Board Members

Peter Kazacos B.E, B.Sc – Non-Executive Chairman

Experience and expertise

Mr Peter Kazacos has over 30 years experience in the IT industry. He founded KAZ in 1988 and led the Company over its 17-year history. Mr. Kazacos was responsible for guiding KAZ from a small IT services company in NSW to one of Asia Pacific’s leading IT services and business process outsourcing service providers. KAZ grew from 350 employees at its inception, through its listing on the ASX in 2000, to over 4000 employees, as a fully owned subsidiary of Telstra. Prior to establishing KAZ, he held a number of senior technical positions in the Australian IT industry with leading Australian organisations. Mr. Kazacos was the recipient of the inaugural, Australian Entrepreneur of the Year 2001 award in the Technology, Communications, E-Commerce and Biotechnology category. Mr. Kazacos was also inducted into the Hall of Fame for the 3rd Annual IT&T Awards in October 2004. This Award was in the category of “Champion of the vendor community”. Most recently, Mr Kazacos was inducted into the Hall of Fame at the inaugural ARN IT Industry Awards Ceremony (September 2007). Mr Kazacos was also the recipient of the prestigious CSIRO Tony Benson Award for Individual Achievement in ICT at the 2008 iAwards. This award is presented in recognition of outstanding accomplishments of an individual in the Australian ICT industry. He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering and a Bachelor of Science (Applied Mathematics and Computer Science) from the University of New South Wales.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Hartnell BEc LLB (Hons), LLM (Highest Hons) – Director 

Experience and expertise

Mr Anthony Hartnell was appointed Director on 26 November 2014. He has extensive experience in the areas of Corporate and Commercial Law, particularly, regulatory issues, corporate financing, takeovers, trade practices and collective investments, with more recent emphasis on investigations and enforcement actions. He is also the Chairman of the following listed companies: BT Australian Equity Management Ltd, BT Global Asset Management Ltd, BT Resources Management Ltd, Television & Media Services Limited, Chiquita Brands South Pacific Ltd. Anthony was formerly, Chairman, Australian Securities Commission 1989-92 (Inaugural Chairman) and National Companies and Securities Commission 1990-91. He was also a Member, National Companies and Securities Advisory Committee 1990-92. Member, Trade Development Council 1987-89. Special Legal Adviser, Australian Government Inquiry into Telecommunications 1985, Deputy Secretary, Department of Business and Consumer Affairs 1976-78, Chairman of Directors, KAZ Computer Services Limited and a Partner of Allen Allen & Hemsley. Anthony is an Officer in the Order of Australia (AM).

 

 

 

Sean St Clair Mulhearn B.Ec – Director

Experience and expertise

Mr Sean Mulhearn was appointed as Director on 17 November 2015. He has been involved in the financial markets for over 30 years with experience in Asia, Europe, and the Americas. He holds a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney and has obtained formal financial accreditations in the US and Asia. Sean has particular expertise in risk management. He recently founded Jacaranda Capital Partners, a boutique advisory and markets training business with offices in Singapore and Australia. He has been Member of Advisory Board of Pelican Point Capital Partners, LLC since October 30, 2014. He has been a Non-Executive Director of Greka Drilling Limited since October 5, 2015.

 

Justyn Stedwell B.C – Company Secretary

Experience and expertise

Justyn Stedwell is a professional Company Secretary consultant, with over 10 years’ experience as a Company Secretary of ASX-listed companies in various industries including biotechnology, agriculture, mining and exploration, information technology and telecommunications.  Justyn’s qualifications include a Bachelor of Commerce (Economics and Management) from Monash University, a Graduate Diploma of Accounting at Deakin University and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance at the Governance Institute of Australia.  He is currently the Company Secretary of several ASX listed companies.