Our History

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“Founded in 1998, as the Australasian Shared Services Benchmarking Association”

In 1996, a number of companies, who were in the beginning stages of their Shared Services journey, informally met to compare performance. This was the for-runner to the establishment of the Australasian Shared Services Benchmarking Association (ASSBA) back in 1998.

In 2010 we evolved into the Australasian Shared Services Association (ASSA).

Early members of ASSBA included many of Australia & New Zealand’s largest organisations. The new name is intended to express ASSA’s expanded focus of promoting better practice in the shared services profession, together with a broader range of industry and professional initiatives.

Previous Chair/Presidents

Chair / President
2001 Brian Keane Australia Post
2002 Denis Taylor CSA Qld
2003 Ellen Webb Orica
2004 Harry De Souza Western Mining Corp.
2005 Mike Boje Westpac
2005 Einar Vikingur Santos
2009 Arthur Skipitaris Australia Post
2010 Charles Reis MMG
2010 Neil Padley Brisbane City Council

Join us now and enhance the profile of shared services professionals in Australasia.