Board of Directors

Geoff Lord

 Geoff Lord

Executive Chair

Qualifications – MBA (Distinction) (Melbourne), BEc (Hons) (Monash), FIDA, ASIA

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, now retired, 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.

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Kurt Hansen

 Kurt Hansen

Chief Executive Officer

Qualifications – Grad. Dip. Engineering

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 on 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.

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Gregory Baxter

 Gregory Baxter

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications – BSc MBA

Board member since 2015. Greg is currently Chief Transformation Officer Hewlett Packard, leading HP’s IT, Software, Data & AI, and Transformation Management organizations. Greg was previously Chief Digital Officer at MetLife and Global Head of Digital at Citibank, leading Citi’s digital transformation across businesses and geographies.

He specialises in the development and delivery of digital strategy, corporate innovation and business transformation.

He has held senior business, consulting and technology roles across Asia, Europe and North America, with a track record of high-impact business results. Previously Gregory was a Partner and U.K. Board member at Booz & Company (formerly Booz Allen Hamilton), where he held leadership roles across the financial services, public sector and digital practices.

Prior to this he was a senior project and product manager with IBM, delivering large scale systems integration projects in financial services and managing the product lifecycle of leading market solutions. He is a regular speaker on digital strategy and technology, and the impact of disruptive innovation on business. Greg is a council (board) member of Chatham House (Royal Institute of International Affairs), a leading international affairs think tank.

He holds a BSc from Monash University and an MBA from the University of Melbourne, and has been a guest lecturer on strategy at the University of Oxford, New York University, and American University (Washington).

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Megan Haas

 Megan Haas

Non-Executive Director

Qualifications:  BBUS Accountancy & Information Systems (RMIT), GAICD.

Megan's core competencies are centred around cyber risk, governance, technology and operational processes developed over 30+ years both in Australia and internationally.   Formerly a PwC Cyber Security & Forensic Services Partner, Megan has worked with organisations across international borders and industries including pharmaceutical, gaming, retail, manufacturing, government, media, financial services and communications.  

Megan’s other Directorships include; Note Printing Australia (audit committee),  RMIT University (Council member) and Development Victoria (Chairperson).

Megan has a BBUS Accountancy & Information Systems (RMIT), GAICD.

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 Tony Sheehan

Non-Executive Director

Mr Sheehan currently works as a private consultant having left government employment in June 2022 after 32 years of service.

Prior to that from October 2018 he worked at DFAT as Deputy Secretary responsible for International Security, Humanitarian, Consular, Middle East and Africa and Legal Divisions.

Before this he was Commonwealth Counter-Terrorism Coordinator from September 2016. He was responsible for coordinating Australia’s Counter-Terrorism arrangements for the Prime Minister and working in close partnership with Commonwealth and State and Territory agencies. He was Chair of the Australia-New Zealand Counter Terrorism Committee.

Previously he was Deputy Director-General in the Australian Security Intelligence Organisation (ASIO), responsible for counter espionage and foreign interference and capability. This followed several years as Deputy Secretary in the Attorney-General’s Department, initially with responsibility for National Security, Criminal Justice and Emergency Management and then as Chief Operating Officer.

Mr Sheehan also served as First Assistant Secretary Homeland and Border Security in the Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet.

Before this, he spent 19 years at DFAT. He had overseas postings to Taipei, Beijing and Jakarta and then held a number of Senior Executive Service (SES) positions in Canberra with responsibilities for counter terrorism, people smuggling and other transnational issues.

Mr Sheehan is a graduate of Monash University. He majored in Mandarin and English Literature.

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