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Executive team

Ivan Slavich
Chief Executive Officer

Ivan is responsible for the strategic direction and leadership of TransACT. As CEO, Ivan oversees TransACT’s financial and operational performance. Ivan also monitors corporate governance and works to ensure that statutory and regulatory requirements are met.

Ivan has more than 23 years experience in the utilities and telecommunications industry. Following a lengthy career as a senior executive with AGL and ActewAGL Ivan was General Manager Retail at TransACT for more than eight years. He was appointed as TransACT Chief Executive Officer in 2008.

Ivan holds a Bachelor of Business degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment (Securities Institute of Australia), a Graduate Certificate in Business Administration (Executive MBA Program), and a Graduate Company Directors Course (AICD).

Ivan is the Chairman of the Canberra Cavalry Baseball team, Chairman of the ACT Electric Vehicle Council and Bid Leader for A-League4Canberra. Ivan is also a Director of the Service One Member Society and Board Member of the ACT & Region Chamber of Commerce & Industry. Ivan is passionate about Movember, having raised the largest amount of money worldwide in the 2011 Movember campaign, individually and in the TransACT team.

Peter Lee
Group Manager Strategy, Wholesale and Regulatory Affairs

Peter is responsible for overseeing TransACT’s business strategy, wholesale operations and regulatory matters. This includes liaison with key customers and stakeholders, including retail service providers (RSPs), Internet Service Providers (ISPs), wholesalers, regulatory bodies (such as the ACCC) and Government.  

Accountable for TransACT’s business strategies, Peter works with peers, executives and to the CEO to provide  business support and governance to ensure the delivery of TransACT’s strategic business plan.

Peter is responsible for leading and co-ordinating the engagement on TransACT’s response to regulatory and Government bodies and their requests as appropriate and for providing business support on telecommunications regulation, legislation and laws.  

Peter is also responsible for the oversight of TransACT’s wholesale business and operations. Peter has more than 25 years experience in the telecommunications industry, including 17 years with Telstra, with more than 15 years experience in senior management roles.

Peter has worked at TransACT since 2001 in numerous roles including Capex Manager, Network Delivery Manager, Business & Strategic Planning Manager and now Group Manager Strategy, Wholesale and Regulatory Affairs.  

Peter has an extensive background liaising with Government and regulatory authorities, agencies, land and property developers, carriers, vendors, contractors, consultants and other industry bodies.

Antony (Tony) Allen
Chief Financial Officer (CFO) and Company Secretary

Tony is responsible for TransACT's finances and resources, including general accounting, financial reporting, budgeting, financial planning and analysis and corporate treasury.  

Tony also holds the position of Company Secretary, responsible for shareholder and director liaison and negotiations with business partners.

Prior to TransACT Tony worked with Ernst & Whinny (now Ernst & Young) and briefly with ACTEW Corporation. Tony then moved to London to work with Scotland Yard in their Serious Fraud Squad.

On return to Australia, Tony worked as the Resort Accountant on Hamilton Island where he undertook an Initial Public Offering (IPO) on the business. 

Following this, he worked for Lend Lease and Dilmun Navigation as Financial Controller in Sydney, before establishing his own business enterprises.  

Tony began working at TransACT in 2003 as a Business Analyst / Financial Controller in Retail.  Tony later moved into Corporate Finance Planning as well as taking on responsibility for Financial Accounting. 

In 2008 Tony was promoted to CFO and Company Secretary.

Tony holds a Bachelor in Accounting, a CPA qualification and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Tony has also completed courses in Venture Capital and Financial Modelling and Valuation through the Macquarie University of Applied Finance program.

David Parkes
General Manager Retail

David is responsible for TransACT’s business and consumer retail functions including sales, marketing, product development and customer services.

David has extensive experience in sales and product development, and wholesale telecommunications and has worked in the telecommunications industry for more than 11 years.

David was employee number 53 starting with TransACT in 2000 and has previously held the roles of Content and ISP Manager, Manager Products, Manager Wholesale and Partner Programs.David joined ActewAGL in 2005 managing ActewAGL and TransACT’s business sales teams, returning to TransACT in 2010 as GM Retail.

