Sam is the Founder of Authorities Online with over 25 years’ experience in governance and law. He was previously Deputy Company Secretary of BHP Billiton, and Company Secretary & General Counsel of Zinifex and Bonlac Foods. Sam has advised many organisations on governance and delegated authorities and is an expert in the area. He is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, and a recipient of the Institute President’s Award for outstanding service. He is a thought leader and frequent presenter on governance topics.
Michael has more than 25 years’ experience in application development and system integration. Working at Microsoft for more than 10 years he consulted to many of Australia’s largest enterprises, including Telstra, CBA, BAB, BHP, the ATO and the Victorian Government. He has a breadth of experience in all aspects of systems implementation.
Peter is Chairman of our Advisory Board. He has a background in finance and general management and was Chief Financial Officer for Amcor. Peter is a former Chairman of the Australian Accounting Standards Board and was Deputy Chairman of the Australian Securities & Investments Commission. He is currently a non-executive Director of a number of listed companies, including Alumina, Ansell, Boart Longyear and SAI Global.
After nearly a decade of Senior executive roles as Managing Director leading businesses for GE Capital in Consumer & Commercial Finance, Jim is applying the acquired knowledge and practices of business performance improvement to a broad range of businesses. This has included Start-Ups, Professional Service Firms, Mid Market businesses and Not For Profits.
AJ is a business and sales executive who has a track record of turning strategy into results. He is currently a Chief Sales Officer at Large and architect of Mastership. AJ was previously the head of sales at start-up Better Place, an independent sales consultant and an account executive and enterprise strategist for Microsoft. While at Microsoft he secured the world’s largest Windows and Office deal and helped set the template for what would become its enterprise licensing program.
Sam is Co-founder and CEO for the Ansarada group, the only provider of virtual data rooms designed exclusively for M&A. He is an experienced business owner and sales executive and has worked for both Unilever and BMW Group. Sam’s previous roles involved leading, motivating and coaching teams, achieving growth through product development and accelerators, and utilisation of emerging technologies to simplify business models and disrupt incumbent players.