Board of Directors
Knosys is lead by a Board of business professionals with significant experience in IT and strategy.
Hon. Alan Stockdale AO
Alan was appointed as Chairman of Knosys Limited on 30 April 2015. Alan has developed a career as a company Chairman and director of a number of ASX listed companies and of various unlisted companies and not-for-profit organisations. He has been Chairman of Axon Instruments Inc (incorporated in the USA and listed on the ASX), Symex Holdings Limited, Senetas Corporation Limited and a director of Marriner Financial Limited – all companies listed on the ASX. He is a consultant to Metro Trains and previously was a consultant to Maddocks Lawyers, a member of the Advisory Board of Lazard Australia and Chairman of the Medical Research Commercialisation Fund. He was Federal President of the Liberal Party from 2008 to 2014. Alan holds a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Arts, both completed at the University of Melbourne, is a Barrister of the Supreme Courts of Victoria and NSW and the High Court of Australia and was a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company.
John has held the role of CEO since 18 July 2016 and was appointed to the Board of Knosys Limited on the 26 September 2018. He brings a wealth of leadership experience having worked for more than 20 years at the helm of software and technology companies including Managing Director of Sigtec Pty Ltd, managing Director of Wavenet International (ASX:WAL), in addition President of CS Communications and Systems operations in New York and London. Mr. Thompson received a first class honours degree in Engineering from the Queensland University of Technology and a Master of Business Administration from the City University Business School in London. Mr. Thompson has a strong record of driving sales and revenue and has extensive experience as a capable CEO providing pivotal leadership expertise across global markets. John focuses on steering listed, IPO and start-up technology companies.
Kathrin was appointed as an additional Director on 1 September 2020. She holds an MBA and has extensive experience in developing and implementing performance-driven business strategies and driving corporate value creation as a senior executive and a consultant. Kathrin also has direct experience in developing sales strategies and targets and has been personally responsible for meeting company sales targets across the APAC region. She is a MBA qualified director with over 15 years of strategic, performance-driven management consulting experience. Kathrin is currently managing director of Stratico Pty Ltd, operating as a strategy advisor and providing advice to boards on risk management and board effectiveness.
Neil is an experienced business leader and entrepreneur with corporate, start-up, founder and public company experience, having held the position of Managing Directors and Chief Executive Officer of Oakton Limited (ASX:OKN), until its acquisition by Dimension Data in2014. He is a practitioner in the digital and technology domain and has extensive experience in general management and CEO management across private and public company scenarios. More recently Neil has held the position of CEO of Victoria Racing Club and is currently Chairman of Nexon and a Member of the Advisory boards for Clipboard, Alex Solutions and Info Centric. He has also been a keynote speaker at industry and investor forums on several occasions and has regularly presented to Boards and Executive committees on digital and technology directions and the value of a data and information focus. Neil holds a Bachelor of Business, is a CPA and a Member of the Australian Computer Society.