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.
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.
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 QInsure Limited and Guide Dogs Queensland and is an external specialist member of the Audit, Risk & Compliance Committee of QSuper.
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.
Appointed Chief Executive Officer in November 2014 and Managing Director in November 2016, Laurence Baynham is responsible for the day-to-day operational and planning activities for Data#3. Prior to these roles, Laurence held the position of Data#3 Group General Manager for 10 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.
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