Board of Directors

Board of Directors

Board Chair and Independent Member

Bob Johnson

  • Chair of AE Board since 2020;
  • Director of the Pyrmonte Group;
  • Former CEO of Pacific Access;
  • Producer of Yellow Pages Australia;
  • Executive background in advertising, sales and publishing.

Non-Executive Independent Member

Parnell McGuinness

  • Co-Founder and Managing Director of Strategy and Policy, Agenda C;
  • Weekly Columnist for syndicated Nine newspapers;
  • Media Contributor – Various (Herald Sun, Sydney Morning Herald, The Australian, The Daily Telegraph, ABC Online,  ABC Radio National and TV, Sky News).

Non-Executive Member

Mark Rushworth

  • Joined UP Education in 2018
  • Former CEO of Pay Mark, Pacific Fibre, iHug, and the Fixed and Broadband business unit for Vodafone, NZ
  • Non-executive director of NZ-listed Freightways
  • Bachelor of Engineering (Honours) and a Master of Engineering Management from Canterbury University

Non-Exective Member

Colm Saunders

  • Joined UP Education in 2018
  • Former CFO of Xtralis Group, WElink Group, Thirdforce and Zamano plc, Ireland
  • Former Director of Operations & Strategy for Avaya Inc
  • A member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants
  • Master of Accounting from University College, Dublin; BSc Management (First Class Honours) from Trinity College, Dublin; a Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation from Harvard Business School