A proud Australian company, with a proven model for delivering value to clients
Strong Leadership and Governance – underpinning the DWS Group, with one eye on today and the other on tomorrow.
Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director
Danny founded DWS in 1992 and is the current Executive Chairman. Having begun his career in the I.T. industry over 20 years ago, Danny started out as a system programmer and internal consultant at ANZ Bank. From this early experience, Danny identified the market opportunity for a high quality, professional, client focused, I.T. services organisation which became DWS
Martin holds a Bachelor of Economics from Monash University and has been involved in the information technology sector since 1970. Over the span of his career, Martin worked in various roles with BHP Billiton, Computer Accounting Services and Accenture (previously Andersen Consulting) with whom he became a Partner in 1985. During his tenure with Accenture, Martin filled a number of senior management positions including Managing Partner - Technology Competence, Managing Partner - Government Services, and Managing Partner - Business Outsourcing. Martin retired from Accenture in August 2001. Martin is currently Vice Chairman of the Moonee Valley Racing Club, Non-Executive Chairman of Transol Corporation Limited and a Board Member of Hawthorn Football Club.
Selina is a company director and consultant, joining the Board in December 2016. Selina has extensive experience as a commercial and legal adviser, including as a Partner of Freehills (now Herbert Smith Freehills) for over 10 years in the Mergers & Acquisitions and TMT teams. Her experience includes advising on private M&A, restructuring and business integration, technology outsourcing and procurement as well as risk and corporate governance, across a range of industries including health, financial services, consumer goods and professional services. Other roles held by Selina include directorships with JDRF Australia, Nuchev Pty Ltd and The Queen Elizabeth Centre and an advisory board role with TLC Aged Care.
Gary has more than 25 years experience in the IT industry following his graduation from the University of Melbourne with a Bachelor of Science degree. He established his first IT business at the age of 23 developing software products for the building industry. The business gained reputable customers such as Jennings Industries, Pioneer Group, BP Australia and BHP Melbourne Research Laboratories. After eight years of success, Gary established Expert Information Services to focus on the growing IT Services market. His exemplary management of Expert led to winning several outsourcing deals with multi-national companies. Gary's focus on business excellence was recognised by “The Age/D&B Awards” with Expert Information Services being awarded 'Best Victorian IT Business' in 2001 and 2002, and “Best Overall Victorian Business” in 2001. Under his leadership the company also achieved ISO9001/2000 and CMMI Level 4 accreditation. In recognition of his achievements and personal contribution to Australian business, Gary was awarded the Centenary Medal for services to business by the Prime Minister and the Governor General. He also became a finalist in the 2003 Victorian region Entrepreneur of the Year Award. In 2004, Gary became the CEO of Infosys Australia following the acquisition of Expert Information Services by the global offshore outsourcing giant, Infosys Technologies Limited. Under Gary’s leadership until he decided to pursue other interests at the end of 2008, Infosys Australia grew to over 2500 staff servicing the Australian market with consolidated revenues reaching well over $250M.
Hayden Kelly purchased Phoenix in 2006 and was instrumental in the double digit growth of the Company year on year. From 2006 until the acquisition of Phoenix by the DWS Limited Group, Hayden oversaw the business and IT consulting, productivity and sourcing and the technical services of Phoenix. Prior to purchasing Phoenix, Hayden was a senior executive in Telstra with a variety of roles and responsibilities including responsibility for procurement, fleet, properties and supply chain as well as running significant cost reduction projects.
Ken is a lawyer who brings DWS over 40 years of corporate, commercial, legal and compliance experience with listed and unlisted companies. Ken has previously been a Director of the National Electricity Market Management Company Limited and Yallourn Energy Limited, and Chairman of Ausdoc Group Limited and Freightways Express Limited (NZ). In addition to being a Non-Executive Director of DWS, Ken is currently the Chairman of Deacons law firm. Ken is also Chairman of ASX listed Wallace Absolute Return Limited, IOOF Holdings Trustee Pty Ltd, Doxa Youth Foundation, Newsboys Foundation, MAP Venture Capital Pty Ltd, Next Generation Australia Pty Ltd and leading thoroughbred stud Coolmore Australia.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
Stuart Whipp joined DWS in 2016 and was appointed Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary on 11 January 2016. Stuart leads the finance and support functions within DWS and plays a key role in the review and execution of business acquisition opportunities. In addition, Stuart is responsible for investor relations and capital management for the Group including managing the Group’s finance facilities. Prior to joining DWS Stuart held several senior finance and management roles including, CFO and Company Secretary at Estia Health Pty Ltd, CFO at ASG Group Limited and Acting CFO at AWB Limited. Stuart holds a BA and MA in Economics and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors
General Manager South Australia
Jason joined DWS in 2014 and prior to this held senior positions in a range of ICT businesses including TechnologyOne, Esri Australia and EDS. He has considerable practical experience in sales, management and business improvement, coupled with formal qualifications having earned a Master of Business Administration (MBA) and a Bachelor of Computer and Information Science. Jason brings significant knowledge of the local industries in the South Australian marketplace, with a focus on achieving commercial IT solutions for clients.
