Our People


Garry Sholl GAICD

Managing Director & CEO

Highly successful Senior Executive, Founder and CEO of Sholl Communications (Aust.) which was established in 1986 and sold after 21 years in 2007. Guided Sholl Communications to a National Company with offices in Melbourne, Sydney, Brisbane and Adelaide.

Proven track record of over 30 years in leading and building businesses, concentrating on staff values, honesty and integrity. An extremely committed and entrepreneurial leader focused on telecommunications services, product development, partnership alliances and strategic business development on a worldwide scale.

Recently completed a three year contract in the Middle East delivering over $250 Million of Satellite contracts. These successful contracts came through his vast International contacts, including Pakistan, the Middle East and Asia.

A graduate and member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. (GAICD)


Craig Taylor


Craig Taylor joined the telecommunications industry back in 1995. Craig now has 22 years’ experience in Telecommunications and Internet Services and is a Director at Fixtel

A proficient Systems Engineer with Avaya and many other telephony systems, Craig also has great expertise in company Telco requirements and Fibre and Data supply and installation.

With the initiation of the NBN rollout Craig’s many years of telecommunication installation experience and knowledge are extremely valuable when it comes to customer confidence in getting the job done right.

Craig is also responsible for quoting and overseeing installations of Avaya Telephony Systems including the recently installed Avaya Aura System for BMW Australia in New Zealand, Sydney and Melbourne.

Chris McKechie

Chris McKechie

Chief Technology Officer

Chris has over 35 years’ experience in the telecommunications industry as an engineer, consultant, technology leader, innovator and visionary. Chris is highly experienced and brings a wealth of expertise and innovation to the businesses, projects and assignments that he works with.
Mr. McKechie was a pioneer in the design and development of integrated community networks, initially working with NDY. Sanctuary Cove was Australia’s first integrated residential resort and Chris was responsible for the design of the community network supporting telephone, cable TV, security and broadband services. He designed and built the first fibre to the home network in Australia and was responsible for the development of the wholesale open access model which culminated in the setup and technical operations of OPENetworks – Australia’s first wholesale only open access carrier.
Chris is now focusing his attention to assisting others develop new telecommunications and ISP business opportunities, fibre and integrated networks, and technology solutions to support their business challenges and goals.


Dave Nguyen

Operations Manager

“With over 20 years’ experience working in Information, Communications and Technology, Dave Nguyen has extensive experience in ISP service centre, account management, business administration, channel partner acquisitions, network operations and infrastructure solutions”. With a diverse affluence of exposure in Start-ups, SME and Enterprise business, Dave has worked across all facades of business operations in addition to his core technical background. This includes Accounts, Project Management, Marketing, 4PL Logistics, Residential Construction and IT Hardware configurations and support.

With direct experience in back of house provisioning, support and frontend site inspection, installation and fault finding , Dave has worked with nbn™ and private networks to deliver last mile service deployment to customers over FTTN, FTTC, FTTP, HFC and Fixed Wireless technologies.”


Shenal Fernando

Chief Financial Officer

Shenal Fernando joined Fixtel Group in January 2019 as Chief financial Officer. He oversees all aspects of Fixtel’s finances, including performance reporting, preparation of financial statements and board reporting.

Prior to this he was the Finance Manager for ASX listed Costa group for more than 8 years responsible for financial outcomes. He has played a leading role in Finance Management, systems implementation, corporate strategy & mergers and acquisitions. Before joining Costa, he held several senior finance roles in logistics, manufacturing and engineering.

He is a member of CPA Australia, An associate member of chartered institute of Management accountants of UK (CIMA) and Associate of Chartered global management accountants (CGMA).


Ken Benson

Advisory Board Member

Ken is a highly successful Senior Executive with extensive experience. He has held senior executive positions at leading international telecommunications companies such as British Telecom, Telecom New Zealand and Telstra Corporation and currently runs his own consulting business.

His experience includes serving as both Chairman and Director of Telecommunications related companies in EMEA and Asia Pacific regions and he has led numerous strategic change initiatives to both build businesses and improve business performance. He is recognised as a network technology expert in wireline, wireless and submarine cable and the application of emerging and future technologies. Highly accomplished in commercial negotiations and business delivery.


Michael Kerr

Advisory Board Member

Michael is an Associate of the Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors and has been involved with the building industry since 1968. He joined Rider Levett Bucknall (RLB) in 1968 where he was involved in projects such as AMP St James, BHP House and Collins Place.

Michael was a director of RLB for 25 years, together with being past Chairman of RLB Oceania and an RLB Global Board member.

As Director, he has been involved with many of Melbourne’s major retail and residential projects, several hospitals and significant complex commercial projects. He has extensive experience in difficult projects particularly in the areas of refurbishment and retrofits to major commercial and residential developments.

Our Experts

Each member of our team is a specialist in his or her field


Tyson Sholl

Field Supervisor

Field Supervisor for Fixtel specialising in Fibre Optic service design, hauling, splicing and service installation.


Dave Howard

Telecommunications Consultant

Dave has been involved in IT, wireless and fixed telecommunications infrastructure programs of works across UK and Australia for over 20 years. This has included greenfield site build, upgrades, break-fix programs and complex in-building site builds.


Felicity Sholl

Office Manager

Felicity oversees all office operations and procedures including human resources, fleet and all business procurement.


Ritche Savage

Voice Engineer

Ritche has over 20 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Avaya IP Office Telephony Specialist, Call Centre Service and Support. Certified in Austel/ACA, ACSS, APSS, CCNA, CCNA Voice ACS, CS-CIPCES and ACA


Shane Morrison

Voice Engineer

An Experienced Telecommunications Engineer with over 10 years experience in IP Telephony (Implementation and Support) and Call Center (Support) for Avaya based technologies. The roles have included Field service maintenance through to installation of telecommunications equipment.