About Us

Kudos Knowledge is a dynamic technology company focused on developing innovative applications with global reach. From product development through to go to market, we have all the ingredients to take solutions from conception to successful traction in the marketplace.

Kudos Knowledge’s Executive Team members are:

Graeme Hannel

Graeme has a diverse background and is a seasoned business executive and entrepreneur with a career spanning many years and encompassing a wide range of experience of technical, operations, sales and senior management roles in company’s within the Technology and Customer Service sectors. Over this time Graeme has been employed by company’s, national and global, owning his own consulting company for 20 years. Graeme’s recent work has led him to work with many NFP organisations to research and create technological solutions for social issues such as cyber bullying.

Dr. Steve Watts D.Crim.J., MSc, Dip.Crim (Cantab)

Steve Watts has over 35 years operational and strategic Policing experience, having served at the highest level in one of the largest non-metropolitan Police Forces in England and Wales and latterly as a global policing, security and management consultant with his police career predominantly as a detective. He was also deployed internationally in Thailand and as the Commander of the UK War Crimes Investigation team in Kosovo in 2000, and was appointed the Chief Strategic Policing Advisor to Abu Dhabi Police in the UAE. Since leaving the UAE, Steve has provided consultancy and training in policing, management, crime and counter terrorism in the UK and the Middle East including appointment as an EU Special Counselor and as such was engaged in reviewing and developing the delivery of Strategic Planning and Performance Management regimes to the Ministry of the Interior of the Republic of Serbia.

David Sykes

David is a Consultant and Advisory Board member, with extensive general management and sales experience in Information Technology and specifically, Cyber Security.  An industry veteran, David has over 35 years’ experience working in multi-nationals and start-ups across Australia, New Zealand, and Asia. He currently sits on Advisory and Governance Boards for a variety of organisations. This includes Chairman, Canberra Business and Technology College (working on the development of a cybersecurity curriculum), Internet Fraud Watchdog and the Standing Committee on Digital Trade.

Fred Brown

With more than 25 years in public education in Chicago, Fred has served in various roles. Fred began his education career as a Radio/Television Producer, teaching broadcast journalism before moving into administration. There he managed video production, developed professional development content for educators, and integrated digital media for the third largest school district in the United States. Prior to joining Chicago Public Schools, Fred worked as a technical director for an ABC News affiliate and for CNN as a freelance broadcast engineer.

Kris Randall

Kris Randall has loved computers and developing software since getting his first computer in 1988. He has worked as a business analyst, software engineer, and project manager for over 20 years with global companies in Australia, England, Holland, and the Philippines, in a wide range of industries. He has also been able to use his skills volunteering with NGO’s in Africa and Asia. He has a passion for understanding the needs of an organisation and working together to create and deliver transformative solutions. Kris enjoys bringing innovation and creative solutions to large and complex projects, and seeing them through to successful completion. He studied Information Technology at the Queensland University of Technology and graduated with a bachelor’s degree majoring in Computer Science in 1998.

Advisory Board Members

Albert Wong

Originally from Hong Kong, Mr Wong has been involved in the investment banking and stockbroking industry for over 35 years. He serves on various boards including ASX listed Kyckr Limited where he was the founding chairman. He was an adviser to China’s Nanshan Group and instrumental in its acquisition of a strategic 19.8% equity stake in Virgin Australia. Apart from serving on the UNSW Foundation board since 1998, Albert’s other philanthropic activities include serving on the board of The Children’s Medical Research Institute, Australian Museum Foundation and he is president and Honorary Life Governor of the Physics Foundation at the University of Sydney.

Ken Carr

Ken is a seasoned board director of both private and public company’s. He has been chairman of ASX listed and other overseas entities and is skilled in providing good governance to aspiring start up business’s. Ken’s background had mainly been in IT, with a long list of entities either as an Executive, CEO or Board Director, from telecoms to e-commerce to payments and CRM and AI, Ken has a solid understanding of technology, its commercialisation, and the process of getting it off the ground. Ken has a Doctorate of Business Admin as well as an MBA and is currently the chairman of Field Solutions (telco) and Bulletproof (an AWS and Azure cloud hosting partner).

Sandra D'Souza

Sandra D’Souza has been advocating for women’s rights ever since she was a teenager. Now she is the CEO and Founder of Ellect (www.ellect.biz), a business focused on gender equality and diversity. Sandra has authored a book about gender equality in leadership teams to be published in early 2023.

Sandra has an MBA from MGSM and her career spans over 15 years with companies such as Telstra, MTV Europe, News Ltd and UBS in roles such as CFO, COO and CEO. She founded in 2012 her International Digital Marketing Agency, Curate Bee and it was acquired by Hive Marketing Inc in 2018.

Our Advisory Council

Our advisory council members have specialist expertise that will help to get you things that you will like.

