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Global leadership

Sysdoc was founded by commercially trained pilot Katherine Corich in 1986. Katherine applied the principles that keep people safe in aviation to drive simple, smarter, safer businesses.

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It was pure common sense, and she was soon building her client base who were excited by the prospect of better performance, greater customer focus, unrivalled safety and first class decision making in their organisations.

Those principles and passion still drive both Katherine and the global leadership team, and have never been more relevant given the speed of change in business today.


Founder and Chair

Katherine is a visionary leader with contagious entrepreneurial energy. She motivates and inspires teams to deliver complex change and successful programmes. Katherine also leads Sysdoc performance-based philanthropy, offering expertise, time and seed funding, to deliver projects where we can make a significant and sustainable difference around the world.

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Chief Financial Officer

Maarten is Director and Chief Financial Officer of the Sysdoc group, with responsibility for leading the Sysdoc Risk and Assurance committee. Maarten also acts as Finance Director of the UK business where he is responsible for all investment and financial matters. Outside of Sysdoc, Maarten manages a portfolio of farming and property investments, and is a committed sports fan.


CEO United Kingdom

Since joining us in 2000 Clare has played a major part in the growth of Sysdoc, leading the the UK and European business and our fantastic team of consultants. Clare firmly believes in doing the right thing for our customers and to challenge them to think differently about how to deliver their business strategies. Clare loves people and is passionate about our team who work with energy and commitment and are helping to shape our future business. Clare loves the outdoors and is always up for a challenge be it on a bike, in the water or up a mountain – this determination and ‘let’s do it’ attitude is evident in the Sysdoc way.

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CEO New Zealand and Australia

Desiree joined Sysdoc in 1993 and, as CEO New Zealand and Australia, leads all aspects of Sysdoc business in the region. Desiree's inspiring and focussed leadership enables teams to deliver the quality solutions our clients have come to expect. As a member of the Sysdoc Global Board she is responsible for leading the company’s business operations globally, executing Sysdoc business strategy and ensuring operational excellence company-wide.

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