Growing up at iiNet
Michael Malone has seen iiNet grow from initial market capitalisation of $38 million to over $200 million and has just successfully acquired WA-based internet company Westnet - further cementing iiNet's presence in the national market.
Meet one of Western Australia's quiet business achievers and be inspired by his learnings, growth and vision.
Michael founded iiNet in 1993, leading the rapid growth and innovation which has seen iiNet grow from a small WA based Internet pioneer, into the third largest Internet Service Provider (ISP) in Australia.
Michael has been pivotal in the establishment of industry bodies such as the .au Domain Administration (auDA), Electronic Frontiers Australia (EFA) and the WA Internet Association (WAIA).
Michael was awarded an industry lifetime Achiever award in the WA Information Technology and Telecommunications Awards in 2005.
He was the winner of the Business News Award in 2006 for the most outstanding business leader in WA under the age of 40, and the Young Leader of the Year in the JML Australia Human Capital Leadership Awards in the same year. Michael was appointed to the Company’s remuneration committee on 30 January 2007.