Specialist IBM systems integration company Certus Solutions has announced the appointment of Phil Ogilvie to the role of director of the Solutions Group. Managing director Brian Allen says Ogilvie will develop the company's capability to be a high level business partner to customers, not just a technology partner. “Our Certus PurePlay philosophy is a key driver for our rapid growth and critical to achieving our forecast to double in size over the next three years,” says Allen. “PurePlay is about leveraging our end-to-end services across the full IBM solutions portfolio as a platform from which we can address the business issues and opportunities of our customers at a strategic level. For our customers technology is a means to an end. We need to focus as much on the end as the means. Phil Ogilvie’s appointment to lead and build a Solutions Group within Certus is key to achieving that.” Ogilvie has 20 years’ experience developing and executing business and IT strategy. For six years he was a senior manager at Downer Group, where his roles included that of general manager for Business Transformation as part of the Downer EDI Engineering executive leadership team. Immediately prior to joining Certus Phil undertook consulting roles at Tenix and ANZ Bank.