Michael MaloneChairman & Non-Executive Director
Michael Malone is the former CEO of iiNet Limited, having founded the company in 1993. During his tenure, iiNet became the second largest broadband DSL ISP in Australia.
Michael has been recognised with a raft of industry accolades. In 2009 Michael was CEO of the Year in the Australian Telecom Awards and National Customer Service CEO of the Year in the CSIA’s Australian Service Excellence Awards. Michael was named a finalist for WA Citizen of the Year and in 2011 he won the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
Bevan comes from a background in building successful Australian IT and telecommunication companies and an earlier career in administration in local and state government. Prior to establishing Superloop (and our sister companies of SubPartners and Megaport), Bevan founded NEXTDC with a vision to build Australia’s largest independent data centre provider. Having raised over $200m, NEXTDC launched data centres in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney and began works in Perth. making NEXTDC Australia’s largest data centre provider in terms of geography and IT power capability. In 2002, Bevan co-founded PIPE Networks which grew to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider with over 1,500km of fibre in 5 cities connecting 80 data centres, 250 Telstra exchanges and over 1000 buildings. In 2008, PIPE Networks proceeded with the construction of the $200m Sydney to Guam cable (PPC-1) with the project being completed in October 2009. PIPE Networks was sold to TPG for an enterprise value of $420m in May 2010.
Jason AshtonExecutive Director
Mr Jason Ashton, appointed to the Superloop Board as an executive director, co-founded BigAir in 2002 and has been its Chief Executive Officer since 2006. He brings more than 23 years’ telecommunications industry experience and was a pioneer within the Internet industry as Managing Director of business ISP Magna Data which he co-founded in 1993. He is a subject matter expert on fixed wireless broadband access networks and will continue to lead the BigAir business following the implementation of the Scheme of Arrangement.
Matthew HollisExecutive Director, Group GM Sales and Marketing
Mr Matthew Hollis holds the position of Group GM Sales and Marketing and has been appointed to the Board as an executive director. Mr Hollis was the Director of Corporate & Wholesale at Vocus Communications for over 6 years. Prior to joining Vocus, Matt served in various sales and corporate roles with Pipe Networks and other ISPs and System Integrators.
Vivian StewartNon-Executive Director
Mr Vivian Stewart, appointed to the Superloop Board as an independent non-executive director, served on the BigAir Board from June 2008 and was its Chairman at the time of BigAir’s acquisition by Superloop in December 2016. He serves on the Superloop Board’s Audit and Risk Committee and Remuneration and Nomination Committee.
Mr Stewart has extensive background in the IT&T industry, venture capital and corporate advisory services. He co-founded ISP Magna Data, venture firm Tinshed, corporate advisory firm Callafin and angel investment group Sydney Angels. He has spent 10 years as an independent corporate advisor specialising in sale, merger and acquisition transactions and related capital strategy for public and private companies.
Tony ClarkNon-Executive Director
Tony is an Emmy Award-winning Cinematographer as well as co-founder and Director of Rising Sun Pictures and Cospective, and co-founder of Cinenet Systems Pty Ltd.
CINENET Systems Pty Ltd was acquired by the Superloop Group in November 2015, and at the time had built a specialised high-speed international data networks catering specifically for needs of screen and broadcast media industries. The CINENET network is used by movie studios, movie producers, editing facilities, visual effects providers, sound facilities and DVD producers to create and exchange large digital assets and connect to infrastructure providers. The network interconnects media businesses in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide and Los Angeles via dedicated international capacity to CINENET’s Los Angeles point of presence.
Tony has a wealth of industry knowledge and experience in digital media. His credits as a VFX Supervisor for RSP include Alfonso Cuarón’s Gravity, Pirates of the Caribbean: On Stranger Tides, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, The Last Mimzy, The Core and Harry Potter & the Goblet of Fire.
He is a 2010 recipient of an Academy Award for Scientific & Technical Achievement as creator of the remote collaboration tool cineSync. His deep understanding of digital film became the foundation for the technology spin- off Rising Sun Research (now Cospective).
He has served as a board member on the South Australian Film Corporation, is currently on the board of Ausfilm and is an active member of both AMPAS the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences and the Visual Effects Society.
Louise BolgerNon-Executive Director
Louise Bolger is an experienced in-house telecommunications, media and technology lawyer and company secretary.
Currently Louise is General Counsel and Company Secretary for the ASX listed pre-paid cards issuer Emerchants Limited, and prior to that was also General Counsel and Company Secretary at Southern Cross Media Group Limited and PIPE Networks.
Louise commenced her career in private legal practice before continuing on to in-house roles with Telstra, Logica and Bank of Queensland.
Louise holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts (Modern Asian Studies) from Griffith University.
Greg BayntonNon-Executive Director
Greg Baynton is the founder and Managing Director of Orbit Capital, an investment and advisory company and holder of an Australian Financial Services Licence. He has a background in investment banking, infrastructure investment, and new projects and has experience in IPOs and other capital raisings, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations and corporate governance.
He has considerable experience as a director of ASX-listed companies. Among those, Greg is a former Director of Asia Pacific Data Centre Limited, NEXTDC and of PIPE Networks.
Greg holds a Master of Business Administration (QUT), a Master of Economic Studies (UQ), a Post- graduate Diploma in Applied Finance & Investment (SIA), and Bachelor of Business (Accountancy).