About us

Over 23 years, Kiandra has grown to be the technology provider behind some of Australia’s most iconic and well-known brands, and has expanded internationally, delivering enterprise-grade solutions to organisations from across the globe.

Our Values

01.
Authentic
02.
Energised
03.
Ownership
04.
Smart
05.
Unified
We are genuine, empathetic, respectful, and our purpose is reflected in everything we do.
We are excited by technology with a drive to perform, a focus on the outcome, and an enjoyment of the journey.
We recognise that everything that we do contributes to the success of our company.
We are capable and connected, with a desire for knowledge and understanding.
We support each other, collaborate, and share in each other’s triumphs and challenges.

Our Culture

At Kiandra, our culture is everything and it’s what sets us apart. We live and foster a culture that encourages every individual in our company to give their best and contribute to our success. And, this means we’re not only great to work for, but great to work with.

Our Directors

Cam Brookes
Co-Founder and Managing Director
With experience spanning more than two decades in the IT industry, Cameron Brookes is a co-founder and the Managing Director of Kiandra IT.

Cameron studied Computer Science and Communication Engineering at La Trobe University, is an active member of the CEO Institute (having earned the Certified CEO designation), the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is a Fellow of the Institute of Managers and Leaders. Cameron is also a member of the Telstra Business Awards judging panel, has been named Best Business Leader in the My Business Awards, and is a proud alumni of the RBA Small Business Finance Advisory Panel.

He has an extensive technical background acquired through solution architecture and implementation roles where he established, transitioned and oversaw national managed service and outsourced delivery operations. To this day he continues to retain a high-level technical knowledge of software, cloud and infrastructure solutions. As Managing Director, Cameron is responsible for the overarching strategic direction of the organisation, and managing the execution of those strategies through the Senior Leadership Team.
 
Co-founding Kiandra while still at University at 21 years of age, Cameron has led the organisation in designing and implementing a progressive company culture, which has been instrumental in positioning Kiandra as an employer of choice. This focus on culture has been recognised seven years running in the renowned BRW Top 50 Best Places to Work listing and for the last 3 years in JobAdvisor’s Coolest Tech Companies list.
 
Under Cameron‘s direction, Kiandra‘s positive contribution to the business world has also been recognised in the Telstra Business Awards (Best Medium Business winner), the ARN Awards (Best SMB Reseller), the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Awards (Best Overall Business) and on the CRN Fast 50 and Deloitte Technology Fast 50 lists. Cameron is a regular on the speaker circuit presenting on both organisational culture and business related issues.
 
A die-hard Blues supporter, basketball, soccer and motorsport nut, Cameron is currently strategising his plan of attack to take out the Kiandra Footy Tipping comp.

 

Martin Cooperwaite
Co-Founder and Director, Strategic Accounts
Martin‘s IT story started over 30 years ago when he wrote adventure computer games for his 2nd grade primary school friends.

Martin has come a long way since then, co-founding the successful software development and infrastructure organisation Kiandra IT, while studying at University, over 20 years ago.

Martin‘s drive and passion for custom software has been instrumental in developing Kiandra‘s reputation as one of Australia‘s top custom software development houses.

Kiandra has received a significant number of awards, including Medium-sized Business of the Year at the 2012 Telstra Business Awards, Best SMB Reseller at the ARN Awards, Best Overall Business at the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Awards, and awarded a BRW Best Place to Work seven years running.

Kiandra’s also in the CRN Fast 50 and the Deloitte Fast 50 and has named one of the “Coolest Companies in Tech” by Job Advisor for three consecutive years. Recently, Kiandra received the 2017 Kentico site of the year award for best financial services site and was commended in the digital transformation category at the CRN Impact Awards.

Inherent to Martin‘s nature is to help people and solve complex problems. He loves nothing more than the challenge of problem solving where many factors are involved, and this is where his love of software development stems. Martin has a Bachelor of Computer Science degree and attained numerous industry certifications along his journey.
Chris Munro
Director, Technology Services and Management
Chris is the Director – Technology Services at Kiandra IT with responsibility for Kiandra‘s capabilities and services across technology consulting, infrastructure outsourcing and managed services.

In this role, Chris also leads Kiandra‘s quality and delivery capabilities nationally and is responsible for account management and business development for key strategic accounts. Chris is also leading the team‘s cloud strategy and security consulting capability to ensure Kiandra‘s services portfolio meets the complex and rapidly changing demands of its clients.
 
Chris measures his success on the success of his clients, always striving to go the extra mile to give them an edge.
 
Since starting with Kiandra in 1999 he has managed the technical and sales teams and has always been front-and-centre with clients.
 
Before his time at Kiandra Chris held a range of account management, pre-sales, technical writing and desktop publishing roles with some of Australia‘s largest, national organisations. Leveraging the skills and expertise gained from these roles, Chris uncovered a deep entrepreneurial flair and began honing his business and management skills, running a successful desktop publishing and graphic design business.
 
Chris is an active participant in the tech community and regularly presents on IT strategy, cloud and security, and is a judge in the renowned ARN ICT Industry Awards.
 
Chris spends his downtime with his wife, young daughters and retired greyhound mutt Jane.

Our People

Our Partners

In order for our clients to receive the best possible solutions, Kiandra has established solid business partnerships with the industry’s leading IT vendors. Kiandra is a Cisco Premier Certified Partner, Citrix Silver Partner, EMC Affiliate Elite Partner, HP Business Partner, Kentico Bronze Partner, K2 Service Provider, Microsoft Partner with multiple Gold Competencies, OutSystems Partner, Sharegate Partner, Sitecore Certified Implementation Partner, Symantec Silver Partner, Umbraco Certified Partner, VMware Enterprise Solution Provider and a Veeam Silver Partner.

Our Awards

Over the past 23 years, we have been honoured with various awards, including the global award for the Kentico Best Financial Services site, the coveted title of Microsoft Worldwide Partner of the Year, Software Development Partner of the Year and numerous other Microsoft Partner awards. We have also been named the Medium-sized Business of the Year at the Telstra Business Awards, Best Overall Business at the Asia Pacific Business Excellence Awards and ranked on the Deloitte Technology Fast50 list, the MSPmentor Asia, Australia and New Zealand list and the CRN Fast50 list. We’ve also featured in the BRW Best Places to Work list for seven years running, and have been named one of the “Coolest Companies in Tech” by Job Advisor for three consecutive years.

Our Certifications

Our team holds a variety of tertiary certificates, diplomas, degrees and masters degrees, including qualifications in Agile practices, Scrum C, design principles and web accessibility standards. These are complemented by certifications in Kentico, OutSystems, k2, Prince2 and PMBOK, as well as Microsoft MCP, MCAD, MSQL, MCSD, MCPD, MCSE, Cisco CCNA, Symantec STS, VMware VCP and VAP, EC-Council CEHv7, WatchGuard WCP, Fortinet NSE 2, LPT, TOGAF, Palo Alto – ACE, Citrix CCEA and CCA. This extensive list proves they have the skills and knowledge to expertly work with the solutions we deliver.

Kiandra staff work under strict ethical and reporting requirements and we have a team of people who have undergone satisfactory state and federal police checks – National Names Check and/or Police and Fingerprint Search (Australian).

Maintaining a high level of partnership and certification allows Kiandra to continuously access best practice methodologies from vendors and incorporate it into our service offerings for the benefit of our clients.