Fiona Pak-Poy appointed as Director of Silicon Quantum Computing Board
The Australian Government has appointed Fiona Pak-Poy as its Shareholder Nominee Director of the Silicon Quantum Computing (SQC) Board.
Ms Pak-Poy brings her considerable experience as a company Chair and non‑executive director to SQC, having worked across an array of industries including tech, healthcare, and financial services with both venture capital backed tech start-ups and listed companies.
Importantly, Ms Pak-Poy’s expertise in commercialising Australian-generated, innovative technology and in scaling businesses will help support SQC as it continues to develop innovative quantum computing technologies.
She is currently the Chair of Tyro Payments and a non-executive Director of WiseTech Global. Ms Pak-Poy is also a non-executive Director of Kain Lawyers, an Investment Committee member of HMC Capital Partners Fund 1 and a member of the Anacacia Capital Business Advisory Council.
Her previous board roles include positions at MYOB, Isentia, Audinate, Novotech, PageUp People, and the Securities Industry Research Centre of Asia-Pacific.
The Government also welcomes SQC’s announcement today that Simon Segars, the former CEO of Arm Holdings, has been appointed as the new SQC Chair. Simon possesses a wealth of leadership experience to the SQC Board, having brought cutting-edge international technology companies from start-up stage to global leadership.
SQC is a world leader in atomic manufacturing. Under the leadership of its CEO Michelle Simmons AO, the company is pursuing the world’s first scalable, error-corrected quantum computer using components engineered at the atomic-scale in silicon. The Australian Government is a foundation shareholder in SQC.
This is the first external board appointee put forward by the Commonwealth Government for SQC, having been previously occupied by departmental representatives.
More information on SQC can be found here: www.sqc.com.au
Quotes attributable to the Hon. Ed Husic, Minister for Industry and Science:
“I am pleased to announce Ms Pak-Poy as a Director to the SQC Board.
“Ms Pak-Poy will be a valuable addition to the Board and her experience in growing companies will support SQC and their incredible innovations in quantum computing.
“I also today welcome the announcement of Simon Segars as SQC’s new Board Chair. He possesses a wealth of leadership experience to the SQC Board, having brought cutting-edge international technology companies from start-up stage to global leadership.”