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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
Astrid Raetze

Astrid Raetze

Executive Director

  • Over 20 years’ experience in financial services law and FinTech
  • Specialising in FinTech, financial markets, financial services, regulatory issues, financial products
  • Experience in driving innovation in organisations

Astrid has more than 20 years’ experience building and managing teams across internationally recognised organisations such as Baker McKenzie and KPMG. As Executive Director, Astrid is focused on facilitating the implementation of strategy and growth initiatives to drive an increase in Automic’s footprint in the market both internally and externally. Astrid has facilitated the engagement of Thrive Global into the organisation that promotes work-life balance and well-being as the key triggers in high performance. She is also enthusiastic and involved in Automic’s strategic vision for the future, involving the design and development of new technology opportunities.

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Astrid Raetze

Astrid Raetze

Executive Director

  • Over 20 years’ experience in financial services law and FinTech
  • Specialising in FinTech, financial markets, financial services, regulatory issues, financial products
  • Experience in driving innovation in organisations
Astrid Raetze

Astrid Raetze

Executive Director

  • Over 20 years’ experience in financial services law and FinTech
  • Specialising in FinTech, financial markets, financial services, regulatory issues, financial products
  • Experience in driving innovation in organisations
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
John Lewis

John Lewis

Executive Director

  • Chartered Accountant for over 25 years
  • Extensive commercial management experience
  • Focused on strategy development, implementation and execution

John is a Chartered Accountant with extensive experience in structuring businesses for growth. Having worked for Deloitte for over a decade and in senior commercial roles for the last 25 years as a Director, CFO and Company Secretary, John has considerable breadth and depth of experience in strategic management, mergers & acquisitions and corporate management. His industry expertise includes retail, wholesale, pharmaceutical, financial services and IT services. John’s current role is focused on the execution of Automic’s business strategy and integration of the business’ services.

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John Lewis

John Lewis

Executive Director

  • Chartered Accountant for over 25 years
  • Extensive commercial management experience
  • Focused on strategy development, implementation and execution
John Lewis

John Lewis

Executive Director

  • Chartered Accountant for over 25 years
  • Extensive commercial management experience
  • Focused on strategy development, implementation and execution

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