Prior to joining TransACT, David worked in the areas of administration at the ANU and for himself as a small business owner in hospitality.

David holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science.

Andre Koot
General Manager Victoria

Andre Koot General Manager Victoria Andre is responsible for providing leadership and direction for TransACT in Victoria. This includes management of all personnel in Victoria covering Sales, Marketing, Customer Service, Network Operations, and Network systems engineering, working closely with the Executive team.

Andre has held a variety of positions in both the energy and telecommunications sectors including former roles with ActewAGL, Telstra and Country Energy.

In previous roles Andre was responsible for finance, commercial management, sales operations, strategy, program management and IT systems implementation.

Andre holds a Master of Business Administration (Strategy and Change Management), a CPA qualification and also gained a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Management).

Andre is currently a full member of CPA Australia and a Fellow of Australian Institute of Management.

Daina Livingstone
General Counsel

As General Counsel at TransACT, Daina is responsible for ensuring that TransACT complies with all relevant laws and regulations, including telecommunications, broadcasting, spam, consumer protection and privacy.

Daina is responsible for advising on risk management, negotiating commercial and legal terms with suppliers and partners, managing high level disputes and litigation, and managing the registration and protection of TransACT's intellectual property.

As an undergraduate, Daina worked as a research assistant for the Dean of Law in Industrial Relations. Following graduation, she worked for Bevan Ashford in London for 18 months and then returned to Australia, where she worked for Minter Ellison for 7 years. Daina was appointed as a Senior Associate in 2003 and her primary areas of practice were commercial litigation, product liability litigation, commercial insurance, financial services and commercial transactions.

In 2007, Daina moved to Hutchison 3 Mobile as Senior Corporate Counsel and continued in this role following the merger of Hutchison and Vodafone in 2009. During this time, she was involved in regulatory compliance, contract drafting and negotiation, large acquisition and synergy projects arising from the merger, wholesale access negotiations and many cross functional projects, including mobile handset insurance and complaints handling.  

In December 2010, Daina commenced with TransACT as General Counsel and is in the process of establishing TransACT's first internal legal team.  

Daina holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from the University of Technology, Sydney and is currently completing a Diploma of Applied Corporate Governance with Chartered Secretaries Australia.

Pauline Hugler
General Manager HR

Pauline is responsible for the management of Human Resources (HR) including the development of HR systems, policies and procedures.

As part of her role, Pauline contributes to TransACT’s strategic planning so long term people needs are identified and accommodated within business plans. She manages the implementation of HR policies, and also ensures skills requirements in TransACT are met through ongoing workforce planning, staff development programs and external recruitment.

While at TransACT Pauline successfully managed the rollback of HR services from ActewAGL under the Managed Services Agreement (MSA). Services rolled back included Employee Relations, Health Safety, HR Equity and Wellness, and Payroll.

Pauline has more than ten years experience in operational and senior management roles as a HR practitioner. Pauline has previously worked for internet security companies, not-for-profit organisations and engineer firms.

Pauline holds a Bachelor of Business in Human Resource Management & Marketing. She is currently completing a Graduate Certificate in Employment Law.

Wayne Bouffler
Chief Technology Officer

Wayne is responsible for overseeing TransACT’s technology strategy, build and operations including core and access networks, OSS, telephony, data, video, facilities (including the TransACT data centre), installations, logistics, maintenance and network augmentation.

As Chief Technology Officer, Wayne works closely with key stakeholders, including industry associations, federal and state government, NBN Co, major customers/clients, shareholders, major suppliers, legal firms and the media.

Wayne has over 30 years experience in the telecommunications and information technology industries. Joining TransACT in 2001 as National Telephony Manager, he began by delivering TransACT’s carrier voice infrastructure and systems including negotiation and implementation of wholesale interconnects before attaining the position of CTO in 2005.

Prior to joining TransACT, Wayne held a number of senior management roles with organisations including WorldXchange Communications, SITA, Singapore Telecom, OTC and Mayne Nickless.

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