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Our Leadership

JUSTIN MILNE

Non-Executive Director & Chairman

Mr Milne has substantial telecommunications industry experience and is an experienced company director having served in diverse industry sectors with a multinational focus. He had an executive career in telecommunications, marketing and media. From 2002 to 2010 he was Group Managing Director of Telstra’s broadband and media businesses and led Telstra’s New Media businesses in China. Prior to that he was CEO of OzEmail and of MSN Australia. He is currently Chairman of MYOB, and a Non-Executive Director of NBN Co Limited, Tabcorp Holdings Limited and Members Equity Bank Limited.

KEN SHERIDAN

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Sheridan is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in senior management in major corporations in Australia and Asia. He spent 11 years with KPMG before he moved into the commercial sector where he held several CFO roles with large multinational companies in Australia and Asia including three years as Finance Director of a top 10 Malaysian listed consumer goods company. Mr Sheridan was the Group CFO for Tenix, one of Australia’s largest private companies. In the 6 years prior to joining NetComm, Mr Sheridan was Managing Director and major shareholder of Acelero Pty Ltd, a human resources software company.

KEN BOUNDY

Non-Executive Director

Mr Ken Boundy has extensive technology, marketing and international business experience across a diverse range of industry sectors. A professional independent non-executive director since 2004, he currently sits on five other boards spanning telecommunications, manufacturing, renewable energy and resources. He has also chaired successful start-up businesses in water filtration and information technology. In his executive career, Mr Boundy’s roles included: Managing Director of Tourism Australia; Executive General Manager, International, of James Hardie Industries Limited; Group General Manager, Corporate Development, of Goodman Fielder Limited; CEO, of Goodman Fielder Asia, Singapore and Director, Industry Development, of the Victorian Department of Industry Commerce and Technology.

STUART BLACK

Non-Executive Independent Director since 21st March 2013

Mr Black is a prominent Chartered Accountant and experienced Company Director. A former Managing Partner of a chartered accounting firm and a Past President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, he has extensive experience in professional services, agribusiness, financial services, manufacturing, import, distribution, IT and biotechnology.

Mr Black is currently a Non-Executive Director of Australian Agricultural Company Limited, TPI Enterprises Limited and was previously a Non-Executive Director of Coffey International Limited. He Chairs the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation Ltd and is a Non-Executive Director of The Country Education Foundation of Australia Ltd. He is a former Chair and Director of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board Ltd and a member of the International Federation of Accountants SMP Committee.

David Spence

Non-Executive Director

Mr Spence has extensive network communications technology experience in building satellite, wireless and fibre networking businesses as well as working with large global networking and carrier companies. He is Chairman of DiscoveryAg, and was the non-Executive Chairman of Vocus Group Limited and Chairman of Paypal Australia and founder and Chairman of the National Narrowband Network. Mr Spence was the CEO of Unwired Limited from 2003 to 2009, the Company that pioneered wireless broadband to households in Australia.

DAVID STEWART

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

David is an experienced CEO and successful entrepreneur with more than 30 years in management and business leadership roles. David founded Banksia Technology Pty Limited in 1988 and successfully managed the company as a fast growing and highly profitable business. In 1996 he instigated the successful takeovers of a number of his competitors, including NetComm Limited, which was completed in November 1997. David assumed the role of Managing Director of the merged entity and remains the single largest shareholder of NetComm.

David has a strong financial background, extensive experience in sales and marketing and has a strong interest in new technologies.

Jacqueline Korhonen

Non-Executive Director

Ms Korhonen has over 30 years of experience in the IT industry. Beginning her career with IBM as an engineer, over 23 years she progressed to hold several executive positions within IBM in Australia and Asia. Since then, Ms Korhonen was CEO with Infosys Australia/NZ (a subsidiary of NASDAQ-listed Infosys, a global leader in consulting, technology and outsourcing) and SMS Management & Technology (ASX listed Consulting and IT services company). Ms Korhonen currently holds the position of Vice President, Asia Pacific for Cognitive Technologies at IBM, which includes areas such as Blockchain, Artificial Intelligence, Data/Analytics, Robotics, IoT and Process Outsourcing.

Ms Korhonen has degrees in Science and Engineering (Hon) from the University of Sydney, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a member of Chief Executive Women.

