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 is the Executive Chairman. Bevan has a background in building successful Australian IT and telecommunications companies and an earlier career in administration in local and state government.

In 2013, Bevan established Megaport as the world’s first SDN-based elastic interconnection platform designed to provide a secure, seamless and on-demand way for enterprises, networks and services to interconnect. Bevan successfully launched Megaport in Australia, New Zealand, Singapore and Hong Kong before the business was acquired by Megaport Limited in August 2015. Bevan oversaw Megaport’s listing on the ASX in December 2015. Megaport currently connects over 700 customers throughout its 165 locations in 37 cities across 19 countries.

Also in 2013, Bevan founded Superloop Limited with a vision to become the leading independent provider of connectivity services across the Asia Pacific region and the US. Superloop was listed on the ASX in July 2015.

In 2010 he founded NEXTDC Limited, with a vision to become Australia’s largest independent datacenter provider. As the inaugural CEO of NEXTDC, Bevan oversaw its listing on the ASX and its initial facility rollout.

In 2002, Bevan co-founded PIPE Networks which grew to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider. In 2009, PIPE Networks completed construction of Pipe Pacific Cable 1 (PPC-1), a $200 million submarine cable system linking Sydney to Guam. PIPE Networks was sold to TPG for an enterprise value of $420 million in May 2010.

Bevan holds a Master of Business Administration (Hon.) from Central Queensland University.

Vincent English

Vincent English

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Vincent English is the Chief Executive Officer of Megaport and is also an Executive Director.

Vincent has a background in telecommunications and manufacturing industries with over 17 years combined international expertise in Finance and Operations. His diversified experience deploys best practice on cost-efficient start-ups, growth-focused and profitable operations.

Vincent has been a Chief Financial Officer for 10 years with Digicel Group, a multi-national telecommunications company. In 2005 as Chief Financial Officer, Vincent assumed responsibilities during an aggressive growth time in the Company’s evolution, with nine country mobile phone network launches, integrating operations, establishing cohesive financial processes, rolling out processes company-wide and devising synergies and cost savings.

As well as managing the financial operations in multiple markets, Vincent managed several acquisitions in mobile businesses, TV operations and financial services.

Prior to Digicel, Vincent worked in the manufacturing industry for Alcoa and Gillette in financial operations roles.

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

Drew Kelton

Non-Executive Director

Drew is a global business leader and professional board director. With over 30 years’ experience in the ICT and telecommunications arena, he held senior operational roles in the UK, Europe, India, Australasia and most recently, the US. In addition to executive leadership roles in global organisations, he has also been responsible for startups, M&A transactions and the IPO of one of those businesses. Drew would describe himself as a “professional entrepreneur”.

Drew holds a Bachelor of Science with commendation in Electrical and Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Scotland. He is a Chartered Engineer with the Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers.

Simon Moore

Simon Moore

Non-Executive Director

Simon Moore is Senior Partner at Colinton Capital Partners, an Australian mid-market private equity fund manager.

From 2005 until December 2016, Simon was a Managing Director and a Global Partner of The Carlyle Group. Prior to joining The Carlyle Group, Simon was a Managing Director and Investment Committee Member of Investcorp International, Inc., based in New York. Prior to that, Simon 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 a Non-Executive Director of Coates Hire, in addition to the ASX directorships listed below.

  • TPI Enterprises Limited (ASX:TPE) (appointed 1 June 2016)
  • Qube Holdings Limited (ASX: QUB) (resigned 1 September 2016)
  • Healthscope Limited (ASX:HSO) (resigned 31 December 2015)
Peter Hase Megaport Director

Peter Hase

Non-Executive Director

Mr Hase is currently the Managing Director (EMEA) of Auster Capital Partners (ACP), a targeted Venture Capital/Private Equity firm with a specialization in small and mid-tier companies in high growth markets. ACP (EMEA) is a wholly owned division of ACP, which operates as a private equity firm investing in telecommunications, managed services, cloud computing and IT sectors.

Mr Hase has been the CEO of Wicoms Wireless Ltd since 2012, a UK based ACP investment that provides public WiFi access and analytics for customers such as International shopping malls, hospitality venues and other commercial locations.

Prior to joining ACP, Peter was at Telstra International and was fundamental in the strategic review of the US business (working in New York) and during his time as interim CEO he achieved 300% sales growth.  Peter was then closely involved in the revision and expansion of the Telstra European business – appointed as CMO in January 2007 and then became SVP Global Business Development in 2008.

