Board of Directors

Garry Sladden

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.

During the last three years Garry has been a director of listed company Folkstone Limited (resigned November 2018). Garry is currently Chairman of Star Car Wash Café Holdings Pty Ltd.

Garry is Executive 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.

Garry has acted as the Executive Chairman of Ignite since the 23 January 2019. Now that a new Chief Executive Officer has been appointed on 16 February 2021, Garry will resume his role as Non-Executive Chairman of the company.


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.

She holds a Master of Asian Business Studies from SOAS, University of London, and arts and law degrees from the University of Sydney. During the last three years Jennifer has not been a director of any other listed company. Jennifer currently sits on several boards as an independent non-executive director, including not-for-profit entities.

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

Jennifer has chaired the meetings of directors while the Chairman of the board has acted as Executive Chairman between 23 January 2019 and 16 February 2021.


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. 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.

During the last three years Fred has not been a director of any other listed company.

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