James Spenceley is widely regarded with Australian and overseas investors as a CEO who delivers.
He is most widely known for his role as the founder and former CEO of Australia's 4th largest fixed line telecommunications company Vocus Communications. He founded Vocus in 2007 and initially funded the business by selling his own house. James then then went on to grow the business from a listing market cap of $25Million to a market capitalisation of over $5Billion in 2016 before he stepped down as CEO and sold his shares in Vocus.
Spenceley purchased the Illawarra Hawks NBL basketball team in July 2014 right before the start of the 2014/2015 season. In October 2014 he laid out his plan to win a Grand Final within 3 years. The team finished last in the 2014/2015 season, 4th in the 2015/2016 season and was runner up in the 2016/2017 season losing in the Grand Final to the Perth Wildcats. In February 2018 Spenceley announced he had sold his share in the Illawarra Hawks.
He is now an active investor, with investments in the marketplace business Airtasker where he is now Chairman of the board, Spaceship Financial Services, meal kit delivery service Marley Spoon (ASX:MMM), Integrated Green Energy Solutions (ASX:IGE) which uses patented technology to turn unwanted plastics into road ready fuel and an indoor vertical farming startup Sustenir.
He is a hard working, down to earth business person. His views are insightful, refreshing and he is unafraid to speak his mind about areas and topics that require disruption and change. Everything from how companies are governed to the role and opportunities for people in business.
Join us to hear insights from James as he shares his insights, tips & tricks in a frank and open interview with Jon Brett.
4.30 - Registration - drinks & canapes served
5:00 – Welcome & Introductions
5:15 – 6:00 - Interview with James Spenceley
6:00 – 6:15 – Q&A – Audience questions to James
6:15 – 7:00 - Networking - drinks and canapes provided.
Venue: Novotel Parramatta.
Map Link: 350 Church Street, Parramatta New South Wales 2150