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Chris Beare

Chairman

Chris has several years of experience as both an investment banking executive and in leading successful startup companies, notably Radiata Inc. (acquired by Cisco Systems). Chris is currently chairman of Cohda Wireless, Saluda Medical, Booktopia, Capital Markets Technologies and Significance Systems and is involved in a number of other technology companies. He is the former chairman of DEXUS Property Group (ASX:DXS) and FlexiGroup (ASX:FXL).

Bruce Tilbrook

(UniSA Ventures), Director

Bruce is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of UniSA Ventures who managed the original spin-out, and seed investment, of Cohda Wireless from the University of South Australia.  He has over 20 years’ experience in senior commercial management, mergers and acquisition and corporate governance areas.

Bruce represent UniSA Ventures in its capacity as a shareholder in a number of its investee companies.  He also manages the Catalyst Investment Fund which provides early-stage proof of concept or prototype development funding to accelerate commercial outcomes

Greg Smith

(Sciventures Investments Pty Limited), Director

Greg is a co-founder of the venture capital company, SciVentures Investments Pty. Ltd., which manages the SciVentures Pre-Seed Fund. He returned to Australia in 1999, after 17 years as a senior executive with three Dow-Jones listed corporations in USA and Europe, where he predominantly worked on the identification and development of high technology business opportunities from research outcomes. He is the chairman (or a director) of the boards of four SciVentures start-up companies.

Ron Cattell

(Epicorp-also member of Mooroolbark Group), Director

Ron Cattell has lived and worked in 8 different countries around the globe. He was one of the founders of Datacraft Asia, growing the company to Revenues of US$600m and was CEO of the Group from 1999 to 2004. He has 16 years of public company board experience. He is investor, director and advisor to several companies, mainly in the technology space.

Torsten Lehmann

(NXP Semiconductors N.V.), Director

Torsten Lehmann, Senior Vice President, manages the Infotainment and Advanced Driver Assistance business line at NXP Semiconductors (NASDAQ: NXPI), the world’s largest supplier of semiconductor solutions to the automotive industry and market leader in security and connectivity solutions. Based in Hamburg, Germany, he has a proven track record of twenty years in the automotive microelectronics industry.

Wayne Fitzsimmons

(Mooroolbark Group), Director

Wayne Fitzsimmons OAM is an experienced executive who has worked extensively in the US, UK, as well as Australia. He is a director of several small privately owned start-up and hi-tech companies in Australia including iPro, Acendre, and Mooroolbark Group. He is Chairman of the Pearcey Foundation (www.pearcey.org.au) which promotes the ICT sector in Australia to Australia. Wayne holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications Engineering from the University of Queensland.

Rajiv Menon

(Cisco), Observer

Rajiv Menon is Head of Cisco Investments and M&A for Asia Pacific and Japan leading a team of professionals investing actively in a variety of strategic and thematic areas across Security, Collaboration Technologies, Big Data, Cloud, IOT, Storage, Connected Mobility, AI, Silicon and adjacent areas both directly and via LP positions. He has 20+ years of experience in credit structuring, term lending, trade finance, venture lending, venture investing and M&A. Prior to joining Cisco, he co-founded Captive Finance Corporation that operated as an independent company for 6 years before being acquired by Fortis Bank.