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Board of Directors

John Puttick - Non-Executive Chairman
 

John was appointed as Chairman of the Company in October 2015.

John is the founder and Chairman of GBST Holdings Limited (ASX: GBT). John holds an Honorary Doctorate from the Queensland University of Technology and chartered accounting qualifications from Auckland University of Technology. He has over forty years of experience in building commercial systems with information technology, over thirty of which have been in developing financial services solutions at GBST Holdings Limited.

John is a member of Queensland University of Technology and a member of the Hall of Fame of the Pearcey Foundation.

John is a member of Over the Wire’s Audit and Risk Committee and chair of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

The Board considers John to be an Independent Director.

Michael Omeros - Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
 

Michael is a co-founder and the Managing Director of the Company.

Michael has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT services sectors, and graduated from QUT in 1994 with a Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of IT (with Distinction).

Prior to Over the Wire, Michael held a Senior Management role at GBST, worked for Zurich Insurance in the UK and founded Celentia which now forms part of Over the Wire.

Michael is a member of Over the Wire’s Audit and Risk Committee.

Brent Paddon - Executive Director
 

Brent is a co-founder and Director of the Company.

Brent has over 20 years of experience in telecommunications and IT services sectors and graduated from QUT in 1996 with a Bachelor of IT. He also completed a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration from QUT in 2008.

Prior to Over the Wire, Brent held a senior management role at WebCentral, worked for Pipe Networks and founded Brisbane Internet Technology, which was sold to Asia Online.

Brent is a member of Over the Wire’s Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

Susan Forrester - Non-Executive Director
 

Susan was appointed as a Non-Executive Director in October 2015.

Susan is an accomplished company director, with significant experience as a non-executive director across a range of listed and unlisted company boards, spanning the professional services, healthcare and childcare sectors. In particular, she has chaired, or been a member of, various audit, risk management and remuneration committees.

Susan currently holds the position of chair for National Veterinary Care Ltd (ASX: NVL) and is a non-executive director for G8 Education (ASX: GEM), Xenith IP Group Limited (ASX:ZIP) and UnitingCare Qld. In addition, she chairs the Queensland Department of Transport and Main Roads Audit and Risk Committee and serves on the Audit Committee of Local Government Association of Queensland.

With a Bachelor of Laws (Honours) and a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese), from the University of Queensland, Susan completed an Executive Masters of Business Administration (EMBA) from the Melbourne Business School. She is also a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).

Susan is chair of Over the Wire’s Audit and Risk Committee and a member of the Nominations and Remuneration Committee.

The Board considers Susan to be an Independent Director.