Board of Directors

The Board, working with senior management, is ultimately responsible to the shareholders for overall business performance and overall enhancement of shareholder value. The Board delegates responsibility for the actual conduct of the business to the Managing Director who, with the senior management team, is accountable to the Board.

The Board approves company goals and directions, strategic plans and performance targets, and ensures that appropriate policies, procedures and systems are in place to manage risk, optimise business performance and maintain high standards of ethical behaviour and legal compliance.

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Richard Anderson, OAM, Non-Executive Chairman

Richard joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 1997 and was appointed Chairman in September 2000. He is a member of the board of Namoi Cotton Cooperative Limited and Lindsay Australia Limited, and is also President of the Guide Dogs for the Blind Association of Queensland. Formerly a partner of PricewaterhouseCoopers, Richard was the firm’s Managing Partner in Queensland and a member of the firm’s National Committee. He previously has been a member of the board of Villa World Group and the Capital Markets Board of Queensland Treasury Corporation, and President of CPA Australia in Queensland.

Mark Esler Non-executive Director

Mark Esler, Non-Executive Director

Mark commenced his IT career at IBM Australia in 1976 and worked in a number of roles at IBM before joining the Data#3 group in 1984 as an executive director. Mark served as an executive director of Data#3 Limited from 1997 to 2002, and performed senior management roles in Sales and Marketing, Operations and Supply Chain before retiring from his role as Queensland General Manager in 2014. Mark has been actively involved in many IT related forums, and was a member of both the Asia Pacific and World Wide Hewlett-Packard Global Partner Advisory Boards from 2011 until 2014. Mark has also been recognised as a 25 year Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Gray, Non-Executive Director

Mark joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 2017. Mark’s career spans more than 40 years and encompasses an array of senior executive and board appointments.  He has served in executive roles in government and private sector organisations, including as Under Treasurer of the Queensland Treasury Department, Chief Executive Officer of the Queensland Competition Authority and the Queensland Independent Commission of Audit, Office Head at Macquarie Group and Executive Director with BDO. He is currently the Chairman of the Queensland Section and a Director of the Federation Board of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia, and Independent Director and Chairman of Sugar Terminals Limited and Tailored Superannuation Solutions. Mark is also on the boards of Queensland Urban Utilities, Queensland Cricket and GenomiQa.

Leanne Muller

Leanne Muller, Non-Executive Director

Leanne joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 2016. Leanne is a highly experienced finance executive with a 30 year career including senior corporate financial management roles and professional advisory services roles. Leanne has previously worked as Chief Financial Officer (or equivalent) for RACQ, Uniting Care Queensland and Energex Limited.  Prior to those appointments Leanne worked for PricewaterhouseCoopers and with the Australian Securities Commission. Leanne is currently on the boards of Sugar Terminals Limited, QInsure Limited and Guide Dogs Queensland. She is a non-executive director of Peak Services Holdings Pty Ltd, Peak Services Pty Ltd and Local Buy Pty Ltd, trading as Peak Services, and also a non-executive director of Mayflower Enterprises Pty Ltd, Hyne & Sons Pty Ltd and XLam Holdings Pty Ltd.

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Terry Powell, Non-Executive Director

Terry was executive Chairman of Data#3 from its foundation in 1984 and then Managing Director from 1989 to June 1996. Prior to 1984, Terry was Managing Director of Powell Clark & Associates, formed in 1977. As part of Data#3 Limited’s listing on the Australian Stock Exchange, he resigned as Chairman in October 1997 to allow for the appointment of a non-executive chairman. Terry re-joined the Data#3 Limited board in February 2002. Prior to retirement from Data#3 in 2001, Terry was General Manager of Group Operations with responsibility for Data#3’s systems and processes, operations and logistics, business improvement and human resources. Terry’s career in IT began at IBM’s Data Processing Division in 1966. He continued with IBM until 1976, enjoying considerable success in systems engineering and sales roles.

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Laurence Baynham, Chief Executive Officer & Managing Director

Appointed Chief Executive Officer in 2014, Laurence Baynham is responsible for the day-to-day operational and planning activities for Data#3. Laurence joined the Data#3 Board in 2016 as Managing Director. In addition, Laurence is the sole director of Business Aspect, a wholly owned subsidiary that specialises in management consulting. Prior to this, Laurence held the position of Group General Manager for ten years and was responsible for profit and customer satisfaction across the company’s lines of business and geographies. Laurence joined Data#3 in 1994, bringing with him a broad range of international IT industry experience. Laurence holds a Bachelor of Business (with Honours) from East London University, is a graduate of the INSEAD Business School (Singapore) Strategic Management Academy and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Laurence sits on a number of global advisory boards for key strategic partners representing Data#3 and the wider Australian channel community.