Corporate Governance Documents
Board of Directors
- Non-Executive ChairmanPaul 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 DirectorShelley 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
- Non-Executive DirectorThomas 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
- Co-Founder and Non-Executive DirectorMark Estall
A serial entrepreneur, Mark has founded several software companies, as well as businesses in other verticals. He mentors SMB businesses, providing strategic growth advice and has a track record of building businesses through developing strong, well-resourced teams. With a deep knowledge of 9Spokes and its markets, Mark is an invaluable Board member and consults on special projects for the company.
Ex: Traffic NZ
- Co-Founder and Chief Executive OfficerAdrian Grant
Adrian has extensive corporate management experience across international markets, including roles at Microsoft UK, as a Director and General Manager at information technology company Unisys in the UK and New Zealand, and Chief Executive of New Zealand-based cloud solution provider Umbrellar. His accumulated experience in leading tech companies laid the foundations for Adrian’s move into the technology sector as an entrepreneur.
Ex: Microsoft, Telecom NZ, Unisys, Umbrellar