Phil Kerigan

Phil has over 20 years experience as a senior executive, 15 of them as a chief executive of multinational organizations, most recently with Fujitsu, and with AT&T EasyLink, Data General and Wang.

Additionally he was the founding CEO of a successful start-up public company, QuikTrak Networks Limited. He was a founding Principal of McLean Kerrigan Jackson, a company formed to provide highly personalized executive search and support services to company boards and management teams. He is now focussed on management consulting with Asenso. As well he chairs a "think tank" of 15 CEOs from diverse industries through his involvement with The Executive Connection.

He is a former chairman of the Australian Information Industry Association (AIIA), director of the Federal Government sponsored IT&T Skills Hub and has held IT advisory roles with the New South Wales and Victorian State Governments.

His past roles have given him extensive business experience across Asia Pacific, particularly in Japan.

Phil has built several highly successful management teams and similarly has managed outstanding sales organizations. He has first hand experience in electronic manufacturing, distribution, telecommunications, government, finance, professional services, travel, security and transport sectors.

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John Brown
John has accumulated over 25 years experience as an executive manager in a number of international information technology and related global service organizations. John held executive director positions with Digital Equipment Corp., Data General Corp., and Storage Technology. He has consulted to Fujitsu Australia on service business development and service delivery profit performance.

Throughout his career John developed his service business experience and understanding from hands on management, international executive management and the study and application of leading edge service business techniques.

John has a background in electronics and communications engineering. His earlier years were spent in Television broadcasting and then moved into the IT industry.

John has been successful in: providing strategic leadership; effecting change through management; building effective management teams and achieving business results. He has been recognized by past employers as an innovator in service management. He understands the relationship between delivering service value, achieving profit targets and business growth versus ensuring customer loyalty and increased customer satisfaction. John participated in a series of Harvard Business School service management programs, the content of which is acknowledged as providing service management with leading edge service industry knowledge.

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Ian Neal

Ian works with entrepreneurs to help them maximise and realise the value of their business. Ian is the Chairman of TEC 11 & KEY105 and a Non Executive Director of three Australian listed companies and is Chairman of a number of private companies.
Ian Neal creates maximum value by ensuring business strategy has a sharp financial focus with the end game in mind. Whether working with a long term owner or a professional CEO Ian Neal brings a view that culture does not beat strategy for breakfast and while a sharp financial edge is required there must be a balance which comes from the top in order for an organisation to succeed and outperform its peers.


Setting clearly defined objectives for the entrepreneur and then then bringing tools of business strategy, corporate finance, leadership development together to maximise value

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Greg Porter

Greg has over thirty years experience in a variety of senior business and information technology management roles. Greg has worked in a range of industries (electricity utility, mining, technology, education, financial services) and types of organisations (government, international corporations, university).


He has conducted consultancy assignments include small and medium sized business, international consumer product companies, not for profit organisations and Federal and State Government departments


Greg’s passion is the successful and effective adoption of technology. His focus is ensuring that information technology decisions are forged with human capital, business processes and other organisational considerations. He has a history of prudent application of new technology and will recommend technology not be implemented if value cannot be provided to the organisation.


His major consulting focii include:-

  • Business Process Management
  • Strategic Planning for Information Technology
  • Business Continuity Planning
  • Information Technology Management
  • Systems Portfolio and Program Management
  • IT Service Management


Greg’s interpersonal skills and understanding of organisational dynamics enable him to provide leadership to both senior management and IT staff alike.


He holds postgraduate degrees in Electrical Engineering and Financial Management.


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Peter Marshall

Peter is an experienced international finance executive with a strong track record in the IT industry in Australia, Asia, Europe, Middle East and Africa. He is highly motivated, objective, challenging and a strategic oriented business partner focused on positively impacting profitability. He has successfully achieved results in difficult and changing business environments.

Peter has held several international Finance Director positions for large corporations including: Ascential Software (purchased by IBM), Informix and Data General. Additionally, he was GM of Finance and Operations for CLS, a computer parts and logistics company, until it was taken over by UPS.

He is not only an accomplished finance executive but also an excellent manager of people. In some instances he has rebuilt the financial groups, started subsidiaries, integrated the activities of companies acquired, managed Sarbanes Oxley accreditation and participated as a member of senior management teams driving the businesses. All of this has been done across international boundaries with a keen eye on corporate governance.

As expected his experience embraces, accounting, audit, tax, revenue recognition, financial and statutory reporting, cashflow and asset management, budgets and forecasts, and also applying 'learn' thinking techniques.

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