The ComOps Board of Directors is responsible for the corporate governance of the Company including the direction and oversight of the Company's business on behalf of shareholders. Responsibility for the formulation of strategy and management of the day to day operations rests with the Chief Executive Officer.
Policy and other functions of the board include:
Approving goals, strategy and plans for the Company's direction formulated by management and monitoring their implementation, receiving and approving management recommendations such as for capital expenditiure and monitoring the Company's performance, meeting statutory, regulatory and reporting requirements.
Meet the Board
The Board has a wealth of experience and consists of the Chairman and two Non-Executive Directors
Murray Creighton - Chairman
Murray Creighton has more than 35 years’ experience in the IT industry with a focus on enterprise software and services solutions. During this time, he has had extensive experience in various roles, initially in sales and management followed by more than 20 years in general management and senior executive positions.
Murray's previous appointments have included Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan for Siebel Systems and Senior Vice President for Asia Pacific and Japan for PeopleSoft. He was also Managing Director for the Pacific region, including Australia and New Zealand, for System Software Associates (SSA). In addition, he was also Group Vice President for Taleo, a global leader in the provision of talent management, and Vice President for Asia Pacific for Cramer, an OSS solutions provider for the telecommunications industry subsequently acquired by Amdocs.
Alex Ninis - Non-Executive Director
BA/LLB University of Melbourne
Alex Ninis is a highly regarded corporate and commercial lawyer with an extensive practice focused on information technology, corporate/commercial, dispute resolution and corporate compliance. He has over 17 years of experience in the IT sector both in in-house legal roles and as an external legal advisor. He also has extensive IT transactional experience both in Australia and internationally.
Alex is currently a director of Blue Rock Law, which he joined in July 2010. Prior to this, Alex was a partner of the Sydney law firm, Truman Hoyle Lawyers and also held the role of Vice President and General Counsel – Asia Pacific and Japan, at PeopleSoft Inc. Prior to joining PeopleSoft in 1998, Alex gained broad experience in the provision of legal services to corporate clients having held positions as legal counsel to the Australian Chamber of Manufacturers, legal counsel to Lend Lease Corporate Services and Legal Counsel (Locum) to Burns Philp & Company Ltd.
Tony Karabatsas - Non-Executive Director
Tony Karabatsas has over 25 years' extensive experience spanning executive leadership, board director and strategic consulting roles across a range of industry sectors in Australia and internationally across Asia, Europe and the Americas.
Tony's professional focus is designing practical strategy for organisations, with a focus on strategic delivery to achieve real change and business value to clients. Tony has advised on the development of many technology and IT organisations, with a special focus on commercial development, and execution of growth strategies through acquisitions and capital raising.
Tony is currently a partner in a leading Asia-Pacific Management Consultancy company, Madison Cross Australia, specialising in Strategy & Operations. Before joining Madison Cross, Tony spent 8 years in leadership roles with major consulting firms. Tony was a Vice-President at Cap Gemini Ernst & Young, leading the Manufacturing, Retail and Distribution sector and the National Practice Leader of the Strategy and Operations practice at leading global consultancy, KPMG Consulting.
The Board is supported by the CEO and Company Secretary;
Daniel Sheahan - Chief Executive Officer
Daniel Sheahan joined ComOps in 2011 as General Manager – Solutions Marketing and assumed the role of Chief Executive Officer in March 2012.
Daniel has more than 20 years of IT industry experience during which time he has held a number of senior global roles within Australia and the Asia Pacific region, been a NASDAQ executive director, and managed worldwide sales, consulting and support field operations.
At the same time, he is a professional business strategist, turnaround specialist, and change agent, specialising in sales enablement and sales force attainment. As an expert in both start-ups and large multi-dimensional sales organisations, Sheahan has been responsible for driving growth through increased sales execution, profitable service delivery, and geographic expansion.
Daniel joined ComOps from Hewlett-Packard where he was Head of Strategy Asia Pacific Japan, Enterprise Software. Prior, he held senior roles with global software companies, including Sales Director at Compuware Corporation, Executive Vice President of Worldwide Sales at Concord Communications and Senior Vice President Asia-Pacific & Japan at IDS Scheer, one of SAP's largest worldwide partners and a leader in business transformation. Sheahan is also one of the founding partners of Sententia Partners, offering management consulting on three continents.
Daniel began his career in the Australian Army where he specialised in warfare electronics in RAEME (Royal Australian Electrical and Mechanical Engineers) before leaving to establish his own company that developed laser therapy devices, as well as outsourced engineering services to the medical industry in Australia.
Chris Brooke - Company Secretary
Chris Brooke is ComOps Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary. An experienced finance professional, Chris has worked in senior roles with a range of ASX listed companies over his 23 year career, including KPMG and Boral Energy Resources as well as the Adelaide companies Suburban Transport Services and FH Faulding.
Prior to joining ComOps, Chris was formerly the Group Chief Financial Officer for Razor Risk Technologies, whom he had been with since 2007.
Chris has a proven track record in driving cost management, cash control and staff utilisations. He also has strengths in finance negotiations, liaison with sales teams and enhancement of management and board reporting information.
Chris graduated with a bachelor of economics from Flinders University in 1989 and subsequently qualified as a CPA in 2004 and as an MBA from the University of Adelaide in 2006. Chris is a Fellow Member of both CPA Australia and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators (London).