BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Mr. Jim McKerlie
Mr Jim McKerlie is a highly regarded digital leader, entrepreneur, global business builder and experienced public company chairman with over 25 years transforming digital, media, technology, energy and professional services organisations. Mr McKerlie has been integral in shaping the international media and telecommunication industry, oil and gas, and energy sectors, and advancing the innovation and customer service standards of organisations via digital media. He has held senior roles and board positions for media, digital and energy companies, including ten years as a senior director on eight public company boards of leading ASX200 companies, holding the role as Chair of six.
Mr McKerlie is the CEO of Bambu Digital, an impressive, innovative and performance-focused digital marketing company launched in 1992 formerly as Bullseye, one of Australia’s largest digital services and communications agencies which subsequently reformed as two entities, Bambu Digital and Ogilvy Digital. Bambu delivers digital strategy and solutions to underpin people transformation, superior customer experiences and business growth utilising digital technology.
He is also currently a non-executive Director of major, mid-tier oil and gas producer, Beach Energy Ltd, and held the role as Chair of Drillsearch for 8 years prior to its merger with Beach Energy. During his time as Drillsearch Chair he oversaw numerous M&A transactions and international capital raisings allowing the company to enjoy spectacular growth during his leadership period.
Mr McKerlie has worked extensively building launching and growing global Cloud/ SaaS companies over 16 years across North America, Asia Pacific, UK, Europe and South Africa. He has a strong background in fundraising in Equity and Capital Markets, extensive experience in M&A, shareholder engagement, and high growth companies. He has been Chair of two technology companies that have each undertaken a successful IPO (Australia’s first interactive TV company and an online real estate data and software business).
Mr McKerlie has been integral in the transformation of organisations and industries. He led the tender process that brought Vodafone to Australia, and led similar transactions in Austria, Czech Republic, South Africa and Malaysia. He was involved commercialising and privatising national broadcasting assets in Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Czech Republic and shaped the new media environment. He also led the transaction which combined the energy companies under the city ducting system, creating PowerTel which was ultimately bought by AAPT.
He was Partner in Charge of Deloitte Australia’s Telecoms and Media consulting practice and then Managing Partner of KPMG’s Information, Communications and Entertainment consulting practice for Asia.
Mr. Michael Quinert
Mr. Quinert graduated with degrees in economics and law from Monash University and has over 28 years’ experience as a commercial lawyer, including three years with the ASX and over 20 years as a partner in a Melbourne law firm. He has extensive experience in assisting and advising public companies on capital raising and market compliance issues and has regularly advised publicly listed mining companies. Mr. Quinert is partner at Quinert Rodda, a law firm in Melbourne.
Mr. Chris Adams
Mr. Adams is an internationally recognised digital strategist, advisor and technology executive. Mr. Adams created and produced the reality TV series ‘Facebook Diaries” for Facebook and served as Chief Vision Officer and SVP of Business Development for Participant Media. Mr. Adams served in executive roles with Facebook and Amazon.