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.

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).

Nicholas Smedley - Non-Executive Director

Nicholas is an experienced Investment Banker and M&A Advisor, with 14 years’ experience at UBS and KPMG. He has worked on M&A transactions in the UK, Hong Kong, China, and Australia with transactions ranging from the A$9bn defence of WMC Resources through to the investment of $65m into Catch.com.au. Nicholas currently oversees investments in the Property, Aged Care, Technology and Medical Technology space. Key areas of expertise include M&A, Debt structuring, Corporate governance and innovation. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from Monash University.

Prashant Chandra - Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

Prashant is a successful executive with extensive experience in leading and transforming Finance and Operations Functions across Professional Services, Technology, Supply Chain & Logistics and Human Resources sectors. He was appointed Managing Director of AD1 on 22 October 2019. Previously, he held the CFO and Company Secretary position of the Company since May 2018. Prashant was instrumental in leading the successful integration of Utility Software Services Pty Ltd. Prior to joining the Company, Prashant held leadership roles with Adecco Group Australia and efm Logistics Group Pty Ltd (FMH Group).