Shaun Rosen joined the Board as the Executive Chairman on 22 December 2005, as part of the acquisition of QQQ Systems Pty Limited (now Island Pacific Australia Pty Limited). He completed a Bachelor of Computer Science degree at the University of Cape Town in 1982 and founded Divergent Technologies in South Africa in 1983, where he served as Managing Director. The focus of the business was developing software for retailers, wholesalers and manufacturers. He has had more than 25 years experience in the information technology industry. In 1986 he immigrated to Australia and started Divergent Technologies in Sydney in 1987. In 1994, 20% of Divergent was sold to Tag Pacific and in 1996, 100% of Divergent was sold to SVI Holdings Inc, which was listed on the OTC Bulletin Board. Shaun retired in late 1999. In 2002, Shaun bought back SVI Retail with his business partner, Clive Klugman. Together they traded the Company back into profitability
Clive joined the Board as Executive Director on 22 December 2005, as part of the acquisition of QQQ Systems Pty Limited (now Island Pacific Australia Pty Ltd). Clive studied Computer Science at the University of Cape Town, graduating in 1979. He formed Divergent Technologies with Shaun Rosen and has worked with Shaun since that time. He has had more than 30 years experience in the information technology industry. He has the role of Chief Executive Officer of Island Pacific Australia Pty Limited.
Alan Treisman joined the Board as Executive Director and CFO on 22 December 2005. He completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree and a Bachelor of Accountancy degree in 1989, and qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1990. Alan joined Divergent Technologies in 1994 where he worked for almost 8 years as Financial Controller and then Finance Director. He has had more than 10 years experience in the information technology industry. He now combines the role of Mergers and Acquisitions with that of Chief Financial Officer while also serving as the Company Secretary.
Mark joined the board on 5 April 2007 as part of the acquisition of AdvanceRetail Technology Limited, where he had served as Managing Director. As one of the initial founders of AdvanceRetail Technology Limited, Mark has experience in international software sales, as well as consulting experience with a number of the regions leading retailers. He has more than 23 years experience in the information technology sector, including over 17 years experience in the retail software market.
Stephe holds Bachelor of Science and Law degrees from Macquarie University and a Master of Laws from Sydney University.
He has over 15 years experience in the telecommunications industry in a variety of senior management roles including Regional Director Regulatory Affairs with BT Asia Pacific (1995 to 1998), Director Regulatory and Public Affairs at Optus, and Managing Director of XYZed Pty Limited (an Optus Company) (1998 to 2002), Chief Operating Officer of Nextgen Networks (2002 to 2003), Chief Operating Officer at Personal Broadband Australia and Consulting Director at NM Rothschild & Sons (2003 to 2005).
Stephe is an active non-executive director with public and private company experience. He is presently a Non-Executive Director of Service Stream Limited and Tel.Pacific Limited; Chairman of Mooter Media Limited, and an Advisory Board member of the Network Insight Group.