Founded in 1988 by Richard Light and Murray Major, Interactive was formed to provide third-party hardware maintenance for IBM mid-range and mainframe computer equipment. One contract turned into ten and the evolution of Interactive had begun in earnest. Our staff and our services expanded year on year to meet the ever-growing needs of our customers. Along the way we have never stopped evolving. From our roots in hardware maintenance we have delivered profitable, double-digit growth every year since inception. Today we are a multi-service IT provider and have grown to become Australia's largest privately owned IT company.
The computer industry is changing faster than it ever has before, and Interactive continues to evolve and grow. We now provide hosted data centre, business continuity and a selection of user-friendly cloud based services, as well as our traditional hardware maintenance, to our more than 2000 strong customer base. Our dedicated product development team are in constant communication with our customers designing and architecting our newest services. Our objective is to continue to deliver services that make our customers’ businesses ever more competitive.
As Chief Executive Officer, Malcolm (Mal) McHutchison is responsible for Interactive’s overall business in Australia and New Zealand. Prior to joining Interactive in 2017, Mal held executive leadership positions at Optus Singtel, Glory Corporation, De La Rue and more recently Macquarie Capital. Mal holds a Bachelor of Economics and Master of Business Administration.
With over 15 years of HR experience in IT, Financial Services and Publishing, Merylee's relationship with Interactive spans several years, having previously provided external HR support and leadership training prior to joining the company. As Director of People and Culture, she is responsible for ensuring that we attract, retain and develop the greatest talent in the industry.
Clint joined Interactive in 1989 as the company’s very first employee. With a strong technical background as an IBM engineer, Clint has been instrumental in developing many of the services Interactive offers today. Clint is responsible for the design and operation of our Data Centre and Business Continuity operations, ensuring our customers have uninterrupted access to business critical services from our world-class facilities.
Simon joined Interactive in 2002, bringing with him great experience from the IT industry. Simon leads the sales and delivery of hardware maintenance and field services to Interactive’s customers. He also retains responsibility for managing Interactive's strategic partnership with Telstra. Simon has previously held a number of sales and management positions with Ferntree Computer Corporation, GE Capital IT Solutions and CSC.
Belinda joins Interactive with over 25 years’ of experience in the global financial markets. She has extensive experience working with and advising high growth technology businesses, along with a deep knowledge of the challenges and opportunities facing organisations like Interactive. As our Chief Financial Officer, Belinda is responsible for ensuring Interactive has strong financial governance, ongoing capital to invest in the growth of the business, and is also be responsible for our risk and compliance requirements.
As the Chief Information Officer at Interactive, Nick Scholefield is responsible for the internal IT environment and the development and execution of the IT strategy. He brings with him corporate and delivery experience from his time at Perpetual, BT Financial Group/Westpac and HP, and will apply these skills to enhance Interactive’s core IT functions while enabling our staff to better our customers experience.
Brad joined Interactive in 1995, bringing with him a wealth of IT and Telecommunications experience. Brad has worked across all lines of business within Interactive and in 2008 played a pivotal role in the designing and developing Interactive’s Cloud & Managed Services. Today, Brad heads up the Sales, Pre sales and Client services across our Cloud and Managed Services and leads a national team that have collectively achieved exponential growth year on year.
Adrian joined Interactive in 2014, bringing with him extensive technical and strategic consultancy experience, following 15 years as a transformation leader in a systems integration and strategic consultancy practice. Adrian is responsible for defining and executing Interactive’s Cloud and Managed Services (CMS) strategy, fostering innovation, and managing all operational functions within the CMS business.
Darren joined Interactive in 2017, bringing with him a wealth of expertise from his background in local and international sales, services and indirect channels. As the leader of the Interactive Partnership & Alliances team, Darren will be responsible for the development and growth of our indirect sales activities, along with the ownership of our key alliance relationships.
Ari joined Interactive in 2012, bringing with him extensive legal, commercial and operational experience gained across the private and public sectors. Ari is responsible for managing Interactive's legal matters and property transactions, and for driving operational efficiencies. He is also responsible for the provision of Company Secretarial duties.
At Interactive we have an unyielding commitment to serving our customers and evolving quickly so we can bring the innovation that is demanded in a rapidly changing world. We hire the best people, we invest in our systems and technology, we never cut corners, we utilise the best technical infrastructure and we openly recognise that our people are our greatest asset. We believe that a great working environment delivers better results. No customer is too small and every client is important to us. We will continue to provide great service at a cost-effective price and as always, we will deliver upon our commitments.
At Interactive we realise that no single company can provide everything required by business. That’s why we select the best partners, the best technology and seek out the required accreditations to ensure we provide the most innovative solutions to our customers. Success is in the teamwork and our partner network assists in providing premium results.