Board of Directors

Joe HayesJoe Hayes

Executive Chairman

Extensive experience in ‘holographic’ diffusion technology for application in signal processing and psychoacoustics. Extensive experience in Quality Assurance, overseeing business start-ups and helping high growth manufacturing companies manage complexity. Joe founded New Audio and PASSAC, which manufactured and exported audio product throughout the world. He was also the Asia Pacific manager of Regulatory Affairs and Quality Systems for Dade Behring.


John Kerby

Executive Director

JPK PhotoJohn provides the essential strategic, operational and financial expertise required by companies to be successful. He is a Certified Practicing Accountant, and has a Master of Business Administration and a Bachelor of Commerce degree. John has been responsible for the overall strategic, operational and financial activities for companies covering Australia, Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia, Korea, China, UK, NZ, and the USA.  As the Managing Director, COO and CFO of various companies he led teams up to 120 people, covering all areas of business across a diverse number of industry sectors, from heavy manufacturing to high end technical training.

His experience extends from Managing Director ANZ for a subsidiary of the world’s largest independent training Company with an annual turnover of in excess US$ 2 billion to CFO of a $500M Australian manufacturing firm. He has been responsible for overseeing and negotiating contracts up to the value of $250M, been involved and headed up mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, IPO’s, trade sales and the disposal of non-core operations both in Australia and overseas. Also, John has been at the forefront in the development and implementation of strategic business plans that have seen companies grow exponentially and profitably. Coupled with his extensive executive experience John also has a wealth of board experience, private, non listed public companies and the not for profit sector. He has a very detailed understanding of statutory, corporate and board reporting requirements as well as corporate governance.


Jennifer DannJennifer Dann

Non Executive Director

Jennifer has extensive experience in business investment. She has represented the state of Queensland in national science conferences and acts as Research and Development support to core IP works.