OUR BOARD DRAW ON A WEALTH OF BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE TO OVERSEE THE DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY
B Com, MAICD
Vaughan was appointed Vocus Chairman on 3 October 2017. Vaughan founded M2 Group Ltd in late 1999 and was Managing Director / CEO for nearly 12 years, during which time he successfully steered M2 from a start-up technology enterprise to become a fast-growing, profitable, ASX listed, national telecommunications company. With a proven ability to successfully execute and integrate acquisitions, Vaughan was appointed Executive Director in October 2011, with a core focus on mergers and acquisitions ("M&A").
In addition to his M&A mandate, Vaughan maintains a close, highly effective engagement with the Vocus CEO and Executive Leadership team. Vaughan is Chairman of the Telco Together Foundation, a charitable foundation he created and seeded in 2011.
He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was named as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year in 2004 and 2009 and in 2012 he received the ACOMMS Communications Ambassador award for outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry.
Robert Mansfield, AO
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
Robert Mansfield, AO
Non-Executive Deputy Chairman
BCom DBHon FCPA
Bob Mansfield attended the University of NSW and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting.
He has a varied background in business across a wide range of industries and held the CEO position at McDonald’s Australia Limited, Wormald International Limited, Optus Communications and John Fairfax. In 1997 he filled a number of specialist roles for the Federal Government, including as Strategic Investment Coordinator, within the Prime Minister’s Office. In November 1999 Bob completed his Federal Government roles and was appointed Director of Telstra Corporation Limited. On 1 January 2000 he became Telstra’s non-executive Chairman and served until April 2004.
His past directorships include McDonald’s Australia Limited, CDS Technologies Limited, Datacraft Asia Limited, Dimension Data Holdings plc and Investec Bank (Australia) Limited. On 26 January 2000 Bob was honoured with an Order of Australia award for his contribution to Australian business and economic development and to the telecommunications industry. On 15 December 2014 Bob received a Doctor of Business degree, honoris causa, from The University of New South Wales in recognition of his business achievements, service to the community and to the University. His current board positions are:
- Chairman, Board of Governors, Steve Waugh Foundation
- Chairman, George Gregan Foundation
- Chairman, National Drug and Alcohol Research Centre
- Chairman, Advisory Board, Telco Together Foundation Bob is also a Member of the University of New South Wales Medicine Advisory Council.
Bob is also a Member of the University of New South Wales Medicine Advisory Council. In his role on the Vocus Board, Bob sits on the Technology & Transformation Committee.
B. Ec., Dip. FS, CPMgr, SA Fin, FCAANZ, FAICD
Craig is Chairman/Partner of Brentnalls SA, Chartered Accountants and former National Chairman of the Brentnalls National Affiliation of Accounting Firms. In 2012, Craig held the position of President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and in 2013, he was Executive Chair of the CAANZ amalgamation project for ICAA and NZICA. Craig is Chairman of Murray River Organics Group Limited and is Non-Executive Director of Bulletproof Group Limited. He also acts as a director and Board adviser to several private consulting and trading enterprises across the agribusiness, software and manufacturing sectors.
In his role on the Vocus Board, Craig is Chair of the Remuneration Committee, and a member of the Audit Committee.
Formerly Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s Public Practice Advisory Committee, Craig is also highly awarded, including being a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and receiving the Institute of Chartered Accountants 1999 National President’s Award for services to the Institute and the profession.
B.Acc, B.Com, MCom, CA (SA)
Jon has extensive experience in the areas of management, operations, finance and corporate advisory. Jon’s experience includes several years as managing director of a number of publicly listed companies and was also formerly the non-executive deputy president of the National Roads and Motoring Association.
Jon is currently on the board of several unlisted companies and is a former director of Investec Wentworth Private Equity Limited, Godfreys Group Limited and The Pas Group Limited. He was also previously a member of Investec Bank Australia’s Credit and Investment Committee. In the mid 1990’s, he was the CEO of Techway Limited, which pioneered internet banking in Australia.
In his role on the Vocus Board, Jon is a Member of the Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committees.
M. Sc, AICD
Rhoda is a globally experienced executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors, including time with British Telecom PLC, Telecom/Gen-i (now Spark) and M2 Group Ltd. Rhoda also has experience in the energy sector with Shell in New Zealand (now Z Energy) and Infratil Energy Australia (Lumo Energy).
In her role on the Vocus Board Rhoda Chairs the Risk Committee, the Wholesale Energy Risk Management Sub-Committee and sits on the Remuneration, Audit and Risk Committees. She is a former Deputy Chair of Kiwibank and Chair of Snapper Services Ltd in New Zealand. She Chairs 3DMeditech a start up medical and dental 3D printing business in Australia and is on the Board of LINQ (a technology start up in New Zealand). She is an Alternate Director for the Future Fund’s investment in Perth Airport.
Rhoda holds an MSc in Telecommunications Engineering and Business Management from University College London, where she was awarded the Founders Prize for best academic dissertation and the Masters Challenge Prize for leadership.
Rhoda’s previous roles include Chief Operating Officer of HRL Morrison & Co, a boutique infrastructure investment company and most recently as Managing Director and Executive Chair of Vix Technology, a global transport ticketing services business.
David Wiadrowski has been a partner at PwC for the last 25 years and was the Chief Operating Officer of the PwC Australia Assurance business from 2009-2014. At PwC he was the lead audit partner on a number of PwC’s major clients including Network Ten, Seven West Media, Aristocrat, APN News & Media, APN Outdoor, Macquarie Telecom and Hutchison Telecommunications.
David’s board experience includes being a Non-Executive Director of the Elevacao Foundation and Board Member of PwC Securities and PwC Indonesia. He is a Graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course, a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants and has a Bachelor of Commerce.
In his role on the Vocus Board, David is Chair of the Audit Committee and a member of the Risk Committee.