Meet The Team

Garry Sholl GAICD

Managing Director & CEO

Highly successful Senior Executive, Founder and CEO of Sholl Communications (Aust.) which was established in 1986 and sold after 21 years in 2007. Guided Sholl Communications to a National Company with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Proven track record of over 30 years in leading and building businesses, concentrating on staff values, honesty and integrity. An extremely committed and entrepreneurial leader focused on telecommunications services, product development, partnership alliances and strategic business development on a worldwide scale.

Recently completed a three year contract in the Middle East delivering over $250 Million of Satellite contracts. These successful contracts came through his vast International contacts, including Pakistan, the Middle East and Asia. A graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. (GAICD)

Russell Small

Strategic Director

Russell holds over thirty years in Executive, Non Executive, Company Director and Chairman roles in both Corporate and State /National sports organisations. With extensive Leadership experience in early stage business through to Large Corporations Russell has a passion for growing business with expertise in Sales, Operational, General Management and Stakeholder management.

Specific Industry experience includes Telecommunications, Electricity, Call Centres, Financial (ATM), Fleet Management and Residential Installation and Maintenance Services.

Russell was a Co Founder of Skilled Communications, Direct Cash ATM, Communication Services Australia and Service Stream Ltd.

Shenal Fernando

Chief Financial Officer

Shenal Fernando joined Fixtel Group in January 2019 as Chief financial Officer. He oversees all aspects of Fixtel’s finances, including performance reporting, preparation of financial statements and board reporting.

Prior to this he was the Finance Manager for ASX listed Costa group for more than 8 years responsible for financial outcomes. He has played a leading role in Finance Management, systems implementation, corporate strategy & mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Costa, he held several senior finance roles in logistics, manufacturing and engineering.

He is a member of CPA Australia, An associate member of chartered institute of Management accountants of UK (CIMA) and Associate of Chartered global management accountants (CGMA).

Ken Benson

Advisory Board Member

Ken is a highly successful Senior Executive with extensive experience. He has held senior executive positions at leading international telecommunications companies such as British Telecom, Telecom New Zealand and Telstra Corporation and currently runs his own consulting business.

His experience includes serving as both Chairman and Director of Telecommunications related companies in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions and he has led numerous strategic change initiatives to both build businesses and improve business performance. He is recognised as a network technology expert in wireline, wireless and submarine cable and the application of emerging and future technologies. Highly accomplished in commercial negotiations and business delivery.

Michael Kerr

Advisory Board Member

Michael is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and has been involved with the building industry since 1968. He joined Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in 1968 where he was involved in projects such as AMP St James, BHP House and Collins Place.

Michael was a director of RLB for 25 years, together with being past Chairman of RLB Oceania and an RLB Global Board member.

As Director, he has been involved with many of Melbourne’s major retail and residential projects, several hospitals and significant complex commercial projects. He has extensive experience in difficult projects particularly in the areas of refurbishment and retrofits to major commercial and residential developments.

Our Experts

Each member of our team is a specialist in his or her field

Craig Taylor

Technical Manager

Craig Taylor joined the telecommunications industry back in 1995. Craig now has 22 years’ experience in Telecommunications and Internet Services.

A proficient Systems Engineer with Avaya and many other telephony systems, Craig also has great expertise in company Telco requirements and Fibre and Data supply and installation.

David Nguyen

Jayson Chandler

Project Manager QLD

Jayson Chandler joined the Telecommunications industry in 1986 in Sydney as an apprentice electrician focusing on fibre optic systems. Jayson now has 33 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry nationally, in roles ranging from site installations, middle and upper management. Jayson has grown extensive experience in the fibre optic and wireless network industries delivering major public and private networks across Australia.

James Ding

National Business Development Manager

James Ding’s experience is derived from his business start-ups across Australia and the Philippines.

He has held Operations and Sales management positions of large scale contact centres in the telecommunications, solar and education industries.

Tyson Sholl

Telstra Wideband Manager

Over the last 8 years, Tyson Sholl started on the tools installing Voice and Data Cabling, Telephone Systems and Fibre Services.  He then progressed to Field Supervisor for Fixtel Services Australia specialising in Scoping, Fibre Optic service design, hauling, splicing and Telstra Wideband commissioning.

David Howard

Telecommunications Consultant

Dave has been involved in IT, wireless and fixed telecommunications infrastructure programs of works across UK and Australia for over 20 years. This has included greenfield site build, upgrades, break-fix programs and complex in-building site builds.

Dave has gained many years of exposure working across vendors, contractors and operators of mobile networks.