Tag Archive: Michael Robinson

Nov 01 2011

Aconex appoints new non-execs

Melbourne, Australia-based SaaS construction collaboration technology provider, Aconex has appointed two new non-executive directors to its board, and replaced a third (see news release). Former McKinsey managing partner Adam Lewis brings 20 years’ experience in advising major firms and governments, with a client portfolio including steel, mining, chemicals, retail, telecommunications and retail banking industries. He …

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Jun 22 2011

Hawthorn Glen v Aconex: the rematch

Just over three years since an Aconex shareholder dispute with the management team was settled out of court, another legal action began on Monday in Melbourne – as I noted on Friday. The Australian construction collaboration technology provider is again being challenged by Hawthorn Glen and Ian Baillieu, this time over the conduct of an …

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Mar 10 2011

Some “difficulties”

A tweet saying Aconex was “in difficulties” caught my attention, but it was short-lived. It turned out the Aconex in question is a fruit export business, Exportadora Aconcagua, based in Chile (news), not the Australia-based construction collaboration technology vendor of the same name. However, the local difficulties over conflict of interest allegations at Aconex’s lawyers …

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Feb 24 2011

“Aconex Knickers in a Knot”

Following up my previous post (Aconex director under scrutiny), the latest (25 February) FirmSpy post, AAR Victoria’s Secret: Aconex Knickers in a Knot, paints an uncomfortable picture of Aconex‘s management of its relationship with its main legal advisor, Allens Arthur Robinson (AAR). It may all be, as it says, “scurulous rumour and gossip”, but FirmSpy …

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Feb 17 2011

Aconex director under scrutiny

It appears that defeat of a minority shareholder’s resolution to remove the Aconex chairman Martin Hosking at an EGM last month (post 1, post 2) hasn’t ended the discontent within the highest echelons of the Melbourne-based construction collaboration technology business. Questions have now been asked about the role of another member of the board, with …

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