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Scope Systems’ Board of Directors consists of the company’s founder, Norman Pater, Mark Siford, Scope Systems’ Managing Director, Troy Morrison, and Avo Carreira Scope Systems’ Company Secretary and Financial Manager.
Troy joined the company in 2007 and quickly assumed responsibility for overseeing the day-to-day operations of Scope Systems. As a member of Scope Systems' Board of Directors he is also responsible for the strategic direction of the company.
Troy has over 20 years of experience in leadership, machinery design, construction and operations management. Before joining Scope Systems, Troy was the Managing Director for TransAlta Energy (Australia) Pty Ltd and was responsible for their Australian operations including substantial electricity operations in Western Australia. Prior to joining TransAlta, Troy had an international career working in Europe and North America as part of the technical development team for Swiss based engineering firm Ziwez AG.
Avo joined the Scope Systems Board in late 2011 as Company Secretary. In this capacity, he ensures that Scope Systems Board acts in a manner that is compliant with ASIC requirements.
In addition to his role as Company Secretary, Avo works on a day-to-day basis within Scope Systems Management Team as Finance and Administration Manager where he is responsible for the administration and financial management of the company. Avo is also heavily involved in the development of new markets within the company.
Avo brings with him over 25 years’ experience in financial management within a range of organisations, including multinational companies. His previous positions included Group Finance Manager for two major food & dairy groups whilst working in South Africa, as well as Financial Controller positions at Huntleigh Healthcare and Monarch Pool Systems in Australia. His commercial and strategic knowledge is coupled with a Bachelor of Commerce and a Higher Diploma in Accounting. He is also a CPA.
Norman founded Costing & Logistics Systems Pty Ltd (now Scope Systems Pty Ltd) in 1994 with a goal of supplying and supporting quality enterprise systems for the mining and contracting industries. He culminated a world-wide search for best-practice ERP software with rights to sell the Pronto Software, focusing on the mining industry. From the outset, a major reason for the success of the business has been the turn-key approach to selling, implementing and supporting all the essential elements of the enterprise systems; this continues to the present day.
Norman handed over the executive reins to Troy Morrison in July 2008, at which time the company was renamed, and since then has served on the company's Board of Directors as non-executive chairman.
Norman has a Bachelor of Commerce and an MBA from the University of the Witwatersrand, along with a wealth of practical experience in selling and implementing commercial systems. He was involved with the listing of his previous business, Ohio Group Limited, on the JSE in May 1987 after having bought a half-share in its largest subsidiary 3 years earlier. In 2002 he assisted the management team of Pronto Software to conduct a successful MBO, from which he emerged as the major shareholder and sole permanent director until 2012.
Today Norman is passionately engaged with the environmental movement, being a member and active supporter of Climate Reality Project, Gondwana Link, Environmental Defenders Office and the Conservation Council of WA. This engagement provided the impetus for Scope having its own environmentally-friendly head office and operating ideals.
Most importantly, he is the proud father of two delightful young men, Duan and Rogan.
Mark joined Scope Systems’ Board as a Non Executive Director in 2016 and is engaged in shaping the future direction of the organisation. Currently Mark is principal of Maelstrom Investments, a private investment company focused on specialized opportunities in Australia. Prior to establishing Maelstrom Investments, Mark was based in Hong Kong with Deutsche Bank as Director in charge of a team of executives providing financial and strategic advice to companies in the Asian electronic and technology sectors. Formerly, Mark was an equity research analyst with Macquarie Bank in Sydney, originating financial research on Australian companies in the property and tourism fields and played a lead role in the initial public offerings of Crown Casino and the M2 Hills Motorway.
Mark holds a Bachelor of Commerce majoring in Finance and a Bachelor of Arts majoring in Classics from the University of Western Australia. He brings over two decades of financial and corporate expertise across a wide range of industries.