Board of Directors
Mr Robert Stewart, Chairman
LL.B.(Hons), B.COM., MBA (HARV)
Robert possesses a diverse background as a director, including working with companies in the information technology, high technology filtration, manufacturing, packaging, telecommunications, and forestry industries. His broad management experience, strong financial skills and legal background provide strategic value in addressing governance and risk management issues at the board level. Recently retired as a director of Melbourne IT Limited, an e-commerce infrastructure company, Rob also serves on the boards for two not-for-profit organizations: ACSRIL Limited, a company which manages a cardiac surgery database for Australian hospitals; and Riversdale Golf Club Limited, one of Australia’s oldest private golf clubs with more than 1,500 members.
Dr Donald Fraser, Non Executive Director
BSc(Hons) DipEd MBA DBA IEEE FAICD FACS
Donald has an IT career spanning more than thirty years and an extensive history with QSR. He joined QSR as commercial manager when it was first established by Latrobe University in 1994 and had significant involvement though the early years of the company's commercialization. Donald also completed his doctoral research into Board Decision Making using NVivo software. He handed on the responsibilities of CEO in 2000 and moved to a non-executive board role. Donald’s career includes IT Academia, Data General and Microsoft in engineering, sales, marketing and management roles. He also serves on the NFP board of the largest organisation in the Australian blindness and low vision sector “Vision Australia.”
Mr John Owen, Non Executive Director
BSc (Computer Science)
With an entrepreneurial spirit and passion, John possesses over 25 years’ experience in the IT industry and is a member of AICD. He began his career with General Electric in the United States, and has since held senior positions with large multinational corporations and specialized software organizations in the United Kingdom, Malaysia, Australia and New Zealand. In his 15-year tenure as CEO of QSR International, John successfully grew the business from $1m in revenues to a global entity with over $20m in revenue and offices in the United Kingdom, the United States and Japan, as well as Australia. Now serving as a Non-Executive Director on the board at QSR International, John is also a partner in a new virtual reality company, BuildVR, providing solutions for the health market.
Mr Theo Hnarakis, Non-Executive Director
B.Accounting., CPA, MAICD
Theo is a former CEO with public company director experience offering skills in technology (including disruptive technology), global growth and brand management for a board environment. A proven strategic, creative and lateral thinker, Theo possesses specialty knowledge in IT/internet, brand management, intellectual property, and disruptive technologies from a global perspective. He also has extensive experience in contract negotiations, company acquisitions, and debt refinancing.