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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 20 years’ of senior leadership and board roles in the registry, pharmaceutical and health sectors
  • Focussed on driving corporate growth
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of data and technology platforms

Paul is an accomplished business leader with twenty years’ experience spanning general management, senior leadership and board roles across companies in the registry, pharmaceutical and health sectors. He is experienced in managing teams, driving corporate growth and executing successful sale and exit strategies, as well as overseeing change management and company integrations. He has extensive knowledge of data and technology platforms, and an in depth understanding of commercial value that proprietary software systems hold for businesses. In Paul’s current role as Managing Director of the Automic Group, he is focussed upon building Australia’s first truly technology driven professional services offering.

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Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 20 years’ of senior leadership and board roles in the registry, pharmaceutical and health sectors
  • Focussed on driving corporate growth
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of data and technology platforms
Paul Williams

Paul Williams

Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer

  • Over 20 years’ of senior leadership and board roles in the registry, pharmaceutical and health sectors
  • Focussed on driving corporate growth
  • Extensive knowledge and understanding of data and technology platforms
David Franks

David Franks

Executive Director

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities

David is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia, Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia, Justice of the Peace, Registered Tax Agent and holds a Bachelor of Economics (Finance and Accounting) from Macquarie University. With over 25 years in finance and governance (including Company Secretarial and Corporate Finance), David has been CFO, Company Secretary and Director for numerous ASX listed and unlisted public and private companies, in a range of industries covering energy retailing, software as a service, transport, financial services, oil and gas / mineral exploration, technology, automotive, software development, wholesale distributions, retail, biotechnology and healthcare. He has acted in these capacities for Top 200 to small-cap companies listed on the Australian Securities Exchange, including for companies with OTC listings.

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David Franks

David Franks

Executive Director

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities
David Franks

David Franks

Executive Director

  • Company Secretarial, Governance and Finance
  • Over 25 years’ experience
  • CFO, Company Secretary and Senior Executive across diverse range of industries of ASX-Listed and Public Company entities
Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Executive Director

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years' experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the ASX & NSX, IPOs and M&A

Andrew is a corporate lawyer with a particular focus on ASX listed companies. Over the past decade Andrew has been involved in dozens of transactions, including reverse takeovers and IPOs across a wide range of industry sectors, with an emphasis on technology, health & medical and mining companies. He is widely regarded as Sydney’s leading specialist in delivery of legal services to ASX listed companies and has steered dozens of them through listing, raising capital, mergers & acquisitions and disposals of business. Andrew has an excellent relationship with ASIC and ASX officers, as well as with Sydney’s leading bankers and brokers.

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Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Executive Director

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years' experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the ASX & NSX, IPOs and M&A
Andrew Whitten

Andrew Whitten

Executive Director

  • Corporate & Commercial Law
  • Over 20 years' experience
  • Specialising in back-door listings on the ASX & NSX, IPOs and M&A
Ben Kay

Ben Kay

Executive Director

  • Founding Director of Automic
  • Over 20 years' experience in financial markets
  • Strong focus on building successful long term relationships

Ben is the founding director of Automic Group. He is a high performing and strategic thinking professional who has in excess of 20 years’ management and sales experience, predominantly in the financial sector. Ben has significant experience in the development, operation and expansion of multiple businesses, dealing extensively with the institutional, government and commercial sectors in a Senior Management & Business Development capacity. He has previously held senior roles with Westpac, Lehman Brothers and BOC Limited. Ben holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a post graduate qualification in Applied Finance & Investment (FINSIA).

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Ben Kay

Ben Kay

Executive Director

  • Founding Director of Automic
  • Over 20 years' experience in financial markets
  • Strong focus on building successful long term relationships
Ben Kay

Ben Kay

Executive Director

  • Founding Director of Automic
  • Over 20 years' experience in financial markets
  • Strong focus on building successful long term relationships
Marcelo Dantas

Marcelo Dantas

Executive Director

  • Over 19 years’ of commercial IT experience
  • Expert in information security
  • Specialising in innovative software architecture, design and product development

Marcelo Dantas is a computer scientist with over 19 years commercial experience in the IT industry. Marcelo has delivered successful projects over a wide range of industries such as financial services, health,  telecommunications and airlines designing solutions from mobile apps to complex high-load mission critical web applications.  As the Chief Information Officer of Automic Group, Marcelo has led the architecture, design, product development and IT operations of Automic Group’s innovative cloud based platforms with a strong emphasis in maintaining the confidentiality, integrity and availability of Automic Group’s client data and systems.

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Marcelo Dantas

Marcelo Dantas

Executive Director

  • Over 19 years’ of commercial IT experience
  • Expert in information security
  • Specialising in innovative software architecture, design and product development
Marcelo Dantas

Marcelo Dantas

Executive Director

  • Over 19 years’ of commercial IT experience
  • Expert in information security
  • Specialising in innovative software architecture, design and product development
Ainslie van Onselen

Ainslie van Onselen

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 20 years experience in Corporate & Commercial law and as a NED in government, ASX listed & NFP entities
  • 10 years senior leadership in banking, financial services and insurance, including CEO of RAMS Home Loans
  • Extensive experience in technology and disruption based companies
Ainslie van Onselen

Ainslie van Onselen

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 20 years experience in Corporate & Commercial law and as a NED in government, ASX listed & NFP entities
  • 10 years senior leadership in banking, financial services and insurance, including CEO of RAMS Home Loans
  • Extensive experience in technology and disruption based companies
Ainslie van Onselen

Ainslie van Onselen

Non-Executive Director

  • Over 20 years experience in Corporate & Commercial law and as a NED in government, ASX listed & NFP entities
  • 10 years senior leadership in banking, financial services and insurance, including CEO of RAMS Home Loans
  • Extensive experience in technology and disruption based companies

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