Our Team

Board of Directors and Executives

Peter Graham

Non-Executive Chairman

Peter Graham is an experienced corporate advisor with a unique financial background. From chartered accounting with Ernst and Young early in his career, through Treasury roles with Westpac and UBS, and roles in corporate finance and equities particularly in the gold and base metal resources sector, Peter built a successful finance career before branching into corporate advisory in 1995. As a corporate advisor for over 20 years, Peter developed an extensive institutional client base for Tolhurst and Pattersons before joining Sequoia in 2015. Today, Peter is the Head of Delcor Corporate Advisory, a multi-family office. Peter brings significant finance and capital market experience to the TZ Board.

John D’Angelo

Non-Executive Director

John D’Angelo has vast international experience in the areas of Marketing, Finance and Engineering. He spent 15 years based in Singapore in senior management positions for JP Morgan and Hartree Partners (part owned by the investment firm Oaktree Capital). Prior to this, he held management positions at Chase Manhattan Bank and Mitsui Commodities. John began his career as an Engineer at BHP before moving into the Marketing and Financial Risk Management areas for the company where he spent some time based in the U.S.A. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons).

Simon White

Non-Executive Director

Post a successful AFL career, Simon worked in corporate advisory and equity capital markets, with initial experience at Patersons Stockbroking before joining Sequoia Financial Group (SEQ) and then the Delcor Family office. In this time Simon worked on IPO’s, equity placements, corporate advisory and restructuring. He has worked on a variety of deals across many business sectors. Recently, Simon has been Director of Investor Relations with Paradigm Biopharma, an ASX Top 300 company. Simon’s skills in corporate governance will be most beneficial to the TZ Limited board.

Mario Vecchio

Chief Executive Officer

Mario has run various businesses in the technology industry including sectors such as networking, enterprise software, telecommunications and healthcare. He has over 35 years’ experience in information technology and related markets working with companies including Cisco Systems, Siemens, Juniper Networks and Amdocs. He established a number of businesses since 1998 which have been involved in the development of many technology projects for the telecommunications, healthcare and utility industries. Mario founded Progility PLC which became public on the UK AIM Index. Mario then joined APJC Bigswitch, taking Asia from zero revenue to 20% of global revenue. Before joining TZ, Mario’s previous role was Aryaka Networks, where again Mr Vecchio took Asia from zero sales to over 10% of global revenue.

Simon Van Es

Chief Operating Officer​

Simon is a transformational business leader and brings extensive experience to TZ as Chief Operating Officer. Most recently working as Division Director for Sequoia Financial Group (ASX:SEQ), Simon was responsible for overseeing and directing businesses operating in financial advice, online share trading, software and media. Simon is the Founder and former CEO of Finance News Network which was sold to Sequoia in January 2016. Simon brings strong commercial and business acumen to TZ, backed with expertise in technical problem solving, IT systems and marketing.

Izzat Shadid

Finance Director

Izzat Shadid is an experienced finance professional, responsible for leading the finance team and overseeing global financial operations including strategic financial management, risk management, insurance, treasury, reporting, corporate compliance and audit. Izzat brings strong finance and commercial acumen to TZ with experience across multi-national publicly listed ASX companies. Most recently, he held the role of Financial Vontroller at BluGlass Limited (BLG) where he successfully optimized all finance operations, controls and governance.

John Wilson

Vice President APAC and EMEA | Chief Evangelist

John has extensive international business experience, having spent most of his 20 year career developing global businesses across Asia, Europe and the US, with responsibility for establishing major strategic alliances and partnerships, and driving market entry strategies through new product innovation and commercialization. Previously, he worked for a major multinational manufacturing corporation in a range of senior executive roles.
As co-founder of TZ, John built the Company into a publicly listed, global technology brand before exiting in 2007. He returned in a consulting capacity to support the new TZ Board in 2011, and after a number of years as Managing Director, he is now Head of Australian and Asian Business, while holding the special role of Chief Evangelist. Specializing in strategic business development, innovation management and product commercialization, he holds a post graduate qualification in International Marketing and an honours degree in Engineering.