Silicon Quantum Computing


Wise, experienced and knowledgeable leadership is essential to achieve on our objectives. Silicon Quantum Computing benefits from a focussed, energetic and capable management team and board of Directors.


Stephen Menzies

Read more+

Stephen Menzies is one of the leading securities lawyers in Australia. He is currently a Consultant at Ashurst in Sydney and a non-executive director of ASX-listed Platinum Asset Management and Century Australia Investments Limited.

Michelle Simmons

Scientia Professor and Laureate Fellow at the University of NSW
Read more+

Michelle is the Director of the Centre of Excellence and an Australian Laureate Fellow. She was 2018 Australian of the Year, and is Editor-in-Chief of Nature Quantum Information and the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO Asia-Pacific Laureate in the Physical Sciences.

Hugh Bradlow

Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering
Read more+

Hugh was Chief Scientist at Telstra and is President of the Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering, Emeritus Professor of Electrical Engineering at University of Wollongong and Professorial Fellow of University of Melbourne.

Kim Krogh Andersen

Group Executive, Product & Technology
Read more+

Kim leads Telstra’s Product & Technology function, responsible for delivering Telstra’s product and technology roadmap. He is also accountable for Telstra’s product strategy and lifecycle, and technology and innovation where products are incubated and brought to scale.

David Whiteing

Group Executive, Enterprise Services and Chief Information Officer
Read more+

David is the Group Chief Operating Officer of Standard Chartered Bank, and was formerly the Group Executive Enterprise Services and CIO for CBA. He is an experienced business and IT executive, both in Australia and overseas.

Chris Ausin

General Manager, Business Development & Partnerships, CBA
Read more+

Accomplished corporate finance executive with over twenty years of experience in mergers and acquisitions, capital markets and business and corporate strategy. Chris was instrumental in the establishment of SQC.

Executive Team


Jon King

Chief Operating Officer
Read more+

As an experienced corporate executive with a dual background as a corporate lawyer in Australia and the United States and as a financier, Jon has worked across corporates, venture and private equity investing, technology and start-ups. Jon is passionate about launching, leading and delivering new businesses – building high-performing teams and powerful commercial strategies to deliver solid stakeholder value.

Benjamin Matthewson

General Manager
Read more+

Benjamin brings big picture thinking together with diligent attention to detail. He has a proven track record in tech start-ups and tech transfer, including supply chain coordination (procurement, recruitment, research), milestone development and tracking, IP management, sales and marketing, strategy development, finance, contract management and stakeholder management.

Komal Pahwa

Senior IP Counsel
Read more+

Komal is a rare breed of IP specialist – a dedicated patent attorney with expertise in physical sciences. As a registered patent attorney and a PHD in Quantum Optics, she brings a wealth of technical and legal expertise to the company. Komal has previously worked as a patent attorney in IP law firms.

Olivia Haigh

Chief of Staff
Read more+

Olivia has built a wide and varied career encompassing operations management, brand, advertising, and communications. Managing timelines and operations with agility and efficiency, Olivia is the connective force between the constantly moving parts of our teams.


Silicon Quantum Computing brings together a unique alliance of industry, government and university shareholders who have the patience, interest and foresight to back a focussed but long-term endeavour to deliver a world changing technology.

New South Wales Government
Australian Government
University of New South Wales
Commonwealth Bank

Want to invest in the future?
Get in touch.