Ken Carr – Chairman and Non-Executive Director
(PhD Bus Adm. MBA)
Dr Carr is a seasoned, non-executive director and chair, having held CEO/MD roles in 5 ASX listed companies primarily in the, telecoms, banking, payments and electronic manufacturing sectors and non-executive director roles in 3 others, including 2 as chair.
He is currently a non-executive director Waken by limited (ASX: WAK). Dr Carr first joined the Freshtel board in February 2010. He has formerly held CEO and Board positions on several listed entities in Australia and overseas, most recently as CEO of lntec Limited (ASX:ITQ), and prior was Managing Director of Rubik Financial Limited (ASX:RFL). Previously he has held senior executive positions at IBM, AT&T, and Lucent Technologies and British Telecom. His main experience is related to corporate restructuring and transformation, which has included several JVs and mergers and acquisitions in many countries. Dr Carr left the Board in February 2013 and re-joined Freshtel on 2 May 2014.
The board considers Dr Ken Carr to be an independent director as Dr Carr is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with, or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with, the independent exercise of his judgement.
Mithila Nath Ranawake – Non-Executive Director
(BBus, MBA, CPA, FAICD)
Mr Ranawake was elected to the Freshtel board on 23 November 2010. Mr Ranawake has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications industry in Asia Pacific, Australia, India and China, combined with a strong background in finance, mergers and acquisitions, information systems, sales, change management, strategy and business development acquired across a number of industries. In his most recent role Mr Ranawake was the chief financial officer of Konekt Limited, a ASX listed workplace health solutions provider. Prior to that he was the CFO of Consistel Group in Singapore where he was instrumental in raising funds from Intel Capital and JAFCO Asia. Prior to joining Consistel, Mithila was the CFO of LongReach Group Limited, an ASX listed Australian telecommunications equipment manufacturer and vendor, where he was involved in raising capital and managing its merger. He has held senior management positions in Telstra Corporation, British Telecom and Marconi. Mr Ranawake also has several years of experience in gas, electric and petroleum industries.
The board considers Mithila Nath Ranawake to be an independent director as Mr Ranawake is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with, or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with, the independent exercise of his judgement.
Andrew Roberts – Executive Director
Mr Roberts is a business executive / entrepreneur with over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry in Australia, New Zealand, Asia Pacific, and the United Kingdom. He has extensive strategic IT and commercial experience in business aggregation, business analysis/strategy, sales, marketing, professional services, operations and general management. Mr Roberts has direct experience in building and growing IT and cloud-based companies from start-up to sale.
He has previously been a director of Comops Limited (ASX: COM) and was recently head of strategy and cloud operations at Rubik Financial Limited (ASX: RFL). Mr Roberts was also the deputy chair of the Young and Well Cooperative Research Council, a federally funded not-for-profit organisation focusing on the use of technology to assist well being in young people’s lives.
Wayne Wilson – Non-Executive Director
(BCom, GradDipAppFin, GAICD)
Mr Wilson has over 29 years’ experience in financial services in Australia, working across banking, platforms, asset management, AFSLs, private clients, superannuation, insurance and trustee services.
His previous roles have included Managing Director, Wealth – Rubik Financial Limited (ASX: RFL), Head of Asgard and Advance Asset Management – Westpac, General Manager Wealth Distribution – St George Bank, Director of Distribution Asgard, Securitor, Licensee Select, IBS and Badges – Asgard, Group Executive Private Clients – Perpetual and Head of Marketing for Lend Lease Advisor Services, MLC Advisor Services, Apogee and Garvan Financial Planning- MLC.
The board considers Wayne Wilson to be an independent director as Mr Wilson is free from any business or other relationship that could materially interfere with, or reasonably be perceived to materially interfere with, the independent exercise of his judgement.
Graham Henderson – Company Secretary
(Brecon, B.A.,M.A., M.Hist.)
Mr Henderson has had many years’ experience in the management of public companies, both listed and not for profit entities. He joined Freshtel Holdings as Company Secretary in September 2010, and acted as CFO until the acquisition by Field Solutions in April 2018.