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Appointment Strengthens CommSoft Board


Appointment Strengthens CommSoft Board

Auckland, 6 November 2001 – CommSoft Group Limited (ASX/NZSE: CSG) today announced that it has appointed Anthony Howard to the Board as a non-executive Director.

Mr Howard has established himself as one of New Zealand's most successful technology sector CEOs and has held directorships in public and privately held companies. He began his career with NCR, moved to Wang New Zealand (now
gen-i) where he became Chief Executive and handled the transformation of Wang from a product company into a very successful standalone services and systems integration company that listed on the New Zealand Stock Exchange in 1993. In 1997 he was appointed CEO of Blue Star Business Solutions, pulling together and rationalising eight disparate technology companies. Mr Howard also acted as a director of Blue Star Business Solutions, and has had numerous directorships in the technology sector.

CommSoft Chairman Greg Gardiner said, “Over the last months CommSoft has worked hard to set its house in order. I am pleased at the continued strengthening of the company through the appointment of people of Ant’s calibre.”

“Ant has a impressive resume, with experience in public and privately held companies in the areas of corporate restructuring, mergers and acquisition, capital raising, valuations, business strategy and planning, and governance. We’re confident in his ability to deliver value to our business and are delighted that he’s joined us.”

About CommSoft Group Limited

CommSoft Group Limited is an international leader in the development of niche software products for the telecommunications industry. CommSoft develops and markets leading edge telecommunications and Customer Relationship Management software to help all kinds of enterprises make better use of their telecommunications equipment through better cost management, increased staff productivity and improved customer service.
Its products are bundled with products and services by some of the world's largest telecommunications suppliers. More information is available at

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