Spirit Investor Centre

Recorded August 25th 2020
Spirit's Transition To The Modern Telco

Recorded August 24th 2020

We’re an ASX listed (ST1) provider of Sky-Speed Internet, Managed IT Services and cloud-based solutions for small to medium-sized businesses (SMBs). Since 2005, we’ve been a disruptor in the telco industry – our fixed-wireless network now spans Australia’s east coast, providing SMBs with services to take their IT to the cloud and back again across our super-fast Sky-Speed network. We believe that not only do Australian businesses deserve better, faster, more reliable Internet, they also need a team that can support their IT needs. That’s why we’re a one-stop shop built to provide SMBs with all the IT services they need, so they can focus on what they do best: running their business.

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Sol is a C-Suite Executive 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 within blue chip organisations including: 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 & Workstar). This included, Global P&L responsibilities, +650 team members with offices across Australia, Asia and Europe. Educated at Harvard, Melbourne Business School, RMIT and awarded a Fellowship by Leadership Victoria.


Mark is an experienced CTO and COO with over 25 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 in Telstra before building his corporate career as CTO at Maxis, where he led 1350 engineers and managed a USD600mil budget to grow their network.

He 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 TimedotCom.


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 that 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 IPO’s.


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. Greg was also chairman at privately held Tibaldi Smallgoods.


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 saw Inese drive growth and transform brands and culture across large enterprises including Microsoft, Telstra, Virgin Australia and 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.