Mr. Richard White
Chief Executive Officer, WiseTech Global
Richard White is the Founder and CEO of WiseTech Global, a $20 billion ASX listed company that is the leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally and one of Australia’s most successful technology companies, employing over 3, 200 people of which 60% are engaged in product development with a large portion located in Australia and focussed on software engineering. WiseTech’s customers include over 17,000 of the world’s logistics companies across 174 countries, including 44 of the top 50 global third-party logistics providers and 24 of the 25 largest global freight forwarders worldwide such as FedEx, UPS and DHL.
Richard is also a philanthropist and supporter of Australian education through initiatives such as the WiseTech Academy, ‘earn and learn’ software engineering degrees pioneered with the University of Technology and funding free access for schools to the GROK Academy’s digital technology education programs. Richard recently established an Education Foundation to which he is donating an initial $50 million to develop a STEM learning technology platform for Australian primary, secondary and tertiary schools.
Richard has a Master of Business in Information Technology (UTS) and was recently awarded an Honorary Doctorate of Technology (UTS). He is Fellow of both the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering and the University of Technology and has been recognised in the Pearcey Hall of Fame for lifetime commitment to the Information Communications Technology sector.