Josh Doolan takes over as Endava APAC managing director

10 June 2024 Consultancy.com.au 2 min. read
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Josh Doolan has taken over as Asia Pacific managing director of Endava one year on from the UK-based digital transformation consultancy’s acquisition of his co-founded company Mudbath.

Doolan’s appointment follows Endava’s successful integration of Mudbath and another local acquisition, DEK Technologies. He takes over from Steve Harding, who has moved into a global M&A integration managing director role.

Endava is poised not just for growth but for meaningful impact. By integrating Mudbath and DEK Technologies, we harness the unique strengths and cultures of our acquisitions to drive socioeconomic progress and industry transformation,” said Doolan.

Josh Doolan takes over as Endava APAC managing director

Doolan established Mudbath in 2014, growing the digital design and engineering consultancy to a headcount of approximately 100 professionals across Newcastle, Sydney and Melbourne by the time of its acquisition a decade on. Meanwhile, Endava landed in Australia in 2021, and shortly after added the first of its local acquisitions Lexicon, which had a headcount of around 130.

Lexicon’s founder and former managing director Christopher Carydias now serves as Endava’s Australia financial services business manager, while former Mudbath chief commercial officer and COO Claire Dawson was appointed Endava’s APAC commercial director. In addition, DEK Technologies co-founder Drini Mulla leads embedded technologies.

Endava has also consolidated its Australian sites to streamline operations and enhance collaboration, including via a new office in Sydney, and says that through the integration it would expand its footprint in the financial services, insurance and banking sectors while also planning to grow its presence in others such asmining, telecommunications, logistics, and automotive.

“Our strategy not only diversifies our capabilities but also positions us to excel in the next wave of digital transformation, driven by AI and other cutting-edge technologies,” Doolan concluded. “With our ability to innovate and modernise core enterprise systems, we ensure that our clients can fully leverage these technologies, maintaining our competitive edge in a rapidly evolving landscape.”