Adaptations in Finance, IT and Business: 2022 in Review

14 Dec, 2022

Adaptations in Finance, IT and Business: 2022 in Review

As 2022 draws to a close, the growing team at 9Yards has started reflecting on a terrific year of progress and adaptation to the ‘new ways of working’.

After a tumultuous last few years, we were fortunate enough to shift our focus to maintaining a positive work and life balance while working remotely. This has given us all the chance to appreciate each other even more – in addition to celebrating the success of the amazing culture we have created – when reconnecting at various catch ups throughout 2022.

Other yearly highlights included our winery day on the Mornington Peninsula in Victoria, and a cooking school in Sydney. To celebrate such a great year of transformation and progress, we’ve also enjoyed getting the team together in December in both Melbourne and Sydney!

A word from our CEO

“2022 has been an exciting one, with great growth for our clients and ourselves. After the uncertainty of the last few years, it finally feels like we can all see around the corner – and even while that view may have challenges of its own, I am confident and proud of the 9Yards team’s strength and resilience.

It is what underpins our ongoing proven success in taking organisations through their transformation programs, be it in finance and banking, superannuation, government, health and education, or our more recent experience in the legal, data centre operations, fleet management and employee experience sectors.

We have emerged from these Covid-affected years in a stronger position than we entered, and I am excited by the addition of numerous 9Yarders over the last 12 months. Each brings their own varying sector and domain expertise, complementing the already stable and highly professional team. Witnessing the ongoing collaboration and knowledge sharing across the entire team is truly inspiring.

Peering into the future I am looking forward to the work currently being done in business
development, which will strengthen the business in key partnerships, marketing collateral,
and consolidation of critical IP, which will open new opportunities in new sectors and

Here’s to a successful 2023 for us all!”
Shane Jones, CEO

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High flyers and new hires

Each quarter, we like to formally recognise and celebrate the incredible work within our team. This peer-nominated award recognises the embodiment of our company values in action.

Thanks again for everything you bring to our team, and for upholding our values of:

  • ✅ Trust
  • 🧾 Accountability
  • 🔤 Simplicity
  • 🧡 Diversity and inclusion
  • 💡 Entrepreneurial spirit
  • 🍾 Having fun and celebrating success

This year’s quarterly recognition winners were:

  • Jodie Rugless, Milena Vrankovic, Alex Crommelin, Paul Yeardley, Andrew Theaker, Dave Elsner and Nicole Doak

We would also like to take this opportunity to welcome our new hires who have joined us this year:

  • Alan McNamara
  • Andreas Piefke
  • Adrian Downes
  • Andrew Bialek
  • Craig Ralston
  • Graeme Miller
  • Graeme Smith
  • Joel Fanning
  • Sandra Bevin
  • Sean Morrison
  • Tatiana Konnova
  • Tony Thongsinthop

We wish you all the very best on your journey with 9Yards!

Get in touch or join our team in 2023

If you’re looking to take your organisation’s business and IT efforts one step further in 2023, reach out to our friendly team. Or, to join our team of consultants, check out our latest job listings.