Board

David Cronin – Chairman

David has over 23 years’ professional experience and 15 years of international experience at the Director/Chairman Board level. David is presently the Managing Director of the investment and consulting group, Pierce Group Asia where he is responsible for its technology focused corporate development and investment activities. Prior to this role, David was an investment manager for the London listed Guinness Peat Group PLC and Director of M&A for its technology focused division. David has been involved in various advisory, executive-level and board positions with several technology companies at various stages of development. David has previously served as both Director and Chairman of FFT prior to its IPO.

Rob Broomfield – Group Chief Executive Officer

Rob is an experienced business executive with more than 20 years of management experience including the past 18 years in senior positions within companies operating in the security industry. Prior to joining Ava Group, he was with Vision Systems Limited, where he served as the General Manager of Asia Pacific for their Fire and Security systems. In addition to his international sales and marketing success, Rob has extensive experience in operations management, including product engineering, procurement, manufacturing and operations. He has previously had 10 years experience with IBM in Australia and the United States.


Mike McGeever – Non Executive Director

Mike has over 35 years experience in the military, facilities and security sectors. Prior to his retirement in 2015 he was the Managing Director and founder of Transguard Group LLC, a UAE based Security and Facilities Management company and one of the largest security companies in the world, employing 55,000 staff. Prior to this he held senior positions in a range of security and facilities management focused companies. Mike holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Portsmouth, UK and is a shareholder in the Company.

Mark Stevens – Non Executive Director

With more than 30 years of experience in senior management roles with multi-national corporations, Mark is a seasoned executive with broad experience in sales and general management in the telecommunications and information technology sector. Mark has held senior positions with Nortel Networks Inc., Aircom International Limited, ECI Telecom Ltd, Transmode Systems AB, and more recently Infinera Corporation. He has lived and worked in Europe, the United States, Singapore and Australia. Mark holds a Master of Business Administration from the University of Melbourne, a Bachelor of Engineering degree from Monash University and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Group Executive

Rob Broomfield – Group Chief Executive Officer

Rob is an experienced business executive with more than 20 years of management experience including the past 18 years in senior positions within companies operating in the security industry. Prior to joining Ava Group, he was with Vision Systems Limited, where he served as the General Manager of Asia Pacific for their Fire and Security systems. In addition to his international sales and marketing success, Rob has extensive experience in operations management, including product engineering, procurement, manufacturing and operations. He has previously had 10 years’ experience with IBM in Australia and the United States. Rob is based in Melbourne.

Neville Joyce – Group Chief Financial Officer/Company Secretary

Neville is a highly experienced financial and commercial executive with proven expertise across multiple sectors including energy, mining, technology and manufacturing. With extensive experience in leadership, management and strategic financial analysis, Neville has held senior finance positions at Origin and Energy Australia including roles as Chief Financial Officer and Divisional Head of Finance. Prior to joining Ava Group, Neville was Group Chief Financial Officer at Redflex Holdings Ltd from 2017 to 2021. Neville is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Business, and is based in Melbourne.