The SABRENet fibre network

The SABRENet optical fibre network extends over 200km through metropolitan Adelaide.

 SABRENet Ltd

SABRENet Ltd is a non-profit company limited by guarantee formed in 2005 by its members:

in addition, the Defence Science and Technology Group (DSTG) is a contractual participant in SABRENet Ltd.

Board of Directors

SABRENet Ltd is governed by its Board of Directors.

Paul Sherlock BE, MBA, GAICD (Chair)

Paul SherlockPaul Sherlock

Paul is the Chief Information Officer for the University of South Australia. He is responsible for the delivery of a wide range of ICT and Library services across the University which support the key business functions of teaching and learning, research and consultancy and administration. Paul has previously held senior IT management roles at the Defence Science and Technology Organisation and BHP Steel International. Paul is a former President of the Council of Australian University Directors of Information Technology (CAUDIT) Incorporated and the Australian Access Federation (AAF) Incorporated.

Paul has completed a Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical) and an Associate Diploma in Computing at the former South Australian Institute of Technology (now UniSA).  He has obtained a Master of Business Administration at the University of Adelaide, a Manager’s Certificate in IT Service Management at the British Computer Society, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment at the Securities Institute and a Graduate Directors Course Diploma at the Australian Institute of Company Directors.  Paul is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul is the Chair of SABRENet Ltd and was appointed to the Board by the University of South Australia when SABRENet was formed in September 2005.

Beverley was appointed to the Board by the University of Adelaide in March 2017.

Bev McQuadeBeverley McQuade

Beverley commenced as the Chief Information Officer of the University of Adelaide in March 2017. Formerly CIO at SA Water, Beverley led a significant transformation of IT services. Prior to this she was the Global Head of Information Services for ANZ Bank transforming banking to online and digital services. Beverley held a number of roles during her 17 years at ANZ.

Beverley has worked in the IT industry for over 35 years in a range of sectors including Banking, Insurance, Utilities, Federal and State Government. She is a Board Member of the South Australian Tertiary Admissions Centre (SATAC), and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Beverley provides advisory services across the IT industry.

Andrew Dunbar PhD, BSc, GAICD

Andrew is the Director of the Office of Science, Technology and Research (OSTAR) with the Department for Industry and Skills, responsible for leading the development and implementation of the South Australian Government’s science, technology and research strategy to support innovation and economic development. Andrew has more than 17 years’ experience working in the life sciences (biotech and pharma) industry both in Australia and Europe.

Andrew has a PhD in molecular biology/ biochemistry from Flinders University, and is an Observer on the Boards of TechInSA and the South Australian Venture Capital Fund, and an Advisory Board member of UniSA’s Innovation and Collaboration Centre and the University of Adelaide’s Institute for Photonics and Advanced Sensing and the University of Adelaide’s Smart Cities Consortium. Previous roles included Board Director and Vice President of Childhood Cancer Association, Director Business and Corporate Development at Mayne Pharma Group and Senior Manager, Corporate Business Development and Acquisitions at Novozymes A/S, based in Denmark. He has also held a variety of business development and scientific leadership roles at GroPep Ltd, Bionomics Ltd and CSIRO. Andrew is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew was appointed to the Board by the SA Government in November 2014.

Bruce Linn BSc, FAICD, FACS

Formerly CEO of Finlaysons Lawyers, Bruce's previous executive roles include CE for EDS (now HP Enterprise Services), responsible for all State Government business of EDS in Australia and CEO of Camtech, one of Australia's leading internet and electronic payments technology innovators. He is a technologist and futurist with over 35 years’ experience in strategy, governance, leadership, business management and commercialisation of a broad range of technologies including IT, telecommunications, Internet and social media.

Bruce Linn

Bruce is a Science graduate of the University of Adelaide.  His Directorships include SABRENet Limited, UniSA Ventures Pty Ltd and SA Heart Centres Pty Ltd.  He is Chairman of Anglicare SA Ltd, eResearch SA Ltd, Adelaide Chamber Singers Inc and Sensei Productivity Pty Ltd.  He is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Computer Society.  He has been awarded a University Fellow from the University of South Australia.  He is Past President of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (SA/NT Division).

Bruce was appointed to the SABRENet Board as an independent Director at the 2007 AGM and re-appointed in 2009, 2012, 2014 and 2016.

Kerrie Campbell, MBA, GAICD

Kerrie commenced as the Chief Information Officer at Flinders University in September 2017, and was appointed to the Board by Flinders University in that month.

Kerrie Campbell
Kerrie was formerly Acting Chief Information Officer at the University of Adelaide, where she also held the position of Deputy CIO. Previously Kerrie worked as a Director in the Application Services area for the Department of Human Services, and in the UK as a Business Manager for British Gas.

Kerrie has worked in the IT industry in various sectors including banking, utilities, Federal Government and higher education for the last 30 years. Kerrie holds an MBA (University of Adelaide) and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Kerrie is on the Boards of eResearch SA, the South Australian Certificate of Education (SACE) Board and Scotch College, and was previously on the boards of the Adelaide University Council and the 100% Project Board.

Kerrie was initially appointed to the Board by the University of Adelaide in December 2016 and resigned in March 2017.