Matt has 10 years of experience within the telecommunications & information technology resourcing industry, and has been a Company Chairman for 5 years now. Throughout his career, Matt has built a resource pool that is second to none and is capable of building skilled project teams with little notice. Matt is well known within the telecommunications industry and currently owns and hosts the largest NBN group on LinkedIn called NBN Australia that now has over 12,500 members. Feel free to connect to this group to be kept up to date with the latest information on the NBN project.

Brent Barnes


Non Executive Director

Brent Barnes has extensive experience in Operations, Program and Project Management, and as a Company Director and CEO. Brent’s strong leadership experience ensures that Connek’s operations team run at maximum efficiency with very little room for error. Brent has built our operational strategies from the ground up leaving very little margin for error.

Karly Barnes


National Operations Manager

Our National Operations Manager, Karly Barnes, has been with the company since inception. Coming from a background of recruitment, contract and account management Karly has supported a number of global companies through key growth periods, while managing multiple accounts. She is results focused and passionate about service delivery.

Steven Wheatland


National Delivery Manager

Steve has over 10 years experience in the telecommunications industry. Steve has a solid Project Management background and has successfully managed large scale IT and Telecom projects in 13 countries across the globe. With a strong approach to stakeholder engagement, Steve sets expectation early and has a wealth of experience in Fixed Line, Wifi Construction, Structured Cabling and Buried Services.

Steve holds a degree in Telecommunications and started his career as a structured cable engineer. He also holds qualifications such as Prince II, Agile & CCNA. Steve has strong leadership in the design, construction and installation of the NBN network.

Daria Sass


National Delivery Support

Daria joins the Connek team with a background in Strata Management, bringing with her demonstrated strengths in contract development, diary management, report writing, and management of resources and budgets.

Daria is an outgoing and confident individual who enjoys working in a fast paced and demanding environment. She is deadline driven and quality focussed and has a proven track record of delivering positive project outcomes. She builds strong relationships both internally and with her client base, and is well regarded as someone who delivers above and beyond expectations consistently.



Operations Support

Belinda has been with Connek for three years, during which time she has progressed from an administration support position to supporting the business critical Operations function. Experienced in business  administration, accounting and finance and database management, Belinda utilises her superior attention to detail to ensure Connek’s management systems and compliance and safety records are meticulously maintained and adhered to.