Non-Executive Director, Deputy Chairman
Mr Bevan Slattery is the founder and Deputy Chairman of NEXTDC. He comes from a background in building successful Australian IT and telecommunication companies and an earlier career in administration in local and state government.
Prior to establishing NEXTDC, Mr Slattery was
co-founder and director of PIPE Networks Limited
and iSeek Communications. PIPE Networks Limited
is one of Australia’s leading telecommunications
infrastructure providers. It was listed on ASX in
May 2005 raising $3.5 million at 40 cents per
share, and was acquired by TPG Telecom Limited in
March 2010 for $6.30 per share, valuing the equity
at $373 million.
After being awarded the Queensland Pearcey Entrepreneur Award as part of the ACS and AIIA iAwards program in 2011, Mr Slattery recently went one better in 2012 being awarded the National Benson Entrepreneur award as part of the same program. This annual award, presented each year since 2003, recognises and celebrates the achievements of Australia’s ICT and Digital Media professionals. Winners are recognised as those entrepreneurs who ‘ran a risk and made a difference’ to the ICT sector in Australia.
In March 2010, Mr Slattery was also
awarded the ATUG’s Charles Todd Medal for his
contribution to the Australian Telecommunications
marketplace including the construction of the $200
million PPC-1 submarine cable system connecting
Sydney to Guam.
In August 2009, Mr Slattery was awarded
the ACOMM Australian Telecommunications
Ambassador of the Year Award in recognition
of his contribution as a visionary in the
Telecommunications industry and his personal
quest to advance Australia’s access to technology
and promote progress in the Telecommunications
Mr Slattery was awarded “Young Entrepreneur
of the Year” in the Northern Region finals of the
2006 Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Mr Slattery holds a Masters in Business
Administration from Central Queensland University.