Board of Directors

Justin Milne

Justin Milne

Non-executive Independent Director & Chairman since 7 March 2012

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 and Tabcorp Holdings Limited.

Ken Sheridan

Ken Sheridan

Executive 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.

Stuart Black

Stuart Black

AM - Non-executive Independent Director Since 21 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, all ASX companies. In the not for profit space, Mr Black Chairs the Chartered Accountants Benevolent Foundation Ltd and is a former Non-Executive Director of The Country Education Foundation of Australia Ltd. He has contributed to the accounting profession as a former Chair and Director of the Accounting Professional and Ethical Standards Board Ltd and as a past member of the International Federation of Accountants SMP/SME Committee.

David Spence

David Spence

Non-Executive Independent Director since 22 May 2017

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 Discovery Ag 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

David Stewart

Non-Executive Director since 23 December 2017

Mr Stewart 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 Wireless Limited, which was completed in November 1997. Mr Stewart assumed the role of Managing Director of the merged entity and retired from the NetComm Board in December 2016 upon stepping down as CEO. Mr Stewart re-joined the Board in December 2017 and remains the single largest shareholder of NetComm.Mr Stewart is also a Director of ASX listed Beam Communications Holdings Limited

Jacqueline Korhonen

Jacqueline Korhonen

Non-Executive Director since 27 August 2018

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). Between 2016 and 2019 Ms Korhonen held 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 been appointed independent non executive director of MLC Life Insurance and holds degrees in Science and Engineering (Hon) from the University of Sydney, is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chief Executive Women.

Senior Management

Steve Collins

Steve Collins

Interim CEO

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.

Timo Brouwer

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

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.

Gillian Davie

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

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.

Adrian Macarthur-king

Adrian Macarthur-king

Chief Engineering Officer

Mr Macarthur-King is responsible for Engineering across NetComm’s three design centres located in Sydney, Melbourne and USA. An outcome focussed and driven leader with 15 years’ experience in product development, Mr Macarthur-King has risen through the ranks within the Engineering department at NetComm where he has been responsible for leading the development of dozens of innovative and award-winning telecommunications products and technology. Prior to joining NetComm, Mr Macarthur-King held leadership and technical roles in engineering and development at start-ups and SMEs in a range of sectors including telephony, web, and ground transport.