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
Peter Wicks - Non-Executive Chairman
Peter Wicks is an experienced Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Peter has had extensive experience in the natural resources sector and more recently as a property developer. He has been an executive and non-executive director of many ASX listed companies over his career, recently being the executive Chairman of an ASX listed company, Republic Gold Ltd. The Board has appointed Peter as non-executive Chairman of ComOps.
Andrew Roberts - Non-Executive Director
Andrew Roberts is a business executive /entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience in the IT industry across APAC, Asia Pacific, and the United Kingdom. He has extensive commercial experience in business aggregation, business strategy, technology strategy, professional services, operations and general management. Mr Robert’s specialties include technology incubation, growing business from start-up to sale, business turnarounds, and technology M&A.
Andrew has served as a company director on a number of private and public company boards, both in Australia and overseas and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has previously been a director of ComOps Limited after his business was acquired by ComOps in 2008.
Stephen Rattray - Non-Executive Director
Steve Rattray has been principal of management consultancy Time Management Group P/L for the past 25 years, during which time he has designed and or managed numerous corporate rebranding, restructuring and reorganisation projects, established and run the Australasian operations of several US financial information distribution groups [Dow Jones / Telerate] and been CEO of an ASX listed technologies group.
Steve, who has been a substantial shareholder for many years and has consulted to ComOps several times, knows of the capabilities of ComOps Solutions, the markets in which ComOps is a potentially serious contender and also brings valuable experience in areas of capital raising, broker involvement, talent sourcing and the restructuring of SME’s.
Phillip Carter - Non-Executive Director
Phillip Carter is a joint managing director of Kestrel Capital Pty Limited, the Sydney‐based private equity manager. Phillip has extensive experience developing and financing technology rich industrials in Australia, Europe and the USA. Recently, as chairman of Prism Group Holdings – a developer of enterprise management information systems software – he led the restructure and turnaround of its global operations and sale of the business to a US competitor, delivering significant returns to investors.
Previously, Phillip headed a leading UK‐based technology consulting and investment advisory practice managed by the InterTechnology Fund, recognised by the EVCA as one of the most active development capital funds in Europe. He is currently a non‐executive director of Goldminex Resources Limited and Sigtec Holdings Pty Ltd (Australia).
Phillip holds a doctorate and bachelor degree in engineering (PhD, BEng) and a masters degree in finance (MAppFin). He is also a Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD) and a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute.
Niall Cairns - Non-Executive Director
Niall Cairns is a joint managing director and co‐founder of Kestrel Capital Pty Limited, a private equity manager focused on growth companies with global opportunities in the technology, resources, niche manufacturing and services sectors. As an experienced growth company investor and developer, Niall has over 25 years of direct seed, private equity and listed company experience. In 1993 Niall cofounded Kestrel Capital, since which he has raised six funds and led the investments and been a director of companies such as Australian Helicopters, Avand (sold to Technology One), GMD (sold to SMS), Gale Pacific (AVCAL award winner) and Intrapower (sold to TPG Telecom).
Currently, Niall is a director of Tru‐Test Corporation Limited, Goldminex Resources Limited and Nanyang Australia II Limited.
Niall holds a bachelor of economics (BEc) and is Chartered Accountant (CA) and Fellow of the Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
The Board is supported by the Company Secretary;
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).