Emma Pudney has been appointed as the company's chief technology officer. Leading Koala's technology team, Pudley will head up all things tech, including Koala's e-commerce platform, digital product management, internal IT, UX and engineering.
"As Koala's consumer base around the world continues to grow, our online offering along with our digital products must continue to simultaneously develop and thrive," Koala CEO Mitch Taylor says.
"Emma's plethora of skills across cloud management, web systems and extensive leadership experience makes her an exciting addition to our team. We value her advocacy for women in technology and admire the wealth of knowledge she brings to the company with over 20 years' experience," he adds.
"Koala is a fast-growing business and I look forward to expanding our online offerings and accelerating innovation in the business with technology," Pudney says.
"I perform at my best when my work is linked to a positive impact on society and the planet, so I am thrilled to be joining the Koala team who places sustainability at the core of all business practices."
Pudney's hope for the tech industry is to see a more diverse workforce in the future, advocating for young women to enter into studying and beginning a career in technology.
She strives to continue to develop company processes to support diversity through the advertisement of positions, hiring and creating inclusive cultures across the board.