Corporate Governance Documents

Board of Directors

  • Independent Non-Executive Chairman
    Paul Reynolds

    Paul is an International Executive with more than a decade of public-company Board representation in Europe and Asia Pacific. He has held C-suite positions in the telecoms industry and brings vast experience as a board member of global technology and operations. Paul has specific oversight over 9Spokes’ European interests and takes an Executive role in partner and investor relations, as well as corporate development.​

    Ex: Telecom NZ, British Telecom

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
    Shelley Ruha

    Shelley has extensive banking and governance experience; she chairs the Board’s Audit & Risk Committee and sits on the Remuneration & Nominations Committee. She’s held several exec team positions at Bank of New Zealand, most recently Chief Customer Officer, BNZ Partners. Her governance experience spans tech, infrastructure & payments innovation, banking, wealth management, venture capital, growth, and education for New Zealand SMBs. She’s a Director of The Icehouse, has served as a Director of Paymark, JBWere and its NZ subsidiaries, and numerous BNZ subsidiaries.​

    Ex: Bank of New Zealand, JBWere, Paymark

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
    Thomas Power

    Thomas is a social media, marketing and tech professional who creates customer and channel partner conversations for 9Spokes worldwide-including with companies like Accenture, Experian, Microsoft, Facebook, Google, Amazon and numerous banks. Thomas is currently ranked 8th in the 100 Most Influential Blockchain People list, and 11th in the ranking of 100 Most Influential People in Crypto. He has authored 7 books and has spoken at thousands of conferences worldwide on SaaS, cloud, social media, FinTech, Blockchain, cryptocurrency and AI.​

    Ex: Accenture, Microsoft, Google, BT, Ecademy, Leadors, Scredible, QXL Ricardo PLC, Tradus PLC​

  • Executive Director, co-founder and Chief Executive Officer
    Adrian Grant

    Adrian is co-founder and chief executive of 9Spokes. He has extensive corporate management experience across international companies, including Microsoft UK, information technology company Unisys, and cloud solution provider Umbrellar. Adrian's experience in leading tech companies laid the foundations for his move into the technology sector as an entrepreneur.

    Ex: Microsoft, Telecom NZ, Unisys, Umbrellar

  • Independent Non-Executive Director
    Kevin Phalen

    Kevin has over 30 years of global banking and financial services experience. Most recently, he served as Senior Vice President and Head of Global Business Solutions at Visa International. Prior to this, he served nine years at Bank of America as Managing Director, where he led the Commercial Card, Prepaid Card and Comprehensive Payables business for Bank of America Merrill Lynch. He also led the Public Sector Banking GTS coverage team and previously oversaw the Merchant business along with the trade and Supply Chain business.

    Ex: Visa, Bank of America, JPMC

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