Our Board

David Skellern AO

David chairs the board of our parent, the CMCRC. He worked in radio astronomy for 10 years and lectured in electronics at Sydney and Macquarie Universities for 16 years before achieving prominence in the IT industry through Radiata, which he co-founded in 1997. Built on joint research carried out by Macquarie University and the CSIRO, the company demonstrated the world’s first chip-set implementation of the 54 Mbit/s IEEE 802.11a High-Speed WLAN standard. Radiata was sold to US giant Cisco Systems in 2001 for $565 million. David joined the Board of National ICT Australia in 2003 and became its Chief Executive Officer in 2005.

He was named to the Order of Australia in 2010.

Michael Aitken AM

Mike is the founder and chief scientist of the CMCRC. A serial entrepreneur, he also established SIRCA, the SMARTS Group and Capital Market Technologies, and led the development of the Thomson Reuters Tick History Service. He acts as the lead expert in capital markets and is spearheading the extension of fraud detection in health markets to the efficacy of health intervention. In recognition of his significant service to the education, business and finance sectors of the nation, Mike was inducted as a Member of the Order of Australia in 2014.

In 2016 he was awarded the Prime Minister’s prize for Innovation in Science.

Ann Leduc

Ann heads the regulatory practice of the CMCRC, building on her wide-ranging her wide-ranging experience in capital markets. Prior to joining us, Ann was the founding Secretary-General of the CSA, the council of securities regulators in Canada. In addition to her regulatory experience, she led the management and trading of bond and currency portfolios at the National Bank of Canada, OMERS and Natwest Canada, and taught finance at McGill University. Ann holds an MBA from York University, a BA in Economics from McGill University and is fluent in English and French.

She was named one of Canada’s Most Powerful Women in 2008.