rossRoss Blakeway – CEO

Ross is the Chief Executive Officer and a founder of Solid State Lighting International Pty Limited (“SSLI”). Ross has an entrepreneurial background in venture financing, commercial property, and as a management consultant specialising in strategy, business development, change management, activity based costing and streamlining operations. His entrepreneurial career was based on a firm foundation of experience developed in a variety of management roles in the retail, warehousing & logistics, food processing and fishing Industries. He was specifically involved in the successful set up of green field projects in all of these industries and his passionate interest in environmental issues provided him with the inspiration to form SSLI.

Roger Moore – Non Executive Director

Roger  is an experienced senior executive with a broad commercial background and sits on the board of several public and private companies. Roger has held a variety of industry positions over the past ten years.  Roger was Chief Executive of a £30 million private motor retail group.  He has also served as Vice President of Finance, Europe at Wesley Clover Corporation where he was part of an executive team responsible for managing a variety of mature technology and real estate investments (including the Celtic Manor Resort and a venture capital fund specialising in technology start up companies. He was previously Chief Financial Officer at Ubiquity Software Corporation, during which time he played a key role in securing £28 million of private equity from a syndicate of financial and corporate institutions. Prior to this Roger spent eight years with Deloitte & Touche LLP working within various functions of the firm including assurance and advisory, forensic accounting, corporate recovery and latterly as a manager in corporate finance.

Shaun Oxenham – Non Executive Director

Shaun has 20 years experience of creating and managing successful business ventures in fast paced and leading edge environments.   Shaun is an experienced senior executive with a broad commercial and technology background of venture capital funded companies.  Shaun was the founding CEO of Enfis Group Plc, a high brightness LED light engine designer and manufacturer. Shaun took Enfis through several rounds of funding culminating in leading Enfis onto the London Stock Exchange in 2007.  Prior to Enfis, Shaun was MD (Europe) of Ubiquity Software Corp where he led the European Team to a leading position in Session Initiation Protocol (SIP) products for next generation telecom networks.  Together, with his fellow directors, secured £28m funding for Ubiquity and multi-million dollar contracts with organizations such as Qwest , Telia, Nokia, Ericsson and Alcatel. Ubiquity was later acquired by Avaya Corp.  Prior to Ubiquity, Shaun was the Operations Director of Relay and was part of a management team that bought the company in ‘ 96. Relay developed advanced software and hardware solutions using Java software. The purchase was backed by 3i. Relay was turned into a profitable venture achieving sales of £12m and in ‘ 98 achieved a profitable trade sale to a US Software Corp. Prior to Relay, Shaun was the consultancy business unit manager at Syntech Computer Systems. Shaun joined Syntech from his start up software consultancy he formed with his fellow students whilst studying computer science. Shaun has been an advisor on internet technologies to the IoD and has been a full member since ‘97.

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