BoardRoom’s Innovative App wins 2017 Global Award

GEO Awards

Media Release

28th April 2017

We would like to congratulate our client, Origin Energy Limited, on winning the award for Best Use of Technology at the renowned Global Equity Organisation (GEO) conference in Rome, Italy, for using the BoardRoom app in the management of their employee plans.

The GEO Awards celebrate excellence in equity compensation by recognising and honouring companies who design, communicate and offer programs that allow their employees to participate in their share plans. The Best Use of Technology award recognises innovative, appropriate and comprehensive technological solutions to the challenges of share plan administration, employee communication, and internal project management. Previous winners of this award include Amazon and Google.

This is an amazing achievement and showcases the ability of Australian companies to compete on the global stage.

BoardRoom CEO Rhett Tregunna said:
“We’re extremely proud that Origin Energy was honoured with this award, and we are delighted that our mobile app technology – developed in Australia – has been recognised globally for its innovation and leadership.”

Paul Timms, Chief Operating Officer at Boardroom Pty Limited, accepting the award on behalf of Origin Energy Limited.

BoardRoom’s innovative app was designed specifically to increase connectivity and engagement with employees, helping to break down the traditional barriers that have had a negative effect on share plan participation. With the app, employees have access to a range of functions online, including:

  • updating their personal information such as banking information, address and contact details, and tax file numbers
  • viewing plan information such as holding balances, statements and plan documentation
  • accepting offers and submitting sales or exercise requests
  • receiving push notifications during critical events

The app has been a cost-effective employee engagement tool that has simplified and improved communication between Origin and its employees, resulting in the highest plan participation rate to date.

“The team at BoardRoom are committed to continuing to work with our clients to develop innovative solutions in the employee share plan space in order to further enhance plan participant engagement and deliver service through innovation and technology,” Mr Tregunna said.

The BoardRoom app is available on the App Store and through Google Play.

For further information, please contact:

Enquiries
George Lygoyris
Boardroom Pty Limited
T: (02) 9290 9667
E: George.Lygoyris@boardroomlimited.com.au

About BoardRoom:
Boardroom Pty Limited (BoardRoom) is one of Australia’s leading providers of share registry and employee share plan administration services. It is a wholly owned subsidiary of the SGX listed BoardRoom Group, which services over 5,000 companies out of offices in Australia, Singapore, Malaysia, China and Hong Kong. BoardRoom’s ASX clients range from small caps to ASX 50 entities.