Ocean’s Team 2017-09-11T15:46:16+00:00
Ian Freer, CB CBE
Ian Freer, CB CBEChairman
Ian started advising Ocean in 2002 and assumed the appointment of Managing Director in 2004. He became Chairman in 2009. He has been a Counsellor of the Royal United Services Institute of Victoria since 2000 and was on the a Board of Woodleigh School 2000-2012.

He served for 37 years in the British Army before retiring as a Major General in 1996. His military appointments included GOC 5th Division, Commander Land Forces Northern Ireland, Chief British Liaison Officer to the Soviet Western Group of Forces, and Commander 39th Infantry Brigade.

Bruce Moors
Bruce MoorsGeneral Manager
As the General Manager, Bruce has been responsible for the day-to-day running of the company since 2009. He brings to this role a wealth of experience in the IT industry with a strong focus on project and operations management that dates back to 1993. He has managed the development of IT systems for the Defence, Coastal Surveillance, Banking & Finance and Education industries. Since joining Ocean in 2004, Bruce has been closely involved with all areas of Oceans business including management of the Coastwatch and Telstra accounts, the coordination of Technical Account Managers and the management of ongoing ISO accreditation.
Richard Broome
Richard BroomeDirector Products
Richard is the founder of Ocean and has been working in Information Technology since 1993 providing key solutions to clients around the world across a range of industries. He has been responsible for the design and construction of Ocean’s product suite and provides product functionality and technology oversight and direction to those teams.
Richard also works directly with clients to help identify and articulate their needs. Richard has a Bachelor of Applied Science in Information Systems.
Avi Schechter
Avi SchechterExecutive Chairman
Avi brings more than 20 years of experience as a leader in the Enterprise technology sector. For the last 10 years, Avi was senior vice president in Amdocs (NASDAQ: DOX) a $9Bn global technology leader, where he managed Amdocs business in APAC. Over the past 4 years Avi played a pivotal role in the creation of Amdocs Cyber strategy and IP protection.
Prior to Amdocs Avi was CEO of SuperCom (NASDAQ:SPCB) a global provider of secure solutions for the e-Government, Public Safety, HealthCare, and Finance sectors and was a CEO of two other technology companies.

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Jon Windover
Jon WindoverBusiness Development Manager - EMEA
Jon manages Business Development and customer relations across Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He is considered a trusted advisor to many air arms, airlines and industry OEM’s as he helps them to realise value by adopting software to drive efficiencies and optimise operations and business process. Jon has detailed knowledge of many contracting and consulting methodologies to drive maximum value with client investments in operations and training related software.
Kris Cannon
Kris CannonBusiness Development Manager - APAC
Based in Canberra, Kris is responsible for Business Development and customer relations in Australia. Kris is an experienced technology leader, with more than 15 years in the IT industry, which includes over a decade servicing Australia’s Public Sector and Federal Government. He has experience gained from a variety of positions with several global vendors, including: business development, software engineering, pre-sales support, consulting and professional services management. His primary focus is to offer innovative, forward thinking for customers, to understand and improve their operating environment.
Viji John
Viji JohnOperations Manager
Viji manages project delivery and customer service for all Ocean programs domestic and international, and initiated the creation and maintenance of our Project Management Office (PMO). Viji joined the Ocean team in 2007, and has exposure to all of Ocean’s business areas, including a previous role as the manager of our Solutions Division.
With a Bachelor of Information Systems from the University of Melbourne, paired with PRINCE2 and MSP certifications, Viji is well equipped to provide Ocean’s project teams with the structure and leadership needed for excellence in service delivery.

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Stu NicolDevelopment Manager
Stuart manages Ocean’s software development team. Involved in the development of e-business solutions since 1997, Stuart’s varied experience includes roles as a Project Manager for Defence Force projects such as the enterprise Pharmaceutical logistics system, and as a Telstra Account Manager for Ocean’s CSCI solution. While focused on large-scale national solutions, he has also acted as an Account Manager for AESSO (Aerospace Equipment Systems Support Office), and as a Contract Manager for multiple Defence Force and Local Government projects.
Muriel JacquetOffice Manager
Muriel joined Ocean in 2006 and is our capable Office Manager and Facility Security Officer. With a diploma in Office Management and a Professional Diploma in Human Resource Management, Muriel is responsible for all facets of HR, Ocean finances, and defence security management. The center of the administrative hub that keeps Ocean functioning smoothly on a day-to-day basis, Muriel is indispensable to the company.