Board of Directors

Richard Dammery

Independent Chair and Non-Executive Director

Richard joined the Board in December 2021 and was appointed Chair 1 April 2024. Richard is also Chair of the Nomination Committee.

In addition to his role as Chair of WiseTech Global, Richard serves on the boards of Aussie Broadband Limited (ASX:ABB), Australia Post, Nexus Day Hospitals Group and Salta Properties Pty Ltd.  He is also the Chair of the Australian Ballet, one of Australia’s leading cultural institutions. 

His previous directorships include leading data analytics group, Quantium Group, and Australian Leisure and Hospitality Group (now part of ASX-listed Endeavour Group), Chair of Creative Partnerships Australia and Chair of Doctor Care Anywhere PLC (ASX:DOC).

As a senior executive, Richard has held leadership positions in a number of large Australasian listed companies, both in general management and as a corporate lawyer. He has worked with, and advised, boards of directors since the early 1990s. 

He holds a BA (Hons) and an LLB from Monash University, an MBA from the University of Melbourne, and a PhD from the University of Cambridge (Trinity College). He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and an adjunct professor at Monash University’s Business School where he has taught corporate governance in the MBA programs.

Richard White

Executive Director and CEO

Richard has been Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of WiseTech Global since founding the company in 1994.

Richard has more than 35 years of experience in software development, embedded systems and business management, and over 30 years of freight and logistics industry experience.

Prior to founding WiseTech Global, Richard was founder and managing director of Real Tech Systems Integration (a provider of computer consulting and systems integrations services) and CEO of Clear Group (a distributor of computer-related equipment).

Richard holds a Master of Business in Information Technology Management from the University of Technology Sydney (UTS).

Richard is a UTS Luminary and a Fellow of UTS.

Lisa Brock

Independent Non-Executive Director

Lisa joined the Board in February 2024.

Lisa is a Chartered Accountant and Director with more than 20 years’ experience in the transportation, infrastructure, technology and finance sectors. Prior to commencing her non-executive career, Lisa held a number of senior executive positions at the Qantas Group, including as Chief Executive of Qantas Freight Enterprises.

Lisa is an independent Non-Executive Director at Macquarie Technology Group Limited (ASX: MAQ) and Adelaide Airport, where she is acting Chair of the Audit Committee.

Her previous directorships include Jetstar Pacific, Star Track Express and Australian Air Express.

Lisa holds an Honors Degree majoring in Mathematics from the University of Birmingham, UK, and a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University. She is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

Charles Gibbon

Independent Non-Executive Director

Charles joined the Board in 2006, served as Chair from 2006 to September 2018, and has been a shareholder since 2005.

Charles is currently a director of Shearwater Capital Pty Ltd and has previously been a director of Monbeef Pty Ltd, Photolibrary Pty Ltd and the ASX-listed Health Communication Network Limited.

Charles has more than 20 years of experience in institutional funds management. He was a member of the Investment Committee of Quadrant Capital Funds I, II and III for Quadrant Private Equity, and has served as the CEO of Russell Private Equity and CEO of Risk Averse Money Managers Pty Ltd, as a director of Morgan Grenfell Australia, and as an associate director of Schroders Australia.

Charles holds a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics from Otago University and a Master of Commerce (Hons) from the University of Canterbury.


 

Maree Isaacs

Executive Director, Co-founder and Head of License Management

Maree co-founded WiseTech Global with Richard White in 1994 and has been an Executive Director since 1996.

One of Australia’s most successful female tech founders, Maree has more than 30 years of senior executive experience across the logistics, supply chain and technology industries. Her extensive knowledge across business and administrative operations, account management, customer service, and quality assurance, has been instrumental in WiseTech’s rapid growth and in driving a productivity-first approach.

Maree is Head of License Management and is also a Company Secretary at WiseTech Global. Prior to co-founding WiseTech Global, Maree worked at Real Tech Systems Integration and Clear Group.

Michael Malone

Independent Non-Executive Director

Michael joined the Board in December 2021 and is Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee.


Michael is an Australian-based entrepreneur, business executive, and professional director with more than 20 years’ experience across the technology, telecommunications and media industries. In addition to serving on the Board of WiseTech Global, Michael is currently a non-executive director at ASX-listed Seven West Media Ltd (ASX: SWM), the National Broadband Network (NBN Co) and Health Engine Ltd. He co-founded and chaired Diamond Cyber Security, from 2015 until its sale to CyberCX in 2020. Michael's previous directorships include the Axicom Group and ASX-listed DUG Technology Ltd.

