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Dubber appoints tech industry veteran Wilks as non-executive director

Call recording service Dubber has appointed 20-year tech industry veteran Stephe Wilks as a non-executive director.

Wilks replaces Ken Richards who has resigned as a non-executive director. He has held chief executive and senior executive positions with BT Asia Pacific, Optus, Hong Kong Telecom, Nextgen Networks and Personal Broadband Australia.

Wilks was also a consulting director with investment bank NM Rothschild and chair of Eftel until June 2013 when the company was sold, a former chairman of Bulletproof Group and a former non-executive director of Service Stream and Tel.Pacific.

Wilks' other current roles are chair of Interactive and non-executive director of Aggregato, DataDot Technology and Boston Marks.  He is also on the advisory board of the Network Insight Group and consults to a number of companies in the media and technology industries.

He said, “I am excited to be joining Dubber’s board – Dubber’s innovative native cloud recording product, with its high availability and unique scale capability, is well positioned to transform the call recording marketplace. I am very much looking forward to being part of that transformation.”

Dubber chairman Peter Pawlowitsch, said, “On behalf of the board, I would like to thank Ken Richards for his many valuable contributions to the company and for his guidance as Dubber transitioned from its beginnings to a rapidly expanding international technology company”.

Pawlowitsch said the company intends, subject to shareholder approval, to establish a loan-funded share plan and offer to Wilks and the opportunity to participate in the plan as part of his remuneration package.

“The company proposes that Wilks will subscribe for 425,000 fully paid ordinary shares (at an issue price of $0.42 each), payment for which will be funded by a loan from the company to Wilks in accordance with the plan.”


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