Celia Pheasant

Celia Pheasant

Company Secretary

Celia Pheasant is an experienced in-house information and communications technology (ICT) lawyer with over 20 year’s legal experience. Currently, Celia is 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 with Freehills 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

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Vincent English is the Chief Executive Officer of Megaport and is also an Executive Director.

Vincent has a background in telecommunications and manufacturing industries with over 17 years combined international expertise in Finance and Operations. His diversified experience deploys best practice on cost-efficient start-ups, growth-focused and profitable operations.

Vincent has been a Chief Financial Officer for 10 years with Digicel Group, a multi-national telecommunications company. In 2005 as Chief Financial Officer, Vincent assumed responsibilities during an aggressive growth time in the Company’s evolution, with nine country mobile phone network launches, integrating operations, establishing cohesive financial processes, rolling out processes company-wide and devising synergies and cost savings.

As well as managing the financial operations in multiple markets, Vincent managed several acquisitions in mobile businesses, TV operations and financial services.

Prior to Digicel, Vincent worked in the manufacturing industry for Alcoa and Gillette in financial operations roles.

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

Eric Troyer

Eric Troyer

Chief Marketing Officer

Eric’s industry experience spans 19 years at critical internet infrastructure providers including Cablevision, Carrier1, Switch & Data, Equinix, and Microsoft. His various roles included engineering, product management, business development, and marketing strategy.

Before joining Megaport, Eric was Director of Network Edge and Interconnection Strategy at Microsoft where he lead planning and engineering teams tasked with network expansion and IP capacity acquisition to scale Microsoft’s cloud strategy. Previously at Equinix, Eric drove the Equinix Internet Exchange product to become the largest global IX platform, launched their IPX product and bootstrapped the mobile services vertical as well as supporting major acquisitions in Europe and Latin America.

Eric was an integral part in founding the Global Peering Forum and continues to participate in various industry events and forums. His work and impact on internet infrastructure is featured in the book “Tubes: A Journey to the Center of the Internet.”

Heidee Van Ruth

Haidee Van Ruth

Chief Financial Officer

As our Chief Financial Officer, Haidee is responsible for managing the finance team at Megaport. With nearly 20 years of experience in commercial finance roles in high growth industries, her depth of experience enable her to assist us in reaching our financial goals.

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

Belle Lajoie

Belle Lajoie

Chief Commercial Officer

Belle Lajoie has been working in the Internet industry for 10 years and has primarily worked on delivering large scale sales and operations solutions to peering, data centre, dark fibre infrastructure, and services organisations.

She has spent her career working as an integral member of leadership teams at both PIPE Networks and NEXTDC and is an expert at growing organisations from start-up to scale. Belle was a founding member of Megaport and served as Executive Vice President for the Asia-Pacific region until 2017 when she was promoted to Global Chief Commercial Officer.

Josh Munro

Executive Vice President, APAC

Josh 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.

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.

Mark Cooper

Executive Vice President, Europe

Mark joins Megaport from Amsterdam Internet Exchange (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.

Mark has a proven history of running successful Internet Exchange businesses across the world. His extensive experience with the peering ecosystem and networks in Europe puts him in a great position to execute Megaport’s European business plan. The deep relationships that Mark has built within the industry and his intrinsic knowledge of the data services marketplace equips him to provide excellent guidance as Megaport looks to unlock future growth opportunities.

Matt Simpson

Head of Global Cloud Strategy

Matt is head of global cloud strategy at Megaport. One of our earliest employees, he has been with the company for 2.5 years and has gained 7+ years of managerial experience before that. He joined Megaport as our Business Development Manager and has worked his way through to the Head of Ecosystem for A/NZ until he was chosen to head up our Cloud Strategy team.

Matt won QLD’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.

Anna Hale

General Counsel

Anna leads the global legal activities at Megaport. She has 10+ years corporate law experience working for large organisations in both New Zealand and Australia (including other ASX listed companies Transpacific Industries Group and Suncorp Group).

Anna has experience across varied practice areas including corporate/ M&A, competition and consumer, franchising, intellectual property, general commercial contracts, dispute resolution, litigation and employment law. Anna holds a Bachelor of Laws and is admitted as a lawyer to the Supreme Court of Queensland and the High Court of New Zealand.

Helen Storckmeijer

People and Culture Manager

As our People and Culture Manager, Helen 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, Citi, and Morgan Stanley, and more recently, a small software development company. She holds a Bachelor degree in Business and Economics from the University of Geneva, Switzerland. Helen started her career as a banker and moved into the people development and human resources space twelve years ago. She has an extensive history of creating and sustaining diverse and high-achieving teams.

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