The people who make it happen
DreamSpring's staff are central to achieving our goals. DreamSpring has 2 experienced heads of department, and a board of advisors to help shape the company going forward.
Malcolm Lithgow B.Eng B.App.Sc.
Managing Director, Software Engineer
Most of my twelve years in the IT industry have been related to systems programming, ranging from large-scale UNIX to embedded systems. My experience as a co-founder of DASCOM not only gave me the opportunity to create Internet security software, but also exposed me to the trials and travails of growing an IT company. DASCOM proved to be successful, thanks to our great people and technology, and is now safely in IBM Tivoli's hands.
DreamSpring is my second venture, and I'm enjoying using the skills and contacts, gathered through my years at DASCOM, in building DreamSpring. I hope to make DreamSpring even more innovative and successful than DASCOM.
As Managing Director and Chief Dreamer, my role is to lead and inspire DreamSpring in its mission. I cannot fail to forget that this mission can only be achieved if we all pay attention to the details. The details I am personally in charge of at this point include administration and engineering.
Our administration is completely networked and computerised, so my major responsibility is in supervision, training and integration of new systems.
Our engineering department uses sophisticated processes, integrating marketing and software development. Therefore my responsibilities include driving the creation and refinement of these processes, managing projects, and, of course, encouraging innovation and customer focus. As DreamSpring grows, I will increasingly focus on driving our strategic vision.
Mable Chung BA, MBA
I am responsible for the marketing department in DreamSpring. My work involves extensive market research to find out what customers want and how to best fulfill that through our new product development efforts. My focus is on developing and establishing DreamSpring in the world market, as well as providing strategic input on developing, promoting and marketing DreamSpring's products and services. My role includes the development and implementation of corporate infrastructure, with a major focus on marketing processes and integration.
My interest and experience in international marketing has accumulated over the years. I worked for multinational companies in Hong Kong and Japan, planning and implementing global marketing activities, as well as being involved in consulting and voluntary work in marketing for Australian organisations.
Dr Jeff Barker
Adjunct Professor, Bond University
Dr Barker has spent over 28 years in the IT industry and was awarded major research grants from the Australian Research Council (ARC) and the CSIRO. He is a co-founder of IBA Health Group (iSoft), Australia’s largest listed health information technology company and a serial IT entrepreneur.
He was the Managing Director of the Scientia group of companies and has held directorships of various IT companies. He was involved in the Asia-Pacific Queensland IT&T Awards Committee, The Founders Forum, the Gold Coast Regional Information Technology Forum and the Gold Coast & Region Area Consultative Committee. He was a registered QIDS consultant and a government accredited NIES consultant.
Director, Harris Financial Services
George is the sole director and financial planner for Harris Financial Services Pty Ltd which offers financial planning services. He is an ASIC licensed authorised representative of Securitor Financial Group Limited. George has been fully engaged in financial planning for over 13 years. Before commencing his own firm, George was employed as a financial planner at St George Private Bank.
Prior to financial planning, George was (and still is) a chartered accountant and was the managing partner of the Gold Coast Office of the international accounting firm of KPMG. During his career with KPMG both in Australia and the UK, George has audited large national and multinational companies and has provided accounting, taxation and business advice to a wide range of individuals, small and large businesses for over 30 years.
Senior Pastor, Gold Coast Christian Family
Rev Hinds is the Senior Pastor of the Gold Coast Christian Family church specialising in church planting. Before becoming a pastor, Rev Hinds owned and operated several businesses and was the marketing manager of Vibrosaun Australia. He has been on the board of several national organisations and is currently the national coordinator of Executive Connection.
Rev Hinds was elected as the President of the Baptist Union in 2002. He has been official Chaplain at the Commonwealth Games, the 1988, 1992, 1996 and 2000 Olympic Games and was Chaplain to the Australian Cricket Team for 5 years. He is a guest speaker at international conferences and seminars and is a lecturer at Morling College.
Chairman, The Executive Connection
With more than 30 years in the IT and Telecommunications industry in Australia and overseas, John has a diversity of expertise in marketing and management, business set-up and operations, strategic planning, restructuring and change management, as well as other senior executive and leadership roles.
Since 2002, John has worked in a variety of representational and consulting roles, mainly associated with information technology and telecommunications. He currently also serves as chairman of two CEO excellence groups within The Executive Connection (TEC). John was an Executive Director for Fujitsu Australia from 1995 until 2002. Prior to this, he held the position of Managing Director at Nortel Australia from 1989 to 1995.
John serves on the Boards of radio station FM103.2 and Ambassadors for Christ (Australia) as well as serving as Board secretary for Samaritan’s Purse Australia and the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association. He is the former co-Chair of Communications Alliance Ltd, the former Chair of Service Providers Association Inc, and a former Member of the Industry Advisory Board for CSIRO’s ICT sector. He has contributed to Governmental initiatives including the Electronics Industry Action Agenda committee and the Teleworking Advisory Group committee.