Our Board
Directors & OffiCers.

Our Board is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance, driving sustained success and ensuring long term customer, crew and community value.

Our Board
Directors & Officers.

Our Board is committed to maintaining the highest standards of corporate governance, which is essential for sustained success and long-term customer, crew and community value.

Committed to Excellence

Meet our Board Members.

Kinetic IT has the depth of expertise, clarity of insight and strength of a local organisation with a global capabilities to lead our customers through transformation, growth and maturity in an ever-changing market.

Rhoda Phillippo.

chairperson

Rhoda Phillippo brings more than 30 years’ experience in the telecommunications and IT sectors to her role as Chairperson of Kinetic IT. Rhoda spent much of her career in the telecommunications and IT industry in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia in senior management positions before joining Optimation in New Zealand as Chief Executive Officer. Rhoda later joined leading alternative infrastructure investment manager HRL Morrison & Co and during this time, was Managing Director of Lumo Energy for two years. She is currently a Non-Executive Director with Pacific Hydro and APA and is an advisor to the Board of Tally Group. She was formerly a Non-Executive Director of Datacom Group Limited, Vocus Group Ltd and LINQ, the Chair of Snapper Services in New Zealand and Deputy Chair of Kiwibank in New Zealand. Rhoda has an MSC in Telecommunications Business and Engineering from the University of London and is a graduate member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

"From the outset, Kinetic IT’s founders envisioned an authentic company built for the long term. We focused on seeding a culture that was and continues to be, underpinned by enduring relationships, valued services that exceed our customers’ expectations, and a diverse, inclusive, and empowered workforce. This is what keeps Kinetic IT thriving today and well into the future."
"We exist to enhance the human experience through technology. With our customer-centric, fit-for-purpose solutions, and our focus on putting people at the heart of everything we do – Kinetic IT is well positioned to make the most of the exciting opportunities in front of us and retain our place as Australia's leading independently-owned and operated technology services provider."

David McCleery.

Non-Executive Director

Kinetic IT’s co-founder and former Chairperson, David McCleery, has over 40 years’ experience in the technology industry. Prior to forming Kinetic IT with brother’s Phillip and Terry North in 1997, David consulted to some of Australia’s largest organisations to deliver major infrastructure and ICT projects. While serving on the Board of Kinetic IT, David successfully established and chaired energy trading company, DMT Energy, from 2007 to 2011. He continues to serve on the Board for a number of companies and not-for profit organisations including HiSeis Pty Ltd and the Cobalt Foundation. David holds a Graduate Diploma in Business Computing and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Physics (Geophysics). He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

"IT is now so integral to business success that every company needs external IT partners who can think strategically and add value by solving business problems. Kinetic IT has proven credentials through the many long-term partnerships we have built. Our success is attributed to our phenomenal crew and their integral knowledge and personal relationships with our customers."
"From the outset, Kinetic IT’s founders envisioned an authentic company built for the long term. We focused on seeding a culture that was, and continues to be, underpinned by enduring relationships, valued services that exceed our customers’ expectations, and a diverse, inclusive, and empowered workforce. This is what keeps Kinetic IT thriving today and well into the future."

Michele Teague.

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Michele Teague brings a wealth of experience to the organisation. With her extensive background in Marketing and significant expertise with both private and public companies in Australia and New Zealand, Kinetic IT welcomes Michele’s fresh perspective and insight. Through her directorship experience with The Reject Shop and New Zealand Rugby League, and past executive roles including Kmart and Metcash, Michele has a demonstrated capability to navigate large organisations through change and disruption. Michele is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

"IT is now so integral to business success that every company needs external IT partners who can think strategically and add value by solving business problems. Kinetic IT has proven credentials through the many long-term partnerships we have built. Our success is attributed to our phenomenal crew and their integral knowledge and personal relationships with our customers."
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Robert Mactier brings more than 15 years’ public company board experience to Kinetic IT having served as a Non-Executive Director across a range of ASX and NASDAQ listed companies in Australia and Asia.

Rob has held a variety of leadership roles throughout his 35+ years career in the Australian investment banking and securities markets and previously as a Chartered Accountant.  He has had extensive experience in working closely with organisations to develop and execute corporate growth and divestment strategies, including capital markets financings, Initial Public Offering processes and Merger and Acquisition transaction execution. In 2021, Rob, as Chairman, steered two ASX-listed company boards through successful takeovers.

Based in Sydney, New South Wales, Rob is currently the Deputy Chair of Nuix Limited, and concurrent with his non-executive director roles he is also a consultant to the Advisory and Capital Markets division of UBS in Australia. Rob holds a degree in economics from the University of Sydney, and has previously been a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. He is a current Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

“In a constantly-changing world, technology solutions that make our way of life simpler and more efficient are more important than ever. I’m pleased to be joining Kinetic IT as a Non-Executive Director so I can contribute to bringing this vision to life and ensure that, as an organisation, Kinetic IT is positioned for ongoing success – now and into the future."

Michael North.

CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Appointed as Kinetic IT’s Executive Director in 2016, Michael North, has been instrumental in guiding Kinetic IT to become one of Australia’s leading ICT managed services providers. Joining Kinetic IT’s Service Delivery and Operations team in 1999, Michael matured his technical and commercial experience to progress into senior and executive positions. More recently, he’s played an integral role in driving of Kinetic IT’s strategic direction as Chief Strategy Officer and Chief Operating Officer before his appointment as CEO. Today, Michael is focused on leading Kinetic IT through continued growth as the company evolves its services and expands into new regions. Michael is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

"Kinetic IT was always destined for great things. From a small start-up in Western Australia, we’ve forged our path to become one of Australia’s leading service providers, all whilst staying true to our heritage and values. Whether it is supporting Australia’s critical infrastructure, solving complex business challenges or unlocking the potential of a digital enterprise, we take pride in working closely with our customers to deliver accelerated value and genuine success."
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Kinetic IT’s Chief Financial Officer, Russell Decent, was appointed as an Executive Director in January 2016. Russell has a wealth of experience across all aspects of financial, regulatory and commercial management. As CFO, Russell is responsible for Kinetic IT’s Australia-wide financial operations, managing the company’s corporate finance, business systems and intelligence, financial services and business technology functions. Russell plays a fundamental role in supporting Kinetic IT’s strategy through strategic, financial and commercial leadership. Russell is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

"Kinetic IT was built upon a foundation of integrity, bringing out the best in people and technology, and delivering genuine success. Staying true to our values, our company’s ethos has sustained our company’s growth across Australia and beyond to create a positive impact in the communities where we live and operate."

Richard Williams.

COMPANY SECRETARY

Richard Williams joined Kinetic IT in 2015 and currently serves in the role of Company Secretary and Group Executive responsible for overseeing the Company’s corporate performance and compliance activities. Richard has extensive international experience in senior finance roles within the ICT industry. Richard holds a Bachelor of Commerce and Postgraduate Diploma in Accounting. He is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand, and member of the CFA Institute.

"Our unique style drives our ongoing success, at the foundation of which are our aligned values, empowered crew and authentic relationships. Our unique style enables us to foster a learning and innovation culture and enhance our value beyond IT as a strategic delivery partner."

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