OUR BOARD DRAW ON A WEALTH OF BUSINESS AND TECHNICAL INDUSTRY KNOWLEDGE TO OVERSEE THE DIRECTION AND MANAGEMENT OF THE COMPANY
Robert Mansfield, AO
Robert Mansfield, AO
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 Nomination Committee.
Managing Director & CEO
Managing Director & CEO
Kevin is an internationally experienced CEO with more than 20 years in the telecommunications industry in Australia, the UK, USA and Israel. During this time, he has demonstrated his ability to lead change and strategically drive substantial improvement in business performance.
Kevin’s experience includes roles roles as CEO at Hutchison Three Australia; CEO at Hutchison Three UK; Country Chief Officer & CEO, Consumer at Optus Communications; and Group Executive, Retail at Telstra. His recent years of experience leading the consumer segments of Australia’s largest telecommunications companies afford him a deep understanding of the changing landscape and its risks and opportunities.
Kevin holds a Bachelor of Arts in Accountancy and Computer Science from Heriot Watt University, Edinburgh and is a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Scotland.
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 Wholesale Energy Risk Management Sub-Committee and sits on the Remuneration and Audit & Risk Committees. She is Chair of Snapper Services Ltd in New Zealand; Non-Executive Director of LINQ (a technology start up in New Zealand); and 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 Deputy Chair of Kiwibank; 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 & Risk Committee and a Member of the Nomination Committee.
Mr. John Ho is the Founder and Chief Investment Officer of Janchor Partners, a long-term industrialist investor based in Hong Kong and currently holds indirectly, (through Janchor Partners), a 17.9% interest in Vocus (constituted by a relevant interest of 9.24% of Vocus’ voting shares and an economic interest through cash settled equity derivatives in a further 8.66%). He also serves as Deputy Chairman of the Hong Kong Stock Exchange Listing Committee and is Non-Executive Chairman of Bellamy’s Australia Limited.
Prior to founding Janchor Partners in 2009, Mr Ho acquired global experience including with the Boston Consulting Group in Australia, Citadel Investment Group in the US and as Head of Asian Investing at The Children’s Investment Fund. Mr Ho is an Australian citizen raised and educated in Sydney, and holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and a Bachelor of Commerce in Finance (First Class Honours and University Medal) from the University of New South Wales.
In his role on the Vocus Board, John is also a Member of the Remuneration and Nomination Committees.
Bachelor of Applied Science
Julie Fahey has more than 30 years’ experience in technology and the management of large-scale transformation programs, including as National Managing Partner, Markets and National Lead Partner, Telecommunications, Media & Technology for KPMG.
Prior to her leadership roles with KPMG, Julie’s executive career spanned a range of roles including Chief Information Officer of General Motors Holden (Australia) and Deputy Managing Director of SAP Australia. Julie retired from the KPMG partnership in 2014. Since that time, she has undertaken several independent engagements, amongst others, acting as consultant and adviser to a number of corporates and state government entities in relation to major transformation programs and IT capability.
Julie is currently a non-executive director with IRESS Ltd and Seek Ltd. She is also a non-executive director of a small number of IT&T companies, and a not-for-profit organisation. In her role on the Vocus Board, Julie Chairs the Remuneration Committee.
Julie holds a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mathematics from RMIT.
Mark has been a key player in New Zealand’s competitive telco market for almost two decades. As CEO of CallPlus, Mark positioned the company as a true competitor to the incumbents. The growth and reputation of CallPlus positioned it strongly in the industry and through its multiple brands (including Slingshot and Orcon) has achieved 15% market share.
CallPlus has been widely recognised as the ‘consumer champion’ and for driving change in the New Zealand regulatory and competitive landscape. Now, as the leader of the Vocus New Zealand business, and member of the Australian executive, Mark is focused on further growth, and getting Vocus services into 1 in 4 New Zealand homes. Mark also has experience within the FMCG market having previously held senior Management roles in this area.
He holds a Bachelor of Management Studies from the University of Waikato and completed Leadership for Senior Executives with Harvard Business School. Mark is also a Trustee of Not For Me Charitable Trust and a Board Member of the Telecommunications Carriers Forum.