Board of Directors & Executive Team

Board of Directors

Craig Farrow

Chairman

Craig holds a Bachelor of Economics degree from the University of Adelaide together with a Diploma of Financial Services and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is Managing Partner of Brentnalls SA, Chartered Accountants and former National Chairman of the Brentnalls National Affiliation of Accounting firms...

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Vaughan Bowen

Executive Director

Vaughan co-founded M2 in late 1999. He was appointed managing director following incorporation, and has successfully steered M2 from a start-up technology enterprise to its current position as a fast-growing and profitable national telecommunications company. Vaughan transitioned from the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer role into the role of Executive Director in October 2011...

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John Hynd

Non Executive Director

John holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Adelaide, is a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia, a member of the Intellectual Property Society of Australia and New Zealand, a member of the Advisors Group with Family Business Australia and a former member of the Law Council of the Law Society of South Australia.

John specialises in intellectual property legal affairs, with a particular focus upon technology industries. John's empathy for technology...

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Michael Simmons

Non Executive Director

Michael brings to the Board considerable experience in the telecommunications sector, having previously held the position of Chief Executive Officer of ASX-listed SP Telemedia Limited (SPT and now known as TPG Telecom Limited) group since its listing in 2001. Prior to listing the SPT Group was a wholly owned subsidiary of the Washington H.Soul Pattinson Limited controlled NBN Television Group. Michael served in executive roles for nearly 26 years...

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David Rampa

Non Executive Director

David is a veteran of the telecommunications industry having held senior executive positions with both Telstra and SingTel Optus, where he was the Director of the Wholesale Division. During David’s tenure at both Telstra and SingTel Optus he also served to promote and further develop the Australian telecommunications industry as the Deputy Chairman of SPAN (Service Provider Association), the preeminent industry body during that period.

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Rhoda Phillippo

Non Executive Director

Rhoda is a globally experienced executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors, including senior management positions in commercial, engineering and operations with British Telecom PLC; as CEO of Optimisation New Zealand, a software development business; and as General Manager of Telecom/Gen-i’s (now Spark) enterprise Trans-Tasman business.

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Executive Team

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Geoff Horth

Chief Executive Officer

Geoff has worked within the telecommunications industry for in excess of 20 years, starting in 1988 when he joined Alcatel's accounting cadet program.

He brings an invaluable diversity of skills and experience to M2, having worked in vendor and service provider organisations managing businesses with indirect, wholesale and direct sales organisations across both SMB...

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Darryl Inns

Chief Financial Officer

Darryl has served in senior finance roles in technology and manufacturing companies in both Australia and in the United Kingdom.

During his time at M2, Darryl has made valuable contributions to cash flow management, the implementation of comprehensive management reporting systems, risk management procedures and has been instrumental in due diligence for acquisitions.

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Ashe-lee Jegathesan

General Counsel & Company Secretary

Ashe-lee brings to the M2 Group more than 20 years’ experience as a practicing lawyer in both commercial firms and as in-house General Counsel. Ashe-lee’s experience spans the IT and Telecommunications sector with companies such as 3D Networks, Nortel Networks and most recently, Melbourne IT Ltd, where she was also Company Secretary.

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Alistair Carwardine

Technology Director

Alistair holds a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Liberal Studies from the University of New South Wales, a Masters of Management from the Macquarie University Graduate School of Business and is a graduate of the Executive Education Program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology Sloan School of Management.

After achieving the rank of Lieutenant...

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Scott Carter

Chief Operating Officer

Scott Carter has 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry and in this time has held management positions with Hutchison, Request Broadband and PowerTel. Prior to joining M2 in 2011, Scott was Managing Director / Executive Director of Clever Communications Australia Limited (ASX: CVA).

Scott is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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John Allerton

Commercial Director

John joined M2 in May 2013 and brings a wealth of experience to the Group having held senior executive roles including Treasurer at Optus and more recently Managing Director Corporate Strategy and Pricing at Telstra where he was responsible for Mergers and Acquisitions, Strategic Pricing and setting Corporate Strategy for the Telstra Group. Prior to joining Telstra, John headed up Ernst & Young’s Mergers and Acquisitions group in Sydney...

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Melissa Fitzpatrick

Melissa Fitzpatrick

HR Director 

Melissa is an awarded and skilled HR professional, bringing to the M2 Group more than 20 years’ experience in senior leadership roles and human resources.

Throughout her career, Melissa has held senior positions at a number of leading companies including Kraft Foods, CROWN Limited, Melbourne IT, FOXTEL and Optus.

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Mark Callander

Mark Callander

Chief Executive - New Zealand

Mark Callander has over 15 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry, beginning with Telecom New Zealand (now ‘Spark’), the country’s foundation telecommunications company. Mark, as CEO of CallPlus has been a key driver behind the growth and success of the company.  Under Mark’s leadership, CallPlus developed a strong leadership position in the industry and has been widely recognised as the ‘consumer champion’, driving...

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