Elenium Appoints New Chief Financial Officer

DigitalCFO Newsroom | 29 July 2022

Elenium appoints Michelle Wright as CFO.

 Elenium, experts in technology that moves you faster, has appointed Michelle Wright as Chief Financial Officer. Wright, a senior finance executive with over 20 years’ experience gained both domestically and internationally, joins Elenium’s Melbourne-based leadership team.

Elenium designs, develops, and manufactures self-service and automation technologies incorporating voice control and biometrics to reduce airport passenger congestion by up to 60 per cent.

Wright was Group Financial Controller at the Dulux Group and Chief Accountant for Coles at Wesfarmers. She joins Elenium from Caulfield Grammar where she was CFO and replaces David Mallinson.

Wright’s experience spans the retail, consumer, manufacturing, education and professional service sectors and includes a demonstrated history of ASX reporting, mergers and acquisition activity, and extensive board presentation and reporting experience. 

Elenium recently responded to the COVID-19 pandemic by heavily investing in its R&D and people to invent new touchless technologies that deliver a frictionless experience and keep people safe and confident wherever crowds gather in numbers, including entertainment, health, aged care and transport. Elenium was also recognised in Fast Company’s prestigious annual list of the World’s Most Innovative Travel Companies for 2022.

Its suite of products, VYGR (short for Voyager), is used in over 20 airports globally including Auckland Airport, Bangalore Airport, and Avalon Airport in Australia. The VYGR suite also includes an AI-powered bag drop that eliminates the need for bag tags.

Wright will oversee the financial management of the company which employs more than 85 staff, and designs, develops and manufactures in Australia. It has installations across Asia Pacific, Southeast Asia, Hong Kong, India, Middle East, Africa, Europe and the USA.

Aaron Hornlimann, CEO and Co-founder at Elenium says: “We are thrilled to have Michelle join our team. Her experience guiding major organisations will be invaluable as we prepare Elenium for its next stage of growth.”

Michelle Wright, newly appointed CFO at Elenium says: “Elenium has established an enviable reputation for innovation in multiple markets. I look forward to helping them pave the way for future growth domestically and internationally.”