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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.

Richard Anderson OAM

Non-executive Chairman

Richard joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 1997 and was appointed Chairman in 2000. He 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 Lindsay Australia Limited, Namoi Cotton Limited, 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 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 re-joined the board of Data#3 Limited in August 2019.

Susan Forrester AM

Non-executive Director

Susan joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 2022. Susan has served as Chair and Non-Executive Director on multiple ASX-listed companies, with broad experience in setting strategic direction as well as specific responsibility for corporate governance and compliance. With experience drawn from a career in corporate law and human resources, her strengths lie in strategy and governance within industries that are undergoing rapid change. Susan is a qualified lawyer, has an EMBA from the Melbourne Business School, and is a Fellow and Councillor of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Susan is also a Member (AM) in the General Division of the Order of Australia for significant service to business through governance and strategic roles and as an advocate for women. Susan is currently the Chair of Jumbo Interactive Limited (ASX:JIN) and a Non-Executive Director of Plenti Ltd (ASX:PLT).

Mark Gray

Non-executive Director

Mark joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 2017. He is the Chairman of Sugar Terminals Limited and Tailored Superannuation Solutions, and a Non-executive Director of the Royal Flying Doctor Service of Australia (Queensland Section and Foundation), Queensland Urban Utilities, genomiQa, Queensland Cricket and the Northern Australia Infrastructure Facility. Previous senior executive roles include 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.

Leanne Muller

Non-executive Director

Leanne joined the board of Data#3 Limited in 2016. During her thirty-year business career Leanne held various senior corporate financial management roles, including as Chief Financial Officer (or equivalent) for RACQ, Uniting Care Queensland and Energex. Prior to those appointments Leanne worked in professional advisory services for antecedent firms of PricewaterhouseCoopers and KPMG. Leanne is a Non-executive Director of Sugar Terminals Limited, Guide Dogs Queensland, Mayflower Enterprises Pty Ltd and Hyne Timber Group companies. Leanne also served on the board of QInsure Limited until December 2019.

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 and in 2016 was inducted into the Australian IT Industry Hall of Fame.