Beth Jackson’s career includes senior roles in federal and state government, in law and more recently in telecommunications and technology in Australia and internationally. She was Director of Business and Government Marketing for Telstra, and Regional Vice President for SITA, then the world’s largest data communications network. She has also contributed to not for profit community organisations at board level, and undertook high level corporate advisory work.
Kaaren Koomen is a highly experienced executive with over 25 years experience in leadership roles in the private and public sector, with a particular focus on communications and technology. She is currently an Executive Director with IBM Australia and New Zealand, and a member of the Global IBM Government Programs Leadership Team. She has extensive board experience on over ten public and private boards and committees, and currently serves on four, including Chair of the Museum of Australian Democracy at Eureka and Vice President of the Australian Services Roundtable (elected).
Kate Foy joined the NSW Telco Authority as Managing Director in June 2016. Kate has over 17 years experience in the NSW Public Sector, holding senior executive roles in Infrastructure, Planning and Natural Resources, Premier’s Department and Transport. Kate has lead major transformational programs in service design and program delivery, most recently driving improvements for customers in the delivery of transport services in NSW.
Shane Fitzsimmons is Commissioner of the NSW Rural Fire Service. Commissioner Fitzsimmons has a wealth of strategic and operational fire knowledge and was awarded the Australian Fire Service Medal in 2001. Commissioner Fitzsimmons has qualifications in management and leadership from the Australian Institute of Police Management and TAFE.
Philip Gardner has been the NSW Treasury’s Deputy Secretary, Commercial Transactions, since 2017 having joined as Executive Director, Commercial Transactions in 2015. Prior to this, he was an expert adviser to Sunsuper and a senior executive with Goldman Sachs Asset Management in Australia, Singapore and the United Kingdom from 1997 to 2014, and a senior executive with Macquarie Bank from 1989 to 1997. Philip is a member of the NSW TCorp board.
Damon Rees is currently the Chief Executive Officer of Service NSW. Damon was previously the NSW Government’s first Chief Information & Digital Officer (GCIDO) and Deputy Secretary of ICT & Digital Government within the Department of Finance, Services & Innovation. Prior to this, Damon was the Chief Digital Officer at Macquarie Bank, having earlier served as the Chief Technology Officer and interim Chief Information Officer at Woolworths, and as Westpac’s Head of Integrated Delivery. He also serves as Non-Executive Director with GP Synergy, a federally-funded general practice education and training provider.
Clare Gardiner-Barnes is currently Deputy Secretary, Freight, Strategy and Planning at Transport for NSW, with responsibility for ensuring the planning, strategy, policy and legislation for all modes of transport in NSW support a safe, efficient and integrated transport system. Prior to this, Clare was Chief Executive at the Department of Transport in the Northern Territory. She has held numerous senior positions in government including Chief Executive at the Department of Children and Families in the Northern Territory and in policy at the Department of Education and Training in Queensland.
Geoff Kleemann commenced his career at Deloitte and subsequently completed twenty plus years as a senior executive in a listed company environment, as Chief Financial Officer for Crown Limited , Publishing and Broadcasting Ltd, Woolworths Ltd and Pioneer International Ltd. Geoff is currently a Non Executive Director of Investa Listed Funds Management Limited the RE for Investa Office Fund, and of Domain Ltd. He was previously Non Executive Director, and Chair of the Audit Committee, for Asciano Limited and Broadspectrum Ltd. Geoff is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and an Independent Non-Executive Director of the Domain Group Board.
Ric Oldham’s career spans almost four decades, with extensive experience in both the public and private sectors across telecommunications. This includes the design, construction and operation of public infrastructure as well as in the transport, utilities and resources industries. He previously served as a Chairman of Imatis and Bass Valley Landcare, and was a member of the Leighton Contractor’s advisory board. Ric has held senior executive and direct project management roles within the private and public sector in the delivery of complex multidiscipline telecommunications and civil infrastructure projects within Asia Pac and North America, with wide-ranging experience in strategic planning and leadership, building values based high performing client focused teams with an uncompromising culture of care, integrity and performance.