Elliot Yancey

Hollywood producer and movie expert

Elliott has more than 25 years of diverse, effectual management level experience in the United States and Australia. As founder of Toil Films, Elliott is on a remarkable journey to relay a more authentic worldview: one that accurately portrays the real experiences, particularly, of people of colour. With unwavering optimism, Elliott is out to prove that audiences will value voices that have been underrepresented, both on screen and behind the camera. Not only because it’s reflective of the real world we live in, but also because in an industry that depends on diverse moviegoers to buy tickets, it’s smart. Elliott is a member of Producers Guild of America, Screen Producers Association of Australia and Australian of Cinema and Television Arts.

Mark Ella

A great rugby player and indigenous sports mentor

The name Mark Ella is synonymous with international rugby union. Still considered to be one of Australia’s all-time greats, Mark played 25 tests for the Wallabies including ten as captain over his four-year career. Since his retirement from rugby union in 1984, Mark has been heavily involved with sports administration and corporate marketing and for the past 15 years has acted as a director of an award-winning below the line marketing agency. Mark currently writes a weekly rugby column for the Australian newspaper and appears regularly on Sky Sports. Mark was the first indigenous person to be honoured as Young Australian of the Year in 1982 and was made a Member of the Order of Australia in 1983.

Tass Messinis

An experienced businessman helping our contact base

Tass has over 25 years’ experience in sales, marketing and operations at a senior executive management level throughout Australia, Asia Pacific and the Middle East regions. He has developed and implemented effective transformation, business development and go-to-market strategies for organisations within global travel services, corporate card financial services and information technology; ranging from large global companies such as BCD Travel, American Express, News Limited, MasterCard, British Telecom and Alcatel to regional companies such as Batelco, Dialect Solutions and QSI Payments. Tass holds qualifications in marketing, sales management and international business. He is a board director of CT Partners, Semantic Intelligence Group Pty Ltd and previously held a board seat at Australian Federation of Travel Agents.

Steve Wolfson

(Founder; Clinical Psychologist) – Founder of Neurocog Pty Ltd, clinical psychologist.

Stephen Wolfson is the founder of Neurocog Pty Ltd. He grew up in New York City and moved to Los Angeles for his undergraduate degree from USC in 1987. Stephen enjoyed careers in entertainment, computing, and law before settling on clinical psychology which he has been practising for over two decades. Stephen has been a licensed marriage and family therapist in California since 1999, a registered clinical psychologist since New Zealand in 2010 and in Australia since 2016. He earned his PhD in computational cognitive neuroscience at the University of Auckland, New Zealand this year. His research covered the application of advanced mathematical analysis of electroencephalographic signals to diagnose autism. Dr. Wolfson is a published expert on the topic of autism and has been a presenter of his clinical and research work in many settings in the US and New Zealand.

Martin Tiplady

OBE Chartered Companion CIPD

Martin Tiplady is an experienced senior consultant as well as the former Director of Human Resources of The Metropolitan Police – a position that he occupied for over ten years – and Vice President and a Chartered Companion of the CIPD, the professional HR Institute. He is the owner and Managing Director of Chameleon People Solutions Ltd and senior associate consultant with The HR Lounge Ltd. He is a qualified mediator as well as a skilled and in-demand consultant. Martin is acknowledged as a leading professional in the HR Industry and has received several awards for his work. In 2010, he was awarded an OBE for services to Human Resources and Policing. In late 2019, he was named as one of the most influential people in HR today.

Our Ambassadors

Our ambassadors want you to be safe and have fun on the Internet. They are available to visit your school or event.

Reggie Bird

Big Brother winner Reggie is passionate about raising awareness about the damaging effects of bullying to provide a safe future for her children. Reggie understands first hand the effects of online trolls after suffering cyber bullying after her rise to fame winning Big Brother. A regular in the media, Reggie is an advocate for Starshell Student and encourages other parents to get protected and educated.

John McFadden

John is a mentor, father and successful businessman who is committed to social change. Recently appointed Group Executive Chef to Criniti’s Italian restaurant chain, John’s background in the hospitality industry and as a respected international Chef has allowed him to take on young staff and give them the training they need to succeed, whilst mentoring them through their journey, giving them the opportunity to empower themselves. These are the pillars that Starshell is hoping to achieve, and is why we are proud to have John as our first Ambassador.

Demi Sealy

Demitra Sealy is an internationally renowned award-winning actor and voice-over artist based out of New York. The Australian performer is passionate about charity work having toured to several countries to spread messages of human rights, anti-bullying and homelessness awareness. “Under no circumstances should anyone’s lives be made worse because of bullying. Bullying in any form is not acceptable. You never know if your small ‘nothing’ comment is going to be the straw that breaks the camel’s back. You just don’t know what people are going through, no matter how good everything seems. Live kindly.” Demitra lives by the message that ‘Strong people stand up for themselves but the strongest people stand up for others.’

Tim Stewart

Tim was born in Sydney but began his schooling in Singapore and later in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. It was whilst growing up in Asia that Tim found he had a passion for golf. After moving back to Sydney, his golf career continued to develop and he began tasting major amateur success from the age of 20. After that, Tim began to travel to tournaments all across the world and made many great friends along the way.