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spirit Investor Centre

Sharing the Spirit

We’re an ASX listed provider of super-fast Internet and cloud-based solutions. We’ve been ‘Internet providing’ since 2005, and our network now spans more than 15,000 kms across Australia’s East Coast, servicing businesses and homes of all sizes and needs. We’ve built our network to be a genuine alternative to the NBN, because we believe Australian businesses and homes deserve better, faster, more reliable Internet. We call it Sky-Speed Internet.


James Joughin

Bachelor of Business, CPA, GAIDC

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 also an experienced company director and holds non-executive directorships of a number of private companies and a public company.  He is currently chair of a private engineering and planning group and previously 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.

Geoff Neate
Managing director

Bachelor of Business (Monash), Masters of Marketing (Melb), Member: 2004

Geoff is a co-founder of Spirit Telecom, starting the business in 2005.

Geoff has been a senior executive with several established organisations such as Primus Telecom, RACV, Telstra and Lend Lease Corporate Services.

His three years at Primus Telecom as General Manager of the Consumer Division, included managing near 500 staff, $8 million marketing spend and $47 million operational expenses.

With over 20 years’ experience in telecommunications, he has witnessed the industry transform and has shaped Spirit’s activities accordingly.

Terence Gray

B.Bus, Grad Dip App Fin, Member: 2014

Terence is a corporate consultant to Lodge Partners Pty Ltd offering investment management and corporate advisory services. He has over 20 years’ financial markets experience including funds management and corporate finance.

Terence has held roles as Head of Equities at ANZ Funds Management, Chief Investment Officer at Allianz Equity Management, Head of Research, Allianz Dresdner Asset Management and Director of Corporate Finance, Grange Securities.

He has deep knowledge of funds management and the Australian equity market. His grounding as an institutional investor running large investment teams and as a corporate advisor to junior companies provides insight and expertise in company valuation, corporate fund raising and M&A activity both during opportunity acquisition and disposal stages.

Masters of Marketing, Bachelor of Business (Marketing)

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 Dioguardi

Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Engineering Hons

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.


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