Spreedbox Holdings Limited

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Neil Martin McDermott

Neil Martin McDermott

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN

Alan Robert Fraser

Alan Robert Fraser

NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Niels Mache

Niels Mache

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Sivanandam

Andrew Sivanandam

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Soon Heng Teh

Soon Heng Teh

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

BIOGRAPHIES

Neil Martin McDermott

Neil Martin McDermott

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR & INDEPENDENT CHAIRMAN

Neil McDermott is a Chartered Engineer and Chartered Accountant. Neil's tertiary qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical), Master of Engineering Science (Systems), Master of Commerce (Finance & Accounting) and a Graduate Diploma in Managing Innovation. A professional non-executive director with more than 30 years' experience, Neil has specialized in corporate governance and has acted as corporate adviser to large public and private corporations, and Governments. He has specialised in business strategy, mergers and acquisitions, capital raisings, business restructuring, and reforms of Government business, including privatization. His Governmental expertise includes advice to all Australian State and Territory Governments, as well as the Governments of China, Fiji, Indonesia, Japan, Mauritius, New Zealand, Papua New Guinea, the Republic of Korea and Taiwan.

Neil's focus has been in infrastructure, energy, water, utilities, telecommunications, transportation, property and property trusts, banking and finance. He has acted as lead and strategic financial adviser to a wide range of Australian and international corporations in these sectors. Neil is a member of the Board Advisory Council to CP2, a Principal at PTM Corporate Advisory and an Honorary Fellow of the Applied Finance Centre Macquarie University. Neil's previous experience includes:

  • Executive Director, Etres Resources
  • Non-executive Director, Commander Communications
  • Honorary Principal Adviser Ernst & Young
  • Advisory Board Chairman, Ergo Value Associates
  • Chairman, Integral Energy Australia
  • Partner/Director, Andersen/Andersen Corporate Finance
Alan Robert Fraser

Alan Robert Fraser

NON-EXECUTIVE INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

Alan has an excess of 30 years' experience as a director on ASX listed entities, including his role as a director of NuEnergy Gas Ltd (NGY) for more than 25 years. NuEnergy is an ASX listed gas and ancillary power generation development company with an immediate focus on establishing unconventional gas production in Indonesia. In addition, he is currently a director of Jack In Group Limited (JIP) which operates an established piling and foundation services business in Malaysia and is looking to expand its operations into Australia.

He has been engaged in Australia and overseas in the project management of large scale undertakings associated with exploration and mining. Throughout his 30 plus years' experience, Alan has been involved in all manner of corporate governance, capital raising and start up IPO's during which time he filled the positions of Chairman, Managing Director and acted in Non-Executive Director roles.

Niels Mache

Niels Mache

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Niels Mache is a co-founder and Director of Spreedbox Pty Ltd. Niels is an Open Source luminary having been pivotal in co-founding, delix GmbH in 1992, one of the world's first companies providing Linux operating system software and services. He was also a pre-IPO investor in Red Hat Inc., the largest Linux company globally, with in excess of USD2b in revenues annually and market capitalisation of USD15b.

In 1999 Delix was acquired by Red Hat Inc where Niels served as Director of Development of Red Hat GmbH. Niels graduated from University of Stuttgart with degrees in computer science, biology and business management. In high school Niels Mache received a Young Researchers Award from German youth science competition for his work in computer vision. Later at school, he was a research assistant at Max Planck Institute for Solid State Research where his early work resulted in the finding of new high-temperature materials with ground-breaking properties.

In 1992, he joined the Human Genome Project at the Institute of Parallel and Distributed High-Performance Systems (IPVR). During his time as a PhD student he developed the GENIO bio-informatics suite; bio-informatics is an interdisciplinary field of science that combines computer science, statistics, mathematics, and engineering to analyse and interpret biological data. Much of Niels' work involved the analysis of the human DNA, gene recognition, protein folding calculations and simulation of RNA expression.

After working at the Human Genome Project, Niels' entrepreneurial spirit led him to co-found delix GmbH, which was acquired by Red Hat. In 1999, he served as R&D engineer at Sony Telecommunications Research and Development Europe. During his time at Sony, Niels filed several patents in the areas of instant messaging and data authentication. Today, he personally holds several patents in the areas of encryption technology, distributed communication systems and several other defensive patents. Niels has written over 50 international publications and received awards from the Young Scientist Award (“Jugend Forscht”), German Academy Software and from the US MasPar Computer Inc. for his excellence in Massive Parallel Computing.

