September 6, 2021

Core Systems appoints Tim Purcell, Head of Australasia

Core Systems Northern Ireland (NI) Ltd., leading global provider of interactive offender technology, is delighted to announce the appointment of Sir Tim Purcell as Head of Australasia.


Tim Purcell has over 30 years international corporate experience in business management, software development, security systems and solutions consulting – honing his expertise with corporate giants such as Nokia, Australian Defence, Fujitsu, Unisys, Siemens and John Holland Group, amongst others.


This expertise has led to his work in more recent years in the justice and corrections sector, visiting correctional centres in throughout Australia, New Zealand and Finland, to manage design and deployment of electronic security, operator and prisoner software solutions.


“Core Systems’ extensive corrections business throughout the world has led to significant agreements across various States in Australia, including the largest facility, Clarence Correctional Centre in NSW. Working with leaders in the corrections space such as Serco, NEC and John Holland Group has opened an expanding gateway for Core Systems to appoint Tim Purcell to spearhead the ever growing market,” Ms Patricia O’Hagan, CEO of Core Systems said.


Core Systems has developed a world renown software platform called Core Pathway, providing prisoners with applications to better manage their everyday lives in areas such as learning, communications and budget management, developing essential life skills in a prison environment – helping to prepare them for the world outside of prison and to constructively re-enter society.

“The important work that Core Systems do in challenging how prisoners and former prisoners are provided with the skills to reduce their chances of reoffending, is critical in this ever changing environment. Working on the Clarence Correctional Centre allowed me to see first hand how Core Systems’ solutions impacted prisoners and staff, and that’s why I’m excited to join Core, to make a difference,” Sir Tim Purcell said.