Find out more about our leadership team in Australia

Australia executive team
Steve Nola

Steve Nola

Chief Executive Officer, Australia

Steve is Chief Executive Officer, Australia for NTT Ltd. He manages the end-to-end go-to-market, sales, delivery, operations, and profitability for Australia.

Steve was previously Chief Executive Officer of Dimension Data Australia and, prior to that, was the founding global CEO for the Dimension Data Cloud Solutions Business Unit between 2011 and 2016.

He holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering (Hons) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology majoring in Robotics. In 2010, he was inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame for his pioneering work in the ICT industry and his entrepreneurial flair.

Steve was born in Australia and is proud of his Italian heritage. He loves cooking traditional fare with his wife and three sons. In his spare time, he enjoys wood working and designing one-off pieces including guitars and bespoke furniture.

Dave Gold

David Gold

Senior Vice President, Managed Services, Australia

David is Senior Vice President – Managed Services for NTT Ltd. in Australia. He is responsible for setting the strategic direction and driving growth for transformation and platform services including all aspects of IT-as-a-Service, outsourcing, and support services. David is also a member of the NTT Ltd. Australian Executive Committee.

Dave joined Dimension Data Australia in 1998, holding numerous technical, business unit and managed services management roles before being in appointed in 2013 as National General Manager (Maintenance and Managed Services. He then held the role of Director of Transformational Services at Dimension Data Australia before commencing his current role in 2019.

David has a wealth of experience in building high performance teams, driving business transformation and helping clients meet their strategic goals. David has a strong technical grounding and holds a Master of Science Degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Cape Town. He has received numerous internal awards notably the Australian CEO award, and the Global CEO award for Global Senior Leader of the Year in 2014.

He is based in Sydney with his wife and two children, and enjoys spending time with family and keeping fit and healthy.

Deb Bordignon

Debra Bordignon

Senior Vice President, Technology Office, Australia

Debra is a Senior Vice President and leads the Strategy, Innovation and Technology Office for NTT Ltd. Australia. She is a collaborative leader, passionate about innovation, R&D and the future of digital technologies.

Debra joined Dimension Data Australia in 2014, as Chief Technology Officer. In 2018 Debra led the creation of the first NTT Group Client Centre (CIC) - located in Sydney - which is now a global asset for the company.

Debra’s career in IT started in the early 1990s. She has worked for Tier 1 consultancies and systems integrators on the Fortune 500 list, leading sales teams, niche and large consulting practices, product management teams and as a senior executive.

Debra holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from La Trobe University, and is a graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Debra’s passion for lifelong learning sees her currently focusing on playing drums and learning more about the Japanese language and culture. When she is not at work, Debra spends her time with her family and enjoys gardening.

Gavin Douglas

Gavin Douglas

Senior Vice President, Sales, Australia

Gavin is Senior Vice President, Sales, responsible for delivering NTT Ltd.’s Australian revenue and gross margin.

He is a respected leader who drives a high-performance sales culture and recognises the importance of fostering strong internal and external relationships to support continued growth.

Gavin joined Dimension Data Australia as New South Wales Sales Manager in 2005, and was promoted to the national sales role in 2012.
With a passion for pioneering new market opportunities, Gavin connects corporate vision to local team execution, and successfully coaches his teams to solve complex client challenges and execute strategic account and opportunity plans.

Gavin holds a Bachelor of Technology (Manufacturing Engineering) (DN) from University of Technology Sydney. He is based in Sydney and on the weekends enjoys water sports including surfing, snorkelling, diving and mountain bike riding.

Ken Westwood

Ken Westwood

Chief Operating Officer, Australia

Ken is the Chief Operating Officer for NTT Ltd. in Australia. He has operational responsibility for all NTT Ltd. businesses in the Australian region, and is also the head of the Digital Business division in Australia.

Ken is focused on continuing to extend NTT Ltd.’s reputation as a client-centric, services-led organisation, and drives the execution of transformational strategy across the business with specific focus on digital transformation, Consulting and Professional Services, Managed Services, Cloud/XaaS and Security Services.

In 2004, Ken was appointed as the Chief Operating Officer for Dimension Data System Integration business in Australia, a role he held until he became the Chief Operating Officer for the Dimension Data Global Cloud Solutions Business in 2011.

In 2016 he returned to the Australian business as the Chief Operating Officer for the Dimension Data Australia Group of companies, inclusive of the additional responsibilities as the CEO of the Digital Business division (formerly Oakton) in 2017.

