"Business operations and IT have changed dramatically in a short time, given the impacts of COVID-19. Business leaders are looking to the IT team to accelerate digital capacity, lower expenses and protect the expanding threat surface. Demands on the already stretched Development and Infrastructure teams have never been higher," said Enov8 chief technology officer and founder Niall Crawford.
"Given these market demands, we've experienced significant growth over the last couple of years and now is the perfect time to have someone of Paul's expertise and pedigree in our team. His strategic mindset, ability to challenge our thinking and guide our growth plans will be instrumental in our success over the next few years."
Thorley spent 16 years with Capgemini, most recently as CEO for APAC and the Middle East. He was previously a managing partner at Ernst & Young, and an associate partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture).
He is also chairman of the Blazeclan/Innovo strategic alliance, chairman and executive director of Innovo, and an industry fellow of UTS Business School.
Thorley holds a bachelor's degre in chemistry and physiology from King's College London.
"I've been working with the team at Enov8 for a number of years across various partnerships, including my time at Capgemini. Enov8 is an intelligent organisation with a focus on innovation. Their software is world class and boasts some incredible customers based off organic growth," said Thorley.
"What's exciting about Enov8 is the serious business problem that it solves inside IT departments all over the world. The business problem is that IT and Test environments are often the root cause of any major cyber-attack, system failure, project delay or budget blow-out. Most IT and business leaders are not aware of this because it's often hidden in the shadowy depths of the IT back-room."