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

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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
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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
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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
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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
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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.

Samantha Lawson

General Manager, Group Strategy, CBA
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Samantha has led strategy and emerging technology innovation at CBA since 2018. Before this she gained broad experience in digital innovation and growth strategies at Boston Consulting Group and with LDR London.

Executive Team


Jon King

Chief Operating Officer
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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

Project Manager
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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.

Pasquale Aliberti

IP Counsel
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Pasquale is a rare breed of legal specialist – a dedicated patent attorney with expertise in physical sciences and engineering. He has a strong focus on electronics and advanced materials. He is also a senior associate at Allens Linklaters and holds a PhD in engineering (UNSW) and a Masters of Intellectual Property (UTS).

Olivia Haigh

Operations Manager
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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

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