Netlinkz Ltd (ASX:NET), a virtual secure network (VSN) company, has strengthened its board through the appointment of senior business executive Grant Booker, who has M&A experience, as a non-executive director.
Booker has a strong track record of success in several different sectors, including extensive experience working in senior roles with brands such as McDonalds to founding and building a transport and logistics business from a one-truck operation to more than 50 vehicles.
“Strong business acumen”
Executive chairman and CEO James Tsiolis said: “I am very pleased to welcome Grant to the Netlinkz board of directors.
“His commitment to the company and its success is already evident through his large and long-term shareholding, as well as his strong relationships with major shareholders.
“Grant complements the skills of our current board members, adding to the board’s cohesion and mix of skills.
“We look forward to leveraging Grant’s expertise and strong business acumen as we continue to pursue sales across a number of international markets.”
In 2006 Booker sold Nepean Waste Management to Transpacific Industries Group Ltd, which has since been renamed Cleanaway Waste Management Ltd.
Following the acquisition, Booker worked as state acquisition manager for the group and was involved in conducting due diligence on various acquisitions, reporting to the board.
Since leaving Transpacific Industries, he has been involved in several successful ventures in the property sector and has invested extensively in private and listed companies.
He was instrumental in progressing 12 acquisitions, ranging from A$5 million to A$50 million in value, and is a director of more than 10 companies.
Booker is a long-term shareholder in Netlinkz and has strong relationships with several top 20 shareholders.
The company is confident that Booker’s experience will greatly benefit Netlinkz in optimising its occupational health and safety practices as well as management systems.