Richard Wilkins – Executive Chairman

Diploma of Electronic Engineering from Kilkenny Technical College, Adelaide

Richard Wilkins is the founding Director and Shareholder of Spectur.

Richard has extensive industry experience in electronic engineering, telecommunications and radio communications.  His experience spans from product design and technical development through to overseeing the commissioning and maintenance of major communications networks.  

Richard began his career in the Royal Australian Navy, joining the radio (air) technical branch and finishing in charge of the Electronics School of Avionics for pilots, navigators and technical staff.  

Richard entered the private sector where he headed Standard Telephones and Cables’ maintenance team for microwave and mobile communications on the rail network between Newman and Port Hedland.  He was subsequently engaged by the Natural Gas Pipeline Authority of South Australia (as it was then known) to oversee the commissioning and ongoing maintenance of the microwave and mobile communications network for the gas pipeline between Moomba and Adelaide.  

Richard successfully operated his own businesses, Radiolab, CR Labs and RF Innovations, which developed innovative electronic and communications products and serviced communications networks for government departments as well as major resources and telecommunications companies.  He was integrally involved in the design and development of high power paging transmitter which was ultimately sold to Telstra, Victoria’s state-wide emergency services and to European markets under a license agreement.  Richard, in his role as managing director, designed self-powered train wheel bearing temperature monitors and a low power active prototype radar system for collision avoidance, specifically for mine–site loading areas.

Richard remains actively involved in the day-to-day management and technical operations of Spectur, as well as working with the Board to set its strategy for ongoing business development, managing R&D and providing general support to the Managing Director.

Peter Holton – Managing Director

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Political Science from Kingston University, London.

Peter Holton has over 20 years’ senior management experience in product sales, distribution and marketing in Australia and Europe.  He has been directly responsible for managing and increasing product lines and sales via direct sales, distribution and licensing.

Peter has previously developed and led sales teams for market leading companies both in Australia and in Europe.  He was the sales manager of Surf Sales Ltd where he helped introduced the O’Neill brand into the UK market.  He subsequently became the sales and marketing director of ATB Sales Ltd, setting up the launch of the high-end Marin mountain bike brand in the UK.  

Peter was also involved in financing the development of the 49er sailing dinghy developed by Australian 18-foot skiff legends, Frank and Julian Bethwaite.  He held the European marketing rights to this boat which was ultimately selected by the International Olympic Committee for a new high sailing performance category at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney.  

Peter subsequently migrated to Australia where he established and operated successful coffee equipment sales and service business, Supreme Coffee Machines, as its managing director.  

Peter joined Spectur as Business Development Manager in 2012 and became the Managing Director in 2017.

Stephen Bodeker – Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa, Associate General Accountant (South Africa), Certified Practising Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant.

Stephen Bodeker is an accomplished senior finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector, working within several industries including professional services, logistics, manufacturing, health services and media.  He has held senior finance roles in organisations including KPMG, Nestor Healthcare, Britvic PLC, Carbon Conscious Limited (now Alterra Limited) and others.  He is currently the Group Financial Manager for Silver Chain Group.

Stephen’s experience spans external and internal audit, financial control, staff management, taxation, financial modelling, cost control, risk management, company secretarial and corporate governance.

Stephen is an associate member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, a practicing CPA, a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Andrew Hagen – Non-Executive Director

Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Finance) from Curtin University.

Andrew Hagen has substantial experience in business development, management, marketing and sales.  Andrew worked in the property development industry as a director of Tuart Properties, a privately held property development business since 2003 and worked as a Development Manager for ASX listed as well as government owned property development firms such as Brookfield Ltd, Mirvac Ltd, Peet Ltd, Cedar Woods Ltd and LandCorp over the course of 17 years.

More recently, Andrew co-founded Cycliq Group Ltd (ASX:CYQ), held the position of CEO for over five years and still remains a substantial shareholder. He was responsible for creating and developing the business direction, sourcing seed funding, key relationship management, co-developing products, team building and promotion of the brand. Andrew managed early stage sales and established Cycliq’s international sales distribution network. In his role as CEO, he oversaw Cycliq’s senior management team including its Australian and international operations.

Andrew is also the director of Breakwater (WA) Pty Ltd, a private project management company.

Suzie Foreman - Company Secretary

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Sheffield (CA)

Suzie Foreman is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience within the UK and Australia, including 11 years combined experience with a Big 4, and a boutique advisory firm, specialising in the areas of audit and corporate services. Suzie has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for ASX listed and start-up companies.  Suzie is skilled in cash flow, enterprise risk management, financial reporting, audit, and company secretarial work.

Suzie is currently the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for Jameson Resources Ltd (ASX:JAL) and has previously held several Company Secretary and/or Chief Financial Officer positions for ASX listed entities.

Dr Nick Le Marshall – Technology and Development Manager

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor Engineering (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales

 

Nicholas (Nick) Le Marshall has over 20 years’ experience in software and hardware product development.  He has previously provided consulting services to Honeywell Aerospace/Defence (used by the United States Air Force), Telstra and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  Nick has worked with Spectur to develop its systems for the last 5 years as a consultant and was appointed as Technology and Development Manager in March 2017.  He has primarily been responsible for cloud computing and internet front-end development, back-end data servers, camera embedded software on both Linux and Android operating systems (including image/video processing), electronics design, prototyping and testing, electronics manufacturing and procurement and application development.