Atomos has announced the termination of its CEO’s contract because she has not moved to Australia.
In a statement to the Australian stock exchange the company said Estelle McGechie will no longer be in the role as she has not yet relocated to Australia. It added it has always required its CEO to be based in Melbourne.
Current CTO Trevor Elbourne will act as interim CEO while the search for McGechie’s successor takes place. He is a founding member of the company, having joined in 2012 to lead product design.
McGechie joined the company in September 2021. At the time she was expected to return to Melbourne with her family after a successful career in the United States with roles at The Walt Disney Company, Apple, and Logitech.
Atomos’ non-executive chair Chris Tait thanked McGechie for her efforts. “On behalf of the board I wish her the best in her future endeavours,” he said.
“Trevor is a logical and highly capable appointment as interim CEO given his intimate knowledge of the products and technology that have made Atomos one of the global leaders in video technology today.
“As the company embarks on an exciting expansion of our product line-up, the board is confident Trevor will bring his deep experience in technology innovation to ensure our products continue to meet the changing needs of our growing customer base.”