About SubPartners

SubPartners is committed to a vision that delivers a new paradigm in independent submarine cable development.

SubPartners is a dynamic company committed to delivering significant telecommunications infrastructure projects through innovative model of trusted relationships and partnerships.

Founded by some of the industry's most experienced and trusted telecommunications entrereneurs, SubPartners has the relationships, experience and access to funding necessary to take major telecommunications infrastructure projects from concept to reality.

Bevan Slattery

CEO & Co-Founder

Bevan Slattery is a well known Australian IT and telecommunications entrepreneur with a proven track record in founding technology companies and building large scale infrastructure projects.

Since founding SubPartners in 2013, Bevan has also founded and successfully raised capital for two additional technology companies. He founded Superloop Limited (ASX: SLC) in 2014, an Asia Pacific focussed network provider with substantial network assets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Superloop went on to list on the ASX in June 2015 with an IPO of $17.5 million and Bevan currently serves as CEO and Executive Director. In 2015, he founded Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1), a provider of elastic interconnection services to service the Cloud, which was listed in December 2015 with an IPO raising $25 million to fund its expansion into North America. Bevan currently serves as Megaport’s Executive Chairman.

Prior to establishing SubPartners, Bevan founded NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT) with a vision to build Australia’s largest independent data centre provider. NEXTDC went on to complete data centre facilities in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and became Australia’s largest data centre provider in terms of geography and IT power capability.

In 2002, Bevan cofounded PIPE Networks and as CEO/Managing Director led the company to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider with over 1,500km of fibre in 5 cities connecting 80 data centres, 250 Telstra exchanges and over 1000 buildings.

In 2009, PIPE completed construction of the PPC1, a $200 million submarine cable system from Sydney to Guam. Remarkably, PPC1 was completed despite the GFC occurring in the middle of the construction program.

Bevan has received numerous industry and business awards in Australia as a result of his passionate commitment to technology, telecommunications and entrepreneurship.

Bevan holds a Masters in Business Administration from Central Queensland University.

Hamish Lee

Sales Director

Hamish is responsible for liaising with Government, Carriers, Content Providers and the R&E community to ensure the Indigo cable systems meet their full potential.

Prior to joining SubPartners, Hamish was the European Sales Director (Carrier Services) for TATA Communications, based in London and responsible for a team throughout the PanEuropean region with annual sales revenues of $130m. He also represented TATA Communications as a member of the General Assembly for TERENA (TransEuropean Research and Education Networking Association), working with regional National Research and Education Networks to provide high speed connectivity.

Hamish has over 15 years of international telecoms experience and has held lead sales positions with Teleglobe, VSNL International and most recently was Country Manager and Company Director for TATA Communications in Australia, delivering satellite and fibre transmission services across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He was the lead for TATA Communications when PPC1 landed into Guam utilising the Piti CLS and providing onward connectivity on the TGN Network.

Hamish is passionate about telecommunications and his experience gives him a strong capacity to work across functional groups to drive customer focused outcomes.

Carlos Trujillo

Commercial Director

Carlos has worked with major Tier 1 Carriers in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia, and was most recently Director of International Planning at Telstra. He joined SubPartners in
2012 as Commercial Director, going on to become General Manager in 2014.

Carlos’ experience includes the delivery of significant submarine infrastructure projects including the Telstra Endeavour Project, where he drove the project from business case development to commercial and operational execution.

Additionally, during his tenure at Telstra, Carlos represented Telstra’s investment interests in the Asia America’s Gateway Consortium Cable as both the Chairman of the Management Committee and the Commercial Working Group.

Carlos has worked in telecommunications for 26 years, nine of those years in multiple operational roles at Telstra.

Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA.

Lee Harper

Chief Network Architect

Lee is our Chief Network Architect and is responsible for the overall transmission design of the Indigo Network.

Prior to joining SubPartners, Lee was the Engineering Manager for TPG Telecom’s Network engineering division where he was responsible for managing the Transmission, Voice and Data engineering teams. Lee was also part of the project team that delivered the PPC1 cable system in 2009 and more recently was responsible for the design and deployment of the technology upgrade in 2012 that saw PPC1 capable of delivering in excess of 6Tbps across the two fibre pairs and also included Australia’s first commercially available international 100 Gbps service offering.

Lee previously worked with Level 3 Communications. He joined them in 1999 and from the start of their European organisation led the Operations Engineering team predominantly responsible for the technical aspects & quality control of their European high speed optical transport backbone and TransAtlantic Ultra Longhaul submarine transmission systems.

With nearly 20 years global telecoms industry experience, 15 years of which have been in operations and engineering leadership positions with significant internet backbone network operator organisations, Lee’s career history demonstrates extensive high capacity data network system engineering experience with a complete appreciation of client access technology and applicable engineering body standards relating to optical fibre based communications systems.

