Our Management Team & Board of Directors
John O'Neill, Managing Director
|John has run Komosion since July 2009.|
He is a former Managing Director of Tourism New South Wales (2003-2008) and director of the Sydney Convention & Visitors' Bureau. He was the Ticketing Communications Manager for the Sydney 2000 Olympic Games.
He served as an advisor to the former NSW Treasurer, the Hon Michael Egan, from 1996 until 1998. Prior to that, John had an award-winning career in media, including working for The Sydney Morning Herald, ABC and Network 10 television.
John holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of NSW and a Masters of Management from the Australian National University.
John Doyle, General Manager, Victoria
| John joined the Komosion team in January 2008 from Fairfax Digital where he worked initially as a Senior Web Developer and moved through to become SEO manager for the full suite of Stayz branded sites. |
John has led or been a key member of teams involved in engineering full life-cycle software development for a large number of diverse internet-related applications since 1996.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from RMIT where he majored in photography and discovered his love of all things digital.
John's Skype Avatar asks the question: "Mind if I play Devil's Advocate for a while?"
Mara Patterson, Director of Sales and Marketing
|Mara oversees Komosion's sales and client servicing activity. |
In her prior career, Mara was based in Europe for Tourism Australia and ran Sydney Partnership Marketing for Tourism New South Wales.
She holds a Bachelor of Communications, Marketing and Public Relations degree from the University of Canberra and a Post Graduate certificate in Digital Marketing from the University of Technology, Sydney. Mara joined Komosion in October 2010.
Board of Directors
The Hon Sandra Nori, Director
|The Hon Sandra Nori joined the Board of Komosion in April 2009.|
She is a 19-year veteran of the NSW Parliament (1988-2007), and Minister in the governments led by the Hon Bob Carr and the Hon Morris Iemma from 1999 until 2007.
Ms Nori was the State's longest serving Minister for Tourism. Her other portfolios included Small Business, Women, Sport and Recreation, Minister for Major Events and Venues and Minister Assisting the Minister for State Development.
She retired from Government in 2007 and as well as chairing Komosion, Ms Nori sits on the boards of Macquarie University and TAFE NSW and in 2011 was appointed deputy chair of the Duke of Edinburgh's Award National Board of Directors.
Keith Stanley, Director & Managing Partner
|Mr Keith Stanley invested in Komosion and joined the Board of the company at the same time, in July 2009. |
He is a former Chief Executive of Stella Travel Services and was Flight Centre’s Executive General Manager Product, Marketing and Distribution (where he served for 16 years). He ran the NRMA's Tourism and Leisure Holdings business in 2010 and 2011 as its acting CEO.
One of Komosion's three major shareholders, Keith is now a Komosion's Managing Partner, Brisbane, consulting to select clients on behalf of Komosion. He is highly sought after for his expertise in corporate and marketing strategy and people management.
Shane Higgs, Chair
|Mr Shane Higgs is a founding shareholder and director of Komosion.|
He was a shareholder and director of Glass Onion, one of the two companies which merged to form Komosion in 2008 and remains one of the company's three major shareholders. Shane is a former owner and publisher of The Melbourne Times newspaper group which are now part of the Fairfax Group.
As a professional investor Shane has served on the boards of various companies and organisations in recent years, including Quantum Litigation Funding and The Melbourne International Film Festival.
John O'Neill, Managing Director
|As well as serving as Komosion's Managing Director and being one of its three major shareholders, John sits on a number of not-for-profit boards including: |
- National Adoption Awareness Week (patron Deborra-lee Furness):
- Surfing NSW (chaired by David Gyngell); and
- the Woollahra Festival (chaired by Kathryn Greiner, AO).
John is also Chair of the Advisory Board for Luxury Travel Magazine and is the author of that publication's Chairman's Lounge column.