Board of Directors

Paul Branding

Paul Brandling

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chairman

Paul was appointed a Director in August 2015, and has been Chairman since November 1, 2018. He has worked in the information technology industry for over 30 years and has broad experience in hardware, services and software. He previously held the positions of Vice President and Managing Director of Hewlett‑Packard South Pacific plus Vice President and Managing Director of Compaq South Pacific.

From 2001 to 2012, Paul was a member of the International CEO Forum (Australia) and served as a Director of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA) from 2002 to 2011. Mr Brandling was previously a Director of Amcom Telecommunications Limited until its acquisition, was a Director of Vocus Communications Limited until February 2016 and previously a Director of Tesserent Limited until October 2017. He currently serves as a Non-Executive of Infomedia Ltd and Avoka Technologies Pty Ltd. Paul’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2021 Annual General Meeting.


John Ruthven

CEO and Managing Director

John Ruthven is an internationally experienced software industry executive respected for his strategic approach and operational expertise across global enterprises. John has over 20 years’ experience working in the technology industry with a proven track record of leadership and delivering strong profitable growth. 

Most recently, John was the Operating Officer – Global Sales at TechnologyOne. Prior to that John was President & Managing Director ANZ of SAP, SVP International Sales at Zuora Inc, and held various senior positions at CA Technologies and Computer Associates Inc. John has extensive international experience in the USA, Europe and Asia Pacific regions.

John Ruthven

Peter Lloyd

Peter Lloyd

Independent Non-Executive Director

Peter was appointed director in July 2010. He has over 40 years’ experience in computing technology, having worked for both computer hardware and software providers. For the past 35 years, Peter has been specifically involved in the provision of payments solutions for banks and financial institutions. He is currently the proprietor of The Grayrock Group Pty Ltd, a management consultancy company focusing on the payments industry and is a Non-Executive Director of Taggle Pty Ltd. Peter’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2022 Annual General Meeting.


Anne Myers

Independent Non-Executive Director

Anne was appointed as a Director in July 2018. Ms. Myers has worked in the finance and technology industry for over 30 years with experience in business strategy, technology, digital innovation and operational functions. Anne is the former Chief Operating Officer and CIO of ING Direct Australia and has acted in executive technology and business roles for QBE, Macquarie Bank and St George Bank.

She currently acts as an advisory board member to early phase technology innovators, including TokenOne Pty Limited, is a director of Defence Bank Limited and United Way Australia Limited and is a Council Member of the University of New England. Ms. Myers has also worked in the not for profit sector for United Way Australia, and was a member of the Industry Advisory Network for the University of Technology. Anne’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Anne Myers

Garry Dinnie

Garry Dinnie

Independent Non-Executive Director

Garry was appointed a Director in February 2013. He is a Director & Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee of CareFlight Limited, Australian Settlements Limited and a Director of a number of private companies. He is also the Chair or member of a number of Audit & Risk Committees of NSW public sector and private sector entities. He was previously a partner with Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising in audit, advisory and IT services. Garry’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2022 Annual General Meeting.


Allan Brackin

Independent Non-Executive Director

Allan was appointed a Director in February 2021. He is a seasoned non-executive director with entrepreneurial flair and over 35 years experience in the technology sector. He has a proven track record as a business builder and advisor, with experience in business strategy, sales and marketing, process re-engineering, change management, financial management, M&A activity and governance. Allan is the former founder and CEO of AAG Technology Services, CEO and Managing Director of Volante Group Ltd, previously Chair of RPM Global Ltd, Chair of Opticomm Ltd, Chair of GBST Ltd and is currently a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Sovereign Cloud Holdings Limited. Mr. Brackin has also worked with companies in the private sector and several not for profits in the capacities of Chair, Advisory Board member and/or Non-Executive Director. Allan’s current term will expire no later than the close of the 2021 Annual General Meeting.

Allan-Brackin

 David Purdue

David Purdue

Company Secretary

David was appointed Company Secretary in July 2012. David was also the Company’s Global Commercial Manager until his retirement in July 2016. Prior to this, David spent three years at Integrated Research’s Colorado office to manage the Americas finance operations. David is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with over 25 years’ experience in both professional practice and industry.