Key appointment at ANCA
Dr Chris Hegarty – ANCA Group CEO
Dr Christopher Hegarty has been appointed The Group CEO effective from 1st July 2018, succeeding Grant Anderson FAICD and FAIM who, following eight years in the role at ANCA, will retire at the end of June. Chris joined the ANCA group from Switzerland in July 2017 as the engineering manager of CNC Machines and has more recently been appointed to general manager of that division.
Pat Boland, Joint ANCA co-founder says: “Over the next few months, the leadership team will be working together to ensure a seamless handover and ANCA will remain focused on our strategic goals and continue to delight our customers.”
“During Grant Anderson’s tenure at ANCA, his leadership has seen the company flourish. I thank him for his significant contributions that have improved our culture, processes and products to place us at the forefront of our market segments.”
“Having worked with Chris over the last year I am confident of his vision for ANCA and know his global experience and in depth understanding of manufacturing will ensure a strong future for our business,” concludes Pat Boland.
Dr Chris Hegarty says: “ANCA is an incredible Australian success story, a high-tech advanced manufacturer with an enduring reputation for quality and performance. I look forward to strengthening ANCA’s position in our core markets and taking up the challenge of addressing new markets.
“The traditional tool and cutter grinding markets continues to be strong and growth in new tooling applications offers significant potential. We will redouble our efforts to leverage our technology, research and development capability and deep industry knowledge to design new products and innovations that support our customers to take advantage of these opportunities.”
After completing a bachelor’s degree and an M.Sc., Chris completed his doctorate in Electrical Engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He spent five years working for McKinsey and Company in Zurich and has extensive experience working for machine tool manufacturers in Europe and Australasia, including over fifteen years’ experience as CEO or general manager in other organisations.