Mr Coleman was responsible for the growth of a US public telecommunications company business in the Asia Pacific region. He has successfully established partnerships and joint ventures for American, Japanese, Danish, Dutch and Australian companies. Mr Coleman was CEO of a major division for an internationally recognised Dutch public company with substantial operations in the US. Having returned to Australia in 2001, he was CEO of an Australian public company specialising in IP PBX applications and CP equipment. Mr Coleman began his career as an accountant in Australia, completed a Master of Business and lectured in Strategic Management at Curtin University. He has focused on growing companies and international business development since 1986.