Christopher Hegarty Announced as New Anca Group CEO

Originally titled 'New Anca Group CEO Announced'

After eight years as the Anca Group’s CEO, Grant Anderson will retire at the end of June and be succeeded by Christopher Hegarty from July 1, 2018.

Dr. Christopher Hegarty will be appointed the Anca Group CEO from July 1, 2018, succeeding Grant Anderson FCAM. After eight years in the role at Anca, Mr. Anderson will retire at the end of June. Dr. Hegarty joined the Anca Group from Switzerland in July 2017 as the engineering manager of CNC Machines and has more recently been appointed to general manager of that division.

Pat Boland, joint Anca co-founder says: “Over the next few months the Anca Leadership Team will be working together to ensure a seamless handover and Anca will remain focused on our strategic goals and continue to delight our customers.

“During Grant’s tenure at Anca his leadership has seen the company flourish. I thank him for his significant contributions that have improved our culture, processes and products to place us at the forefront of our market segments.  

“Having worked with Chris over the last year I am confident of his vision for Anca and know his global experience and in depth understanding of manufacturing will ensure a strong future for our business,” Pat concludes.

Dr. Hegarty, future Anca Group CEO says: “Anca is an incredible Australian success story, a high-tech advanced manufacturer with an enduring reputation for quality and performance.  I look forward to strengthening Anca’s position in our core markets and taking up the challenge of addressing new markets.

“The traditional tool and cutter grinding markets continues to be strong and growth in new tooling applications offers significant potential. We will redouble our efforts to leverage our technology, research and development capability and deep industry knowledge to design new products and innovations that support our customers to take advantage of these opportunities,” Dr. Hegarty concludes.

After completing a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering and an M.Sc., Dr. Hegarty completed his doctorate in electrical engineering from the University of California at Berkeley. He spent five years working for McKinsey and Company in Zurich.  He has experience working for machine tool manufacturers in Europe and Australasia, including over 15 years’ experience as CEO or general manager in other organizations.