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 is the founder of Norwood Systems and is responsible for directing the company’s overall strategy. His goal is to revolutionise communications network services, with Norwood providing advanced cognitive voice consumer and business services to communications service providers worldwide. With over 35 years of experience in the high-technology sector, Paul has held senior executive roles in start-ups and large corporations across North America, Europe, and the Asia-Pacific.

Before Norwood Systems, Paul founded several wireless communication companies, including the original award-winning Norwood Systems Limited in the UK. Previously he headed the global platform marketing strategy for a $1 billion systems platform at 3Com Corporation, where he led the platform’s brand and core technology development, which saw the platform’s worldwide market share of the Ethernet switching and hub market increase to a peak of 35% earning 3Com $1.2 billion in annual revenues.

Paul holds a Bachelor of Electronic Engineering from the University of Western Australia and an MBA from INSEAD. He has received numerous honours and awards, including being named one of the Top 100 Most Influential Engineers in Australia by Engineers Australia. He was a finalist in the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year competition (London region) and has been a speaker at events around the world, such as Catalyst, ETRE, and the Bluetooth SIG conferences. He holds 11 patents in telecommunications and speaks four languages.