New non-executive director Bernadette Harkin brings more than 20 years of experience as a business technologist across strategy, sales, marketing, operations and delivery for multinational Information Technology companies.
(, ) has enhanced its board through the appointment of experienced business technologist Bernadette Harkin as a non-executive director.
Harkin brings to the board more than 20 years of experience as a business technologist across strategy, sales, marketing, operations and delivery for multinational Information Technology companies including IBM, Avanade and CGI.
She will join Archer as an independent director and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
Archer executive chairman Greg English said: “Ms Harkins’ appointment is strongly aligned with Archer’s growth strategy as a deep technology company.
“Bernadette’s international experience in directing global technology organisations and client-facing leadership roles in the US, Europe and Asia, will be valuable as the company considers opportunities to pursue development operations for its technologies, including the 12CQ chip, in the US.”
Harkin’s international experience spans leadership within large corporate governance structures and the start-up of new businesses.
She has led and held senior advisory roles involving business transformations for businesses in the US, Europe, and Asia, including those within the STEM sector, which have been underpinned by corporate growth strategies leveraging innovative technologies.
This includes three years at IBM where she served as a board member for IBM Philippines.
Harkin’s wide experience covers technology areas of cloud, analytics, mobility, AI and security.
Notably, she holds an MBA from the University of Technology Sydney and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Archer is a technology company developing advanced semiconductor devices, including chips that are relevant to quantum computing and medical diagnostics.
The company’s flagship development, the 12CQ chip, is a world-first qubit processor technology that could allow for quantum computing powered mobile devices.
It has strong intellectual property, world-class in-house expertise, a unique materials inventory, and access to Tier 1 technology development infrastructure.
Harkin’s appointment is to a casual vacancy on the board which is to be confirmed by Archer shareholders at the 2021 Annual General Meeting scheduled for November 24, 2021.
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