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Tim has over 26 years experience in various project, business development, general and executive management positions in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, including over 16 years with the CIMIC Group.

Tim has worked in senior and executive management positions in the mining, construction, services and telecommunications sectors. With a strong background in project management and leading multi-disciplinary teams, his experience ranges from business start-ups through to divestment, including the establishment of new businesses and joint ventures, strategic and business planning, tendering, business integration and transformation, as well operations and general management.

In his current role, Tim is the General Manager for all contracts delivered for nbn across Australia and Chorus across New Zealand, where Visionstream has delivered the bulk of the nation’s largest ever infrastructure project as one of nbn’s major delivery partners.

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Andrew Henry has an extensive background in finance and operations management across the energy, water, infrastructure maintenance and telecommunications industries in Australia and overseas.

Over the past 20 years, he has held senior finance and operations roles within Thiess and the CIMIC Group. His expertise includes budgeting and cost control, project management, commercial management and project recovery, forecasting and reporting, enterprise restructuring, mergers and acquisitions, business process re-engineering and strategic planning.

Andrew was appointed Chief Commercial Officer in March 2015, having previously worked as General Manager Finance for Thiess’ Services business and Executive General Manager – Assets for Thiess P/L.

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An internationally experienced and highly credentialed senior executive.

Through management roles in Australia, Asia and the Middle East, Jeffrey has developed the ability to adapt to different cultures and situations and can demonstrate a consistent track record in leading successful businesses.

Prior to joining Visionstream, Jeffrey was Executive Manager of Power and Energy for Ventia Pty Ltd.

Prior to these roles, Jeffrey forged a progressive 18 year career with ABB acquiring a breadth of business expertise extending from sales, business development, business operations and general management. After ABB Jeffrey joined Tyco International as General Manager, Wormald Fire System Installations in Australia progressing to an executive position as Vice President and Operations Director, Asia Pacific overseeing Tyco’s Fire and Traffic business throughout the region.

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Gareth has 14 years experience in research and strategy development roles underpinned by extensive operational leadership experience in automotive, resources, financial services and telecommunications industries domestically and abroad.

Gareth's passion and background is to work as a member of senior leadership teams to define vision and strategy and then work with leaders to facilitate the changes to people, systems and processes to deliver on strategic objectives.

Gareth joined Visionstream in August 2016 from Telstra having most recently led Telstra's Wideband delivery organisation. Gareth holds a Bachelor's Degree and a Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering.

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Richard has extensive experience in human resources and management consulting across mining, manufacturing and energy industries in Australia and overseas.

Over the past 20 years, he has worked with senior leadership teams of large multinational businesses to deliver strategic business and functional turnarounds and transformations, including post-M&A transition and integration.

Richard's forte and passion is working with leaders and their people to create high performing organisations where people are passionate and excited about their work and creating a culture of continuous improvement through use of Six Sigma and LEAN methodologies. Richard joined Visionstream in October 2015.

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Fiona has more than 18 years’ experience in providing legal support and advice across the construction and telecommunications industries in Australia.

Fiona is currently the General Manager Work Winning for Visionstream. 

Fiona was previously Associate General Counsel of Thiess Pty Ltd. Prior to this, Fiona spent four years providing legal support to the Development division of Brookfield Multiplex and spent many years in private practice.

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Matthew is one of the leading experts in HSE performance-improvement and culture-change globally, having achieved huge results for both Global Fortune500 as well as ASX100 companies. Matthew combines his extensive safety qualifications and experience with his knowledge of business management, communications, human psychology and change management to implement world’s best, behaviour-based, safety culture-change programs for large organisations. Matthew has a track record of building high performance teams to achieve sustainable system excellence, as well as using time tested leadership coaching methods to improve senior manager engagement and competencies. Matthew has led global HSE projects from large scale M&A activities to data management and topic conferences. Matthew is a member of Mensa and the Safety Institute of Australia. Matthew has worked across diverse industry types including Industrial, Power, Manufacturing, Engineering, Utilities, Retail, Wholesale and Construction, and can facilitate high performance safety programs within almost any organisational environment and business model. Matthew has directly led teams of up to 30 people, and functionally led multinational teams of hundreds of dedicated HSE and IM staff spread across the South Asia Region. Additionally Matthew volunteers his time to assist Not for Profit Arts organisations in their safety requirements.

Matthew holds a Graduate Diploma in International HSE Management from Oxford Brookes University in Oxford UK; Adv. Dip. OHS from Australia; and Diplomas in Business, Training, & Communications.

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Paul has 25 years’ experience in global technology and telecommunications industries and has spent half his career overseas working in Europe and Asia. Over the last 15 years, Paul has held a number of senior sales and management roles building on strong relationships to grow services businesses across the region.

Paul is currently the General Manager of sales for Visionstream, a role he commenced in November 2017 after more than four years leading Nokia’s business partnership with Optus.

Prior to returning to Australia in 2013, Paul spent eight years in Singapore in a number of senior sales roles. Most recently as APAC Head of Sales for Silicon Valley based ServiceSource, and prior, for Nokia establishing and growing their managed services business across Asia.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical & Electronic) and a Bachelor of Science (Maths & Computer Science).

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Vanessa has 15 years’ experience across legal and commercial roles within Australia and overseas. Vanessa commenced her career as a lawyer in Sydney working in commercial litigation across the financial services, construction, sports and property industries before moving to London to work as a commercial disputes lawyer on a number of large projects.

Prior to joining Visionstream, Vanessa held a number of senior positions within the telecommunications and infrastructure industries, including three years as the General Manager – Commercial Structuring and Implementation at NBN responsible for the end to end commercial management of NBN’s design and construction contracts.  More recently Vanessa supported Fulton Hogan’s telecommunications business as the Pre-Contracts Commercial Manager based in Brisbane.

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