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ikeGPS Group Limited (IKE) seeks to be the standard for collecting, managing, and analyzing pole and overhead asset information for electric utilities, communications companies, and their engineering service providers.

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    Leadership and Governance

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    Glenn Milnes

    CEO & Managing Director

    Glenn Milnes is the CEO and managing director at ikeGPS, where he is accountable for the company’s overall strategy, performance, and growth. Glenn joined ikeGPS following more than a decade of leadership roles at organizations including International Communications group, Cable & Wireless International, London, where he oversaw a group of more than 30 fixed and wireless businesses, and No. 8 Ventures. Before entering the business world, Glenn played professional cricket in New Zealand, England, and The Netherlands, representing New Zealand at various levels. Glenn holds an MBA with Distinction from Imperial College London, a Bachelor of Science with First-Class Honors from Oxford Brookes University and a Bachelor of Physical Education from the University of Otago.

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    Lydia Siloka

    Head of People

    Lydia joined IKE in the second half of 2020 to lead our people function and drive employee engagement. Lydia joins IKE having been in People leadership positions across a range of international and growth businesses including as Senior People Manager at Amazon, Country People Director at Thales Digital and Security, HR Manager, South Africa for Teleperformance, and a HR leader at Victoria University.

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    Malcolm Young

    SVP Structural Analysis and Head of IKE Structural

    As VP of Structural Analysis Malcolm is responsible for the development and delivery of IKE’s structural analysis products and for the quality control function for IKE Analyze. Prior to joining IKE, Malcolm was founder and president of PowerLine Technology – the developer of IKE’s PoleForeman product – where he built the company to the position of having some of the largest investor-owned utilities in North America as embedded customers. Before that Malcolm held senior engineering management positions at Alabama Power. Malcolm is a qualified structural engineer and is considered to be one of the preeminent thought leaders in the U.S.A. market related to power poles and a structural analysis

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    Chris Ronan

    Chief Marketing and Brand Officer

    Chris is IKE’s Chief Marketing Officer where he is accountable for IKE’s marketing, communications, brand, and customer experience. Prior to joining IKE, as the founder & president of two leading North American digital marketing agencies, Chris led marketing and brand initiatives for some of the world’s leading companies including Ford Motor Company, Dell, Air New Zealand, Emirates Team New Zealand, and SouthWest Airlines among others, helping these businesses shape their identities and tell their stories. He has a [Arts] degree from Midwestern State University. Before entering the world of commerce Chris was a semi-professional road cyclist.

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    Chris DeJohn

    Senior Vice President of Sales and Business Development

    Chris brings a wealth of experience in the enterprise and telecommunications market, having participated in the emergence and transformation of some of the largest data, cellular, and voice network infrastructure in the world throughout his career. He has seen how modernization and economics fundamentally changed with the application of new technologies. With the nation’s utility industries on the verge of a similar radical shift, Chris helps lead IKE’s application of our cutting edge technology to guide customers in navigating this evolution.

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    Leon Toorenburg

    Chief Technical Officer

    Leon Toorenburg is the Chief Technology Officer at ikeGPS, where he leads the research department to investigate how to leverage new technologies to simplify and speed up ikeGPS customers’ workflow. Leon is the founder of ikeGPS and has been instrumental in the development of all ikeGPS’ products. He holds numerous U.S. and international patents on measurement technologies. Leon holds a Bachelor of Science from Victoria University and Bachelor of Engineering with honors from Canterbury University.

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    Jareth Rossking

    Head of Engineering

    Jareth leads our engineering teams across the IKE Office, IKE Structural (PoleForeman), and IKE Insight solutions. He has 10+ years of experience in the information technology industry specializing in the utility sector. Jareth started his career as a software developer and grew into the Head of Engineering role at AgilityCIS, where his team consisted of 75 developers working across a number of countries and timezones.

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    Stephen Fairbrother

    Chief Finance Officer

    Stephen is the Chief Finance Officer at ikeGPS, where he is responsible for ensuring the financial integrity of IKE as it scales to meet customer demand and overall growth. Stephen works closely with all business functions to support their finance needs for their areas of focus in the business. Stephen holds a commerce degree from Victoria University of Wellington. and is a Chartered Accountant, Australia – New Zealand. He has more than ten years of experience working alongside and within growth businesses including several high-performing cloud platform businesses.

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    Board Members

    Alex Knowles

    Chair and Director

    Alex has investing and operating experience with international companies in the information technology and transportation industries. Based in Los Angeles, he was formerly Chief Operating Officer of the largest international freight forwarder and small parcel consolidator in the U.S.

    Mark Ratcliffe

    Independent Director

    Mark was the founding CEO of Chorus New Zealand from 2007 to 2017 where he led the deployment of New Zealand’s national fiber network. Prior to Chorus Mark was CIO and COO of Spark (formerly Telecom NZ). Prior governance roles include Director of 2 Degrees from 2017 to 2020. The majority of his current portfolio is in the Infrastructure Sector and he is currently the Chair of First Gas, Tuatahi Fast Fibre, and a number of other private and public sector boards.

    Rick Christie

    Independent Director

    (MSc (Hons) Chemistry)

    Rick Christie is the former Chair of Ebos Group, where he was Chair through much of its growth to become a $3B+ business today. He has experience on a number of other major boards, including TVNZ. Rick was previously CEO of investment company Rangatira Ltd and had 20 years of executive management experience in the international oil and gas industry.

    Eileen Healy

    Independent Director

    (BS Electrical Engineering)

    Serial entrepreneur of two high-tech startups addressing the U.S. communications market including Healy & Co, providing outsourced engineering to the U.S. utility market. Customers include AT&T Mobility, T-Mobile, Vodafone, Verizon Wireless, Frontier Communications, and FirstNet. She also founded and sold Telecompetition Inc., a data analytics company. Healy & Co’s current contracts include the build of a greenfield 5G network using ORAN (Open Radio Access Network) across all of the U.S. for a major mobile network operator and the transition of a 4G network from Los Angeles County to AT&T Inc.

    Glenn Milnes

    CEO & Managing Director

    (MBA (Dist.), BSc (Hons), B PhD)

    Glenn Milnes is the CEO and Managing Director at ikeGPS, where he is accountable for the company's overall strategy, performance, and growth. Prior to leading ikeGPS, Glenn previously held senior executive, strategy and corporate development positions in the Communications industry with Cable & Wireless International, and No 8 Ventures.

    Fred Lax

    Independent Director


    Fred Lax is an executive leader with extensive global experience in the telecommunications industry and related technologies. Based in California, he is a former director of NASDAQ listed Ikanos Communications Inc. (acquired by Qualcomm Atheros), and former Chief Executive Officer and President of NASDAQ listed Tekelec, Inc.


    What are the ikeGPS Group stock symbols?

    New Zealand Exchange: IKE
    Australian Securities Exchange: IKE

    How do I invest from
    New Zealand?

    To invest in ikeGPS, please contact your stockbroker. A complete list of New Zealand stockbrokers and other information about buying or selling shares on the NZX can be found on the NZX website.

    How do I invest
    from Australia?

    To invest in ikeGPS, please contact your stockbroker. A complete list of Australian stockbrokers and other information about buying or selling shares on the ASX can be found on the ASX website.

    How do I manage my shares?

    Link Market Services maintains ikeGPS’ share register. In New Zealand, Link Market Services can be contacted via email at: enquiries@linkmarketservices.co.nz. In Australia they can be contacted via email at: registrars@linkmarketservices.com.au

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