Ian Porter is the Chief Executive Officer of Vonex Ltd. Responsible for overseeing all technical and operational facets of the organisation, Ian drives the mission, operations, customer retention and engagement with the Board of Directors. Ian is a strong leader within the organisation and throughout the sector earning him the reputation over the last 30 years of being highly driven, effective and influential leadership style that motivates team members. Ian proudly holds a seat on the board of directors for iseek-KDC Services Pty Ltd as Executive Director for the past 10 years. Before joining Vonex, Ian was the Chief Operating Officer at iseek and prior to this held General Manager positions in Optus Consumer and Optus Wholesale in Sydney where he was instrumental in optimising product creation and delivery, and pre Dotcom burst as technical sales in Optus Business and project management. Ian is happily married with two children and enjoys motorcycling, football (soccer) and has a passion for home renovation.
Mr Wilks is an experienced company director who has headed several Australian and international telecommunications and technology companies, including as Regional Director (Asia and Japan) Regulatory Affairs for BT Asia Pacific, Managing Director of XYZed Pty Ltd (an Optus company), Chief Operating Officer of both Nextgen Networks and Personal Broadband Australia, and as Consulting Director of NM Rothschild and Sons. He brings extensive technology leadership, strategic finance, M&A and governance expertise.
Mr Paddon is an experienced company director and manager with over 25 years experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors. Brent co-founded Brisbane Internet Technology which was sold to Asia Online in 1999, held senior management roles at WebCentral and PIPE Networks and co-founded Over the Wire in 2007, which listed on the ASX in 2015 and was acquired in March 2022 by Aussie Broadband Limited (ASX: ABB). He has detailed knowledge of the telecommunications industry and hands-on experience in starting and scaling successful businesses.
Jason Gomersall previously cofounded 2SG Wholesale. Now as the the Founder, CEO and Managing Director of i- Seek Communications Jason continues to be at the forefront of the telecommunications industry from initially establishing himself as a foundation franchisee of the Optus World chain of retail stores in the 1990s.
Mike is a finance executive with over 30 years of Australian and international experience. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, graduated with Distinction from QUT with a Bachelor of Business (Accy & BusLaw), is a registered tax agent and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. He has worked for Deutsche Bank in London and on Wall Street, and held CFO and senior finance roles in the telecommunications, radio communications, and property industries in Australia. Most recently, he was CFO, Head of M&A and Company Secretary of Over the Wire Holdings Limited (ASX:OTW), and is the founding partner of corporate advisory firm The Hidden Persuaders.