Dr Rob Newman
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Rob has a unique track record as a successful Australian high technology entrepreneur in Australia and Silicon Valley. He has twice founded and built businesses on Australian technology, both successfully entering overseas markets.
Rob is a trained engineer and spent his career in marketing, business development and general management in Information Technology focusing on communications. Rob also spent ten years as a venture capitalist co-founding Stone Ridge Ventures, and was previously an investment Director for Foundation Capital. As a venture capitalist, Rob has extensive experience in identifying and helping growth companies with significant commercial potential, especially those addressing overseas markets.
In the 1980s, Rob was the inventor and co-founder of QPSX Communications Pty Ltd. Rob provided the technical leadership and product strategy, and was instrumental in establishing QPSX as a worldwide standard for Metropolitan Area Networks.
Current ASX listed company directorships
Nearmap Ltd (since 17 February 2011) - Appointed CEO & Managing Director in October 2015
Former ASX listed company directorships in the last 3 years
Pointerra Limited (ASX: 3DP) (30 June 2016 - 9 November 2018) - Non-executive Director