Management Team

We have established a highly skilled management team, which offers a strong competitive advantage and is a fundamental driver to our success and unprecedented growth.

Drew Kelton

CEO

A global business leader with over 30 years of experience in the ICT and telecommunications arena, Drew Kelton has experience in CEO and senior leadership roles at DocuSign, T-Mobile Business, Bharti Airtel, Telstra International, Saturn Global and IXNET.

In addition to his operational background, Drew is also an experienced public company director and is currently the Non-Executive Chair of cloud security company Firstwave Limited (ASX:FXT) and Non-Executive Director of Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1).

Bevan Slattery

Executive Director

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.

Ryan Crouch

Chief Operating Officer - Networks

Ryan Crouch is responsible for the active network, software & technical solutions that make up the Superloop Network in Australia and abroad.

Prior to joining Superloop, Ryan was a co-founder of APEXnetworks, a wholesale network access service aggregator within the Australian telecommunications market. From technical design, software development and system architecture Ryan was the driving force in technical delivery and product offering to channel customers building a multi-carrier access network that spanned Australia for over nine years.

Matt Whitlock

Chief Operating Officer - Infrastructure

Matt Whitlock is responsible for the operational activities of Superloop, from installation to service delivery and the on-going network management across all locations.

Prior to joining Superloop, Matt was General Manager of Operations for PIPE Networks and TPG Telecom’s Corporate division for seven years.

He was responsible for service delivery, network integrity, maintenance and service support functions for both the domestic and international networks. Matt also served as the Operations Manager for PIPE International and was part of the team that delivered the PPC–1 Cable System in 2009.

Susana Halliday

Project Leader – Hong Kong

Susana has 25 years experience in infrastructure development projects and has been involved in facilitating telecommunication projects in Asia Pacific over the last 15 years.

Prior to joining Superloop, Susana was on the Board of Directors of a multinational engineering and design company in Hong Kong and Director of utilities, water engineering and environmental services for the Asia-Pacific business.
She was also involved in several of the early international cable systems entering Hong Kong (EAC1 & 2, FNAL, C2C, NAC, and APCN2), domestic cables systems for New T&T and, more recently, the Hong Kong segment of the Asia-America Gateway (AAG) and South-East Asia Japan Cable System (SJC).

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