Plexus appoints Craig Harris as new CEO

Craig and Andy in Front of Logo

Plexus, a leading legal tech provider, is pleased to announce the appointment of Craig Harris as the new CEO, taking over from founder Andrew Mellett.

Andrew Mellett, will remain on Plexus’ Board of Directors and move to the new role of Executive Director and Founder. Craig Harris is an experienced SaaS executive of almost 20 years and has led teams in Australia and internationally.

Plexus was founded by Andrew Mellett in 2011 with a simple belief: The Law is humanity's most important ideal; yet it had become slow, expensive, and unpredictable. He believed there had to be a better way.

Across the last decade, under Mellett’s leadership, Plexus has pioneered the NewLaw industry, launched Australia’s first Managed Legal Services business, the world’s first Productised Legal Service (Promotion Wizard), and lead the way on Legal Technology (before the term existed). In the process, Plexus was profiled by HBR, INSEAD & Melbourne Business School (amongst others) as a case study on disruption and the Financial Times named us one of the top 10 businesses changing professional services around the world.

Since its inception, Plexus has expanded its team globally with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, London, Cebu, and New York, and worked with many well-known brands like L'Oréal, Ocado, Pepsico, RICOH Australia, and Axiom Global. Last year, Plexus announced the acquisition of their legal secondments arm Plexus Engage by global resourcing firm Axiom.

Andrew Mellett said, “When I look back I recognise how naive we were to think we could drive change in such an intransigent industry. The truth is, the only reason we succeeded in this mission was that so many wonderful clients around the world took a chance on us, and so many incredible people joined our cause.

Our mission is far from over. Indeed, in some ways, it has just begun.

The Board and I were very fortunate that we didn’t need to look far to find the best possible successor in Craig Harris. In addition to being one of Australia’s best Saas executives Craig Harris has been a friend, mentor, and Plexus Board member for almost three years.”

Craig Harris said, “After meeting Andrew and the team I knew that Plexus was doing something truly special. I am excited about the opportunity of joining and continuing to build this great momentum and pushing further to create value where is it needed.

Over the past 20 years, I’ve learned and loved my time in various SaaS organisations, helping them grow and thrive. I am excited to bring these learnings to Plexus and lead the team as it enters its next chapter of growth.”

Prior to joining Plexus, Harris held a range of executive positions at various technology companies including Lumary, Australia's leading healthcare software provider and technology partner for the disability and aged care industries, and market-leading workforce management SaaS unicorn, Deputy. Harris has also been a part of the Plexus ecosystem as an Advisory Board member since 2021.

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