The Team

Ian Whiting


Ian is the CEO of Vela Asia Pacific and a director of the companies in the region. Prior to this role, he has held numerous executive positions in IT companies ranging from global organisations, to startup and channel operators in the Asia Pacific region. Ian is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds degrees in business and IT.

Michael Brown

Group CFO

Michael is CFO for the Vela Asia Pacific portfolio of companies and has overseen several acquisitions and integrations. Prior to joining Vela, Michael was the Financial Controller of a publicly listed company, Technology One Ltd (ASX: TNE), and has over 11 years’ experience in the software industry.
Michael is a member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).

Sebastian Ward

Acquisitions Manager

Sebastian leads acquisition opportunities and execution within the Asia Pacific region. Prior to joining Vela he worked in EY’s Strategy & Transactions team, and has also supported Vela’s global M&A strategy. Sebastian holds a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting and Finance is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Leonid Morozov

Senior Acquisition Analyst

Leonid is a senior acquisition analyst and examines acquisition opportunities within the Asia Pacific region. Leonid holds an Bachelor’s degree in Finance from the Queensland University of Technology and has recently completed his Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA). Leonid is currently undertaking his Chartered Financial Analyst (CFA) studies.

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