Executive Team

Chris Thorpe - Chief Executive Officer

Chris Thorpe is the CEO of Mobile Embrace Limited and one of its founders.

Chris is an expert in the global mobile services and telecommunications industry with over 15 years managerial experience and a proven track record gained in the United States, Europe and Australia.

Chris combines this experience with a financial background that gives him a great insight and understanding of the industry, its issues and trends and the requirements needed to deliver a successful business and associated services.

Chris has been at the forefront of the mobile services and telecommunications industry leading with a number of key innovations

  • Instrumental in the introduction of Australia's first community based telecommunications services
  • First Australian business to launch 1900 premium rate services
  • First Australian business to launch premium rate sms chat services

Chris' work has been acknowledged through the receipt of numerous business awards for milestone achievements and contributions to the telecommunications industry.

Chris brings to Mobile Embrace invaluable leadership, insight, expertise, understanding along with a global network of leading industry associates and contacts. Providing Mobile Embrace with vision, drive and opportunities to capitalise on its position as a market leading mobile services and technology company.

When Chris takes time out from his CEO role, his main priority is his young family and he actively supports a number of charities including World Vision and the entertainment industry charity which focuses on disadvantaged children - The Golden Stave.

Chris also leads a crew who actively participate in Sydney's sailing calendar having secured a number of high profile victories through Middle Harbour Yacht Club.



Neil Wiles - Managing Director

Neil Wiles created, developed and grew the company’s original wholly owned mobile/ wireless subsidiary, as its CEO, prior to its business becoming the principle focus of the parent public company when it restructured in November 2005. He was subsequently appointed to the position of Managing Director of Mobile Embrace Limited.

As a Managing Director and CEO, he has successfully built and marketed businesses in the Building, Entertainment, Internet/IT and Telecommunications industries locally and internationally.

Neil's expertise is built on more than twenty two years in the Entertainment industry and more than twelve years in the Internet/IT and Telecommunications industries which has been acknowledged with numerous awards. In the entertainment industry this has included having managed and marketed, local and international, music distribution and publishing rights for a number of high profile music artists with the subsequent achievement of multiple Gold and Platinum accreditations.

In the Internet/IT and Telecommunications industries, this has included having developed the business that delivered extensive online content and customer community management solutions to A-list clients, including ColesMyer, EMI, Telstra, SONY Playstation, OPTUS, Warner Music and Microsoft.

Neil is regarded as a prolific innovator. For instance, he created, devised and delivered the world's first media Triple Cast bringing together Apple Computer, Telstra, 9 Television network and Triple M radio network to execute the uniquely synchronized Internet, radio and television event. He is listed by B&T Digital as one of the 40 Biggest Players of Australia's Digital Age. The Australian Direct Marketing Association, the nation's peak body for information-based marketing with more than 500 member organisations, named Neil Wiles the 2008 "Mobile Marketer of the Year."

Neil is an active industry participant. He was a regular IT features writer and contributor to The Australian Newspaper and The Music Network on the convergence of Entertainment and Technology. He sat on the Australian Direct Marketing Association (ADMA) Mobile Marketing Council and as Chairman of the committee for Pre-assessment Guidelines for the Classification of Mobile Content. He sits on the Mobile Premium Services Industry review committee and is one of six members that constitute the Communications Alliance MPS working group, responsible for the review of the Mobile Premium Services (MPS) Code.



Simon Allison – Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Simon Allison has over 15 years experience in the IT&T industries and the last 10 years in the Telecommunications and Professional Services sector.

Simon's last role was with Leading Edge Group Limited, a multi-national company providing a suite of services across Telecommunication and Technology Channels in Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

Simon’s has extensive experience and a successful track record of growing organisations through strategic acquisition coupled with prudential Financial and Risk Management.

 
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