Lexis Press Release: Joanne Beckett and Rachel Travers to lead Australia and New Zealand

Joanne Beckett and Rachel Travers to lead Australia and New Zealand
Sydney, 3 February 2015: LexisNexis Pacific is pleased to announce the promotion of two of its senior leaders with the appointments of Joanne Beckett to the role of General Manager of Australia and Rachel Travers to Managing Director of New Zealand.

Replacing Marc Peter, the former COO of LexisNexis Pacific who has relocated to LexisNexis UK as Director of Sales and Marketing, Joanne and Rachel have also promoted a number of internal staff to new in-market leadership roles designed to drive local growth through delivering next generation productivity, collaboration, workflow and analytics solutions.

Previously Executive Director Content Solutions at LexisNexis, Joanne joined the company in 2006 after running her own legal practice. She has held senior roles across the practical content, publishing management, product development and content solutions businesses where she has been responsible for setting and driving the commercial success of those business lines. A former practising solicitor, Joanne holds a Diploma in Law from the University of Sydney.

As Executive Director of New Zealand, Rachel Travers drove the development of strategic new content across all LexisNexis Pacific markets, and prior to that, as NZ Head of Content and Product Development, was responsible for growth and strategy of the research, professional development and magazines businesses. Rachel joined LexisNexis from CCH New Zealand in 2010 where she held the role of Product Development Manager. Rachel holds a BA LLB (Law) from Victoria University of Wellington.

“As an organisation our goal is to promote from within, whenever possible. We are delighted with the appointments of Jo and Rachel,” said TJ Viljoen, CEO LexisNexis Asia Pacific. “Both have made a huge contribution to our organisation and are best suited to guide LexisNexis Australia and New Zealand to best in class customer centric organisations.”