MEET OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM

 

PAUL LEWIN - Managing Director 

A founding Director of Comunet, Paul has over 25 years experience hands on experience in the IT industry. Initially developing his career working in the retail and professional services sectors (Woolworths, KPMG and Galaxy TV) Paul pursued his passion for embedding IT as a key component of client strategic success and competitive advantage by co-founding Comunet in 1995. Paul is a member of the Comunet Leadership Team and as Head of Consulting, works hands-on within the business, which is his greatest enjoyment. In addition to his unwavering passion for clients and a bespoke solution approach, Paul also has a strong passion for the Comunet team with whom he takes an active mentoring role.

   

 

JO CHRONIS - Chief Operations Officer 

Before joining Comunet, Joanna held key roles within the private sector, the most recent with the Southern hemisphere’s largest wine producer. A seasoned senior executive, Joanna has a strong background in Operations, Management and Finance gained across industries including: travel, FMCG, supply chain, printing, customer service, manufacturing and commodities, within which she held CEO, CFO and Operations Director responsibilities with global perspectives. Qualified with a Degree in Commerce, GAICD, and working towards an MBA, Joanna is passionate about strategic efficacy both for Comunet and clients, effective leadership, business transformation, cultural change and governance.

   
 

KARIN HOLLANDS - Software Development Manager

Karin has been with Comunet since 2005 and in that time been instrumental in the software development, analyst and product lead roles for various products and projects within Comunet and sister company Avinet. As the Software Development Manager, her focus is on guiding the team through the ever changing technology cycles to provide customers with quality development solutions to target their business requirements. Karin has extensive experience in fields such as project management, Microsoft SQL Server and cloud computing. She also has a personal interest in advocating a greater involvement of women in IT and debunking the myths of programming being a, wholly, nerdy pursuit.

   

 

KASUN SAMARAKOON - Senior Technical Consultant

For over 10 years, Kasun has worked in partnership with Comunet’s clients to deliver best practice solutions. Kasun started at Comunet as a Systems Engineer, before becoming one of our Senior Technical Consultants in 2017. Kasun’s experience and knowledge in technologies such as Amazon Web Services, Citrix and Cisco systems reinforces Comunet’s ability to deliver across various sectors and client requirements ultimately fortifying Comunet’s position as a trusted advisor.

   


 

PAUL SHEPHERDSON - Technical Consultant

Paul has been a valuable member of the Comunet team for over 20 years. He has gained extensive experience working with clients in industries as diverse as retailing, industrial manufacturing and professional services. Paul thrives on delivering solutions that solve business challenges. He takes pride in maintaining long-term relationships with many clients and has a passion for staying current with today's technologies. Paul is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect and has completed extensive work in cloud computing, virtualisation and disaster recovery technologies. Paul has always been open to learning and enjoys working with a team of like-minded people. We are proud to recognise him on our Leadership Team.