James Kennett has over forty years of corporate experience in founding and successfully developing businesses in the telecommunications and security industries. He has broad commercial and technical experience and is regarded as a pioneer in the Low Earth Orbit space and Internet of Things (IoT) industries. He has held directorships on the boards of finance compliance and education companies and has chaired political Policy Committees for Housing and Public Works, Science, Information Technology, and Innovation, and has also founded and Chaired community service programs for youth leadership training.
He has over thirty-five years of international market development and regulatory experience, was a member of the ASEAN Business Forum, and was Federal Vice President of the Australian Small Business Association. He has served on the Boards of a Queensland University of Technology Business Advisory Committee, and completed a Research Masters degree in Information Technology there. He has also served on the Boards of their Centre for Satellite Navigation, and Griffith University’s Centre for Microwave Studies. He currently serves on a business advisory board for the University of Southern Queensland.
James started his career as a one-man alarm installation business and over twenty years developed it into a group of security and technology companies that employed over a hundred employees and contractors, whilst operating one of the larger monitoring bureaus in Australia. He sold this group successfully and moved to Bermuda and the US for eleven years with his wife and children to develop other telecommunications businesses, returning to Australia in 2008.
Prior to leading IGS Capital Group Ltd, James was COO of a Group of affiliated US public companies that own operating companies in Australia and Asia.