BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Sol Lukatsky

Managing Director

Sol is a C-Suite Executive experienced with multiple company transactions across ASX and private equity backed companies. He has over 15 years in senior leadership roles covering marketing, sales management, digital, customer experience, big data, capital markets, innovation and operations. He has worked with blue chip organisations such as Dun & Bradstreet, Challenger Financial Services and NAB.

In addition, as CEO he has led two private equity backed companies in the online services and digital technology markets (GLS and Workstar). Responsibilities included Global P&L, plus over 650 team members across offices in Australia, Asia and Europe.

Sol was educated at Harvard, Melbourne Business School, RMIT and awarded a Fellowship by Leadership Victoria.

MARK DIOGUARDI

Coo & Executive Director

Mark is an experienced CTO and COO with over 30 years’ experience, predominantly in Tier 1 and 2 Telco operators in Australia and Asia. A qualified engineer, Mark commenced his career in engineering and engineering construction management with Telstra. He went on to build his corporate career as CTO at Maxis, where he led 1,350 engineers and managed a USD $600 million budget to grow their network.

Mark then moved into a Chief Operating Officer role at Maxis before returning to Australia to join iiNet as Chief Technology Officer. Mark joined Spirit as Chief Operating Officer in November 2018 to develop and lead Spirit’s network growth and drive operational excellence across the business. He is also an Executive Director of Spirit and a Non-Executive Director of TIME dotCom.

JAMES JOUGHIN

Chairman

James Joughin brings over 30 years of general corporate experience, having been a senior partner of Ernst & Young until 2013. He was a partner of the firm for 17 years and headed the Mergers and Acquisitions division in Melbourne.

James is an experienced company director and holds non-executive directorships of a number of private companies and a public company. He was previously chair of a private engineering and planning group, and chair of the finance and risk committee at both private and not for profit organisations.

For most of his career, James has been providing advice to Boards in relation to growth strategies, improving shareholder value, mergers and acquisitions, funding (both debt and equity) and IPOs.

INESE KINGSMILL

Non-executive Director

Inese brings over 20 years of experience in major corporations and is recognised as one of Australia’s most effective customer-focused business leaders. Her wealth of experience has seen Inese drive growth and transform brands and culture across large enterprises, including Microsoft, Telstra and Virgin Australia. Inese is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX-listed IT Professional Services company, Rhipe Limited.

Inese spent 16 years leading various functions at Microsoft, including oversight of marketing, the SMB customer segment and partner channel. She has held multiple senior roles with Telstra, driving enterprise-wide transformation of the business, culture and brand. More recently, Inese held the position of Chief Marketing Officer at Virgin Australia where she was accountable for growth of the digital channel as well as marketing.

She is a graduate of Western Sydney University, with a BA in Marketing, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

GREG RIDDER

Non-executive Director

Greg is currently the Chairman of Kogan.com. Formerly Asia Pacific Regional President at NYSE-listed Owens-Illinois, Greg led growth and diversification from its traditional Australian base through joint ventures and acquisitions in China and Southeast Asia. Recently he has focused on intensive business improvement, acting as CEO at the Australian Institute of Architects, CEO at Phoenix Australia and as CFO at World Vision Australia. Greg is experienced in leading businesses in multiple countries, cultures, economic circumstances and market conditions.