THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

The directors of Comunet each joined the company's Board at the time of its incorporation in 1995. They were founding shareholders and remain shareholders today. The directors all worked together at KPMG for a number of years before Comunet was established.


 

GRAHAM TWARTZ - Advisory Chairman to The Board

Graham currently chairs the Advisory Boards of Comunet and its associated company, Avinet. His focus is on the development and delivery of the Group’s strategic plan and on business improvement initiatives. Graham brings a wealth of valuable experience to the Board, having joined Hills Industries Limited as Finance Director in 1993. In April 2008, Graham was appointed Group Managing Director of Hills. He was an Executive Director of the company until his retirement in September 2012. Hills is a diversified manufacturer and distributor of a wide range of products throughout Australia and New Zealand. Under Graham's leadership, Hills turnover reached in excess of $1 billion, employed about 3,000 people and had a market capitalisation of around $300 million.

     
 

PAUL LEWIN - Executive Director

A founding Director of Comunet, Paul has over 25 years experience hands on experience in the IT industry. Initially developing his career working in the retail and professional services sectors (Woolworths, KPMG and Galaxy TV) Paul pursued his passion for embedding IT as a key component of client strategic success and competitive advantage by co-founding Comunet in 1995. Paul is a member of the Comunet Leadership Team and as Head of Consulting, works hands-on within the business, which is his greatest enjoyment. In addition to his unwavering passion for clients and a bespoke solution approach, Paul also has a strong passion for the Comunet team with whom he takes an active mentoring role.

     
 

JOHN CRASE - Non-Executive Director

John practiced as a Chartered Accountant for over 25 years. He was a partner of international firm, KPMG, before establishing his own business advisory firm in the mid 90’s. John was also a Fellow CPA and Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia. He has advised businesses across a range of industry segments including property, aviation, agriculture, and technology and was involved, as an adviser, in the establishment of Australia’s pay TV industry. He has previously held an equity interest in a financial planning business of which he was also a director. John is now retired and his sole business interests are in Comunet, and its associated company, Avinet.

 

     
 

DAVID FECHNER - Non-Executive Director

David has extensive knowledge across business value drivers bringing great insight to the Board at Comunet, of which he is a founding Director. David specializes in supporting fast growth businesses, advising, in particular, on valuations, mergers and acquisitions. David is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia & New Zealand, a Fellow of the Taxation Institute of Australia and an APEC card holder. Highly regarded by his peers, David has experience in presenting to industry bodies as well as providing insights to specialist economic and business survey publications, driving engagement with industry, government and policy makers. David joined BDO is 2013 where he is currently a Private Clients Partner.