Ken brings invaluable management expertise and, in addition to his operational experience at Dimension Data, over 25 years’ experience working in senior executive and business leadership roles for a number of organizations focused on ICT services.

Ken also holds an MBA and a Masters in General Management. In his life outside of NTT, Ken enjoys spending time with his family, skiing and also has a keen interest in music and plays the saxophone, guitar and piano. 

Suzie Cotroneo

Susie Cotroneo

Senior Vice President, Human Resources, Australia

Susie is Senior Vice President – Human Resources for NTT Ltd. in Australia. She is responsible for leading the national Human Resources team and aligning that team’s services to NTT Ltd.’s strategic business needs in Australia.

Her aim is to ensure that NTT Ltd. in Australia works to foster an environment where employees are engaged, learning and developing to achieve their potential.

Susie joined Dimension Data Australia as Director, People and Culture in 2016. Prior to Dimension Data, she had a long and successful tenure with CSC Australia, including as Director BU HR Australia and New Zealand.

Susie is accountable for the execution of our global HR strategy and programs that are implemented in the Australian region, including all leadership programs and high potential programs.

She is also responsible for our corporate social responsibility program Heads, Hearts and Hands. Susie has a reputation for successfully driving strategies that align with business, lift performance and inspire HR teams to excel.

Susie holds a Graduate Diploma in Organisational Change and Consulting from RMIT University, and a Graduate Diploma in Human Resources Management from Kangan Institute of TAFE.

She is based in Melbourne, is an ardent netball player and gym junkie, and loves to spend her spare time relaxing at the beach.

Tania Balcombe

Tania Balcombe

Senior Vice President, Go-To-Market, Australia

Tania is Senior Vice President, Go-to-Market and Chief Marketing Officer at NTT Ltd. in Australia. She also sits on the NTT Ltd. Australian Executive Committee.

She is responsible for establishing and executing NTT Ltd.’s go-to-market strategy, driving the adoption of all our solutions offerings, and for the establishment and management of all vendor and partner alliances. Our growth strategy is dependent on the successful design, architecture and scope of our engagements across all our offerings.

In 2006 Tania joined Dimension Data as Solutions Marketing Manager. She was promoted to National Marketing Manager in 2008, then Chief Marketing Officer in 2010, while in 2015 she added the role of State Manager to her remit, when she was responsible for the Victoria and South Australia branch operations including P&L and workplace culture. Tania became Chief of Staff in 2017 and Senior Vice President, Go-to-Market in 2018 – at the same time retaining her marketing responsibilities. Tania combines IT industry experience, deep business understanding and strategic thinking, and has successfully developed and launched numerous innovative programs during her career focused on client engagement, sales enablement and training, and flagship events.

Tania holds a Bachelor of Business from University of Technology, Sydney with a double major in Marketing and Management. She is based in Sydney and outside of work enjoys spending time with her family, including her two children and dog.

Tarquin Bellinger

Tarquin Bellinger

Senior Vice President, ICT Solutions, Australia

Tarquin is COO of NTT Communications Australia. NTT Communications is part of the NTT Ltd. group and specializes in helping clients overcome the challenges of working in a hybrid IT environment.

Using our unique service management approach to provide clients with an agile infrastructure that’s secure and software defined.

In 2009 Tarquin was appointed General Manager – Operations at Harbour ISP, which was acquired by NTT Communications in 2013. He was promoted to COO in 2014.

Tarquin has more than 30 years’ experience in a variety of roles in general management, product management and corporate strategy in Australia, UK and US in the hosting, managed services and telecommunications industries.

Tarquin holds a Bachelor of Electrical and Electronic Engineering from Auckland University and a Masters in Management Science from London Business School, although he would swap all of this to be a better surfer than his children.

Tim Cavill

Tim Cavill

Senior Vice President, Australia

Tim Cavill is Senior Vice President for NTT Ltd. in Australia and a member of the NTT Ltd. Australian Executive Committee.

He is responsible for client success; ensuring our clients extract value from the services we deliver, and underpinning their strategic business plans with the equivalent technology transformational plans.

He drives strategy, contemporary services and business models, whilst maintaining service excellence. Tim joined Dimension Data Australia in April 2019, having previously lead BT Australasia as Regional Managing Director. Tim’s experience includes senior executive roles with SAP, Managing Director Orange Business Services and International SOS.

Tim is passionate about the value of building diversity, and creating sustainable high performance teams. He has operated as a Non-Executive Director for ASX listed entities, and currently mentors a number of software businesses in the education sector.

He is an advisor to Indigenous Business Australia. Tim also serves as a Councillor with the Australian British Chamber of Commerce, a role he has held since 2014.