Douglas (Doug) was appointed to the Board in May 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman. Doug is also a member of the Audit and Risk Committee and the Nomination and Remuneration Committee. Doug has over 30 years of international experience in the media and information and communication technology industries, including holding various senior management and Board positions. Doug is a previous Director of Seven West Media Ltd and current Director and Chairman of APN Outdoor Group Limited, NEXTDC Limited and Konekt Limited. Previously, Doug was Chief Executive of newspaper publisher Davies Brothers Limited, which was acquired by News Corporation in 1989, and in 1995 was appointed the Managing Director of News International Plc. After leaving News International in 1998, Doug joined Aegis Group Plc and was appointed as CEO in 1999, where he was instrumental in doubling the size of the company and established a global market research business Synovate and internet services business Isobar. From 2005 to 2008 Doug served as the Chief Executive of facilities management provider Rentokil Initial Plc. Doug returned to Australia in 2008 and from April 2008 to April 2012 was a consultant to and a Director of Qin Jia Yuan Media Services Ltd, a private television company in China. Doug graduated in chemical engineering from the University of Newcastle, New South Wales and received a MBA with distinction from Melbourne University.
Patrick (Pat) was appointed to the Board in May 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. He is also Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee. Pat has over 30 years of international commercial and business management experience, including holding various senior management and board positions. He is currently Chairman of HealthEngine.com.au and Local Agent Finder and a non-executive Director of Carsales.com Limited, APN Outdoor Group Limited and Little Company of Mary Healthcare. Pat was formerly Chief Operating Officer and Finance Director of Nine Entertainment Co. as well as serving as Chairman of NineMSN and as an independent director of iinet Limited. Prior to his role at Nine Entertainment Co, Pat was the CFO of Optus, and held a number of positions at Goodman Fielder, Burns, Philp & Company, and PwC. Pat is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Ireland and Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School’s Advanced Management Program.
Fiona was appointed to the Board in May 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Fiona is also Chair of the Nomination and Remuneration Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Committee. Fiona brings significant experience gained particularly with technology companies. She is currently a non executive director of MYOB Group Limited, The Sydney School of Entrepreneurship and the Securities Industry Research Centre of South East Asia (SIRCA). Fiona is a member of ASIC’s Director Advisory Panel. Previously, she was a member of the board of StatePlus, the Federal Government’s National Precincts Board and Innovation Australia Board where she Chaired or was a member of a number of the innovation committees. Fiona was a General Partner of an Australian venture capital fund that invested in Australian technology companies. She also served as a Councillor of the Australian Venture Capital and Private Equity Association (AVCAL). Prior to this, Fiona co-founded a catalogue and e-commerce business, was a strategy consultant with The Boston Consulting Group, an R&D engineer at Stratco and worked with consulting engineering firm Pak-Poy and Kneebone.
Fiona received an Honours Degree in Civil Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a MBA from Harvard Business School.
Geoffrey (Geoff) was appointed to the Board in May 2014 as an Independent Non-Executive Director. Geoff is also a member of the Audit and Risk and Nomination and Remuneration Committees. Geoff is an Independent Director on the boards of, OceanaGold and Yancoal Australia. Geoff was formerly a director of ASX-listed Fortescue Metals Group Limited (retired 5 December 2016), SmartTrans Holdings Ltd (retired 4 April 2016) and YPB Group Limited (retired May 2016). Geoff was the Australian Ambassador to China from February 2007 to August 2011 and Deputy Secretary of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade from November 2002 to November 2006. Between 1993 and 1995, Geoff was head of the Trade Policy Issues Division of the OECD, Paris.
Geoff received a Bachelor of Economics (Hons), a Masters of Economics and PhD degrees from La Trobe University.
John Croll has been active in the media industry since 1982 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director of Isentia (then Media Monitors) in 1999. Prior to his appointment, John held sales and operational roles with Croll Communications and Media Monitors. John is a former Executive Vice President of FIBEP, the International Federation of Press Clipping Bureaus. John is a Life Fellow of the Public Relations Institute of Australia, a Fellow of the International Association for the Measurement and Evaluation of Communications (AMEC) and a member of the Institute of Company Directors.
In addition to his Industry appointments, he is Chairman of Disability Sports Australia.