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3:55pm 16 September 2010

Ian McCrae
Ian McCrae

Founder, Orion Health

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About Ian McCrae

Ian McCrae founded Orion Health in 1993 with a five-person staff in Auckland, New Zealand. Under his stewardship, the company has seen significant growth. Now with 120 staff in four continents, Orion Health has introduced its health integration software to every major market.

Ian is one of 11 members of the New Zealand Government’s Information and Communication Technology (ICT) Taskforce, formed to identify ways to boost the sector’s economic contribution. As an industry visionary, Ian spearheaded the formation of New Zealand’s Health IT Cluster, a group of 25 companies collaborating to promote New Zealand’s unique software solutions overseas, increase the country’s export sales and introduce new jobs to the local market.

Before founding Orion Health, Ian was a senior telecommunications consultant for Clearfield Consulting Ltd., specializing in message standards and connectivity of data network systems and infrastructures. Prior to his work at Clearfield, Ian worked for Ernst & Young designing corporate networks. Ian has also worked as a product manager at Imagineering Micro Distributors in New Zealand and a senior business analyst for the London Stock Exchange.

Ian received a Masters in Engineering Sciences and Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) from Auckland University in New Zealand.