Board of Directors

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Tom Amos
Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Tom Amos is an Independent Non-Executive Director of Bigtincan and Chairman of the Board. He is also Managing Director of emerging digital presence company dLook Pty Ltd and a Director of Ambertech Ltd (ASX:AMO). Mr Amos also holds the patent for the dLook cross-media multichannel marketing systems. He has a BE (Electrical Engineering) from The University of Sydney.

Tom actively develops private technology companies to grow and gain access to resources offered by public markets both in Australia and internationally. In this capacity Mr Amos was a founding and long term independent director of Macquarie Bank’s Macquarie Technology Ventures Pty Ltd.

Tom was previously Managing Director and Partner of Amos Aked Swift Pty Ltd, FlowCom Ltd and Director of a number of public and private companies in the content, digital services, radio and telecommunications sectors. Tom was a long term Director and Vice Chair of Australian Telecommunications User Group Ltd, the public organisation that was formed by industry to improve communication services in Australia and which led to the deregulation of telecommunication services.

Tom has over 30 years of intense involvement and management in the telecommunications, publishing and related digital technology industries, through a period of unprecedented technological and regulatory change. As a company director, professional engineer, entrepreneur, businessman and strategic adviser to industry and government, Tom has been at the leading edge of those changes.

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Wayne Stevenson
Independent Non-Executive Director
Audit and Risk Committee Chair
Remuneration and Nominations Committee Chair

Wayne Stevenson joined the Board of Bigtincan in October 2016, bringing strong expertise from the financial services industry. He has over 35 years of experience in banking and financial services where he held a number of senior positions with ANZ Banking Group including Group General Manager, Group Strategy. Prior to that he held various CFO roles across ANZ over a period of 15 years involving significant acquisitions, restructures and divestments.

Wayne’s board credentials are primarily from financial services organisations across Australia and Asia Pacific. He is currently Independent Non-Executive Chairman of ASX listed QMS Media Limited (ASX:QMS) and an Independent Non-Executive Director at Onepath General Insurance, Onepath Life Insurance, ANZ Lenders Mortgage Insurance Ltd and Credit Union Australia Ltd.

Wayne has a BCom in Accounting, is a Chartered Accountant and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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John Scull
Non-Executive Director
Remuneration and Nominations Committee Member

John Scull, based in Palo Alto, CA, is a co-founding Managing Director of Southern Cross Venture Partners, a technology-focused venture capital firm with offices in Sydney and Palo Alto, and also in Shanghai (through a partnership with Softbank China Venture Capital). John currently serves on the board of directors of a number of privately held companies.

John brings strong enterprise software, SaaS, and mobile/wireless industry experience to the Board. Prior to becoming a venture capitalist, John was a marketing executive at Apple and then served as the CEO of three venture capital backed software companies in the San Francisco bay area. John holds a BBA in Economics from the University of Oklahoma, and an MBA from Harvard University.

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David Keane 
Executive Director, CEO

David is taking his experience in enterprise and adding his knowledge of how mobility works to drive the mobile productivity revolution, with a goal of helping workers all over the world to make the most of their mobile device. David holds a Bachelor of Economics from The Australian National University and a Master of Arts (Management) from Macquarie University.

David Keane started in the networking and communications market with Utah and California-based Novell running Asian marketing for Boston-based Wellfleet Communications, Inc. then grew the business for California based Xylan Corp. in Australia and New Zealand.

Subsequently, David founded Veritel Wireless Pty Ltd which grew within three years to be one of the largest providers of wireless internet in Australia. Veritel was then sold to BigAir Australia Pty Ltd (now BigAir Group Ltd) on its path to ASX‑listing.

David was a pioneer in the mobile applications sector starting in 2008 with the release of the first iPhone SDK and oversaw the development, promotion and expansion of heavily downloaded apps including BuzzMe and AdFree.

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Ms Inese Kingsmill  
Independent Non-Executive Director
Remuneration and Nominations Committee Member

Over the course of a career spanning 25 years, Ms Kingsmill has earned a reputation as a growth-focused and customer-oriented business leader, with leadership experience across a broad spectrum of accountabilities during her executive career with Microsoft, Telstra, and Virgin Australia.
Ms Kingsmill has been involved with, and led major transformations across, a range of scenarios including enterprise-wide business re-structuring, culture change, digital transformations, customer experience and design, brand re-launches and re-positioning, as well as developing fit-for-purpose operating models.

Today Ms Kingsmill is a director and co-founder of Breakfast Epiphanies Consulting Group, a privately held management consulting practice specialising in supporting organisations to navigate their own growth and transformation agendas and currently serves as a non-executive director on the boards of hipages Group Holdings Limited, rhipe Limited, NobleOak Life Limited and WorkVentures.

Ms Kingsmill holds a Bachelor of Business and has completed an Executive Program in Digital Transformation at the MIT Sloan School of Management and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

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Mr Farouk Hussein  
Non-Executive Director
Remuneration and Nominations Committee Member

Mr Hussein is a Partner at SQN Investors, a U.S.-based investment firm focused on partnering with leading technology companies. SQN Investors is a substantial shareholder in Bigtincan. He brings over 11 years of private and public technology investment experience.

Prior to SQN Investors, he was a Senior Principal at HGGC, a middle-market private equity firm where he helped build and lead its technology investment practice.

Mr Hussein previously held board director or observer positions of 10+ technology companies including American Megatrends, Idera Software (acquired by Partners Group and W Capital), Denodo, FPX (acquired by TA Associates), Dealer-FX (acquired by Snap-On), Serena Software (acquired by Micro Focus), Hybris Software (acquired by SAP) and BigMachines (acquired by Oracle).

Mr Hussein holds an Honours Business Administration from Ivey Business School at Western University.