KEN SHERIDAN

Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director

Mr Sheridan is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in senior management in major corporations in Australia and Asia. He spent 11 years with KPMG before he moved into the commercial sector where he held several CFO roles with large multinational companies in Australia and Asia including three years as Finance Director of a top 10 Malaysian listed consumer goods company. Mr Sheridan was the Group CFO for Tenix, one of Australia’s largest private companies. In the 6 years prior to joining NetComm, Mr Sheridan was Managing Director and major shareholder of Acelero Pty Ltd, a human resources software company.

TIMO BROUWER

Chief Operating Officer

Mr Brouwer has a 30-year background in the telecommunications vendor sector and is responsible for overseeing global sales, marketing, operations and customer support. For the past two years, he has been CEO and Director of RFS Australia and a member of RFS’ global executive. RFS is a designer and manufacturer of wireless infrastructure solutions. In this role, Mr Brouwer managed 200 staff including R&D/engineering, manufacturing, finance, sales, operations and logistics, and was also responsible for RFS’ manufacturing facilities in Australia (Melbourne), US, Germany, China and Brazil. Prior to RFS, Mr Brouwer was Managing Director of Motorola Mobility Australia, NZ and the Pacific Islands for four years. Before that he had various sales roles at Nortel, Motorola Australia and GEC Plessey Telecommunications and started his career as an engineer at Alcatel Australia.

CHRISTOPHER LAST

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Last has had a successful and diverse career in finance, having specialised in chartered accounting, treasury, investor relations and senior finance disciplines over the past 25 years in Australia and overseas; and is responsible for the Company’s internal finance and investor relations capabilities.

His most recent role was as Chief Financial Officer of Heart Research Institute Ltd, and prior to that spent five years as Chief Financial Officer of Blackmores Ltd. In addition, Mr Last previously held senior finance roles at Unilever Australasia and Richemont.

Steve Collins

Chief Technology Officer

Mr Collins is responsible for NetComm Wireless’ strategic technical direction, product innovation and design with a focus on future technologies. For more than 23 years, Mr Collins has led teams specialising in M2M/IoT, 3G/4G, industrial computing, technical product concept design, hardware and software engineering, mobile computing, GPS and wireless communications.

Prior to joining NetComm Wireless, Mr Collins led Synaptia’s strategic enterprise projects and solutions architecture as the Company’s owner and director. Prior to that, Mr Collins managed a team of development engineers in the UK and Australia as Head of Development at Minor Planet Systems PLC, and Minor Planet Asia Pacific; and was responsible for the design, specification and implementation of software and hardware products at GPS Online.

Gillian Davie

Chief People Officer

Ms Davie has global responsibility for People and Culture at NetComm Wireless. With over 20 years Human Resources experience in both growth businesses and businesses undergoing transformation. She holds a rare combination of experience in business start-up, acquisition, growth, sale and closure. Ms Davie is an experienced board member in the not for profit domain and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Prior to joining NetComm Wireless, Ms Davie as HR Director, led a team of HR professionals responsible for the successful wind down of Masters Home Improvement. Prior to that she was General Manager Human Resources for Progressive Enterprises, New Zealand’s largest private employer. She has held senior roles specialising in talent sourcing, workforce planning, remuneration and HR policy as part of her substantial career with Woolworths Limited.

Els Baert

Director – Marketing & Communications

Miss Baert is an experienced marketing strategist and is responsible for all the marketing and communications activities for NetComm globally. Her specialty lies in bridging the gap between technology and marketing with a focus on bringing value to the customers. Prior to joining NetComm, Miss Baert lead marketing campaigns for the Fixed Networks business of Alcatel-Lucent (now known as Nokia) and supported nbn in becoming successful in their journey to connect everyone in Australia. Coming from Belgium and being in global roles, Miss Baert has an extensive knowledge about the global market and telecom operator requirements worldwide.

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Corporate Governance and Policies

Corporate Governance

NetComm Wireless has a strong and sincere commitment to effective governance in order to:

  1. Enhance organizational performance.
  2. Understand and manage risks to minimize the negative aspects and maximize the opportunities.
  3. Strengthen shareholder confidence.
  4. Enhance its public reputation through enhanced transparency and accountability.
  5. Demonstrate how it is discharging its legal, shareholder and ethical obligations.
  6. Provide a mechanism for benchmarking accountability.
  7. Assist in the prevention and detection of fraudulent, dishonest and/or unethical behavior.
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Quality, Safety and Environment Statement

Quality, Safety & Environment Statement

At NetComm Wireless we want our customers to have confidence in the products and service we provide; so we are developing a culture of commitment to excellence through a process of continual improvement in quality, safety and environmental management.

Quality Management System
OH&S Management System
OH&S Management System
Environmental Management System
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