Gig Guide: Ewen Crouch is AnteoTech’s new chairman

Brandon How

Brisbane headquartered biotech and energy technology company AnteoTech’s new non-executive chairman is Ewen Crouch when incumbent Dr Jack Hamilton retires this week. Mr Crouch is also chairman of Corporate Travel Management, is on the board of Bluescope Steel, and also the board of the Indigenous not-for-profit Jawun. Mr Crouch said he was excited to join AnteoTech “as it seeks to commercialise its technology in the life sciences and energy sectors”.

Between 1988 and 2013 Mr Crouch was a partner and subsequently chairman of law firm Allens. He later served on the board of Westpac bank between 2013 and 2019. In 2015, Mr Crouch was appointed to the Commonwealth Remuneration Tribunal but resigned in 2019 following his announcement that he would not seek another term as a Westpac director.

Ewen Crouch will serve as AnteoTech’s chairman from April 30. Image:

Aussie Broadband’s new chief operating officer is Matthew Kusi-Appauh, who is being promoted from his role as general manager marketing and corporate strategy. Mr Kusi-Appauh has been with the company since 2016. Prior to this he spent almost more than five and a half years in management roles at the University of Wollongong.

In his new role, Mr Kusi-Appauh will lead the integration of recently acquired IT technology company Over the Wire. Aussie Broadband managing director Phil Britt commended Mr Kusi-Appauh’s time with the company so far.

“Kusi has been an important figure in our leadership team for a number of years, demonstrating a passionate commitment to achieving strategic business outcomes. He has played a huge role in helping to grow our customer base and transform Aussie Broadband into a household brand,” Mr Britt said.

Two new assistant secretaries have been appointed at the Department of Defence. Laura Arnott will oversee governance and delivery while Sally Timbs will oversee space strategic plans. Ms Arnott has been in the department for almost 12 years and moves from being executive director of ICT procurement. Ms Timbs has been in the department for almost 11 years and moves from the role of United States alliance policy director.

The new chief executive officer of the Western Australian Mid West Development commission is Nils Hay. The economy of the Mid West is Western Australia’s most diverse regional economy as it includes mining, agriculture, fishing and tourism. Before taking up this role, Mr Hay spent almost four years as the chief executive of the Shire of Mingenew, in the Mid West. He also has similar experience across the public sector in Western Australia and Queensland.

Teaching software company 3P Learning has appointed Anton Clowes as chief financial officer and will begin his term on April 26. Incumbent chief financial officer Dimitri Aroney is leaving the company in early July for family reasons. Mr Clowes moves from flexible workspace proider Servcorp, where he was chief financial officer for six years. He also has experience at energy infrastructure investment group DUET, Sydney Airport, Macquarie Group, and Deloitte.

Perth-based lithium miner Vulcan Energy Resources has appointed Mark Skelton as a non-executive director. Mr Skelton spent more than 29 years at BP and a five year and a half year stint at Fortescue.

Sydney-based hotel commerce platform SiteMinder has appointed Kim Anderson as a non-executive director. Ms Anderson has over 30 years of media and e-commerce experience and is currently a non-executive director at, meal box delivery company Marley Spoon, funeral company InvoCare, and automotive parts and software company Infomedia.

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