Aussies stride world stage

Aussies stride world stage

Two Australians have taken up global leadership positions in the document management and workflow industries.

Eastman Kodak has appointed Gerry Sutton as executive president of the company's Eastman Software subsidiary, while Deloitte Consulting has elevated David Moldrich to the prestigious position of Global Service Line Leader, Document Management and Workflow. Mr Moldrich is the first Australian to be appointed by Deloitte to such a position.

Mr Moldrich said Australia's leadership on document management and workflow is due to a combination of world class tertiary courses and an amalgam of Western cultural traditions to records management.

"Australia is the only country which has a standard for the functions of business records and documents (AS4390), and appears to be leading most Western countries in document management and workflow. We are one to two years ahead of the US and UK, who are doing great things with technology but don't understand that information management is a business function which is not solely driven by IT. Australia is the only country where there has been a functional melding of the US, UK and European approaches to document management," said Mr Moldrich.


Mr Sutton will report to Candy Obourn, president of Kodak's Document Imaging business, with Eastman Software continuing to operate as a subsidiary unit of the company.

"I have a strong affinity for the workflow management marketplace and a background spanning software, equipment and service, and service bureau operations in the capacity of sales, marketing and product development," he said.

Kodak will align the subsidiary under the company's Document Imaging business, covering its micrographics and document imaging products and services.

Mr Sutton's most recent assignment was as GM for Kodak's Business Imaging Systems worldwide service bureau operations and sales, having previously managed Eastman Software's Asia Pacific operations.