In 2000, Niels co-founded Struktur AG in Stuttgart, Germany. Struktur AG is a leading web conferencing and financial planning software company, servicing customers like Deutsche Bank, Vodafone, BNP Paribas and many others. It was at Struktur AG that Niels and his team of programmers developed the Spreedbox. Niels is on the Board of Nextcloud GmbH and Struktur AG in an advisory capacity overseeing the ongoing research and development on behalf of Spreedbox Pty Ltd. Niels is the driver of the Company's product vision.

Andrew Sivanandam

Andrew Sivanandam

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Andrew Sivanandam is a co-founder and CEO of Spreedbox Pty Ltd. Andrew has developed a career spanning diverse industry sectors both in Australia and in South East Asia. He has undertaken various functional roles across strategy, investments, corporate finance, technology, commercialisation and project management, both in large MNCs and medium sized companies.

With a strong deal structuring orientation, his mainstay remains in the areas of technology and telecommunications. Andrew graduated from Monash University with a Bachelor of Information Systems (Computing) in 1992 and then in 1994 a Graduate Diploma in Accounting. He also holds an Executive MBA from the Australian Graduate School of Management. He started his career in Kuala Lumpur at Thomson Reuters (then Reuters Ltd) in a product management role. Having had exposure to the financial markets and finding a passion for it, Andrew joined the Corporate Finance division of AM Investment Bank Bhd (then AMMB). There, he developed equity market research databases and best practice frameworks for undertaking corporate exercises. During this time, he also undertook several corporate advisory projects for public listing, fund raising and restructuring.

In 1999 Andrew returned to Melbourne where he served at Link Market Services (then ASX Perpetual Registrars Ltd) and subsequently at Sensis Pty Ltd a subsidiary of the Telstra Group. He served in various capacities in both these organisations – mainly in the areas of commercialisation, strategy, IT and project management.

In 2004, he led a group of high net worth and institutional investors to acquire Calltime Solutions. As CEO, Andrew led the organisation through a turnaround and subsequently completed a trade-sale of the company to Interactive Intelligence Inc. At the time of the trade-sale, Calltime Solutions was the largest reseller for Interactive Intelligence. During his time as CEO at Calltime Solutions, he extended the business and established an operational hub in Kuala Lumpur and developed reseller partners across South East Asia.

Soon Heng Teh

Soon Heng Teh

CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER & EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Soon Teh is a co-founder and COO for Spreedbox Pty Ltd. He has about 30 years' experience in general management, business development (B2B and B2C), marketing and channel management in the technology industry. Soon Teh held several senior leadership roles and served on the boards of many companies in Asia, USA and Australia. He is knowledgeable in the areas of premise-based as well as Cloud /SaaS enterprise solutions, end-point security, mobile security and document management systems.

Soon Teh holds a Phd in Engineering and a BE from Monash University. He started his career in 1986 at CEANET and very rapidly rose through the ranks to be the Southern Region Director. He later joined ASX listed company, ISR Group Ltd as Marketing Manager. The company developed and marketed CAD software and expert systems shells.

Soon Teh became the CEO of the company in 1996 and renamed it IXLA Ltd, eventually becoming Chairman of the company. He refocused the company on the digital imaging space and the US and Japanese markets. He went on to nurture several companies including founding Photo Highway Japan, which was a joint venture with Casio, and US company Digital Now which he helped take public on the ASX and served on the board. He also served on the board of Synergy Plus, an Australian public company and tier 1 IBM partner providing infrastructure development, integration and support services to companies such as Coles-Myer, ANZ Bank, NAB, Qantas and Toyota.

Throughout his career, Soon Teh was involved in building strategic relationships with many companies including joint ventures with Casio in Japan, Hanil Telecom in Korea and Kulim Hi-Tech Park in Malaysia. He negotiated the licensing of technologies and enterprise software to numerous companies around the world including Hyundai Engineering, Shell, Celcom, Samsung Aerospace, LG, i-Tech, Philips and LiteOn.

From 2001, he undertook several consulting engagements in senior leadership roles for enterprises including Lumension Security (previously Patchlink), Pinnacle Systems, Worldspace, Mailfrontier, Westan Australia and 12D Solutions. During this time Soon Teh also served with Celltrust Corporation, a US-based secured mobile communications company, as APAC Managing Director and as CEO in Westan Australia, an Australian distribution company.