OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Meet the Board of Directors, who bring years of experience and a variety of expertise to the Instaclustr team.
Carol is Chair of the Instaclustr Board. She serves as director of the Australian Financial Security Authority and Icon Water. Carol holds numerous Audit Committee roles for both Commonwealth Government and ACT Government. Carol was a Partner in PWC and had 20 years experience providing financial statement and internal audit, accounting advice and risk management to private clients, ACT and Federal government.
Nick McNaughton is the CEO of ANU Connect Ventures, the venture arm of the Australian National University. Nick has a long track record of helping to build and grow early-stage companies, and has been a successful angel investor, business mentor, and CEO of a successful investment fund. Nick currently sits on the Board of Entry29, a co-working space for Canberra start-ups and the GRIFFIN Accelerator (also based in Canberra).
Stephen Hardy is an executive director of Hindmarsh as well as CEO of Australian Capital Ventures Limited (AVCL). Before working in early stage investments, he has had 30 years of experience on all aspects of complex and major projects and property investments in Australia, the USA and South East Asia.
Simon is co-founder and chairman of Akanda, a cloud network virtualization software startup formed in 2015. He was recently CEO of DreamHost, a global web hosting and cloud services company. While at DreamHost in 2012, Simon co-founded Inktank, the startup behind Ceph, the massively scalable open source distributed storage system for cloud computing and big data. Inktank was acquired by Red Hat in April 2014 for $175MM.