Industry Appointments

Openn Negotiation announces appointment of new directors

Australian PropTech innovators Openn Negotiation have announced the appointment of Wayne Zekulich as non-executive director and chair, and Danielle Lee as non-executive director.

Mr Zekulich has a broad range of experience covering advice on mergers and acquisitions, arranging and underwriting project finance, privatisations, and debt and equity capital markets. 

He is a highly regarded consultant and non-executive director, and was previously chairman of Tesla Corporation and chief financial officer of Gindalbie Metals. Prior to that, he was chief development officer of Oakajee Port and Rail. 

Mr Zekulich is currently a non-executive chairman of Pantoro Limited and a member of the Infrastructure WA Board.

Ms Lee is an experienced corporate lawyer with a broad range of skills and legal experience incorporating advisory, governance and equity capital markets. 

Ms Lee is currently a non-executive director of Hazer Group, Ocean Grown Abalone and Ruah Community Services.

The appointments bolster the board of Openn, which includes Managing Director Peter Gibbons, Director and Chief Technology Officer Duncan Anderson and Director and Chief Financial Officer Darren Bromley.

Openn’s platform combines the ease of private treaty and the transparency of auction, with cutting-edge technology, to ensure the best possible property sales outcome for the buyer, the seller and the agent.

Openn’s technology facilitates a real-time, online bidding process to achieve the true, current market value for a property, through competitive price tension. 

The platform builds trust between the agent and buyer and, for the seller, ensures price maximisation for their asset.

The company was founded in Western Australia in 2016 and has grown to 56,000-plus registered users with more than $2 billion of properties sold through the Openn platform.

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