Meet the Team

Board of Directors

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Heith Mackay-Cruise

Chair

Heith has more than 20 years experience leading companies in the education, technology and media sectors. He was founding CEO of Sterling Early Education and has served as global CEO of Study Group and CEO for PBL Media New Zealand. Heith is also Chair of hipages Group and the Vision Australia Foundation, a non-executive director of ASX listed Bailador Technology Investments and LifeHealthcare Group, a non-executive director of Academic Colleges Group (NZ), and a member of the Adara Partners Advisory Board. 

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    Shane Davis

    Founder and Director

    Shane began developing literacy focused elearning software in 1999, and quickly realised the magic of computer aided learning for children. In 2008 he established Intrepica Pty Ltd to create LiteracyPlanet, to provide an online program for anywhere-anytime learning. Shane believes in giving children of all ages and any ability the opportunity to unlock their potential by improving their literacy skills. He is very proud of the difference LiteracyPlanet makes to the lives of teachers, parents and children from all walks of life.

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      David Leslie

      Investment Director Ellerston Ventures
      David has over 20 years experience in technology and investment markets as a researcher, analyst and investor. Most recently, David has been the Investment Director for the Ellerston Ventures Fund, where he leads the investment process, due diligence and negotiations with investees. As the representative of Ellerston, David is the Chairman of Better Caring, a Director of Hipages and an Alternate Director of Friendsurance Australia.
       
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        Adam McArthur

        CEO and Managing Director

        Adam's management and corporate development experience comes from working in a variety of sectors in the US, Europe, Asia and Australia. This includes serving as CEO to successful digital growth businesses, such as News Corp's Moshtix and ParcelPoint. As CEO of LiteracyPlanet, he brings this experience together with his passion for education and children having access to resources that can set them up for a successful future. Named in The Educator's 2016 'Hot List' Adam is excited about delivering effective literacy education in an increasingly digital world.

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          Alexi Baker

          Director

          Alexi is a corporate strategy and transaction focused executive with expertise across media, retail and digital. She is the Director of Strategy at Nine Entertainment Co. and oversees its investment in LiteracyPlanet. Alexi also sits on the boards of PedestrianTV, Ratecity and Freeview. She is excited about the digital innovation taking place in education, and the enthusiasm educators have for LiteracyPlanet, including her mother who is a retired special education teacher. 

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