Stuart Hogben
Managing Director ANZ
SoftwareONE

Stuart HogbenStuart Hogben is the Managing Director of SoftwareONE’s Australia and New Zealand Subsidiaries, responsible for the transformation and profitable growth of the business.

With a career spanning engineering, software development, marketing, sales, operations, mergers & acquisitions, strategy and enterprise transformation, Stuart Hogben has held executive leadership positions in global organizations including Ford Motor Company, AOL Time Warner, Fujitsu and most recently SoftwareONE. Over his career, Stuart has had the benefit of working in over 40 countries, experiencing firsthand the global breadth of cultural diversity.  This has provided a real understand how powerful it is to celebrate diverse experiences and backgrounds so that we can create a culture where people always feel included.

In the last 5 years at SoftwareONE Stuart has led the digital transformation of the business from a software license reseller to a cloud solutions and services business.   Through a blend of organic growth and acquisition of BNW Consulting (SAP) and GorillaStack (Cloud Optimisation) along with joint investment initiatives with RIB and Microsoft, the SoftwareONE Australia business has become a leading cloud solutions provider.   Bringing such a team together has highlighted that Diversity and Inclusion is not just GeoSocial but just as alive in the form of Corporate Cultures.

Stuart is delighted to be a contributor to the Champions of Change initiative.   As an IT Service Provider, Stuart has had to privilege to work hand-on with hundreds of customer organizations both corporate and government, gaining broad insight into what makes a business successful.  This experience has helped Stuart shape his view and drive his passion that Diversity and Inclusion in the workplace is a business critical success factor, which requires day-day focus and sustainable action to make positive change.

Stuart is an active member of the CEO Institute in Australia, holds a Masters in Engineering and Management and supports a number of local charitable organizations.

Champions of Change Microsoft Partners

Stuart Hogben is a Member of Champions of Change Microsoft Partners established in 2020 in partnership with Microsoft Australia. The Group includes CEOs and Managing Directors of Microsoft Australia’s eleven largest partners. The group is committed to building flexible workplaces and developing new approaches to attracting and retaining women in the sector.