Board Profiles

Tony Faure

Tony Faure
Chairman

Tony Faure is a deeply experienced business leader with a career history that includes advising some of Australia’s leading technology and digital media companies.

A former CEO of both ninemsn and HomeScreen Entertainment, Tony was the launch managing director of Yahoo! Australia & NZ between 1997 and 2001. He has been a respected board member at several companies, including Independent Business Media (publisher of Business Spectator/Eureka Report), Junkee Media and iSelect, as well as a member of the Starlight Children’s Foundation Australia’s NSW Advisory Board.

He is the current chairman of ASX-listed oOh!media, data intelligence platform PredictHQ and start-up accelerator Pollenizer, and a non-executive director of uno Home Loans.


Marc Washbourne

Marc Washbourne
Chief Executive Officer

One of ReadyTech’s founders since 1999, Marc has overseen ReadyTech’s growth from a small software development house to a leading provider of education and employment technology in Australia.

With 20 years’ experience building technology for the education and employment sectors, Marc now heads up a global team of 160 people committed to the relentless pursuit of innovation and better technology for over 3,600 customers.

Marc is a former software developer who couples a technical background with a strong strategic vision for ReadyTech’s products, which unlock the value of SaaS and additional services for customers.


Elizabeth Crouch

Elizabeth Crouch
Independent Non-executive Director

Elizabeth Crouch is a seasoned non-executive director with a career that includes strong experience at senior levels of both the public and private sectors in Australia.

Currently Chair of the Boards of the Customer Owned Banking Association and SGS Economics and Planning, Elizabeth has held previous non-executive director roles with Chandler Macleod Group, McGrath Estate Agents and Macquarie University Hospital.

She currently serves on the Board of the NSW Government’s Institute of Sport, Health Infrastructure and the Western Sydney Local Health District among other appointments, and supports community bodies including as the Chair of the Women’s University Rugby 7s.


Timothy Ebbeck

Timothy Ebbeck
Independent Non-Executive Director

Timothy Ebbeck has over 30 years of board, executive, and advisory experience across a breadth of industries including technology, media, consulting, and finance industries.

Timothy’s executive experience includes roles as chief executive officer at SAP (ANZ), managing director of Oracle (ANZ) and chief commercial officer of NBN Co, as well as chief financial officer of Unisys South Pacific and TMP Worldwide. His board roles have included being a non-executive director for SkynetGlobal Limited, CPA Australia and Nextgen Distribution, and a non-executive chairman at Insite Organisation.

Presently a Trustee of the Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences NSW and advisor to MyWave and Techfront Australia, his advisory experience includes supporting DNS IT and being a member of the Innovation Taskforce for the Business Council of Australia.


Tom Matthews

Tom Matthews
Non-Executive Director

Tom Matthews has over 15 years of experience in private equity, principal investment, investment banking and middle market advisory and valuations in both Australia and the UK.

A partner at leading private equity manager Pemba, Tom has led a number of transactions across Pemba’s areas of focus since 2015, including investments into HR3, JobReady and Vital Software. Tom has held a variety of senior roles prior to joining Pemba, including at private equity firm Sovereign Capital Partners in the UK, the Investment Banking Group of Macquarie Bank, and Deloitte Corporate Finance in both Sydney and London.