Board of Directors

DOUGLAS LOH

Executive Chairman
BEc (Hons), CPA, MAICD

Mr Loh has over 30 years of advisory, company management, investment management, & market research experience with a focus on smaller companies. He was a founding member of Acorn Capital in late 1998, Australia’s first boutique investment manager specialising in the microcap sector. His 19-year career at Acorn Capital included roles as the Head of Equities, CFO, COO and Executive Director of the Company. Mr Loh, as Portfolio Manager was responsible for managing microcap portfolios before becoming the Head of Equities, from 2013 to 2016. Mr Loh is also a director of Health Science Innovation Holdings Pty Ltd, an Australian dietary supplements company.

RICHARD CARDEN

Non-Executive Director

Richard is an Asia based business leader with over 25 years of experience in the telecoms, data centre and IT industry. Richard has a solid track record in driving sales productivity and revenue growth. He was previously the SVP Global Enterprise Sales for Speedcast (ASX:SDA). Richard joined Speedcast in 2013 when the company had just been acquired for circa A$40M and as part of the Executive team developed the M&A plus organic growth strategy that allowed the company to list in 2014 and achieve a market cap of over A$1.5B in 2018. Prior, Richard was the Global SVP for Pacnet and responsible for over 300 sales staff and revenues of more than A$800M. Earlier, he spent almost 10 years in Japan in roles that included President & CEO of Verizon, Japan.

TERRY SMART

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Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Smart has been Managing Director of The Good Guys at JB Hi-Fi Limited (ASX:JBH) since April 18, 2017. Mr Smart served as the CEO of JB Hi-Fi Limited from May 2010 to June 30, 2014. Mr Smart was a founding Director of JB H-Fi and served as the COO from 2000. During his tenure at JB Hi-fi, Mr Smart was instrumental in developing the company from initial public offering to a dominant Australian retailer with a A$3B market cap. Prior to JB Hi-Fi, Mr Smart was the General Manager of Operations of Kodaks' retail store network in Australia.

JOHN DUFFIN

Independent Non-Executive Director
BSc(Hons), MSc(Dist), CEng, MIMechE, MCIBSE

John is an Asia-based business professional with over 20 years’ local experience in the Asian Data Centre industry leading businesses focussing on engineering Infrastructure consultancy, design, operations and certification. John has extensive experience of critical facilities in the Hyperscale, Colocation, Telecommunications and Financial Services sectors and has held positions including Managing Director, South Asia for Uptime Institute, Technical Director for AECOM (Singapore), Senior Associate for Arup (Australia) and Executive Director for DSCO (Hong Kong). In 2019 John was awarded an Advanced Professional Diploma for successfully completing the globally recognised Financial Times Non-Executive Director Course.

JOHN BAILLIE

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr Baillie has over 25 years’ experience in financial services, including wealth management, corporate advisory, investor relations and private equity capital raisings. Mr Baillie was a Senior Investment Advisor with Shaw and Partners (formally Shaw Stockbroking) for 22 years, with a focus on portfolio management, trading and private equity raisings. In 2015 Mr Baillie established JB & Partners Corporate Advisory that specializes in strategic advice and succession planning for private companies; particularly family businesses. He has advised in a diverse range of industries, including financial services (particularly AFSL issues), FMCG companies, e-Commerce and the funeral industry.

TIM DESMOND

Non-Executive Director
Certified Data Centre Expert (CDCE)

Mr Desmond is a founder of DXN. Mr Desmond has over 15 years of experience in mission critical operations of data centres with a specialisation in modular data centre design, technology, manufacturing and applications. He has a focus on customer lead design, supply chain vertical integration and lean manufacturing. During his term as DXN’s Chief Technology Officer, Mr Desmond developed the product set and solutions that make DXNs modules unique and cost effective. He was also responsible for the overall design of the Sydney and Melbourne data centres. Mr Desmond has a multi-industry background within military, mining, police, information technology and banking data centres.

GEORGE LAZAROU

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Mr Lazarou is a qualified Chartered Accountant with over 25 years experience, including five years as a partner of a mid-tier accounting firm, specialising in the areas of audit, advisory and corporate services. Mr Lazarou has extensive skills in the areas of corporate services, due diligence, independent expert reports, mergers & acquisitions and valuations.

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