Dr John Tarrant

Non-Executive Director

Dr Tarrant has had a forty-year career in diverse roles including in accounting and finance, the legal profession, the mining and oil and gas industries (including twenty-five years as an entrepreneur), as a legal academic and as a military lawyer in the Royal Australian Air Force.

He has served as a director of a wide range of companies in Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom including listed and unlisted companies. The various companies have been active in the mining and oil and gas industries, the higher education sector and in investment activities. He has served in several roles including Managing Director, Chairperson and Chair of audit and other committees.

Dr Tarrant has a Doctor of Philosophy and a Doctor of Juridical Science, both in law, masters degrees in law and defence studies, and bachelor degrees in arts, commerce, law and science.

Dr Tarrant is a member of CPA Australia, FINSIA, The Tax Institute, the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the New South Wales Bar Association. He is a Public Notary in New South Wales.

Philip Otley

Non-Executive Director

Philip Otley has developed a more than thirty-year career in commercial business operations, venture creation and strategy consulting at an international level. He is expert in defining and creating strategic growth platforms and digital and data-powered business models.

He has served as Partner/Senior Executive & Pricing Strategy Practice Leader for Accenture (ACN), as Senior Partner & Global Co-lead of the Marketing Strategy Practice for Prophet, as Partner in the Digital Services practice of PwC Australia and as Senior Advisor with the growth strategy consultancy Growth Mantra.

He has founded several companies as an entrepreneur and in collaboration with larger organisations. Most recently, Mr Otley founded The Growth Advisors (Ltd) to act as a strategic growth consultancy serving blue-chip clients and selected high-growth companies globally from his base in Europe.

Mr Otley has an MBA from IMD Switzerland and a Bachelor of Arts from UWA.

Mr Otley has proven capabilities in building highly successful teams and winning market propositions, with a track record of applying balanced strategic, commercial and creative approaches to achieve organic and M&A driven growth.

Phil Marsland

Non-Executive Director

Philip Marsland has had a thirty-five-year career covering strategic advisory, marketing and general management.

Formerly Head of Customer Marketing and Head of PostPay at Vodafone UK, he now runs his own consultancy providing strategic and management consulting to business leaders using skills he developed in senior roles at a range of top tier companies including Capital One Bank Europe plc, American Express, Virgin Active and Applied Predictive Technologies.

His more recent senior executive roles include Arrow Global Group plc (CEO UK), and Lloyds Bank (Consumer Finance Strategic Analytics Director).

Mr Marsland has an MBA (with Distinction) from INSEAD, France and a BA (Hons), MA in Physics from Oxford University.

Mr Marsland has strong commercial knowledge of business drivers that drive performance, growing both larger and smaller businesses alike.

Stuart Usher

CFO & Company Secretary

Mr Usher is a CPA, Chartered Secretary and Chartered Governance Professional with extensive experience in the management and corporate affairs of public listed companies. He holds an MBA from the University of Western Australia and has extensive experience across many industries focusing on Corporate & Financial Management, Strategy & Planning, Mergers & Acquisitions, and Investor Relations & Corporate Governance. His experience ranges across Australia, USA, UK, Indonesia, Singapore, Vietnam and Hong Kong.

Steve Tot

Stevan Tot

General Manager Enterprise & Vice President Sales

Steve is responsible for Norwood’s Enterprise Go to Market strategy, partner channels and overall sales execution.

Steve has 25 years of international telecoms experience spanning Australia, the UK and Silicon Valley in various roles including product marketing, pre-sales solution consulting, sales & account management, Partner & Alliance management to a senior leadership level.

Steve is a former Head of Global Consulting and General Manager, ICT Channels at Telstra. He is passionate about disruptive technology that enables clients to improve their business advantage.

Paul Ostergaard

CEO and Founder


Paul pioneers the development the company’s services offering and is ressponsible for the company’s overall strategic direction, planning and day-to-day running. Paul founded Norwood Systems in 2011 with the vision to create the world’s leading cloud-based communications platforms, servicing enterprises’ growing need for mobile connectivity.

Paul has a 30-year track record of success and innovation in the high-technology sector, having worked in senior executive roles in start-ups and large corporations across the North American, European and Asia-Pacific regions. Prior to Norwood Systems, Paul founded several companies in the wireless communications sector, including the original Norwood Systems Ltd, the award-winning technology pioneer in fixed mobile convergence platforms, founded in 1999.

Previously, Paul headed the global platform marketing strategy for a $1 billion systems platform at 3Com Corporation, leading the platform’s brand and core technology development across seven divisions and 37 product lines. During his tenure at 3Com, worldwide market share for this platform increased to an all-time peak of 35%, with sales increasing at an average of 50% p.a. to reach $1.2 billion in annual revenue.

He was previously a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition (London region) and has been invited to speak at events such as Catalyst, ETRE and the Bluetooth SIG conferences. Paul holds a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from INSEAD.