Alison Deans has more than 20 years’ experience in senior management and strategy consulting roles focusing on e-commerce, media and financial services in Australia. She held a number of senior executive roles including as chief executive of eCorp, Hoyts Cinemas, and eBay Australia and New Zealand. Ms Deans was chief executive of the technology-based investment company netus Pty Ltd, which was acquired by Fairfax Media in 2012. She was also an independent director of Social Ventures Australia from September 2007 to April 2013. Ms Deans was appointed by the Australian Government to a Panel of Experts conducting an independent cost-benefit analysis and regulatory review of the National Broadband Network. She is also a senior advisor to McKinsey & Company.