwer (www.wolterskluwer.com) is a market-leading global information services company. Professionals in the areas of legal, business, tax, accounting, finance, audit, risk, compliance, and healthcare rely on Wolters Kluwer’s leading information-enabled tools and software solutions to manage their business efficiently, deliver results to their clients, and succeed in an ever more dynamic world.

Wolters Kluwer had 2011 annual revenues of €3.4 billion (US$4.7 billion), employs approximately 19,000 people worldwide, and maintains operations across Europe, North America, Asia Pacific, and Latin America, serving customers globally. Wolters Kluwer is headquartered in Alphen aan den Rijn, the Netherlands. Its shares are quoted on Euronext Amsterdam (WKL) and are included in the AEX and Euronext 100 indices.

Forward-looking Statements
This press release contains forward-looking statements. These statements may be identified by words such as “expect,” “should,” “could,” “shall,” and similar expressions. Wolters Kluwer cautions that such forward-looking statements are qualified by certain risks and uncertainties that could cause actual results and events to differ materially from what is contemplated by the forward-looking statements. Factors which could cause actual results to differ from these forward-looking statements may include, without limitation, general economic conditions; conditions in the markets in which Wolters Kluwer is engaged; behaviour of customers, suppliers, and competitors; technological developments; the implementation and execution of new ICT systems or outsourcing; and legal, tax, and regulatory rules affecting Wolters Kluwer’s businesses, as well as risks related to mergers, acquisitions, and divestments. In addition, financial risks such as currency movements, interest rate fluctuations, liquidity, and credit risks could influence future results. The foregoing list of factors should not be construed as exhaustive. Wolters Kluwer disclaims any intention or obligation to publicly update or revise any forward-looking statements, whether as a result of new information, future events, or otherwise.

 
 
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