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March 31, 2021

Hitachi Australia Announces Appointment of
Michael Miller as Managing Director

Sydney, March 31, 2021 -- Hitachi Australia Pty. Ltd. today announced the appointment of Mr Michael Miller as Managing Director.

Mr Miller succeeds Ms Chie Mashima, who has served as Managing Director since April 1, 2019. Ms Mashima will now lead the Social Innovation Business of Hitachi, Ltd. in Tokyo, Japan, working closely with the Global Social Innovation Team. Both appointments are effective April 1, 2021.

Mr Miller joined Hitachi Australia in September 2020, as the Chief Operating Officer, with a responsibility for delivering Hitachi’s expanding Social Innovation Business in Oceania.

As COO, Mr Miller steered key initiatives and strategic partnerships to help advance the delivery of innovative business and technical solutions that meet the needs of Australian governments and businesses through a ‘One Hitachi’ approach. These key initiatives will continue to be Mr Miller’s responsibility in his new role.

Mr Miller has over 30 years’ experience in the management of complex customer-oriented services businesses in Australia and New Zealand. Before joining Hitachi Australia, he held executive leadership roles with the Downer Group, including three and a half years as CEO of Downer Rail and 2 years as the Group Head of Customer and Government Partnerships.

Mr Miller has previously held executive positions within the IT, Telecommunications and the Managed Services Industry including with Hewlett Packard, Nortel Networks and Converga.

“I am honoured to have been selected to lead the Hitachi Australia business in the position of Managing Director. Our team will continue to focus on our customers’ needs, a vital element of the leadership focus under Ms Mashima. We will increase our drive to promote the Economic, Social and Environmental values of Hitachi by promoting products, services and solutions that improve the quality of life of people in communities across Australia. We have some exceptional global capabilities in a diversified industry portfolio including Mining, Transportation, Healthcare, Energy, and Agriculture,” said Mr Miller.

“Our customers are increasingly engaging with Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business using our co-creation model. Our Kyōsō Centre will facilitate various stakeholders to solve social problems in a collaborative environment with innovative solutions. It is a very exciting time for the company, with a great opportunity to make a real difference in Australia. I am delighted to have this opportunity”.

I would like to thank Ms Mashima for her significant contribution to Hitachi Australia.”

Michael Miller

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totalled 8,767.2 Billion yen ($80.4 Billion USD), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi's advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental, and economic value for its customers. For more information, visit

About Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd

Hitachi Australia Pty Ltd. headquartered in North Ryde, Sydney, is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501; “Hitachi”), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi has been operating in Oceania for over 50 years and through its subsidiary companies offers a wide range of solutions for smart cities, transportation, mining and agriculture; with operations in every Australian state and territory and throughout New Zealand. For more information, visit