Board & Management
Geoff Lewis has over 20 years’ experience in the global delivery of IT services and outsourcing. He established ASG Group Limited (formerly ASX listed, ASX: ASZ), an IT business solutions provider, in 1996 and was its Managing Director until it was acquired in late 2016 for $350 million by Japanese multinational IT services and consulting business Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Geoff was appointed as a director on 10 September 2019.
Ben Buckley was appointed as Managing Director of COSOL Limited in January 2020. His significant business experience includes over ten years with Nike where he was ultimately appointed as Marketing Director, and roles as Executive Director at Foxtel between 2013 and 2016, Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director at Brava Sports & Entertainment since 2017, and Executive Director at BKD Executive Leaders since 2018. Ben is probably more well-known as a former Australian Rules footballer, former Chief Executive officer of Football Federation Australian and current Chairman of the North Melbourne Football Club.
Stephen Johnston CA
Stephen Johnston has significant international experience in investment, corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions and commercial management gained over 25 years in Australian industrial and investment organisations. Stephen was the managing director and founder shareholder of Schutz DSL Group, an industrial packaging group with operations in Australia and south east Asia, and was an independent non-executive director of ASG Group Limited (formerly ASX listed, ASX: ASZ), an IT business solutions provider, until it was acquired in late 2016 for $350 million by Japanese multinational IT services and consulting business Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Stephen was appointed as a director on 10 September 2019.
Grant Pestell LLB
Independent Non-Executive Director
Grant Pestell was a founding director and has been the managing director of Perth-based legal firm Murcia Pestell Hillard since 2000. He has extensive experience advising both listed and private companies, particularly in the ICT, energy and resources and mining services industries. Grant is regularly involved in and advises on complex commercial disputes, strategic contract negotiations, mergers and acquisitions, risk management and large-scale financing. Grant was an independent non-executive director of ASG Group Limited (formerly ASX listed, ASX: ASZ), an IT business solutions provider, until it was acquired in late 2016 for $350 million by Japanese multinational IT services and consulting business Nomura Research Institute, Ltd. Grant was appointed as a director on 7 August 2019.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Gerald Strautins has extensive executive, mergers and acquisitions, consulting, programme and business management experience, with particular strength in formulating, implementing and managing strategic managed service/outsourcing operations and transformation initiatives. Gerald’s strategic business consultancy and corporate management experience was gained through extensive work in Australia, Europe and Asia. He was the Executive – Strategy and M&A of ASG Group Limited (formerly ASX listed, ASX: ASZ), an IT business solutions provider, and was responsible for the strategic direction of the organisation, while also completing in excess of $500 million in mergers and acquisitions transactions. Gerald was appointed as a director on 4 October 2019.
Lisa Wynne has a Bachelor Business and is a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia and a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Her experience includes over 15 years of board level experience across the commercial sector with a particular focus on the finance, accounting, corporate services, technology, and resources industries across ASX and TSX listed companies. Her background includes roles as a Non-Executive Director for Dempsey Minerals Limited responsible for strategic governance and operational planning, and as Director and Owner of Blue Horse Corporate and Sila Consulting.
Global Executive Management Team
Chief Executive Officer, COSOL Group
Scott is the Chief Executive Officer of the COSOL Group and is a highly experienced executive manager with a demonstrated ability to lead diverse teams of professionals to new levels of success in highly competitive markets. Scott has over 20 years’ experience in both start-ups and global multinational corporations and possesses strong technical and business qualifications with an impressive track record in strategic planning, business unit development, project management, product development and system engineering strategies.
Chief Financial Officer
Anthony Stokes was appointed as Chief Financial Officer in July 2022. A highly credentialed finance executive with more than 20 years’ experience, Anthony has a wealth of experience in highly competitive and regulated environments. Anthony’s most recent position was General Manager, Financial Planning & Analysis at Virgin Australia, where he worked in senior roles since 2011 across finance, transformation and commercial roles. This included playing a key role in the sale process and transition to Bain Capital’s ownership. Anthony previously worked at KPMG in Deal Advisory Services with significant experience across mergers and acquisitions and equity capital markets transactions.
Chief Executive Officer, COSOL North America
Max is the Chief Executive Officer of COSOL North America (COSOL NA) and has a long history of leading companies and teams specializing in serving asset-intensive industries. Max has almost three decades of experience and, for the last 18 years, served as CEO for AddOns, the most reliable and comprehensive provider of managed IT services focused on the unique challenges facing asset-intensive businesses. Max holds a bachelor’s of science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Wyoming.
Chief Operating Officer & Head of Asia Pacific
Garry has 30 years of experience in senior roles and brings a wealth of knowledge from a wide variety of service delivery, program management, consulting, strategic planning and senior executive positions that can add value in a variety of ways to many organisational and technological change programs. Garry has been at the intersection of many technology and digital disruptions that businesses have had to navigate their way through.