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Executive Chairman

Rafael Luna

Mr Luna is the original founder of UCG and has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of the telecommunications and media services industry, with a successful track record of delivering complex, high volume fulfillment projects. Mr Luna has hands-on experience building the management team and operating systems of UCG to successfully roll out installation and maintenance services nationally for blue-chip companies such as Austar, Foxtel, Optus and Telstra – managing over 500 technicians and 160 staff.

Mr Luna has a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from the University of Queensland and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Non-Executive Director & Deputy Chairman

Professor Iain Morrison

Professor Morrison’s other Directorship experience includes; Director of Melbourne-IT, where he was foundation director of the University of Melbourne-established company from 1996 through to his retirement as a Director in 2012, Director of Tele-IP, a telecommunications company, Director of AuDA, the Australian Domain Name Regulator, Director and subsequently Chair of the Victorian Multimedia Centre Pty Ltd.

His previous appointment was as a Professor of Information Systems at Bond University, Professor of Information Systems at the University of Melbourne where he was also Assistant Vice-Chancellor (IT) and Registrar (IT) for 10 years.

Executive Director

Roger McArthur

Roger has over 40 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry. Starting as a Radio Technician in New Zealand Post, before training and qualifying as an engineer with the New Zealand Police then completing a MSc and working as a research scientist at Rutherford Appleton Laboratories in the UK. Roger has worked for telecommunications operators, vendors and consultants in Europe, Middle East and Australasia. Roger has worked for UCG for over 10 years and has been instrumental in its growth and development in Australia and New Zealand.

Roger engages with all levels of UCG’s business to drive technology and process innovation, to the benefit of both UCG and its clients. He has been responsible for innovation and delivery on a number of firsts for UCG’s clients such as pioneering materials specification and design standards for MDUs with nbn. Roger gets involved in the planning stages of projects, including installation and maintenance activities, through to planning, and commercial assessment of technology based projects. Roger is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Foley
Non-Executive Director

Mark Foley

Mark has over 20 years’ experience in senior management including as CEO/Managing Director of ASX publicly listed Broadcast Services Australia Ltd (BSA), Director of Brumby’s Bakeries Holdings Ltd., non-executive Chairman of Utility Services Group Limited and non-executive Director and CEO for charity organisation Youngcare.

Mark is also currently Chief Operations Manager for the FKG Group.

Non-Executive Director

Clint Luna

Clint joined UCG in 2009 and held both operational and commercial roles within the business leading to his final role as General Manager Operations Australia ending late 2018. Clint has taken up the position of Chief Executive Officer of MVP Asia Pacific Inc, a Philippines based company MVP connects small, medium and large enterprises with offshore professionals for the purpose of reducing overhead costs and increasing scalability. Clint’s previous roles were Group Commercial Manager where he had overall commercial responsibility for the Australian and New Zealand operations, as well as General Manager – Bespoke, FTTB, HFC and Greenfields. With involvement in the setup and operation of every department, Clint has a comprehensive end-to-end understanding of the business.

An experienced executive and board member with a demonstrated history of working across multiple industries, Clint has a history of process reengineering and the setup of offshore teams done the right way. Clint draws on his prior experience in commercial development in the pharmaceutical industry as well as management and analyst roles in the automotive sector in order to ensure UCG’s success.

Mr Luna has a Bachelor of Business focused in Business Administration and Management from The University of Queensland.

Executive

Executive Chairman

Rafael Luna

Mr Luna is the original founder of UCG and has been in the telecommunications industry for over 20 years. He has extensive experience in all areas of the telecommunications and media services industry, with a successful track record of delivering complex, high volume fulfillment projects. Mr Luna has hands-on experience building the management team and operating systems of UCG to successfully roll out installation and maintenance services nationally for blue-chip companies such as Austar, Foxtel, Optus and Telstra – managing over 500 technicians and 160 staff.

Mr Luna has a Graduate Diploma of Business Administration from the University of Queensland and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chief Operating Officer

Dillip Kanji

Dillip has over 30 years’ global experience with large infrastructure projects across NZ, Australia, USA, Mexico and India at both strategic and operational levels and has a proven ability to create high performing teams, programme recovery and driving performance. He is responsible for defining and implementing business improvement initiatives that improve current operational performance as well as providing a solid base for scaling the business.

Dillip has an honours degree in Engineering from the University of Auckland.

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Executive General Manager New Zealand

Roger Crellin

Over the past 20 years, Roger’s experience has spanned four continents, leading innovative commercial businesses across a variety of disciplines and verticals. He is passionate about growing strong professional relationships with clients and colleagues for improved business services.

Joining UCG in 2019, Roger oversees the strategic and operational leadership for UCG New Zealand, including the continuing improvement of business operations for the direct support and execution of the Government Chorus led Ultra-Fast Broadband Initiative.

He holds an Executive MBA from Melbourne Business School and is an Accredited Business Mediator.

Chief Financial Officer & Company Secretary

Brett Farmer

Brett is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Universal Communications Group where he is responsible for all of the company’s finance functions. His career spans more than 30 years of varied experience in financial management and corporate compliance across private, listed and non-profit companies in a number of industries including defence, technology, retail, manufacturing and franchising.
Ben Stewart
Group Commercial Manager

Ben Stewart

Ben has over 20 years’ international experience in Commercial and Financial leadership roles, working within large and complex operational environments. Ben provides overall Commercial & Contract Management to the UCG Group.
Group People & Culture Manager

Corey McCarthy

Corey provides comprehensive human resources management services to support the acquisition, development, productivity and satisfaction of the Company’s employees and subcontractors (which number around 400 and 1200 respectively) across Australia and New Zealand. The services include recruitment, training and development, remuneration and benefits, coaching, employee and industrial relations.
Chief Information & Digital Officer

Steve Alani

Steve started with UCG in 2018 leading our digital transformation strategies and systems to support the growth of UCG. Steve has over 15 years’ experience managing the technology for different sectors, including Healthcare, Logistics, Construction and Government. His main focus is on digital business disruption and cyber security. Steve has a Bachelors and Post Graduate degree in Business Information Systems from Massey University in New Zealand and is pursuing an Executive Master of Business Administration.
Group Business Intelligence Manager

Phil Braz

Phil has been an information systems professional for more than 30 years’ working on projects for large enterprises in Australia, NZ, North America as well as numerous countries across Asia and the Pacific. He is responsible for defining and implementing business intelligence and analytics strategies and initiatives that facilitate a data driven culture within the business.

Phil has a Master of Business Analytics from Deakin University in Melbourne.

Group Compliance Manager

Scott Dunmore

Scott has had over 20 years Integrated Management System and Lead Auditing experience this includes being an Owner/Managing Director of an International Third Party JAS-ANZ Accredited Certification Body, Lead Auditor for a number of International Certification Bodies and Systems Consultant for many industries, this includes Defence, Information and Communications Technology, Civil Construction, Construction, Oil & Gas and Manufacturing.

Scott has the responsibility to manage and audit the legal & regulatory compliance within the Group, ensuring the Management System Accreditations & Certifications are maintained.