Texthelp appoints CTO and co-founder Martin McKay as CEO, as Mark McCusker moves into a non-executive director role after 20 years
2 Jul 2020
I am honoured and excited to lead Texthelp as we enter our next phase of growth. One of Texthelp’s greatest assets is our people and our ability to bring innovative solutions to our customers."
“We have significant opportunity now as schools and workplaces need literacy and numeracy tools more than ever, and our experience and credibility in the market means we are well positioned to meet this demand. Mark will certainly be a tough act to follow. Consistently true to his values throughout his tenure at Texthelp, he is a widely respected leader, not just within the company but also across the Assistive Technology industry globally.”
“Martin is a technology visionary as well as a highly respected industry veteran” said Mark McCusker, incumbent CEO. “Part of Texthelp’s DNA, he is the driving force behind the company’s commitment to creating technology which helps everyone reach their full potential. Having worked together for 20 years, I believe that his leadership and global vision is exactly what Texthelp needs as the company enters its next chapter of expanded product innovation and growth, at a time when the digitisation of learning in schools and the workplace is rapidly evolving . ”
David Gilbertson, Chairman commented: “Under Mark’s leadership, Texthelp has grown from a software start-up to a global technology company helping learners of all abilities realise their potential in schools and in the workplace. Martin has been at Mark’s side throughout his 20-year tenure. He embodies the Texthelp Mission to help unlock everyone’s full potential through innovative technology and has a clear vision for the future of the business. We are excited to begin this next phase of growth under his leadership.”