Global technology firm arrives at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie

31 JANUARY 2022

Global technology firm arrives at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie

Axiom Connected officially launched its Australian headquarters at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie, bringing skilled IT experts to the region and creating job and internship opportunities.

  • Axiom Connected opens Australian headquarters at Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie
  • Representatives from the University, Axiom, local, state and federal government attended the official launch event
  • The partnership will generate research and business projects and provide job and learning opportunities for staff, students and graduates

Axiom Connected has officially launched its Australian headquarters at Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie.

Axiom Connected (Axiom) will bring its skilled IT and business professionals to Charles Sturt in Port Macquarie, providing an economic boost for the region and opportunities for staff, students and graduates.

Charles Sturt University Vice-Chancellor Professor Renée Leon said the University was delighted to develop this partnership with the global technology firm.

“We welcome Axiom CEO Michael Reth and Chief Technology Officer Sergey Abromisov to Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie to launch this important partnership,” Professor Leon said.

“Collaboration between Axiom and the University will provide internships and jobs for students, opportunities for research and business projects, and further cements Charles Sturt’s place as a leading regional university.”

Axiom Founder and CEO Mr Michael Reth said he was excited to finally be in Australia to add Charles Sturt University in Port Macquarie to the list of Axiom’s international offices, which includes London, Belarus, St Louis, Chicago, and Warsaw.

“This partnership will bring skilled IT professionals into the Port Macquarie area to create a positive impact on the community and its economy.”

“Through collaboration with staff and students and attaching ourselves to a world-class infrastructure, we expect to exceed our initial growth goals while providing benefits to the University and its community.”

Federal Member for Cowper Mr Pat Conaghan MP said he is looking forward to the benefits that will eventuate for the community from this partnership.

“Partnerships such as these truly illustrate that regional universities have the foresight and flexibility to continue to evolve to meet the real needs of their students and the wider community around them,” he said.

“It comes as no surprise that Charles Sturt University is leading the way once again, and I look forward to seeing the positive growth in jobs, experience and education in the tech industry that Axiom will bring to the Mid North Coast.”

State Member for Port Macquarie Mrs Leslie Williams MP said yet again, Charles Sturt University is proving to be the lead agency when it comes to attracting world class professionals in the IT field.

“It also demonstrates the confidence that Axiom has in Port Macquarie when there are so many other regional areas they could have chosen to expand their footprint,” she said.

“I welcome Axiom to town and will be keenly watching their progress in the months and years to come.”

Port Macquarie-Hastings Mayor Ms Peta Pinson said the partnership will strengthen the region’s economy.

“Axiom’s expansion into Port Macquarie is further evidence of our region’s growing appeal as a destination for new and emerging companies,” she said.

“The advantage of having market-leading companies such as Charles Sturt and Axiom in Port Macquarie puts us in a favourable position to continue to attract further investment from companies looking to grow their capabilities outside of metropolitan areas.”

Media Note:

For more information or to arrange interviews, contact Lisa Ditchfield at Charles Sturt Media on 0417 125 795 or

Photo caption: (Back, from left) Regional NSW Deputy Director of Regional Development, North Coast Ms Jillian Fryer, Charles Sturt Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) Professor Mark Evans, Port Macquarie-Hasting Mayor Peta Pinson, Charles Sturt Chief Development Officer Global Mr Tom Burton (front, from left) Axiom Connected Chief Technology Officer Sergey Abromisov, Charles Sturt Director of External Engagement in Port Macquarie Ms Kate Wood-Foye, Axiom Connected Founder and CEO Mike J Reth and Member for Port Macquarie the Hon. Leslie Williams.

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