Meet our leadership team.
From a wide array of industries and experiences, these are our leaders helping us change the game.
Managing Director and Executive Director
Phillip is a thought leader who has spent nearly three decades in the telco industry. Starting his first ISP at 18, Phil went on to found Wideband Networks in 2003 with his business partner John Reisinger. He saw a growing need to extend broadband access into regional and rural areas of Australia. As a result, Wideband Networks merged with Westvic Broadband in 2008 to create Aussie Broadband. During this time, he was appointed Managing Director of Aussie Broadband.
Phillip has taken the company from a small, regionally focussed business to an Australia-wide quality internet service provider, with an outstanding reputation for stable internet and award-winning customer service.
He is acknowledged as an excellent communicator and inspirational leader who thrives on large challenges. He leads through straight-talking, his ability to engage with people at all levels, and his core belief in making communities better.
Phillip is a graduate of the JMW Leader of the Future program and is also heavily involved in the not-for-profit sector, particularly with Scouts Victoria.
Chief People and Reputation Officer
Jane is passionate about transforming organisations, attracting and retaining great talent, developing leadership skills and fostering strong cultures and has done so in various executive roles over her career.
Jane joined Aussie Broadband in late 2022 as Chief People and Reputation Officer, coming from other CPO and Strategic People roles in Findex, AGL, Australian Unity and NAB.
Jane is commercially minded and looks for practical solutions to strategic objectives, always keeping people at the centre of her thinking and solution design.
Chief Information Officer
Anna joined Aussie in May 2023 and brings with her a wealth of experience having most recently been Chief Operating Officer at BTC Markets and Chief Operations Officer at Thryv (formerly Sensis).
Before this she spent almost 10 years at Deloitte as a leader in its strategy and operations management consulting practice.
Chief Operating Officer
Kusi worked as a professional in the university sector before joining Aussie Broadband in 2016 to establish its marketing and strategy functions. He became General Manager, Marketing & Corporate Strategy in 2018, Chief Strategy Officer in 2021, and Chief Operating Officer in 2022.
He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Wollongong and is a graduate of the JMW Leader of the Future program.
Chief Financial Officer
Brian joined Aussie Broadband in 2019 as CFO and Company Secretary. He has over 30 years' experience as a financial professional across a range of industries, including health and general insurance, waste management, materials handling, and professional services.
As a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, he has experience across the spectrum of business types, including ASX, private equity, mutual not-for-profit, and private companies. Also, as a founder of two businesses, Brian has a deep understanding of developing fast-growth businesses.
Chief Growth Officer
Aaron worked as an IT professional for 10 years before shifting into telecommunications sales. He joined Aussie Broadband as a Business Development Manager in 2008, was promoted to National Sales Manager of the Company's business division in 2014 and then to General Manager of Sales in 2017 and in August 2022 was promoted to Chief Growth Officer.
Aaron brings his experience and passion for leadership with deep technical knowledge to the role and an ability to cut across all sales channels. He is responsible for securing some of Aussie Broadband's largest customers.
Michael was a co-founder and the Managing Director of Over the Wire Holdings Limited prior to its acquisition by Aussie Broadband. He has over 20 years of experience in the telecommunications and IT services sectors and graduated from QUT in 1994 with a Bachelor of Engineering – Electronics (First Class Honours) and Bachelor of IT (with Distinction).
Prior to Over the Wire, Michael held a Senior Management role at GBST, worked for Zurich Insurance in the UK and founded Celentia which was subsequently absorbed by Over the Wire.
Chief Infrastructure Engineering Officer
Brad Parker joined Aussie Broadband as the new Chief Infrastructure Engineering Officer (CIEO) in July 2023. Brad brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise following twenty years as an infrastructure executive in Silicon Valley. Most recently he was the Founder and Principal of a boutique infrastructure consulting and advisory firm, BNC Advisory, LLC.
He has previously held executive positions at Google, Cisco Systems, Salesforce and Yahoo! and has deep experience in building and operating world-class Cloud and SaaS platforms.
As CIEO, Brad will lead the team that delivers critical technology infrastructure, supporting Aussie's exceptional customer experience, technology excellence, and ongoing commitment to delivering outstanding solutions for its rapidly growing user base.
Chief Strategy Officer
Jonathan is an experienced executive with 8 years' experience in the Telco sector. Four of these involved leading Australia's largest research programs on product, customer, marketing, and pricing in the Telco sector. Prior to this, he clocked up 10 years of management consulting experience across Australia and North America.
Jonathan joined Aussie Broadband in 2022 from Telstra where he was Head, Customer Research & Strategic Insights. Prior to Telstra, he also worked at Deloitte as Director of Strategy and Operations.
Chief Technology Officer
John has worked in the telecommunications industry since 2001. He was a co-founder of Wideband Networks in 2003 and has held the role of Chief Technology Officer since 2008. John brings strong technical expertise and acumen to the role and is responsible for overseeing the Company's network management.
He holds a Bachelor of Computing from Monash University and is a graduate of the JMW Leader of the Future program
Chief Customer Officer
Kevin has extensive experience across the telecommunications, construction, automotive, and agricultural industries in a range of IT management, customer service focussed, and administration positions. He joined Aussie Broadband in 2014 to lead its technical support operations, became General Manager Customer Service in 2018, and Chief Customer Officer in 2022.
Kevin's detailed and practical approach to customer experience influences all parts of the business in support of residential, small business and corporate/enterprise customers. He has 35 years of experience in Information Technology, as well as ITIL and Microsoft System Engineer certifications.