Paul Francis


A senior leader with over fifteen years experience in business, consulting and technology, I consider myself experienced in not only technology and consultancy processes, but also business and people leadership. I have extensive international experience in formulating and articulating vision and strategy, business development and building teams. I consider myself to be commercially aware, strategically minded, technically very competent, assertive in leadership and credible at all levels of an organisation.

Work History

Work History

Analyst / Programmer

Spur Electron

Analyst / Programmer

Group IT Manager (contract)

At the time, Institute for International Research (IIR) was one of the largest privately owned media companies in the World with revenues of approx. US$750M

Co-founder & CTO

Devron Integrated Systems

Devron provided ERP products and consulting services specifically for the hotel, publishing, event management, conference and exhibition industries.

Director of Technology and Resources

Started by a group of ex Microsoft employees, Saltmine supply interactive new media (e.g. Xbox Live, PGA Tour) and bespoke corporate online solutions, consultancy services and hosting. These solutions are typically database driven hosted internet (SAAS), or intranet business applications, utilising business intelligence, workflow, knowledge and content management capabilities. Projects ranged from supporting compliance and governance, business process and risk management through to online corporate presence, e-commerce, B2C and social networking websites.

Head of Software Solutions


Volante were one of Australia’s largest IT services companies with revenues of over AU$350 million and 900 staff throughout Australia.Volante specialised in providing business solutions, software, hardware, services and strategic consulting to medium to large scale organisations. Volante were acquired by Commander in 2006.

Chief Technology Officer


Citect is the leading global provider of industrial automation (SCADA), facilities automation, real-time intelligence & next generation manufacturing execution systems (MES) solutions.Citect has representation now in over 130 countries worldwide.Formerly listed on the ASX, Citect were acquired by Schneider Electric (CAC: SU.PA) in March 2006.



BSC (Hons)

Kingston University