General Manager New South Wales
Mark joined DWS in 2013 continuing a 25-year career in the ICT sector which has included the previous roles as CIO for the Australian subsidiary of a multinational company, NSW General Manager of a tier-two Australian-based ICT consulting company, and a number of ‘hands-on’ consulting assignments within a variety of industries. Being a qualified accountant, Mark brings a commercial focus, Sydney market knowledge and a solutions selling background to DWS.
General Manager Queensland
Rowan joined DWS in 2016 with 29 years of ICT industry experience. He has previously held positions in a variety of professional services businesses including SMS Management and Technology, Snowden Technologies, and TSWQ. He has a wealth of experience in sales, consultancy, ICT delivery, management and business improvement in the local Queensland market. Rowan holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (Computing) and Project Management Professional (PMP) accreditation, and is currently completing a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
General Manager Human Resources
Sally has over 20 years’ experience in human resources in a variety of operational, organisational development and learning and development roles in both financial services and professional services. Sally has had the unique opportunity of working with DWS since its beginnings and to see the organisation develop. Sally has established strong working relationships with the consulting community at DWS and part of her focus is to ensure that everyone at DWS works to their fullest potential with the appropriate level of support from the consultant support centre. Sally holds a Bachelor’s Degree in Social Science and an Associate Diploma in Business.
National Delivery Lead
Scott joined DWS in March 2015, having spent 23 years with Accenture in various international locations. Through his career Scott has experienced all facets of large scale IT delivery and consulting. As a Senior Executive at Accenture, Scott led an industry-focused Delivery Centre in Australia with ground-breaking major projects in the early 2000’s. In his later years at Accenture, Scott was instrumental in various ‘hightouch’ programs, including oversight of a global program to build solution planning and delivery leadership capabilities.
National Operations Manager
Mal is a commercially-focused leader in Technology & Digital Operations who bridges technology and business goals to successfully implement change with sustainable business benefit, productivity uplift and continuous improvement across the end-to-end business value chain. Mal has strong stakeholder management and business partnering skills, with a proven ability to set a vision and bring others along the journey.
National Sales Manager
Campbell joined DWS in September of 2017 and continues to build on a 27 year career in technology and technology enabled companies. Campbell has a strong background in professional services having worked in a number of IT Consulting organisations in senior management roles. Campbell has experience as CEO of Progility Technologies, and MD of Koukia (a division of Wesfarmers) as well as a background in banking and financial services. Campbell has a focus on continuing to grow the market presence of DWS as a strong solution provider with deep integration with clients’ current and future needs by ensuring that business development and customer engagement activities help to add value to DWS’ clients as well as growing the strong reputation of the business overall. Campbell is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a BA from the University of Melbourne.
Programme Director - Defence
Anthony joined DWS in November 2017, bringing with him more than 30 years of Defence experience, including; 21 years’ service in the Royal Australian Navy and 11 years in the Defence Industry leading the delivery and support of critical Defence information systems. Anthony's industry experience includes leadership roles within Small to Medium Enterprises, and senior roles with some of the world's largest Military Systems Integrators. Anthony's technical management background, and national and international Project Management certifications underpin his role in the delivery of DWS' Defence programs.
Chief Dog Officer
Herbie officially joined the team at DWS in 2012, having previously held a more informal advisory position with the company. Herbie progressed quickly through the ranks and in 2017 was announced as the DWS Group’s first Chief Dog Officer (CDO). With his terrific judgement of character, an astute eye for a deal, and a calming influence around the office, Herbie is a valued member of the DWS leadership team. Herbie enjoys meeting new clients and walks.