Board of Directors

Andrew Henderson - Chairman

Andrew has over 20 years of experience in Technology products and services businesses. Having worked in Asia in the early 2000’s he returned to Australia to found Phoenix IT&T Consulting Pty Ltd, where he was CEO and Executive Director for 13 years. Phoenix was sold to ASX listed DWS Limited in 2015 with 240 consultants at the time of the sale. Currently, he is the Executive Director of Jitterbit Pty Ltd in the Australian and New Zealand region, a Gartner leading eiPaaS (Enterprise Integration Platform as a Service) and OCG Systems Pty Ltd an integration managed service business. Andrew has a Diploma in Financial Markets, a Master of Science (Information Technology), he is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Director and a Senior Associate of FINSIA.

Bryan Petereit - Founder, Chief Technology Officer

Bryan is the founder and Chief Technology Officer of ApplyDirect. Bryan combined his previous industry experience in both the recruitment and IT sectors to develop the concept of a seamless process to connect job candidates directly with hiring employers, thus saving the employers substantial time and money. Following the completion of a Bachelor of Science Degree (with a major in Computer Science). Bryan commenced his working career with IBM Australia. Subsequently, he has also worked in the IT sector in management roles with Ferntree Computer Corporation and, following its acquisition, with the IT division of GE Capital. Prior to his current role at ApplyDirect, Bryan commenced, ran and ultimately sold (to the Finite Group) his own IT recruitment business. Bryan also holds a Master of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.

Michael Norster - Non-Executive Director

Michael Norster has been and is the major driving force in forming a number of successful, start up, Australian businesses. Michael founded the Australian Energy group of companies that traded under the name Powerdirect in 1997. He was the major shareholder in that group from ASX listing in 2001 until its completed sale to Ergon Energy in early 2006. He is the founder and executive chairman of the Green Generation group of private companies which commenced in 2010. The group owns electricity retailer Blue NRG and renewable energy developer and risk manager GG Renewable Energy. In addition to ApplyDirect, Michael was also the seed investor in the information technology recruitment company Primex Solutions Pty Ltd. He has assisted in the formation and establishment of one of Australia’s largest telecommunications carriers Axicorp Pty Ltd (which became Primus Telecommunications) and was a director and shareholder in Hotkey Internet Services Pty Ltd (all now a part of Vocus Communications).