Our directors have extensive CEO, senior management and board roles. That real world experience translates to a unique understanding of business & emerging company drivers.

Richard Llewellyn – Chairman

  • Over 40 years experience in many senior marketing and management roles primarily in the financial  services and IT&T sectors
  • CEO of an Australian IT company that grew ten-fold in five years
  • Vice President and member of the Executive Committee of a NYSE listed IT&T company
  • Over the past 20 years involved in managing numerous corporate advisory and funding projects with a total value in excess of A$1billion
  • Founding Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
  • Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management
  • Founding Executive Chairman of Nextec Corporation
  • Director of Energy Technologies Ltd
  • Chairman of Sentinel Strata Services Pty Ltd
  • Director McPherson Media Group
  • Executive Director Howitt & Co – AFS License  230680
  • Chair Overland Society Ltd (publishers of Overland literary magazine)
  • Trustee of John & Sunday Reed Estate (Heide MOMA)
  • Director Barrett Reid Bequest
  • National judge Telstra Small Business Awards
Margo Orr
  • Over 20 years experience in  Hospitality Marketing and Tourism in Australia and Indonesia.
  • Created and developed  4 Restaurants & Bars in Melbourne with a $5mil dollar turnover. The Order of Melbourne, Grigons & Orr Corner Store & Magic City.
  • Development of a 5 Star Restaurant in the city center of Melbourne with a turnover $4M, 35 Staff. The Duck Crown Casino.
  • Concept development and marketing of Youth Arts Program for State Government. www.Freeza.vic.gov.au,  www.Youth.vic.gov.au
  • Pioneered Streaming Radio for PBS fm, City Fm, 3 MBS, 3ZZZ, Hitz FM & Kiss FM
  • Program Creator and Director for State funded Street Arts Project.  www.artstriangle.org.au
  • Developed and managed the State Government Arts & Grant program for Music Youth
Greg Eaton
  • Over thirty years consulting in technology development, commercialisation, fund raising and management
  • Contracted roles have included CEO, Research Director, Board Technology
  • Adviser, and Non-Executive Director of both public and private corporations
  • Sectors of direct experience include pharmaceuticals, waste management, electronics, nanotechnology,  microfluidics, renewable energy, clean coal technologies and insecticides
  • Former member Federal Government R&D Tax Concession Committee
  • Former member University curriculum advisory committees
  • Over twenty years membership of several Australian Standards committees
  • Contracted CEO successful IPO of pharmaceutical corporation (wrote prospectus and accompanying business plan)- Restructure and successful float of battery corporation – Due diligence performed on many technologies and technology platforms prior to merger or IPO -  Develop, design and implement business plans and draft prospectus for restructuring and IPOs – Countries of IPO experience – Germany, USA, and Australia
  • Awards include Commonwealth Open Scholarship, Inventor of the Year,  Australian Design Award.
Glenn Smith
  • An entrepreneurial leader/executive with >20 years experience in high growth enterprises, specialities: strategy, innovation, commercialization and investment execution (venture capital /private equity).
  • Involved in growing businesses at all stages of the growth cycle (listed and private), from existence (start-ups), to survival (<$5M), to success (<$100M), to take-off (>$100M), through to resource maturity (>$1B).
  • Negotiated private and public sector agreements up to $150m with partners such as Telstra, Amazon Web Services, Cardinal Health (USA), Optus, Sonic, Kimberly Clark, I-MED, Mayne, Keeler ophthalmic instruments, Novartis and Australian, U.S., U.K., European and Asian governments and research institutions
  • Cross-functional team leadership as part of the development and launch of a telecommunications e-commerce health data system product and service line generating over $75m annually
  • Core sectors of experience:  Telecommunications (data products, software and services); Online internet systems Medtech and biotech Healthcare University research, development and technology commercialisation; Agribusiness (viticulture and oenology).
  • MBA, BA/Econ, MWTVIT