Inspired Testing Prepares For The Future With New CTO

05 Dec 2023
New CTO for Inspired Testing

Inspired Testing, a global pure-play software testing company, announced the promotion of Leon Lodewyks to Chief Technology Officer. As a company that always asks, “What’s next”, this appointment illustrates its continued organic growth into an innovative space. He will be tasked with ensuring that Inspired Testing offers the most relevant and market-leading testing services to its clients. He will also ensure that the tools, technologies, and services provided are up-to-date given the fast-moving technology landscape.

Leon has been with Inspired Testing since 2019 when he started as a Test Consultant. He has since served as Head of International Delivery and Chief Delivery Officer until his promotion to CTO in 2023. With over 20 years of experience in software testing, 15 of which were spent across the UK and Europe, Leon is placed in the perfect position to take Inspired Testing forward in his new role as CTO.

Leading from the front, Leon aims to leverage his extensive experience in software testing to drive innovation and excellence within Inspired Testing. His primary focus will be on integrating cutting-edge technologies and methodologies to enhance the company’s testing services. He will also prioritise building strong client relationships, understanding their unique needs, and delivering tailored solutions that exceed their expectations. Through strategic partnerships and collaborations, he aims to broaden the company's reach and impact, making it a preferred choice for businesses seeking top-tier testing solutions.

In order to keep the team at the forefront of industry developments, Leon will build on Inspired Testing’s culture of continuous learning and development. He is committed to nurturing talent within the company and creating opportunities for professional growth and development.

His vision includes expanding Inspired Testing's global presence and establishing it as a leader in the software testing domain. "As the new CTO of Inspired Testing, I see this position as a pivotal opportunity to redefine and elevate our approach to software testing. This role is not just about keeping up with technology, it’s about staying ahead. We are at a juncture where the integration of advanced technologies and methodologies into our services is crucial,” Leon explained.

“My goal is to ensure that Inspired Testing becomes synonymous with innovation, quality, and reliability in the software testing industry,” he continued. “We will focus on delivering bespoke, efficient, and effective testing solutions that not only meet but exceed the needs of our clients. This role is about fostering a culture of excellence and continuous learning within our team to ensure that we are always prepared for tomorrow’s challenges. Ultimately, my vision is to see Inspired Testing not just as a service provider, but as a key strategic partner in our clients' success."

“At Inspired Testing, fostering individual potential is integral to our mission. Our commitment to empowering our team while delivering great service to clients is truly rewarding,” said Inspired Testing CEO, Jacques Fouché. “The formal introduction of the CTO role within our organisation marks a significant milestone we have been anticipating for some time. I firmly believe Leon will propel Inspired Testing into the next phase of our journey, elevating our efforts to enhance our company’s talent and improve software quality at our clients.”

Leon’s appointment as CTO is a testament to Inspired Testing’s commitment to innovation and growth. His focus on integrating cutting-edge technologies and methodologies will ensure that Inspired Testing remains at the forefront of industry development and continues to deliver market-leading software testing services to clients. His leadership will be instrumental in nurturing talent within the company and building strong client relationships.

Leon Lodewyks

Chief Delivery Officer, Inspired Testing

Leon Lodewyks joined Inspired Testing in 2019 as Head of International Delivery – having spent 15 successful years in the testing and software development industry in the UK. He worked for numerous high-profile companies in the UK as a test manager, where he developed a keen understanding of the importance of testing as a business strategy, particularly in the context of agile development frameworks. Leon now fulfils the role of Managing Executive of the Coastal region of South Africa + Global Delivery.


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