Board of Directors
Richard Ryan AO – Chairman
Richard Ryan has been Chairman of Editure since 2000. Mr Ryan is the Deputy Chancellor of the Charles Darwin University and a member of the council of Flinders University. He holds the directorship of several public companies and private investment companies, and is the Governor of the Menzies School of Health Research. A recipient of the Australia Day Honours on three occasions, Mr Ryan was made a member of the Order of Australia in 1989 for Services to the Community and was made an Officer of the Order of Australia in 1998 for Services to Indigenous People. Mr Ryan is a director of The Camberwell Coal Joint Venture and the Northern Territory Treasury Corporation Advisory Board. He was formerly Chief Executive Officer of Henry Walker Eltin Limited which was one of Australia’s largest contract mining businesses and was listed on the Australian Stock Exchange. Mr Ryan is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Companion of the Institution of Engineers Australia and a Companion of the Institute of Management (UK).
Joe Ewart – Chief Executive Officer
Joe Ewart has been Chief Executive Officer of Editure since 2007 and a director of Editure since 2005. Mr. Ewart has driven the growth of Editure from primarily an Australian business to an international education company with operations in six counties. Prior to joining Editure, Mr Ewart was a Managing Director in investment banking at Goldman Sachs and a member of the Global M&A Leadership Group. Mr Ewart was a Managing Director and before that a Director in investment banking at Deutsche Bank. He was a Principal and Vice President in investment banking at BT Wolfensohn. Prior to that, Mr Ewart was also a Vice President at BT Alex.Brown and a Vice President at Bankers Trust Australia. Mr. Ewart is also Chairman of Avatar Academic. He started his career at Arthur Andersen and is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelors Degree from the University of Sydney, a Masters Degree from the University of NSW and is a Fellow of FINSIA.
Mike Flynn – Non Executive Director
Michael Flynn has been a non-executive director of Editure since 2000. He has had a highly successful career spanning over 40 years and has been involved in a range of different industries and businesses. Mr Flynn established and managed Flynn Petroleum, which proved highly successful. He also owned and successfully operated businesses such as Road Trains of Australia and Tristar Industries. Mr Flynn continues to hold directorships in several private companies and has been particularly active in the areas of property management, property development, tourism and equity portfolio management. He was previously a Director of the Darwin Port Corporation and several other national industry bodies.
David Knowles – Non Executive Director
David Knowles joined Editure in 1995 as General Manager. He was Chief Executive Officer from 1996 to 2004, and then Executive Director Sales and Marketing until June 2007. Mr Knowles was a Director of Editure from 26 November 1996 to 1 July 2007, and was reappointed on 1 December 2008. Mr Knowles has extensive experience in the educational publishing, media, printing and IT industries in management, business development and CEO roles. Over a thirty year time span Mr Knowles has worked at the highest levels of education, business, and government and semi government authorities in Australia, USA, UK, Europe and Asia. Mr Knowles continues to be actively involved, through investments and advisory roles, in several private companies involved in IT, Education, Employment and Environmental activities.
Stephen Chang – Non Executive Director
Stephen Chang is the Managing Director and Chief Investment Officer of LBCW Investments. Mr Chang spent thirteen years in investment banking prior to his current role, primarily focused on M&A, special situations and structured solutions at Citigroup, Deutsche Bank and BT Wolfensohn. Mr Chang was a Director and Vice President in Investment Banking at Citigroup. Prior to that he was a Vice President in investment banking at Deutsche Bank Securities and an Associate in investment banking at BT Wolfensohn. Prior to investment banking, Mr Chang also founded and successfully sold two private engineering software concerns to public companies. Mr Chang holds a Bachelor degree cum laude in Applied Mathematics from Harvard University and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.
John Gamble – Non Executive Director (Alternate Director)
John Gamble has been an alternate director on the Editure board since 2000. Mr Gamble has been involved in a range of companies and has worked in variety of industries in a career spanning more than 30 years. A Chartered Accountant, he spent a significant portion of his career in the accounting profession. He was a senior member of the taxation practice at Howarths and also formed his own Chartered Accounting firm. Mr Gamble has experience in a vast number of industries including aviation, general industrials and technology. He continues to hold directorships in several private companies and investment companies.