About Megaport

We connect services and users rapidly, efficiently and affordably.

Our vision is to enable services and users to connect over an elastic, SDN-based, ubiquitous Ethernet fabric allowing our customers wider coverage, speed to market while reducing costs and enabling rapid provisioning across one platform.

Established in 2013, Megaport built the world’s first SDN-based neutral fabric in order to change the way enterprises connect to services. The high demand from interconnects and the need for a change in bandwidth acquisition has driven Megaport’s rapid global expansion across APAC, North America, and Europe.

The Megaport fabric and portal have been built by our highly experienced engineering team with extensive knowledge of building large scale global carrier networks.

The Founder and Executive Team have a long history of continued success in building, scaling, and operating telecommunications networks.

Board of Directors

Bevan Slattery

Chairman and Executive Director

Bevan Slattery established Megaport as the world’s first Software Defined Networking (SDN) based elastic interconnection platform. He pioneered a secure, seamless, and on-demand connectivity model for enterprises, networks, and service providers. He successfully launched Megaport in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, and Hong Kong. In 2015, Megaport was acquired by Megaport Limited and listed on the ASX.

Bevan holds a Master of Business Administration (Hon.) from Central Queensland University and has built multiple successful Australian IT and telecommunications companies including Superloop Limited and NextDC Limited. Bevan also co-founded PIPE Networks which grew to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider, selling to TPG in May 2010.

Vincent English

Vincent English

Director, Chief Executive Officer

Vincent English has been CEO of Megaport since 2017. He holds over 15 years of combined international experience in finance and operations within the telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining Megaport, Vincent had huge success as Chief Financial Officer for Digicel Group. As well as managing financial operations in multiple markets, he drove several acquisitions in mobile businesses, TV operations, and financial services.

Vincent is a member of ACMA, CPA Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Drew Kelton


Drew Kelton is the Managing Director for Docusign Inc. in Asia-Pacific. His career spans over 30 years in global business leadership within the ICT and telecommunications arena. He has held senior operational roles internationally, managing startups, M&A transactions, and IPO activities.

Drew’s previous positions include Executive Vice President of Business Markets at T-Mobile USA, President of Bharti Airtel Business in India and South-East Asia, and Managing Director of Telstra International. He holds a Bachelor of Science from the University of Western Scotland and is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Simon Moore

Simon Moore


Simon Moore is a Managing Director and a Global Partner of The Carlyle Group. Previously, Simon was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Investcorp International, Inc., based in New York. Simon has also worked in private equity investments and investment banking at J.P. Morgan & Co. in New York, Hong Kong and Melbourne.

Simon holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) and a Bachelor of Law (Hons) from the University of Queensland. He is currently Chairman of Coates Hire, in addition to multiple ASX directorships.

Peter Hase Megaport Director

Peter Hase


Peter Hase is the Managing Director (EMEA) of Auster Capital Partners (ACP), a targeted Venture Capital and Private Equity firm. Peter holds over 30 years of experience in technology and telecommunications businesses across Europe and the US.

In his position with Telstra International, Peter was fundamental in the strategic review of the US business. During his time as interim CEO, he achieved 300% sales growth. Peter was also closely involved in the revision and expansion of the Telstra European business and appointed as CMO in January 2007, going on to become SVP Global Business Development in 2008.

Celia Pheasant

Celia Pheasant

Company Secretary

Celia Pheasant is an exceptional in-house ICT lawyer with more than 20 years of legal experience. Celia is the General Counsel for technology start-up incubation company, Capital B, and has provided legal and company secretarial support to Megaport since April 2014.

Celia commenced her career in private practice before continuing with in-house roles with Hutchison Whampoa and AAPT. Celia holds a Bachelor of Laws and Bachelor of Arts (Jurisprudence) from the University of Adelaide and a Master of Law and Management from the University of New South Wales.

Megaport Leadership Team

Vincent English

Vincent English

Director, Chief Executive Officer

Vincent English has been CEO of Megaport since 2017. He holds over 15 years of combined international experience in finance and operations within the telecommunications and manufacturing industries.

Prior to joining Megaport, Vincent had huge success as Chief Financial Officer for Digicel Group. As well as managing financial operations in multiple markets, he drove several acquisitions in mobile businesses, TV operations, and financial services.

Vincent is a member of ACMA, CPA Australia, and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Eric Troyer

Chief Marketing Officer

Eric Troyer has 19 years of industry experience working in marketing strategy, business development, product management, and engineering.

Previously, Eric was Director of Network Edge and Interconnection Strategy at Microsoft where he led planning and engineering teams tasked with network expansion and IP capacity acquisition to scale Microsoft’s cloud strategy. Working at Equinix, he drove the Equinix Internet Exchange product to become the largest global IX platform and launched the company’s IPX product.

Eric played an integral part in founding the Global Peering Forum.

