Management Team

Aidan Williams

Chief Executive Officer / Co-founder

Aidan Williams is co-founder and CEO of Audinate. While at the National ICT Australia (NICTA), he was the driving force behind the Digital Audio Networking project that developed the fundamental audio networking technology behind Dante. Prior to joining NICTA, Aidan was at Motorola Labs in Sydney where he worked on advanced networking technologies including zero-configuration IP networking, IPv6, reliable multicast, mobile adhoc networking and residential gateways. He is an inventor on twenty patents related to IP networking.

Aidan participates in several standards bodies and industry alliances, including the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF). In the IETF he has authored IETF documents on zero-configuration networking and the interaction between the IETF Real-time Transport Protocol (RTP), time synchronisation and QoS services. Before embarking on an R&D career, Aidan developed extensive skills in networking, security, operating systems, and software development through several years of hands-on experience managing large networks, mission-critical systems and network security for a large university campus. Aidan has a BSc in Computer Science, and a BEng (Hons I) in Electrical Engineering, both from the University of New South Wales (UNSW), Australia.

Rob Goss

Chief Financial Officer

Rob Goss is the Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary, responsible for finance and accounting operations and administration at Audinate. Rob has extensive experience in finance of publicly listed companies. Before joining Audinate in 2017, Rob served as Chief Financial Officer for Building IQ (ASX:BIQ), a commercial energy platform to manage building heating & cooling via the cloud to save on energy costs. Prior to Building IQ, Rob was CFO at iProperty (ASX:IPP), an online property portal operating in Malaysia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Singapore and Thailand. Previously, Rob held senior finance roles at ANZ Bank and Allco Finance Group after commencing his career as and a chartered accountant at KPMG. Rob is a member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, and received his Bachelor of Business degree majoring in Accounting from University of Technology Sydney.

Varuni Witana

Chief Technology Officer

Varuni Witana is CTO and co-founder at Audinate. Prior to becoming CTO, she has held several senior technical roles at Audinate and has been a key contributor to the technology behind Dante. Varuni has spent the majority of her career working in industrial research including at National ICT Australia (NICTA) and Motorola Research Australia. She has extensive experience in the areas of networking and AV communications. Varuni holds a BSc. Hons. in Electronics and Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Moratuwa Sri Lanka and a Phd. in Electrical Engineering from the University of Technology Sydney.

Mathew Mornington-West

Chief Operating Officer

Mathew Mornington-West is the Chief Operating Officer of Audinate. He is responsible for day to day operational controls, development and execution of business systems and process in Supply Chain, Manufacturing, Global Support & Customer Satisfaction, Sales Operations, Product Delivery, IT, and Dev Ops. Mathew has over 20 years’ experience in business operations, process management and supply chain solutions across diverse sectors including consumer, freight forwarding, medical devices, and Information Technology. Previously Mathew was the Operations Director at Arrow ECS ANZ and the COO at Distribution Central Pty Ltd, an enterprise IT distributor, responsible for operational control and delivery, business systems, and execution of strategic initiatives. Prior to moving to Australia, Mathew held senior management positions at Sony Computer Entertainment Europe where responsibilities included planning and delivery on hardware and software supply to meet consumer demand as well as delivering transformational projects in supply planning and cost management.

Joshua Rush

Chief Marketing Officer

Josh Rush is the Chief Marketing Officer. Josh has over 25 years of experience in business, consumer and channel marketing in a variety of industries, including computer hardware, networking and telecommunications. Prior to joining Audinate, Josh held the position as Vice President of Marketing and Product at Vesta, a provider in client branded electronic payment solutions. Josh formerly served as the Digital Home Marketing Manager at HP, where his responsibilities spanned market intelligence, product definition, channel development and marketing launch plans. Josh received his Masters in Business Administration degree in Marketing from the University of Southern California, and his Bachelor of Administration undergraduate degree in marketing communications at Boston University.

Chris Ware

Senior Vice President of Engineering

Chris Ware is the Senior Vice President of Engineering for Audinate, joining in 2007. Previously, Chris worked at Motorola Advanced Technology and Strategy Group in Chicago, IL USA. While at Motorola Chris lead a team piloting the development of advanced Cognitive Radio Systems for high reliability applications in broadband public safety, and other wireless markets. Chris has strong experience leading R&D teams from initial architecture and definition phases throughout the product development process. Chris also represented Motorola in the IEEE 802.11 (WLAN) Standards Organization. Chris received his PhD in Telecommunications Engineering from the University of Wollongong.

Kerri-Ann Wilson

Vice President of People and Performance

Kerri-Ann Wilson is the Vice President of People and Performance for Audinate. Kerri-Ann has over 20 years of diverse global HR experience including leadership through growth, international merger and acquisition activity and large-scale organisational change. After beginning her career in human resources with Unilever, Kerri-Ann has worked in various HR leadership roles across Technology, Fintech and Advertising & Marketing industries. Kerri-Ann served as Chief People Officer at ASX-listed Altium (ASX:ALU), leading the HR function for seven years as the company expanded globally and more than doubled in headcount. Kerri-Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts, Mass Communication from Macquarie University and Master of Management, Human Resources from Macquarie Graduate School of Management (MGSM).

John Rechsteiner

Senior Vice President of Global Sales

John Rechsteiner has been Vice President of Sales and Global Support for Audinate since 2014. John has over 25-years experience in the enterprise software industry. Since joining Audinate, John has been instrumental in Audinate’s growth to become the market leader for professional AV networking. Prior to joining Audinate, John spent 15 years leading Avid Technology business teams and creating a performance based organisational culture. Under John’s leadership at Avid, John helped build their media software brand to a dominant market share position. John received his Masters in Business Administration degree from University of California, Berkeley and a Bachelor of Arts degree from Michigan State University.