Darren Cooper– Non-Executive Chairman

Darren Cooper spent in excess of 20 years with various companies in management and senior executive roles, and has a Bachelor of Business from Curtin University, a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University, and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Darren now holds a number of Board and Strategic Advisory roles across a range of industries including property, construction, labour hire, professional services and telecommunications. He is also an investor in and director of a range of technology & media-based startup businesses.

In addition, Darren undertakes a number of volunteer roles, including with Foundation Housing (Community Housing), Bethanie (Aged Care) and Nature Play WA Inc (Childhood Wellbeing).

Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University

Peter Holton – Managing Director

Peter Holton has over 20 years’ senior management experience in product sales, distribution and marketing in Australia and Europe.  He has been directly responsible for managing and increasing product lines and sales via direct sales, distribution and licensing.

Peter has previously developed and led sales teams for market-leading companies both in Australia and in Europe.  He was the sales manager of Surf Sales Ltd where he helped introduced the O’Neill brand into the UK market.  He subsequently became the sales and marketing director of ATB Sales Ltd, setting up the launch of the high-end Marin mountain bike brand in the UK.  

Peter was also involved in financing the development of the 49er sailing dinghy developed by Australian 18-foot skiff legends, Frank and Julian Bethwaite.  He held the European marketing rights to this boat which was ultimately selected by the International Olympic Committee for a new high sailing performance category at the 2000 Olympic Games held in Sydney.  

Peter subsequently migrated to Australia where he established and operated successful coffee equipment sales and service business, Supreme Coffee Machines, as its managing director.  

Peter joined Spectur as Business Development Manager in 2012 and became the Managing Director in 2017.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Social and Political Science from Kingston University, London.

Stephen Bodeker – Non-Executive Director

Stephen Bodeker is an accomplished senior finance executive with over 20 years’ experience in the corporate sector, working within several industries including professional services, logistics, manufacturing, health services and media.  He has held senior finance roles in organisations including KPMG, Nestor Healthcare, Britvic PLC, Carbon Conscious Limited (now Alterra Limited) and others.  He is currently the Group Financial Manager for Silver Chain Group.

Stephen’s experience spans external and internal audit, financial control, staff management, taxation, financial modelling, cost control, risk management, company secretarial and corporate governance.

Stephen is an associate member of the South African Institute of Chartered Accountants, a practising CPA, a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Bachelor of Accounting Science from the University of South Africa, Associate General Accountant (South Africa), Certified Practising Accountant, Chartered Management Accountant.

Andrew Hagen – Non-Executive Director

Andrew Hagen has substantial experience in business development, management, marketing and sales.  Andrew worked in the property development industry as a director of Tuart Properties, a privately held property development business since 2003 and worked as a Development Manager for ASX listed as well as government-owned property development firms such as Brookfield Ltd, Mirvac Ltd, Peet Ltd, Cedar Woods Ltd and LandCorp over the course of 17 years.

More recently, Andrew co-founded Cycliq Group Ltd (ASX:CYQ), held the position of CEO for over five years and still remains a substantial shareholder. He was responsible for creating and developing the business direction, sourcing seed funding, key relationship management, co-developing products, team building and promotion of the brand. Andrew managed early stage sales and established Cycliq’s international sales distribution network. In his role as CEO, he oversaw Cycliq’s senior management team including its Australian and international operations.

Andrew is also the director of Breakwater (WA) Pty Ltd, a private project management company.

Bachelor of Commerce (Property and Finance) from Curtin University.

Suzie Foreman - Company Secretary

Suzie Foreman is a Chartered Accountant with over 20 years of experience within the UK and Australia, including 11 years combined experience with a Big 4, and a boutique advisory firm, specialising in the areas of audit and corporate services. Suzie has extensive experience as a Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for ASX listed and start-up companies.  Suzie is skilled in cash flow, enterprise risk management, financial reporting, audit, and company secretarial work.

Suzie is currently the Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer for Jameson Resources Ltd (ASX:JAL) and has previously held several Company Secretary and/or Chief Financial Officer positions for ASX listed entities.

Bachelor of Commerce (Honours) from the University of Sheffield (CA)

Dr Nick Le Marshall – Technology and Development Manager

Nicholas (Nick) Le Marshall has over 20 years’ experience in software and hardware product development.  He has previously provided consulting services to Honeywell Aerospace/Defence (used by the United States Air Force), Telstra and the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology.  Nick has worked with Spectur to develop its systems for the last 5 years as a consultant and was appointed as Technology and Development Manager in March 2017.  He has primarily been responsible for cloud computing and internet front-end development, back-end data servers, camera embedded software on both Linux and Android operating systems (including image/video processing), electronics design, prototyping and testing, electronics manufacturing and procurement and application development.

Bachelor of Science and Bachelor Engineering (Honours) from the University of Melbourne, Doctor of Philosophy in Electronic Engineering from the University of New South Wales