Unico's Executive Leadership Team

The executive team represent all facets of business and shared service functions and are strategically located throughout Australia.

John Rowland
Managing Director
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John Rowland
Managing Director
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As Managing Director and Co-owner of Unico, John’s main focus is providing strategic direction to the talented Executive Team and Board of Directors, and fostering Unico’s brand culture among the fast growing multi-disciplinary team.

John takes a long-term, holistic view of the company and the broader ecosystem of people, technology and society to create value for all stakeholders. With MBA in Engineering and 30 years of leading innovative technology companies in Asia Pacific region, John has a deep understanding of how connected business technology drives business productivity and competitiveness.

Recognised for Technology Leadership, John surrounds himself with thought leaders and domain experts from diverse fields and takes pride in Unico’s ability to attract best multinational talent defined by passion for solving increasingly complex business problems of the digital economy.

With strong family values, John personally supports the company’s social conscience through the Unico Community Fund and Unico Conservation Foundation.

Geoff Illing
Technical Director & Founder
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Geoff Illing
Technical Director & Founder
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Geoff founded Unico in 1984 as a company dedicated to delivering great systems that work really well for its Customers. His unique ability to grasp highly complex technical challenges and translate them into detailed solutions has been at the core of Unico’s success and became an integral part of its DNA.

 

Passionate about the possibilities connected technology can deliver to business and people, Geoff provides the technical vision and leadership for the company and enjoys working directly with technology teams.

 

Geoff fails totally in an attempt to balance his work life with his real passions as an amateur musician playing in several bands and orchestras, and as a scuba diver concerned for marine life preservation, which he supports through the company’s social conscience: the Unico Community Fund and Unico Conservation Foundation.

John Bentham
Director of Professional Services
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John Bentham
Director of Professional Services
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John Bentham has had over 25 years’ experience within leading banking and insurance companies, spending 15 years at the National Australia Bank and almost 10 years at AXA.

John is the Director of Professional Services and has spent over 10 years at Unico, providing invaluable experience in effective strategy, business planning, business development and contract management across a diverse customer base. To ensure Unico continue to meet the needs of their customers, John oversees the evolution of the capabilities for solution delivery in line with current and future customer requirements.

John Connaughton
Branch Manager (NSW)
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John Connaughton
Branch Manager (NSW)
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John Connaughton heads up Unico’s System Integration and Service Delivery teams, based out of Sydney, NSW. With responsibility for providing integration services and associated support he builds capability and process within the teams to meet client requirements.

With a background in software development, testing and client support, John leverages his industry experience in consultation with colleagues and clients to ensure high quality deliverables and successful outcomes.

Rob Donato
Sales and Marketing Director
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Rob Donato
Sales and Marketing Director
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Robert Donato has an extensive background in the telecommunications, services and government outsourcing sectors. Robert has held senior positions at Tenix Solutions, Optus, Oracle, Fujitsu, Unisys and Ericsson. As Director at Ericsson, he delivered the first nation-wide 3G/4G mobile communication network to Telstra.

Robert is the General Manager of Sales and Marketing at Unico.  He is an accomplished senior executive with successful experience in providing effective strategy, business planning, business development and contract management in challenging, highly regulated government and corporate environments.

David Eales
Head of Customer Support
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David Eales
Head of Customer Support
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An experienced telecommunications leader, David Eales has had an extensive background in customer delivery and operational and commercial sales with top tier telecommunications service providers such as BT, Vodafone and Telstra.

David Eales is the Head of Customer Support at Unico, able to develop and implement strategy and drive change to transform operations to deliver excellent business results for customers.

Linda Fletcher
General Counsel
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Linda Fletcher
General Counsel
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Linda Fletcher has had an extensive and varied legal background with widespread capability over a range of legal disciplines, with specialisation in technology law and the resolution of complex business disputes.

Linda is the General Counsel responsible for all legal, regulatory and compliance aspects at Unico. This includes, contract preparation and negotiation, business acquisitions, dispute resolutions, engaging and managing external counsel, advice on key strategic initiatives and corporate governance.

Victoria Horner
HR Business Partner
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Victoria Horner
HR Business Partner
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Victoria Horner brings a wealth of knowledge from her extensive background in the human resourcing sector, having held a long standing senior position at KIS Consulting.

Victoria is the HR Business Partner at Unico, driving a rewarding culture built on continually providing opportunities for staff to develop amongst a talented team.

Frank Kleinitz
Telecoms CTO
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Frank Kleinitz
Telecoms CTO
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Frank is our Telecoms CTO and provides telecoms technology leadership into our customers as well as working in with our sales, delivery and support teams. Leveraging over 25 years experience designing and delivering successful solutions in the Telecoms industry, including 14 years at Telstra and several years working overseas, Frank has been central to many a successful project large and small.

With a background across a range of technologies such as Mobiles, Messaging, Integration and Charging, Frank has built up broad experience in both the technology and the business processes that underpin success within the telco industry. Frank is ever keen to get in front of a white board to solve new problems, and is passionate about incorporating the operational tools and that delight our customers and help ensure long term satisfaction.

When not at work Frank enjoys spending time up on his country farm, or can be found out on a bike and is a keen diver and underwater photographer.

Adam Long
Director of Solution Delivery
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Adam Long
Director of Solution Delivery
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Adam Long has had over 26 years’ of experience in envisioning and delivering software projects and products, having worked for leading companies like ANZ, IBM, PwC and QSR.

Adam is the Director of Solution Delivery at Unico, focused on delivering innovative and technically challenging solutions that create real commercial value for a diverse customer base.

Mark Hannon
Director Customer Solutions
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Mark Hannon
Director Customer Solutions
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Mark Hannon is the Director of Customer Solutions at Unico, leading his team through the customer engagement cycle from customer solution definition, pre-sales, sales completion to customer delivery.

Mark brings with him a wealth of experience in leading technology business having held senior positions at Ericsson, Nokia and Alcatel-Lucent prior to joining Unico.

David Leversha
Service Operations Manager
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David Leversha
Service Operations Manager
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As Service Operations Manager at Unico, David manages the operational support teams that underpin products and services across a diverse customer base through the development, integration, governance and execution of key service management processes.