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Board of Directors

The Directors bring to the Board relevant experience and skills, including industry and business knowledge, financial management and corporate governance experience.

Jeffrey Bleich

Jeffrey Bleich

Non-Executive Chairman

Jeffrey has been a Non‑Executive Director of Nuix since 2017 and was appointed as Chairman of the Company in November 2020. Jeffrey lives in Piedmont, California, U.S.A.

Jeffrey has over 30 years’ experience in the legal, government, and technology sectors, and most recently served as a Court‑Appointed Special Master and Mediator in the United States District Court, before being named the Chief Legal Officer of Cruise LLC, a San Francisco‑based autonomous vehicle company. After clerking for the Chief Justice of the United States Supreme Court, Jeffrey practised law as a Partner at Munger, Tolles & Olson LLP from 1992 to 2009 and 2014 to 2016, and as both CEO of Dentons Diplomatic Solutions and a Partner in the Public Policy and Regulatory practice of Dentons international law firm from 2016 to 2019. Jeffrey’s practice focused on cyber security, technology, complex international disputes, as well as high profile pro bono matters before the U.S. Supreme Court.

Jeffrey served four years as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia from 2009 to 2013 and as special counsel to President Obama in 2009. He has served as Board Chair of the San Francisco based Pacific Gas & Electric Company, Chair of the Fulbright Foreign Scholarship Board, Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees, President of the State Bar of California, and as a Director of a number of charitable and public policy organisations including the Australian-American Leadership Dialogue, RAND Australia, Stanford University’s Center for Advanced Study in the Behavioral Sciences, Amherst College, the American Security Project, and Futures Without Violence.

Jeffrey holds a Bachelor of Political Science from Amherst College, a Master in Public Policy from Harvard University and Juris Doctor from the University of California Berkeley. He has also received an honorary Doctorate of Laws from San Francisco State University and honorary Doctorates from Griffith University and Flinders University.


Rod Vawdrey

Rod Vawdrey

Executive Director and Group Chief Executive Officer

Rod joined Nuix as Chief Operating Officer in July 2015 and was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Nuix in May 2017, and an Executive Director in September 2017. Rod lives in Sydney, Australia.

Rod oversees Nuix’s business activities globally which encompasses sales, customer support, training and technical services, engineering and development, product, marketing, finance, IT partners, corporate development and strategy and human resources – with all Senior Leadership Team members reporting directly to Rod.

Rod was previously Corporate Executive Vice President and President of Fujitsu Limited between 2011 and 2014, and from 2003 to 2011 was Chief Executive Officer of Fujitsu ANZ.

Rod is currently a Director of Qualitas Services who provide consulting services.

Rod is also a member of the Australia Institute of Company Directors.


Sir Iain Lobban

Sir Iain Lobban

Non-Executive Director

Iain has been an adviser to the Board since October 2018 and was appointed as a Non‑Executive Director of the Company in November 2020. Iain lives in England.

Iain has over 30 years’ experience in the security and intelligence sector, including having served as the Director of the British Intelligence Agency GCHQ from 2008 to 2014. Iain was one of the five experts appointed by Australia’s Prime Minister to create Australia’s first National Cyber Security Strategy in 2015. He was subsequently one of the senior three‑person team appointed by the Prime Minister to conduct the 2017 Independent Review of the Australian Intelligence Community.

Iain is currently a Director of Prevalent AI, a company specialising in security data science software and solutions, and of C5 Holdings, an investment company specialising in cyber security, data analytics and cloud. His advisory work for boards spans cyber security risk management and financial crime compliance.

Iain holds a Bachelor of Arts in French and German from the University of Leeds. Iain is a Visiting Professor of King’s College London and an Honorary Fellow of the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge. Iain was appointed a Companion of the Bath 2006 and Knight Commander of St Michael and St George in 2013.


Daniel Phillips

Daniel Phillips

Non-Executive Director

Daniel has been a Director of Nuix since 2011, and acted as Chairman between 2018 and November 2020. Daniel lives in Sydney, Australia.

Daniel has more than 20 years’ experience providing venture capital to high growth companies in Australia, Asia, Europe and the United States. Daniel is currently an employee of the Macquarie Group, having joined Macquarie Group in January 1989 and founded Macquarie Group’s technology venture capital investment business in 1996.

Daniel has served on boards of the ASX listed entities oOh!media Group Ltd and IBA Health and NYSE listed Ambow Education. Daniel is currently a Director of a number  of companies, including NextPayments Pty Ltd, RedEye Apps Pty Ltd, RecordPoint Software Holdings Pty Ltd, FoodByUs Pty Ltd, XM Cyber Ltd and Australian Philanthropic Services. Daniel also served as a member of the Australian Federal Government’s ICT Advisory Board.

Daniel is a member of the Association of Chartered Accountants.


Sue Thomas

Sue Thomas

Non-Executive Director

Sue has been a Non‑Executive Director of the Company since November 2020.

Sue has over 30 years’ experience in the financial services and information technology sectors, having founded and acted as Managing Director of FlexiPlan Australia Limited, which was subsequently sold to MLC/NAB. Sue lives in Perth, Australia.

Sue is currently a Director of ASX listed companies Temple and Webster Group Limited and Fitzroy River Holdings, and a former Director of ASX listed Alexium International Group Limited. Sue is also a current Director of BT Funds Board, and was formerly a Director of Property Exchange Australia Limited and Grant Thornton Australia Limited.

Sue holds a Bachelor of Law and Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales and has received a diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.