Bevan Slattery

CEO & Co-Founder

Bevan Slattery is a well known Australian IT and telecommunications entrepreneur with a proven track record in founding technology companies and building large scale infrastructure projects.

Since founding SubPartners in 2013, Bevan has also founded and successfully raised capital for two additional technology companies. He founded Superloop Limited (ASX: SLC) in 2014, an Asia Pacific focussed network provider with substantial network assets in Australia, Singapore and Hong Kong. Superloop went on to list on the ASX in June 2015 with an IPO of $17.5 million and Bevan currently serves as CEO and Executive Director. In 2015, he founded Megaport Limited (ASX: MP1), a provider of elastic interconnection services to service the Cloud, which was listed in December 2015 with an IPO raising $25 million to fund its expansion into North America. Bevan currently serves as Megaport’s Executive Chairman.

Prior to establishing SubPartners, Bevan founded NEXTDC Limited (ASX: NXT) with a vision to build Australia’s largest independent data centre provider. NEXTDC went on to complete data centre facilities in Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney and Perth and became Australia’s largest data centre provider in terms of geography and IT power capability.

In 2002, Bevan cofounded PIPE Networks and as CEO/Managing Director led the company to become Australia’s largest Internet Exchange and Australia’s third largest metropolitan fibre network provider with over 1,500km of fibre in 5 cities connecting 80 data centres, 250 Telstra exchanges and over 1000 buildings.

In 2009, PIPE completed construction of the PPC1, a $200 million submarine cable system from Sydney to Guam. Remarkably, PPC1 was completed despite the GFC occurring in the middle of the construction program.

Bevan has received numerous industry and business awards in Australia as a result of his passionate commitment to technology, telecommunications and entrepreneurship.

Bevan holds a Masters in Business Administration from Central Queensland University.

Hamish Lee

Sales Director

Hamish is responsible for liaising with Government, Carriers, Content Providers and the R&E community to ensure the Indigo cable systems meet their full potential.

Prior to joining SubPartners, Hamish was the European Sales Director (Carrier Services) for TATA Communications, based in London and responsible for a team throughout the PanEuropean region with annual sales revenues of $130m. He also represented TATA Communications as a member of the General Assembly for TERENA (TransEuropean Research and Education Networking Association), working with regional National Research and Education Networks to provide high speed connectivity.

Hamish has over 15 years of international telecoms experience and has held lead sales positions with Teleglobe, VSNL International and most recently was Country Manager and Company Director for TATA Communications in Australia, delivering satellite and fibre transmission services across Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. He was the lead for TATA Communications when PPC1 landed into Guam utilising the Piti CLS and providing onward connectivity on the TGN Network.

Hamish is passionate about telecommunications and his experience gives him a strong capacity to work across functional groups to drive customer focused outcomes.

Carlos Trujillo

Commercial Director

Carlos has worked with major Tier 1 Carriers in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia, and was most recently Director of International Planning at Telstra. He joined SubPartners in
2012 as Commercial Director, going on to become General Manager in 2014.

Carlos’ experience includes the delivery of significant submarine infrastructure projects including the Telstra Endeavour Project, where he drove the project from business case development to commercial and operational execution.

Additionally, during his tenure at Telstra, Carlos represented Telstra’s investment interests in the Asia America’s Gateway Consortium Cable as both the Chairman of the Management Committee and the Commercial Working Group.

Carlos has worked in telecommunications for 26 years, nine of those years in multiple operational roles at Telstra.

Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA.

Lee Harper

Chief Network Architect

Lee is our Chief Network Architect and is responsible for the overall transmission design of the Indigo Network.

Prior to joining SubPartners, Lee was the Engineering Manager for TPG Telecom’s Network engineering division where he was responsible for managing the Transmission, Voice and Data engineering teams. Lee was also part of the project team that delivered the PPC1 cable system in 2009 and more recently was responsible for the design and deployment of the technology upgrade in 2012 that saw PPC1 capable of delivering in excess of 6Tbps across the two fibre pairs and also included Australia’s first commercially available international 100 Gbps service offering.

Lee previously worked with Level 3 Communications. He joined them in 1999 and from the start of their European organisation led the Operations Engineering team predominantly responsible for the technical aspects & quality control of their European high speed optical transport backbone and TransAtlantic Ultra Longhaul submarine transmission systems.

With nearly 20 years global telecoms industry experience, 15 years of which have been in operations and engineering leadership positions with significant internet backbone network operator organisations, Lee’s career history demonstrates extensive high capacity data network system engineering experience with a complete appreciation of client access technology and applicable engineering body standards relating to optical fibre based communications systems.