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Vocus Group Ltd (VOC.AX)

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Summary

Name Age Since Current Position

David Spence

65 2010 Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Geoff Horth

2016 Chief Executive Officer

Craig Farrow

2016 Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board

Mark Wratten

2017 Chief Financial Officer

Mark Callander

2016 Corporate Executive New Zealand

Christopher Deere

2016 Chief Technology Officer

Ashe-lee Jegathesan

2016 General Counsel, Company Secretary

Vaughan Bowen

2016 Executive Director

Scott Carter

2016 Chief Operating Officer - Mass Markets

Matt Hollis

2016 Director - Corporate & Wholesale

Jonathan Brett

2010 Non-Executive Director

Robert Mansfield

2017 Non-Executive Director

David Wiadrowski

2017 Non-Executive Director

Rhoda Phillippo

2016 Non-Executive Independent Director

Biographies

Name Description

David Spence

Mr. David Moray Spence is Independent Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Vocus Communications Ltd. He has been involved in over 20 internet businesses, as Chairman, Chief Executive Officer (‘CEO’), director, shareholder or advisor. Until February 2010, David held the role of CEO at Unwired Ltd. From 1995 until 2000, David held various positions with OzEmail, including Managing Director and CEO. He grew the business to become Australia’s second largest ISP. David is a past Chairman of the Board of the Internet Industry Association.

Geoff Horth

Mr. Geoff Horth is Chief Executive Officer of the Company. He is a Former M2 Chief Executive Officer.

Craig Farrow

Mr. Craig Lehmann Farrow is Non-Executive Independent Deputy Chairman of the Board of the Company. Craig’s is Chairman/Partner of Brentnalls SA, Chartered Accountants and former National Chairman of the Brentnalls National Affiliation of Accounting Firms. In 2012, Craig held the position of President of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and in 2013, he was Executive Chair of the CAANZ amalgamation project for ICAA and NZICA. Currently, Craig acts as a director and Board adviser to several private consulting and trading enterprises across the agribusiness, software and manufacturing sectors. Formerly Chairman of the Institute of Chartered Accountant’s Public Practice Advisory Committee, Craig is also highly awarded, including being a Fellow of the Governor’s Leadership Foundation and receiving the Institute of Chartered Accountants 1999 National President’s Award for services to the Institute and the profession.

Mark Wratten

Mr. Mark Wratten is appointed as Chief Financial Officer of the company effective from 16 January 2017. He was most recently Mr Wratten was the CFO of ASX listed company Recall Holdings Limited (Recall) and left in May 2016 following the successful acquisition of Recall by Iron Mountain. Prior to becoming CFO of Recall and the demerger of that Company from Brambles Limited, Mark held a number of senior finance roles across Brambles (refer Appendix One for more detailed employment history).

Mark Callander

Christopher Deere

Ashe-lee Jegathesan

Ms. Ashe-lee Jegathesan is General Counsel, Company Secretary of the Company. She has held this position since 22 February 2016, having held the equivalent position with M2 Group Ltd prior to its merger with Vocus. Ashe-lee is responsible for the legal, regulatory governance and risk management functions across Vocus, as well as acting as Company Secretary to the Board. Ashe-lee comes to Vocus with more than 20 years’ experience as a lawyer, including in similar senior executive roles with global companies, such as Melbourne IT Limited (also listed on the ASX) and the Planet One Group, and with major commercial law firms in Australia.

Vaughan Bowen

Mr. Vaughan G. Bowen is an Executive Director of the Company. He co-founded M2 in late 1999, was appointed Managing Director upon incorporation, and steered M2 from a start-up technology enterprise to a large scale, fast-growing and profitable national telecommunications company. Vaughan transitioned from the Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer role into the role of Executive Director in October 2011, following a 12 year period leading M2. In his role as Executive Director at Vocus following its merger with M2, Vaughan’s focus is on identifying and executing strategic acquisition opportunities, which, prior to the merger, included a number of transformational acquisitions, including Primus Telecom, Dodo and New Zealand based Call Plus Group. Vaughan is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, was named as a finalist in the Entrepreneur of the Year Southern Region in 2004 and 2009 and in 2012 was awarded ACOMMS Communications Ambassador for outstanding contributions to the telecommunications industry. Vaughan is also Chairman of the Telco Together Foundation, a charitable foundation unifying the telecommunications industry in support of disadvantaged communities, which he created and seeded in 2011.

Scott Carter

Matt Hollis

Jonathan Brett

Mr. Jonathan (Jon) Keith Brett is Non-Executive Director of Vocus Communications Ltd. He has extensive experience in the areas of management, operations, finance and corporate advisory. Jon’s experience includes several years as managing director of a number of publicly listed companies and was also formerly the non-executive deputy president of the National Roads and Motoring Association. Jon is currently on the board of several unlisted companies and was a director of Investec Wentworth Private Equity Limited. In the mid 1990’s, Jon was the CEO of Techway Limited which pioneered internet banking in Australia.

Robert Mansfield

Mr. Robert Mansfield AO has been appointed as the Non-Executive Director of the Company, effective 1 January 2017. Mr Mansfield has had an extensive career in the Australian telecommunications industry commencing post deregulation with his appointment as the founding CEO of Optus Communications building the business from its origins as a Government owned entity to a strong competitor across all segments of the Australian telecommunications market. Mr Mansfield was appointed Director of Telstra Corporation Limited in 1999 and then subsequently served as Chairman for a period of 4 years as the Company worked through a range of challenges post privatisation including significant industry disruption. Bob Mansfield was born in Rabaul, New Guinea and educated at Barker College, Hornsby. He attended the University of NSW and graduated in 1974 with a Bachelor of Commerce degree with a major in Accounting.

David Wiadrowski

Mr. David Stoddart Wiadrowski is Non-Executive Director of the Company. Mr Wiadrowski has over 20 years of board level exposure across the public, commercial and not for profit sectors with particular experience in the Technology, Telco, Entertainment, Media and FMCG industries. MrWiadrowski has been a partner at PwC for the last 25 years and was the Chief Operating Officer of the PwC Australia Assurance business from 2009-2014. At PwC he was the lead audit partner on a number of PwC’s major clients including Network Ten, SevenWest Media, Aristocrat, APN News & Media, APN Outdoor, Macquarie Telecom and Hutchison Telecommunications. Mr Wiadrowski’s board experience also includes being a Non-Executive Director of the Elevacao Foundation and Board Member of PwC Securities and PwC Indonesia. He is a Graduate of the AICD’s Company Directors Course, a Fellow of the Chartered Accountants and has a Bachelor of Commerce.

Rhoda Phillippo

Ms. Rhoda Phillippo is Non-Executive Independent Director of the Company. Rhoda is a globally experienced executive with more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors, including senior management positions in commercial, engineering and operations with British Telecom PLC; as CEO of Optimisation New Zealand, a software development business; and as General Manager of Telecom/Gen-i’s (now “Spark”) enterprise Trans-Tasman business. Rhoda’s experience in the energy industry includes a role as Transition Director with Shell in New Zealand (now Z Energy) for H.R.L. Morrison & Co and recently as Managing Director of Infratil Energy Australia, leading the successful sale of the business in September 2014. Rhoda was previously COO of HRL Morrison & Co. She is currently Executive Chair of Vix Technology, Chair of Snapper Services Ltd and a non-Executive director on the Board of Vix Investments, Kiwibank and Ling. She is also an Alternate Director for the Future Fund’s investment in Perth Airport.

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