Martin Ralston, Non-Executive Chairman
Martin holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and has been involved in the information technology sector since 1970. Over the span of his career, Martin worked in various roles with BHP Billiton, Computer Accounting Services and Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting) with whom he became a Partner in 1985.
During his tenure with Accenture, Martin filled a number of senior management positions including Managing Partner - Technology Competence, Managing Partner - Government Services, and Managing Partner - Business Outsourcing. Martin retired from Accenture in August 2001.
Martin is currently Vice Chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, Non-Executive Chairman of Transol Corporation Limited and a Board Member of Hawthorn Football Club.
Danny Wallis, Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Danny founded DWS in 1992 and is the current CEO and Managing Director. Having begun his career in the I.T. industry over 20 years ago, Danny started out as a system programmer and internal consultant at ANZ Bank. From this early experience, Danny identified the market opportunity for a high quality, professional, client focused, I.T. services organisation which became DWS.
Ken Barry, Non-Executive Director
Ken is a lawyer who brings DWS over 40 years of corporate, commercial, legal and compliance experience with listed and unlisted companies.
Ken has previously been a Director of the National Electricity Market Management Company Limited and Yallourn Energy Limited, and Chairman of Ausdoc Group Limited and Freightways Express Limited (NZ).
In addition to being a Non-Executive Director of DWS, Ken is currently the Chairman of Deacons law firm. Ken is also Chairman of ASX listed Wallace Absolute Return Limited, IOOF Holdings Trustee Pty Ltd, Doxa Youth Foundation, Newsboys Foundation, MAP Venture Capital Pty Ltd, Next Generation Australia Pty Ltd and leading thoroughbred stud Coolmore Australia.
Gary Ebeyan, Non-Executive Director
Gary has more than 25 years experience in the IT industry following his graduation from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science degree. He established his first IT business at the age of 23 developing software products for the building industry. The business gained reputable customers such as Jennings Industries, Pioneer Group, BP Australia and BHP Melbourne Research Laboratories.
After eight years of success, Gary established Expert Information Services to focus on the growing IT Services market. His exemplary management of Expert led to winning several outsourcing deals with multi-national companies.
Gary's focus on business excellence was recognised by “The Age/D&B Awards” with Expert Information Services being awarded 'Best Victorian IT Business' in 2001 and 2002, and “Best Overall Victorian Business” in 2001. Under his leadership the company also achieved ISO9001/2000 and CMMI Level 4 accreditation.
In recognition of his achievements and personal contribution to Australian business, Gary was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to business by the Prime Minister and the Governor General. He also became a finalist in the 2003 Victorian region Entrepreneur of the Year Award.
In 2004, Gary became the CEO of Infosys Australia following the acquisition of Expert Information Services by the global offshore outsourcing giant, Infosys Technologies Limited. Under Gary’s leadership until he decided to pursue other interests at the end of 2008, Infosys Australia grew to over 2500 staff servicing the Australian market with consolidated revenues reaching well over $250M.
Jodie Moule, Executive Director
Jodie co-founded Symplicit Pty Ltd in 2002 and built the company into one of Australia’s leading user experience, digital strategy and design and innovation consultancy businesses. Prior to the world of customer-led innovation, Jodie worked in the service industry and retail world as well as clinical and organisational psychology. As a registered psychologist, she believes that understanding human behaviour allows you to change the customer experience, and that change happens through great design.
Hayden Kelly, Executive Director
Hayden is a co-founder of Phoenix IT & T Consulting Pty Ltd and continues to lead its business development activities. Hayden previously spent 33 years in the telecommunications industry where he held a number of executive positions across a wide variety of disciplines. Hayden’s specialist skills include process improvement, procurement and M&A integration.
Selina Lightfoot, Non-Executive Director
Selina is a company director and consultant, joining the Board in December 2016. Selina has extensive experience as a commercial and legal adviser, including as a Partner of Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) for over 10 years in the Mergers & Acquisitions and TMT teams. Her experience includes advising on private M&A, restructuring and business integration, technology outsourcing and procurement as well as risk and corporate governance, across a range of industries including health, financial services, consumer goods and professional services.
Other roles held by Selina include directorships with JDRF Australia, Nuchev Pty Ltd and The Queen Elizabeth Centre and an advisory board role with TLC Aged Care.