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Meet our Board of Directors

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Peter Landos

BEco (ANU) Non-Executive Chairman

     Mr. Landos was appointed as Chairman of the Board on 23 November 2012. Mr. Landos is the Chief Operating Officer of the Thorney Investment Group of Companies and has been with Thorney for over 16 years. Mr. Landos has been a Director of Adacel since February 2009. Mr. Landos is also a director of Gale Pacific Limited.

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Silvio Salom

BEco (ANU) Non-Executive Director

     Mr. Salom founded Adacel in 1987 and was Managing Director until June 2006. He has extensive experience in the strategic and operational management of hi-tech companies with particular expertise in information technology related to aerospace and defense, transport, telecommunications and multimedia industry sectors.


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David Smith

BE Non-Executive Director

     Mr. Smith has been a Non-executive Director since July 2000 and prior to that date an executive Director from incorporation in October 1997. Mr. Smith was a senior executive of the company and has extensive experience in software development, project and operations management in the military, aviation and transport domains.

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Michael McConnell

BA, MBA Non-Executive Director

     Michael joined the Board as an Independent Non-executive Director on 1 May, 2017. He is an experienced Director and private investor who is currently a Non-executive Director of Spark Networks Inc, and Guidance Software Inc. Previously, he was Managing Director of Shamrock Capital Advisors as well as serving on numerous public and private company boards in the United States of America, Australia, New Zealand, Israel and Ireland. He has experience across a variety of Industries, including media, entertainment, enterprise software, radio broadcasting, cable distribution, basic materials, chemicals, e-commerce and consumer products.


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Natalya Jurcheshin

B Comm (Melb), CA Non-Executive Director

     Appointed in October 2016, Ms Jurcheshin, a chartered accountant, is a senior financial leader with experience in managing, improving and growing finance functions of companies and playing an instrumental part in their strategic growth. She has over 25 years’ experience in finance roles, starting her career in the audit and assurance practice at Arthur Andersen (now part of Ernst & Young), and 12 years’ experience as a Chief Financial Officer with ASX listed Circadian Technologies Limited (10 years) and the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra (2 years). Natalya brings a range of finance and corporate governance skills to the Adacel Board.

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Sophie Karzis

Company Secretary

     Ms. Karzis is a practicing lawyer with over 10 years' experience as a commercial lawyer, and company secretary and in-house counsel for a number of private and public companies. She is currently the Company Secretary of a number of listed entities including Adacel Technologies Limited. She is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria and of Chartered Secretaries Australia.

     Ms. Karzis's practice primarily involves corporate law including listing rules, corporate governance, fundraising (rights issues and placements), acquisitions, as well as the more general aspects of commercial law.