Leadership Group

Phil Rickson

CEO & Director

Phil is Ignia’s Chief Executive Officer and Chairman. With over 15 years international experience in consulting and management, Phil has broad experience in aligning technology with strategic business direction.

Phil started his career as a Chemical Engineer in the UK working for global organisations including British Petroleum and British Steel. He has worked as both a project engineer and process engineer before moving into a career in IT. Since then he has held senior software engineering, systems analysis and consulting positions in the UK and Australia.

Phil joined Ignia in 2003 and was appointed to the board in 2005. He holds an honours degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Bradford and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

David Tenni


With more than 20 years experience as an IT professional and information management consultant, David is able to offer a blend of business, strategic, financial and leadership experience to organisations looking to align their information technology with business priorities and objectives. His rare ability to present IT within a board and CxO-level context allows him to assist businesses to plan, govern and leverage IT investment for strategic advantage.

David’s business acumen and technical pedigree, coupled with extensive experience in the engineering and construction, mining, and higher education sectors, allows him to offer practical advice and guidance at all levels of an enterprise.

David holds a Masters of Business Administration from Curtin University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Joshua Boys


Possessing a unique blend of technical knowledge coupled with a deep understanding of business processes, Joshua has been consulting both locally and internationally for over 10 years, specialising in Project Management, Governance and Specialist Consulting in areas such as Employment Screening and the application of Criminal Records for State and Federal Government Departments.

Joshua’s passion lies in innovating outdated and cumbersome business processes and solving complex business problems with modern technology. Always up for a challenge, Joshua founded several tech startups and is a published writer.

In 2006, Joshua was awarded an AIIA eGovernment Award for the innovative design of a Government Line of Business Application that streamlined processing times and allowed the rapid deployment of a successful and functioning new business unit.

Steve McNally


Steve has a successful history of building and managing high performance teams. He has extensive experience in complex business transformations and driving performance step change with a background that spans technology start-ups to global IT vendors.

He is passionate about talent development and helping good people become great.  Steve believes deeply in the culture of obsessive customer focus and being flexible to customer needs- in his experience, the customer journey is almost never a straight line.

Steve joined the Ignia board in 2015 to assist the company with its national expansion while continuing to delight its customers and respond to ever changing market demands.