Tesserent Limited Annual Report 2021

Board of Directors Annual Report 2021 Tesserent Ltd 10 GEOFF LORD Non-Executive Chairman Geoff is the Founder and CEO of the Belgravia Group, a privately held investment group which since being established in 1990 has grown to employ more than 10,000 people in businesses spanning sports and sports technologies, fitness, leisure, sports camps, clothing and more. In addition, Geoff is the former Founder and Chairman of UXC Limited, one of Australia’s largest IT services businesses. After being founded in 2002 as a $5m business, UXC grew under Geoff’s leadership to be acquired in 2016 by NYSE-listed Computer Sciences Corporation (now DXC Technology) in a deal valued at A$427.6m. Other board positions held by Geoff include Director Melbourne Business School, founding Director of SME finance business Judo Bank and Chairman of Salvest. He has also shown a significant passion for sports and clubs, having served as Chairman of Hawthorn Football Club and Melbourne Victory. Geoff is a Life Member of both clubs. Geoff’s formal qualifications include an MBA (Distinction) (Melbourne), BEc (Hons) (Monash), FIDA, ASIA. Geoff is the largest shareholder in Tesserent and has acted as an advisor to the board since early 2019. JULIAN CHALLINGSWORTH Co-Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer Julian joined Tesserent after serving as Managing Director and a Partner of The Litmus Group for over 10 years and a board member and Partner of PPB Advisory. In addition to advising over 20 organisations on growth acceleration strategies in Australia, Asia and Europe, Julian was a key driver in growing Litmus in Australia and internationally before it was acquired by PPB Advisory. Julian was a director of Cordence Worldwide, a global consulting partnership with 2,800 consultants across 60+ locations. Julian worked with the international team to develop sales and growth strategies for the 8 member firms. With a strong professional services and corporate finance background, Julian has a Masters of Organisational Consulting from Ashridge Business School (UK), a Graduate Diploma in IT, Swinburne University (Aust) and a Bachelor of Business, Accounting, RMIT (Aust). Julian is a member of Chartered Accountants (CAANZ), Fellow Australian CPA (FCPA) and a Graduate, Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD). KURT HANSEN Co-Managing Director and Co-Chief Executive Officer Kurt has over 30 years of IT industry experience driving sales and delivery transformation and impressive business growth across many IT and Cybersecurity organisations in Australia and New Zealand. Kurt was the CEO at Pure Security where, as part of the PS&C Group he integrated four Security businesses following their acquisition and listing onto the ASX. Previous roles include executive, senior management and operational positions at Check Point Software Technologies, F5 Networks, AirData, Symbol Technologies, Telstra Wholesale, Cisco Systems, and Ericsson. Prior to commencing his corporate career, Kurt joined the Australian Army as an electronic trainee, later becoming a commission officer and finishing his military career in Royal Australian Signal Corp with the rank of Captain. He holds a Diploma of Engineering from Swinburne Institute of Technology. See pages 26 to 28 for further information

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