Heidee Van Ruth

Haidee Van Ruth

Chief Financial Officer

Haidee Van Ruth manages global finance at Megaport. With around 20 years of experience in commercial finance roles in high-growth industries, her depth of knowledge enables her to drive the Company’s financial goals.

Haidee has led numerous technology implementations and is CPA and AICD qualified. She joined Megaport with a wealth of business strategy and human resources expertise.

Tim Hoffman

Tim Hoffman

Chief Technology Officer

Tim Hoffman is responsible for managing product, procurement, network operations, network architecture, and software development at Megaport.

Previously, Tim led the Global Network team at Twitter, responsible for worldwide infrastructure, including all interconnection, backbone and content distribution infrastructure, and global data centres. He has negotiated peering agreements with some of the largest internet backbone providers in the world, while leading the commercial effort to significantly reduce the operational costs of infrastructure.

Tim has also been integral in leading the development of some of the most critical networks in New Zealand’s telecommunications infrastructure, over the previous decade.

Belle Lajoie

Belle Lajoie

Chief Commercial Officer

Belle Lajoie hold over ten years experience in the internet industry and has primarily worked on delivering large scale sales and operations solutions to peering, data centre, dark fibre infrastructure, and services organisations.

Belle has spent her career working as an integral member of leadership teams at both PIPE Networks and NEXTDC. She is an expert in organisation development from startup to scale. Belle was a founding member of Megaport and previously served as Executive Vice President for the Asia-Pacific region.

Anna Tichborne

General Counsel

Anna Tichborne leads the global legal activities at Megaport. She holds over ten years of corporate law experience working for large organisations in New Zealand and Australia. Her portfolio includes ASX listed companies, Transpacific Industries Group and Suncorp Group.

Anna’s experience spans various practice areas including corporate and M&A, competition and consumer, franchising, intellectual property, and more. She holds a Bachelor of Laws and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of New Zealand.

Matt Simpson

Matt Simpson

Head of Global Cloud Strategy

Matt Simpson is Head of Global Cloud Strategy at Megaport. As one of our earliest employees, Matt has been with Megaport for two and a half years and has gained over seven years of managerial experience beforehand. He joined Megaport as our Business Development Manager and has worked his way through to the Head of Ecosystem for Australia and New Zealand until he was chosen to head up our Cloud Strategy team.

Matt won Queensland’s Young Achiever Award in 2012 and specialises in new business sales, ICT industry, product suite, simplifying go to market strategies and sales within the telecommunications industry, public speaking, and business development.

Helen Storckmeijer

People and Culture Manager

As our People and Culture Manager, Helen Storckmeijer is responsible for acquiring, engaging, and developing staff at Megaport. Her mission is to empower the team to succeed by unlocking their potential and creating a high-performing culture.

Helen’s career spans more than 16 years; her portfolio includes UBS, JP Morgan & Co., Citi, and Morgan Stanley, and more recently, a small software development company. She has an extensive history of creating and sustaining diverse and high-achieving teams. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Economics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland.

Mark Cooper

Executive Vice President, Europe

As Megaport’s Executive Vice President for Europe, Mark Cooper is responsible for strategy, partnerships, and business development across the region. Mark executes Megaport’s European business plan with more than 15 years of experience in European network connectivity.

He joined the company from one of the world’s largest Internet Exchanges, AMS-IX, where he served as Chief Commercial Officer with responsibility for management and development of AMS-IX’s marketing, sales, business development and customer service teams. During his time at AMS-IX, he also led the development of the new corporate strategy and product portfolio, as well as initiating and managing all strategic partnerships. His extensive relationships within the industry and intrinsic knowledge of the data service marketplace equips him to drive future growth opportunities for the company.

Nicole Cooper

Nicole Cooper

Executive Vice President, Americas

Nicole Cooper is the VP of Sales for North America. With over 20 years of selling and relationship management experience in telecommunications, she is responsible for strategy, implementation, and execution of sales initiatives throughout the region.

Nicole most recently spent 15 years at XO Communications with responsibility for large US and APAC based CLECs, LECs and content providers. Prior to XO she worked for a small start up specializing in small enterprise telecommunications and consulting. She holds a BA in Speech Communication from California Polytechnic State University.

Josh Munro

Executive Vice President, APAC

Josh Munro has been working in the telecommunications space for more than ten years. He has held various high-level roles at AAPT across many business units, including Information Technology and Product before moving to Megaport in 2014 as the Channel Director for APAC. Josh quickly became an integral member of the Megaport team, delivering strong sales results and building a solid career foundation. He moved to the Head of Sales role for APAC  in 2016 before moving to his current role as Executive Vice President for APAC in May 2017.

With a strong history in the telecommunications industry and a portfolio of leadership positions, Josh has what it takes to ensure Megaport continues to be the leader in its space. He has a strong focus on customer satisfaction and the expansion of Megaport services across the region.

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