Board of Directors & Executive Team

Board of Directors

Vaughan Bowen

Executive Director

Vaughan co-founded M2 in late 1999, was appointed Managing Director upon incorporation and successfully steered M2 from a start-up technology enterprise to a large scale, 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.

Vaughan holds a Bachelor of Commerce UNSW, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was named as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Southern Region in 2004 and 2009 and in 2012 was awarded ACOMMS Communications Ambassador for outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry.

Vaughan is a non-executive director of Aggregato Global Ltd, a specialist provider of pre-paid calling products which is majority owned by M2.  He is also Chairman of the Telco Together Foundation, a charitable foundation uniting the telecommunications industry, which he created and seeded in 2011.

Over nearly 12 years of leading the Company, Vaughan's innovative approach to branding, sales, alliance marketing and his proven ability to successfully execute complementary acquisitions, provided M2 with scale, diversified earnings and a respected position in the telecommunications industry.

In his role as Executive Director, Vaughan’s focus has centred on identifying and executing strategic acquisition opportunities, which has included a number of transformational acquisitions, including Primus Telecom, Dodo and New Zealand based CallPlus Group.  

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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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