Leon Allen

BSC (Hons), Patent Attorney, MAICD
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Leon was appointed Managing Director and CEO of QANTM on 17 May 2016.  Prior to this, Leon was the Managing Partner of Davies Collison Cave (DCC) and Chairman of the firm’s national management board from 2011 to 2016. Leon joined DCC in 1995 and has worked as a patent attorney since 1981. Leon is a past president of The Institute of Patent and Trade Marks Attorneys of Australia having served on its Council from 1992 to 2013. Leon has served two terms on the Advisory Council on Intellectual Property to the Federal Government, the second as Chair. Leon is a Fellow of the International Federation of Patent Attorneys Academy of Education, teaching patent drafting in Europe and a Senior Fellow of the University of Melbourne.

Martin Cleaver

Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Martin joined QANTM in 2017.  Martin is a Chartered Accountant with over twenty years’ experience in senior finance roles, including most recently with Chandler Macleod Group Ltd as Executive General Manager, Finance and also as Deputy Chief Financial Officer. Prior to that Martin held senior finance positions at ANZ Banking Group Ltd and KPMG.

Kylie Sprott

Chief Transformation Officer

Kylie joined QANTM in 2019. Kylie has more than 25 years of experience working across a variety of industries including IT, financial services, engineering, environmental services and legal services. Kylie has specialist skills in business strategy, human resources, mergers and acquisitions, digital strategy, culture and change management. An expert in culture mapping, Kylie has conducted the due diligence and led the integration of over 25 acquisitions globally.

Kylie is a Non-Executive Director at Position Partners Pty Ltd and The Oranges Toolkit Pty Ltd. In addition to her work commitments, Kylie is a keen philanthropist and works closely with The Smith Family in the capacity of “Leader of Corporate Champions” and is the Ambassador for the Rainbow House Iligan orphanage in the Philippines.

Nick Ward

LLB (Hons), BA
General Counsel

Nick joined QANTM as General Counsel in September 2018. He has over 25 years’ experience in a number of corporate legal and governance-related roles, most recently as Deputy General Counsel and Deputy Company Secretary of Orica Ltd, where he also worked as General Counsel for the global Chemicals business and for the Mining Services Division in Australia-Asia. Nick has also worked in private legal practice for Slaughter and May and Allens Arthur Robinson (now Allens).

Shane Murphy

Chief Operating Officer

Shane joined Davies Collison Cave (DCC) in 2008 as the National Operations Manager and was subsequently promoted to Chief Operating Officer in 2014 (now part of the QANTM Group). Shane was appointed to his current role as Chief Operating Officer of QANTM in July 2017.  Shane has more than 25 years’ experience in senior management roles in both practice and publicly listed companies, including the Commonwealth Bank, Interstar Securities and Challenger Financial Services.