Board of Directors and Executive Management
Chief Executive Officer and Director
Head of Research and Development
Simon is a tech-entrepreneur, accomplished electronics engineer and embedded coder with a high degree of commercial acumen having successfully built and commercialized many large-scale IT products throughout his 25 year career. Simon is responsible for EYEfi's vision along with the creation and commercialisation of EYEfi's products and technology, and is a global patentee (SPARC).
Simon likes to spend any free time with family and also pursuing his creative and musical interests, and supporting several wildlife and animal rescue organisations.
Chairman and Director
Mr. Hope has extensive legal experience in the fields of intellectual property, information technology and commercial operations, particularly in fast growth industries and technology sectors within which the Company operates.
James has advised many business clients, including Australian publicly listed companies and private commercial clients, in respect of software regulation, online market platforms, distribution licences and intellectual property commercialisation.
Forzley was granted a B.A Commerce from Simon Fraser University, located in Burnaby, B.C. on May 1, 1978. He was licensed as a Certified Professional Accountant by Chartered Professional Accountants of British Columbia in December 1980.
Since August 1986 he has operated Harold Forzley Consulting which provides accounting services, business plans and corporate analysis.
Chief Financial Officer
Ben has worked in the accounting and corporate finance professions for over 21 years and has extensive experience in business and corporate advisory, private client services, wealth management and tax consulting.
He is a Director at DLK Advisory, was previously a Partner at Crowe Horwath Melbourne and has also held senior positions at the Myer Family Office and PwC.
Chief Operations Officer
Ben is based in Melbourne and is our Operations Manager. Ben has a strong background in IT&T, IT services and vendor management, and has a strong mix of technical and commercial skills with a focus on customers and our platforms and systems.
Ben is an enthusiastic supporter of his local cricket club and enjoys all different types of Motorsport.
Head of Sales and Marketing (Australia and NZ)
Having held senior positions in several Victorian State Government departments as well as in Telstra and Optus, Michael has a deep understanding of government ICT needs from both ‘client’ and ‘supplier’ viewpoints.
He has helped governments to develop and implement major ICT infrastructure and emerging technology solutions across urban, regional and remote Australia. He is known as a skilled and trusted advisor with an excellent understanding of technology trends and how they can benefit government services for the community.