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Our Executive Leadership Team

Chief Executive Officer

Pippa Leary

Pippa joined Swift in July 2019 following her tenure heading up Nine’s digital sales team where she was responsible for the media company’s key online properties including nine.com.au, 9Honey and their broadcast video on demand platform 9Now. Pippa was previously CEO of Fairfax-Nine programmatic exchange APEX, and prior to that held senior executive roles at Fairfax Media, including Managing Director of the publisher’s Digital Media division. Pippa is also an experienced board director, and currently sits on the advisory boards of the RLPA and uCast.

Chief Financial Officer

George Nicholls

George joined Swift in January 2017 after a career spanning almost 20 years as a finance professional. He has held positions in professional practice across multiple industries including technology and communications for private and public companies in Australia and the United Kingdom. George is a fully qualified member of the Charted Accountants of Australia and New Zealand and the Governance Institute of Australia.

Head of Enterprise Sales

David Spencer

David joined Swift in 2008 after a career in Engineering and Project Delivery across Government, IT integrators and large, tier one mining companies. As one of the founding members of the Swift team David has been instrumental in pushing the boundaries and bringing the company success in the Mining and Resources sector. This experience now sees David positioned well in his current role as Head of Enterprise Sales and Partnerships across all sectors.

Chief Revenue Officer

Jon White

Jon joined the advertising industry in 1989 following a short officer career in the Royal Australian Navy. He spent fifteen years learning the craft of media strategy planning and buying at Australia’s largest ad agencies of the time, George Patterson Advertising and Zenith Media. Following this Jon enjoyed senior management and executive roles at Mitchell Communication Group (ASX:MCU) and Aegis Media Pacfic. After a wonderful 20+ years on the ”buy” side, Jon moved to media sales in 2013 with his appointment as Country Manager for global mobile ad network InMobi. While there, he grew the AU/NZ business over 400% securing a spot in the top 12 digital media companies in Australia at that time. Jon joined Medical Media in 2018 as Commercial Director, and was appointed Chief Revenue Officer of Swift Media Ltd upon acquisition of that business in early 2019.

Chief Customer and Strategy Officer

Kirsty Davison

Kirsty joined Swift Media in September 2019. She has over 20 years experience in general management, business strategy, digital product development and marketing in Australia and the UK across a range of industries including digital media, financial services, ecommerce and travel. She held various executive roles at Fairfax Media, ran market leading business Stayz, was a Co-founder of fintech uno Home Loans backed by Westpac, and has advised a series of start ups and corporates on growth strategies at Magenta Consulting. Kirsty loves bringing new ideas to life, creating great customer experiences and growing businesses. She has an MBA and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Chief Technology Officer

Manfred Beiter

Manfred has over 25 years of experience in the IT industry and has worked internationally, holding world-wide responsibilities in multiple Fortune 500 companies, such as Microsoft and Siemens. His most recent position was Group CIO of Silver Chain Group, a Health and Age Care provider with more than 120 years of history in West and South Australia.With his track record of repeated developing and implementing transformational global digital strategies across a range of industries and sectors, Manfred is able to promote exceptional across-the-board enhancement and change, by designing and implementing complex digital strategies and programs. Known for developing top-tier leadership teams and employees, through mentorship and guidance, Manfred provides organisations with the peace of mind that comes of knowing their Technology needs are in safe hands.