BOARD

Opening doors for the next generation.

Skalata is guided by prominent business leaders who have established, built and advised some of Australia’s most iconic companies. Now they're ready to lend their support to those who are making their mark.

MEET OUR BOARD

Paul Little AO

Chairman
Paul has a wealth of experience building some of Australia’s most successful businesses. He is Founder and Chairman of the Little Group and has investments across a range of sectors including property and aviation.

Darrell Wade

Co-founder & Director
Darrell is one of Australia’s most successful founders and is a recognised leader in entrepreneurship with extensive experience in designing and building significant and sustainable companies.

Linda Kristjanson AO

Director
Linda is a leading figure in the education sector with a career spanning three decades across Australia, Canada and the United States. She is the former Vice Chancellor of Swinburne University of Technology.

Martin Adams

Co-founder, Director & FARM Sub-committee Chair
Martin has extensive experience in the strategic and operational management of high-tech global companies in a range of sectors including education, renewable energy & digital media.

Sarah Morgan

Director & Investment Committee Chair
Sarah is an accomplished corporate advisor and board director. She is also Non-Executive Director at ASX-listed Nitro Software, Whispir, Adslot and Future Generation Global.

James Crowe

Company Secretary & Advisor
James is a corporate partner at Norton Rose Fulbright specialising in technology-related M&A and venture capital. He has over 25 years’ experience at global firms in Australia and the US.

Rohan Workman

Co-founder & CEO
Rohan has been an integral part of the Australian startup ecosystem for nearly a decade as a founder, director and advisor. Previously, he was the Director of the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP).

Martin Adams

Co-founder, Director & FARM Sub-committee Chair
Martin has extensive experience in the strategic and operational management of high-tech global companies in a range of sectors including education, renewable energy & digital media.

Mei Chesson

Financial Controller
Mei brings more than 15 years of corporate accounting and finance experience to Skalata Ventures, having previously worked at KPMG, GlaxoSmithKline and Toll Holdings.

Andrew Barlow

Committee Member
Andrew is a Chartered Accountant and has been a Partner for 12 years with a large accounting firm. He had 25 years' global exerience in the Telecoms, Media and Technology (TMT) sectors.

Ian Hanley

Committee Member
Ian brings comprehensive experience from more than 25 years in the accounting profession with roles including Chief Executive of a major accounting firm, Partner and Specialist Advisor.

Maxine Lee

COO
Maxine is a leading authority in designing programs which help companies from inception to growth, and acquire their first round of funding. In 2020, Maxine was named in Forbes 30 under 30.

Sarah Morgan

Director & Investment Committee Chair
Sarah is an accomplished corporate advisor and board director. She is also Non-Executive Director at ASX-listed Nitro Software, Whispir, Adslot and Future Generation Global.

James Crowe

Company Secretary & Advisor
James is a corporate partner at Norton Rose Fulbright specialising in technology-related M&A and venture capital. He has over 25 years’ experience at global firms in Australia and the US.

Anthony Glenning

Fund Manager
Anthony is a seasoned investment professional and Non-Executive Director with a career spanning over 25 years in the software development industry, 14 of those in California's Silicon Valley.

Maxine Lee

COO
Maxine is a leading authority in designing programs which help companies from inception to growth, and acquire their first round of funding. In 2020, Maxine was named in Forbes 30 under 30.

Rohan Workman

Co-founder & CEO
Rohan has been an integral part of the Australian startup ecosystem for nearly a decade as a founder, director and advisor. Previously, he was the Director of the Melbourne Accelerator Program (MAP).

“Supporting companies with the ability to scale will create a sustainable, progressive Australian economy.”

PAUL LITTLE AO
CHAIRMAN, SKALATA VENTURES