Michael founded iiNet in 1993 and continued as CEO until his retirement in 2014. He has also co-founded and grown multiple for-profit and not-for-profit companies including .au Domain Administration and Autism West (now Spectrum Space).

Michael is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Australian Institute of Management and the Australian Computer Society. He holds a Bachelor of Science (Mathematics) and a post graduate Diploma in Education, both from the University of Western Australia.


 

Fiona Pak-Poy

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fiona joined the Board in February 2024 and is Chair of the People & Remuneration Committee.

Fiona Pak-Poy is a professional non-executive director with more than 25 years’ experience across a wide range of industries including technology and SaaS businesses, fintech, eCommerce and healthcare as a venture capitalist, strategy consultant, advisor and director.

Fiona is currently the Chair at Tyro Payments Limited (ASX: TYR), Non-executive director at Silicon Quantum Computing and Kain Lawyers and a Member of the Board of Trustees and Investment Committee of HMC Capital Fund 1. Her previous listed company directorships include iSentia Group Limited, Booktopia Group Limited and MYOB Limited. Fiona has been a Non-executive director of a number of private technology companies.

Fiona holds an Honours Degree in Engineering from the University of Adelaide and an MBA from Harvard Business School. She is a member of Chief Executive Women and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


 

Senior Management Team

Richard White

Executive Director and CEO

Richard has been Chief Executive Officer and an Executive Director of WiseTech Global since founding the company in 1994.

Maree Isaacs

Executive Director, Co-founder and Head of License Management

Maree co-founded WiseTech Global with Richard White in 1994 and has been an Executive Director since 1996.


 

Rich Atkinson

Head of People

Rich joined WiseTech Global in 2019 and has over 20 years’ experience in human resources and operations leadership roles.

Prior to joining WiseTech, Rich led dnata’s acquisition and integration of Qantas Catering. This followed his global role as the Senior Vice President, Human Resources during dnata’s expansion to 45,000 colleagues across 35 countries in the airport logistics businesses. Rich previously worked in eBay, PayPal and Reuters Technology. He holds a Masters degree from the University of Oxford and is a Fellow of both the Australian Human Resources Institute (FAHRI) and the UK Chartered Institute of Personnel & Development (FCIPD).

Vlad Bilanovsky

Chief Execution Officer

Vlad joined WiseTech Global 15 years ago and has more than 20 years of global experience in logistics.

Vlad's experience ranges from logistics operations, supply chain management and IT, with a strong commercial grip on software and technology across Europe, the US, Middle East and Australasia. Vlad is responsible for driving strategic and operational initiatives across the group. He also leads the corporate development that allows the company to accelerate its global footprint and product expansion and build shareholder value via Mergers & Acquisitions and strategic partnerships. In his previous roles at WiseTech Global, Vlad was involved in product development and sales, managed global marketing and established global partner programs. Vlad holds a Master of Science in IT from National Technical University of Ukraine, Master of Science in Economics from National University ‘Kyiv-Mohyla Academy’ and an MBA from kmbs.


 

Alison Caldicott

Head of Marketing and Digital

Alison joined WiseTech in 2019 and has over 15 years’ marketing and communications experience, spanning technology, corporate and consumer brands.

Prior to joining WiseTech, Alison spent almost ten years at Telstra in marketing, corporate affairs, strategy and communications roles across New York, London and Sydney. In the US, she was Country Operations Manager for Telstra’s enterprise division. She was a member of Asia Society’s High Potential Young Leader program in New York (2016-2018), and a finalist in the Marketing and PR category of B&T Magazine’s "30 under 30" Awards in Sydney (2012).

Andrew Cartledge

Chief Financial Officer

Andrew joined WiseTech Global as CFO in September 2015. He has over 30 years’ global finance experience.

Andrew has held senior finance and CFO positions across various General Electric (GE) businesses globally for over 25 years. In 2011, Andrew was appointed CFO for GE Australia, New Zealand & PNG. Since joining WiseTech in 2015, Andrew successfully listed the company in April 2016, continuing to grow and expand the business globally, completing almost 40 acquisitions since IPO while increasing revenue from $70m to $507m (FY15-FY21). Andrew holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from Manchester University.


 

Matt Fielder

Global Manager – Information Systems

Matt joined WiseTech Global in 2018 as Global Manager – Information Systems and has over 25 years of services experience from a wide range of technical, delivery, business and leadership roles.

Matt is responsible for the teams and technology supporting the business including the secure operation of our three data centers in Europe, Australasia and the Americas delivering our CargoWise platform. Previous roles include the National Manager, Service Operations at Data#3 Limited (DTL) and Client Services Director at Datacom Group Ltd. Matt holds a Diploma of IT from Northern Sydney Institute.

