Chief Executive Officer
Aram Mirkazemi (BE Tas) was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2014 and is an Executive Director of the Board. Aram is passionate about software development and has been at the forefront of CAD software development and web-based technology for over 20 years, at executive and senior management level.
He has been a driving force at Altium since the early 1990s. Aram commenced his career with Altium as Director of Research and Development from 1992-1999 (being a member of the Altium Board from 1992-2000). Following a successful IPO in 1999, Aram left Altium to explore his interest in web-based software systems and went on to found Morfik Technology. He returned to Altium in 2010 as part of the Morfik acquisition and was appointed Head of Engineering, and later Chief Technology Officer.
As CEO, Aram is leading the company’s transformation to a world class PCB tool provider which not only dominates the mainstream PCB market, but is also expanding its reach into the higher-end and the low-end PCB market segments.
Sam Weiss (AB MS FAICD) joined the Altium Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 January 2007 and was elected Chairman of the Board on 4 October of that year.
Sam is a highly experienced Company Chairman and Non-executive Director. Sam is Chairman of Open Universities Australia Pty Ltd and a Non-executive Director of the Oroton Group Limited, Breville Group Limited and iBuy Limited. He is a Director of the Sydney Festival and a former Chairman of The Benevolent Society. Sam brings valuable Boardroom experience in governance oversight, remuneration policy and planning, director level strategy, people management and brand building.
Through his previous roles of Vice President, Asia-Pacific, Gateway Computers and Chief Operating Officer for Nike Europe, Sam brings extensive corporate advisory, marketing and organisational design and development knowledge.
Carl J. Rooke
Carl Rooke (CA, FAICD) joined the Board of Altium in 1990 as a Non-executive Director and was appointed Chairman in 1999, a position he held until October 2007. Carl is a former Chairman of Horwath Australia and currently acts as a consultant to BDO (TAS) Pty Ltd.
Carl is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Institute of Company Directors and is also a director on a number of large private company boards. He has many years of proven experience in management, accounting and finance. Carl is also Chairman of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Dr. David Warren
Dave Warren (BSc Tas, HonDSc Tas, MAIP, FAICD) has served as a member of the Board of Altium since 1991.
His work in astronomy led him into the world of software and electronic design where he has since gained more than 30 years experience. After joining the Altium management team in 1987, Dave served as President of USA operations from 1994 to 1995.
Since 1995 he has worked in the areas of mergers & acquisitions, sales and corporate development prior to becoming a Non-executive Director in 2004. Dave is also Chairman of the Human Resources Committee.
Raelene Murphy, BBus, CA, GAICD was appointed to the Altium Board on the 21 Sept 2016. Raelene is highly experienced in driving financial and operational performance as an executive, advisor and non-executive director in a number of industry sectors in the private and public arena. In particular her expertise has been in M&A and post-acquisition integration, two areas that are germane to the strategic plans of Altium.
During her career, Raelene has been a partner at a national accounting firm, Finance Director of the Davenport Group and CEO of the Delta Group. More recently, she served as Managing Director of 333 Management, a part of KordaMentha where she was a lead partner on the Federal Government strategic review of the NBN.
Raelene is also a non-executive director of ASX listed Tassal Group Limited, Bega Cheese Limited and Service Stream Limited and is Deputy Chair of the Doxa Youth Foundation.