Caroline Williams | Chairperson
Caroline is an experienced director of high-growth companies, with extensive experience in the telecommunications, financial and professional services industries. She has held senior roles at Telecom (now Spark), Crown Infrastructure Partners, and Deloitte and brings extensive experience negotiating high value business acquisitions, joint ventures, and technology deals in New Zealand and globally. She is currently the chair of Easy Crypto and a director of a major event host organisation funded by MBIE and Auckland Unlimited.
Lance Wiggs | Non-Executive Director
Lance is the co-founder of Punakaiki Fund and a principal with Lance Wiggs Capital Management, the manager of the fund. Lance combines a wide variety of global experiences with helping high-growth companies in New Zealand. Lance has an MBA from Yale University (Strategy, Finance) and a Bachelor of Technology (Hons, Product Development) from Massey University. He has been a regular judge for the Hi-Tech Awards, BNZ Start-Up Alley and other events.
Roy Moody | Non-executive Director
Roy is the Chief Executive Officer of Field Services Management SaaS company vWork and former Executive Director and CEO of Phitek Systems Limited. Roy has over 20 years’ experience leading design, product and process innovation for highly successful New Zealand based export businesses delivering commercially successful technology products to the global market. Originally an engineer, Roy brings a strong focus on innovation, strategy, governance, team building and process development.
Brent Robinson | Independent Director
Brent Robinson is a well-known New Zealand technology leader and innovator. As Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Rakon for over 35 years, he grew Rakon into a global leader in the frequency control product industry with annual sales of over NZ$128 million in 2021. Brent brings considerable experience in validating and growing export markets, product development, and market leadership across highly-technical market segments. He also understands the challenges and unique advantages of building a technology export business and global organisation headquartered in New Zealand.
Andy Stevens | Executive Director
Andy has over 25 years’ experience in photonics companies in senior and executive roles spanning engineering, sales, marketing, and operations. He brings comprehensive experience and visible achievements in the development and manufacture of opto-electronic, photonic and electronic products, with a proven track record for building and leading successful product teams that take products from conception through to high-volume manufacturing.
Iannick Monfils | Executive Director
Iannick has over 20 years’ experience in the photonics and telecommunications industries. He manages all aspects of Quantifi Photonics’ product life cycle. Iannick has been responsible for inventing and bringing to market over 20 product families and is passionate about digital signal processing and continues to develop algorithms for coherent communications.