Category "Announcement"

A Festive Message from the CEO


Dear Customers and Partners,

As this year draws to a close, I’d like to thank you on behalf of the team at Optimate for your support, feedback and great conversations in the past 12 months. You have given us the opportunity to collaborate on so many innovative and challenging projects and build solid relationships with the fantastic people to make up the operational data community.

Optimate will continue to transform in 2020 as we keep on developing our team and capability. Based on our core values of Accountability and Transparency we look forward to work together with you in the new year; we’ll ask lots of questions, throw some curve balls, present problem-solving solutions, engage divergent thinking, be slightly annoying as we are stubborn engineers, and deliver great projects together.

On behalf of the Optimate Team we wish you a great and safe festive season.

Kind regards

Francois Mevis.


DATE: Dec 20, 2019
AUTHOR: Admin_Optimate

With change comes opportunity and growth



Ten days in, and I can honestly say, I have never been more excited for the future of Optimate.

With the transition of myself into the CEO role, and succeeding Steve Miller, we have completed the changes as far as the executive leadership of Optimate goes. It is no doubt a special occasion for all involved, for the first time since the company’s inception, all key leadership roles are now filled by new generation ‘Optimates’.

Naomi Robinson, heading the Eastern regions, and myself are well aware we are filling big shoes of the previous leadership, that inspired the company over many years of success. I bring with me their full support and encouragement.

As our business grows in scale and complexity, we are increasing transparency throughout our processes. By driving greater accountability for ourselves, we will lead with impact and tackle head-on the areas where we can improve.

First and foremost this will become visible in our invigorated focus on flawless execution. We will exceed our benchmarks.

The core values of accountability and transparency are reflected in our relations with you, our customers. Realising outstanding and lasting value together remains our driving passion, and I’m using those words with intent. The combination of experience, innovation and motivation in our people is something I’m very proud of, and frankly, a bit protective; we have an exceptional team, which enables us to provide our customers with the Optimate Edge.

And we’re here for the long run. We build lasting strategic relationships with our customers. We challenge, suggest, innovate but above all work together with our customers, as one team with a single objective.

Speaking on behalf of our board and staff, I want to say a huge thank you to all our clients and relations.  We wouldn’t be where we are today without you, and lean with excitement into the next chapter ahead.

With change comes opportunity and growth. I now invite you to join our conversation – what challenge can we solve for you today?


Francois Mevis – Optimate CEO

DATE: Oct 10, 2019
AUTHOR: Admin_Optimate

Change of Upper Level Management


Announcement from Steve Miller – Founder and CEO of Optimate Pty Ltd

 It is with great pleasure I would like to announce exciting changes within the Management team at Optimate. Our Regional Manager – West, Francois Mevis is stepping into the role of CEO at Optimate Pty Ltd as of the 1st October 2019.

Francois has been with Optimate for 15 months now has as the Regional Manager – West has come to learn and understand our business very well. Having worked with him over the years providing services to assist with his business solutions, we have had many years and many situations with which to test the respect that we had gained for Francois, prior to him joining Optimate.

With over 20 years of experience in delivering effective business solutions that integrate people, processes and technology he has brought significant depth and dimension to the benefit of Optimate. Francois role as Regional Manager – West will remain with him for at least the short term while he evaluates the impact of the growth we are experiencing and the administrative changes we have made.

Naomi Robinson has stepped in to the role of Regional Manager – East. Naomi joins us with a depth of experience in selling and delivering software solutions into the mining industry. Her experience in liaising with customers and building teams to deliver to the customers requirements will assist Optimate to grow our customer base in new areas and build our team to meet these challenges.

I will move into a Principal Consulting role within Optimate. In leading the data management practice I intend to ensure that the decision automation journey our customers are on, is as resilient as possible to the onslaught of continuous change.

Mark Darlington is also moving into a Principal Consulting role within Optimate. Marks significant experience and pragmatic approach when leading and delivering business outcomes will again be available to our customer base.

Optimate has been delivering Automation and Integration expertise for our diverse and impressive customer base for over 15 years. These latest management changes complete a transition for Optimate to move the Directors / Shareholders out of management roles and to create a more sustainable organisational structure for the future.

Please join with me in extending Francois and Naomi your best wishes and your support for the exciting challenges ahead.


Steve Miller


DATE: Oct 1, 2019
AUTHOR: Admin_Optimate