Mr Hackett founded Internode in 1991. In December 2011 this was sold to ASX listed iiNet where he served on the Board from August 2012 to November 2013. He was subsequently appointed as Non-Executive Director on the Board of NBNCo Limited where he served from November 2013 until April 2016. He has other investment and advisory roles in a number of internet/technology related organisations. He holds directorship of Base64 Pty Ltd.