CEO / Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer
Brent was appointed Managing Directorand Chief Executive Officer in 1986.
Under Brent’s leadership, Rakon has grown into a global company and recognised leader in the frequency control product industry with revenue of $119.0m in FY2020.
In his capacity as Chief Technology Officer, Brent oversees the business’s technology and innovation. He has 41 years’ experience at Rakon in the design and manufacture of crystals and oscillators, which has included leading the development of Rakon’s core business.
Chief Marketing Officer
Darren has led sales and marketing since 1990, having earlier held various roles with the company in New Zealand and overseas. He has been instrumental in the company’s expansion into new markets, its commercialisation of new applications and its development of business relationships with many Fortune 500 companies.
Through Darren’s in-depth understanding of the markets Rakon competes in, he also plays an integral part in steering its R&D efforts. He guides product development teams to meet new requirements in emerging applications and solve problems for customers.
Updated as at 29/06/2020..
Chief Financial Officer
Anand joined Rakon in January 2012 and was appointed CFO in November 2018. Anand brings strong leadership, commercial skills and in-depth Rakon business knowledge to the company. Anand brings strong leadership, commercial skills and in-depth Rakon business knowledge to the company. In his current role he is responsible for Rakon’s finance, information systems and investor relations functions.
Anand has gained broad financial and commercial experience in previous roles, including GM of Finance and General Manager. His previous experience includes tenures at Sony, British Telecom and Deloitte. Anand is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ).
Updated as at 29/06/2020
Dr. Sinan Altug
Chief Operating Officer
Other senior positions held by Sinan include Managing Director of Rakon’s European businesses and Global Business Development Director. Sinan held various management positions in the frequency control product industry before joining Rakon, including Director of European Operations for ChampionTechnologies. He has a PhD in Electrical Engineering and an MBA.
General Manager, Global People and Capability
Margo joined Rakon in January 2016. In her current role she is responsible for all global Human Resources (HR) strategy, policies and processes including organisational alignment, talent acquisition, leadership development, change management, employment relations and health and safety.
Prior to this, she held the position of General Manager of People and Capability New Zealand. Margo has 20 years’ experience working in HR including senior HR positions in a range of industries with Crowe Horwath,
Spark, Westpac and New Zealand Post.
Updated as at 29/06/2020.