Gene Gander

General Manager Global Sales

Gene has been with WiseTech Global for over 20 years, specializing in international logistics management, with over 25 years of experience helping clients find and implement technology solutions that add value to their business.

Gene previously managed and developed Cargo Products for Official Airline Guides. Gene heads a strong and broad global team for new customer acquisition and penetration of the global leading international freight forwarders. Gene holds a Bachelor of Science, Marketing and Management from the University of Northern Iowa.


 

Mark Hall

Head of Acquisitions and Integration

Mark joined WiseTech Global in 2015 as an advisor on the IPO and subsequently joined the group permanently

During Mark’s time at WiseTech, he has led and developed the acquisition process and has been responsible for developing the integration process to fully embed acquired businesses within the Group. Prior to joining the WiseTech team, Mark spent almost 20 years with PwC in M&A focused roles on buy side and sell side due diligence and public market transactions across Europe and Australia. Mark is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Leeds.

Katrina Johnson

General Counsel

Katrina joined WiseTech in March 2020 and has over 18 years of dedicated in-house legal experience in high-growth technology companies.

Prior to joining WiseTech, Katrina spent almost 5 years at Uber, where she was hired as the first lawyer for Australia & New Zealand and was later promoted to Associate General Counsel & Head of Legal for Uber Asia Pacific. Prior to that, Katrina held legal and business leadership roles in the eBay/PayPal group of companies in Asia Pacific and the US for almost 12 years. Katrina is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and has previously held non-executive directorships with ASX-listed technology companies Trade Me Group Limited and Straker Translations Limited. Katrina was named General Counsel of the Year at the 2021 Australian Corporate Lawyer Awards.


 

Ian Larsen

Head of Delivery Process and Productivity

Ian joined WiseTech Global in mid-2018. Prior to joining WiseTech, Ian worked at GE leading a global sales team for the digital product portfolio in mining, and in 2017 closed the largest digital transformation sale for GE at that time.

Ian has worked in both small and large manufacturing companies and built, with partners, a very successful small software business across Australia-New Zealand that sold and delivered its solutions into global markets. Ian holds a Bachelor of Management Studies, Majoring in Computer Science, from the University of Waikato (NZ).

Tudor Maxwell

Head of WiseTech Academy

Tudor joined WiseTech Global in 2018 and has over 20 years’ experience improving the way businesses and teams perform in the technology, financial services, mining and non-profit sectors.

Tudor leads the Languages, eLearning, Certifications and WiseTech Academy teams and oversees the acquired product teams in South Africa. Prior to joining WiseTech, Tudor led Design, Agile, Lean and Automation practices in Suncorp (2013-2017) and Process Excellence teams in Westpac (2009-2013). Tudor holds a BSc in Engineering, an MBA and a Doctorate in organizational theory and sustainability.


 

Caroline Pham

Deputy Chief Financial Officer

Caroline joined WiseTech Global in August 2016 and has 15 years’ experience across a range of finance functions.


Caroline’s experience ranges from commercial finance, audit, investor relations, business partnering and customer and supplier negotiations. Prior to WiseTech, she spent time at international professional services firm PwC in Deals and Assurance and global F&B business Accolade Wines in the Commercial and Revenue Growth teams. Since joining WiseTech, Caroline has successfully established the Commercial Finance function responsible for WiseTech’s commercial, credit and billing operations. In addition to commercial finance, Caroline is responsible for the day-to-day management of WiseTech across financial planning & analysis, treasury, corporate restructuring, and the financial operations of our adjacent businesses. Caroline is a Chartered Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting & Finance) from the University of NSW.

John Pritchard

Head of Product and Development

John joined WiseTech in 2019. He has over 25 years of professional experience in engineering system design, software development and professional services consulting.

In addition to his experience in designing and implementing software systems, John has helped multiple large-listed organizations improve their operational efficiency. Outside of WiseTech, he worked across the mining, minerals processing, nuclear power, military electronics and financial services industries. John is responsible for product development at WiseTech and brings a depth of experience in systems thinking, problem solving, and varied customer experience to this function. John holds a BSc and Masters degrees in electrical engineering, as well as an MBA.


 

Brett Shearer

CTO and Chief Architect

Brett has worked with WiseTech Global since 1994, working on each successive generation of the software from Deliverance to CargoWise.

Brett has deep knowledge of customs processes globally, being instrumental in the implementation of the Australian, New Zealand, US and UK customs compliance solutions. As CTO and Chief Architect, Brett assists teams to write the best software possible and create high performance applications. Brett holds a Master of Business in IT Management from UTS.