H. William Deane
Interim Chair / Non-Executive Director
William has been a Director of BuildingIQ since October 2012 and has been a director of BuildingIQ Pty Ltd since its formation in 2009. William is a Managing Director of Exto Partners Pty Ltd, a private investment firm based in Sydney. He has successfully managed IPOs, mergers and acquisitions for Exto’s portfolio companies. Prior to joining Exto Partners, William was a corporate lawyer in New York with Sidley Austin LLP and Skadden, Arp, Slate, Meagher and Flom LLP, and in Australia with Ashursts (formerly Blake Dawson Waldron). He advised domestic and international corporations on capital raising, stock exchange listing (NYSE, NASDAQ and ASX), mergers and acquisitions, and general corporate matters. William was admitted to practice law in Victoria, Australia and New York, USA and has an L.L.B. (hons) from Bond University 1995 and a B.A (hons) from the University of Sydney 1992. William is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Non-executive Director of RedHill Education (RDH : ASX) and chair of its Audit and Risk Committee.
Gerd joined the Board of BuildingIQ in December 2012 and is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee and the Remuneration Committee and is a member of the Nominations Committee.
Gerd is a seasoned venture capital investor, board member and strategic advisor with deep domain expertise in energy, transportation, and the built environment. He is the Managing Director of Lupine Growth Advisors, an advisory helping start-ups navigate the growth challenges from minimum viable product to tens of millions in revenue. Gerd serves on the board of directors of Sunverge Energy and Zen Ecosystem; he also serves on the Investor Advisory Board of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). Previously, Gerd spent 18 years at Siemens Venture Capital, where as a Managing Partner he was the global head of the energy practice.