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Russell Yardley

Executive Chairman and Acting Chief Executive Officer

Russell has been a professional Non-Executive Director and Chairman for the past decade following a career in the informational technology and communications sector. He is Chairman of ASX listed Tesserent Limited, on the boards of two WPP companies Wunderman and Bienalto, Chairman of the Australian Federal Government funded National eResearch Collaboration Resources and Tools project, a member of the Victorian Government Purchasing Board as well as being an honorary member of the board of the Alannah and Madeline Foundation. After spending more than 7 years at IBM he founded his first company Decision Engineers that was merged with ASI to form Applied Learning that was then listed on the ASX in 1993. Russell was the Victorian State Chair 2010-2011 and the National Treasurer 2011-2014 of the Australian Information Industry Association, was made an Honorary Member of the Australian Computer Society in 2010 and made a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors in 2012.

Appointed to the Board on 28/2/2017.

Ian Lothian

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Lothian is an experienced CA (CAANZ) with a background in business advisory and audit services, and strong commercial experience in horticultural exporting and development finance. As an Audit Director at Audit New Zealand he held a variety of senior audit roles in the NZ public sector, including local government, health, tertiary education and the Governments of Samoa and Tokelau. He holds an MBA with Distinction from the Edinburgh Business School at Heriot Watt University, and as a Chartered Member of the NZ Institute of Directors, he now acts as a professional independent director.


Appointed to the Board on 2 April 2019

Geoff Gander

Non-Executive Independent Director

Mr Gander is an experienced professional  with a strong corporate background across a range of industry sectors, including Technology and Oil and Gas.  He is currently Chairman/CEO of an ASX listed oil and gas company and has held a range of Executive and Non-Executive Director roles with several listed companies over the past 14 years.