Board of Directors

Garry Sladden

Independent Non-Executive Chairman

Garry is a business and strategic adviser who has a diversified business background in the areas of real estate, private equity, business operations, banking and finance, and equity raising. He was General Manager Operations at Consolidated Press Holdings for six years.

Garry is Chairman of Ashton Manufacturing Pty Limited, Chairman of FivePointFour Holdings Pty Ltd and Chairman of Star Car Wash Cafe Holdings Pty Ltd.

Garry is Chairman of the Board of Directors, a member of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Jennifer Elliott

Independent Non-Executive Director

Jennifer has broad experience across senior executive roles in financial services, with a particular focus on strategic planning, risk and compliance, joint ventures in Asia and global human resources. During a 20 year career with Moody’s Corporation, Jennifer held a variety of analytic and management roles, including over five years as head of Moody’s Investors Service Asian business, and also several years as Chief Human Resources Officer for Moody’s Corporation.

Jennifer currently sits on several boards as an independent director, including not-for-profit entities. She holds a Master of Asian Business Studies from SOAS, University of London, and arts and law degrees from the University of Sydney.

Jennifer is Chairman of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee and a member of the Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee.

Craig Saphin


Independent Non-Executive Director

Craig is a seasoned executive with over 30 years’ experience in Asia-Pacific operations. He has held chief executive officer, general management, executive and non-executive directorships and board oversight roles with full profit and loss experience for public, private and not-for-profit organisations.

Previously Craig was Executive Director with the technology and HR services company, en Japan, Inc., which is a publicly listed company in Tokyo. He also held the role of Chief Executive Officer at en world where he led the growth strategy across Asia.

Prior to this he worked in executive roles leading diverse teams in Australia, China, Japan and Asia for the US technology company, EFI, Inc. and Japanese company, Fuji Xerox. He has been Chairman for the NFP English service lifeline in Japan, “TELL”.

Craig is Chairman of the Board Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Board Audit, Risk and Compliance Committee.

Fred van der Tang

Independent Non-Executive Director

Fred is a highly experienced senior executive at international level, having built a career of over 20 years at Randstad, currently the world’s largest recruitment company. In his time at Randstad, he held senior roles which included responsibility for Randstad’s operations in the Netherlands, Italy, the UK and Australia/New Zealand. He also served as Chief Sales Officer at a global level. Fred brings a deep understanding of growth and transformation in the recruitment industry to Ignite.

Following Randstad, Fred was General Manager Australia/New Zealand for Ascender HCM, a private equity owned payroll and human capital management provider. Fred is currently Chief Executive Officer and a shareholder of Make it Cheaper, a privately- owned Australian company providing business energy price comparison and switching.

A Dutch national, now residing in Sydney, Fred attained a Masters degree in Business and Economics from the University of Amsterdam as well as qualifications from several leading business schools.