Founder and Chief Executive Officer
Stephen leads Aquion as its Chief Executive Officer. Prior to Aquion Stephen held several senior positions in IBM including sales, marketing and management positions in Australia and Japan with a focus on the Asia Pacific region.
Understanding the value and necessity for cybersecurity and the importance of protecting information back in 2000, Stephen founded Aquion and now oversees the company’s overall strategy, direction and leadership.
Stephen is an innovator and has shaped the solutions offered, people management and operation processes within Aquion. Stephen’s vision has grown Aquion to its current state and is working on the strategic initiatives to take Aquion to its next phase.
Chief Revenue Officer
Serving as Aquion’s Chief Revenue Officer, Audrey has over 30 years of experience in local and multi-national businesses such as HP, IBM and BHP IT.
Since joining in 2002 as the General Manager of Sales and subsequently Chief Revenue Officer, Audrey has been instrumental in the growth and success of Aquion bearing responsibility for overall sales, business development, technical services and customer success. Over Audrey’s time at Aquion she has developed a keen eye for identifying emerging successes and sophisticated premium vendors.
Audrey is a long-term industry contributor and has held positions such as the Sydney Branch Chair and National Conference Director for AISA.
Richard Thomas, CPA
Chief Financial Officer
Richard is Aquion’s Chief Financial Officer who has over three decades of hands-on financial management experience in high-growth and multinational companies such as Nike (Hurley) and a variety of start-ups across a range of industries.
Richard ensures Aquion is operationally and financially scalable to meet and achieve future growth.
With experience across a wide range of enterprise and SMB roles Richard is a vital component in the day-to-day and long-term operations of Aquion.
His notable achievements include managing and growing organisations in various roles including finance, general management, operations, distribution and developing start-ups.