Open Windows Executive Team

The Honourable Jeffrey Kennett AC – Chairman & Non-executive Director, Open Windows

The Hon Jeffrey Kennett AC was a Member of the Victorian Parliament for 23 years and served as Premier of the State of Victoria from 1992 to 1999. He joined parliament after a military career as an Officer in the Royal Australian Regiment, serving both at home and overseas.

As well as being Chairman of the Board of Open Windows since 2005, Mr Kennett is currently Chairman of CT Management Group Pty Ltd, Chairman of Amtek Corporation Pty Ltd, Chairman of LEDified Lighting Corporation Pty Ltd and Director of Equity Trustees Limited.

Mr Kennett is also the Founding Chairman of beyondblue: the national depression initiative and a registered Australian charity. In addition, he is a former President of the Hawthorn AFL Football Club and Patron of a number of community organisations.

In 2005 Mr Kennett was awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia, Australia’s then highest civilian. Previously, in 2000 he was awarded an honorary doctorate – DBus (Honoris Causa) – by the University of Ballarat.

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Shane McInnes – Managing Director, Open Windows

As a civil engineer and experienced project manager, Shane’s career began managing major construction contracts after graduating the University of Melbourne in Civil Engineering. Over the last three years, Shane has attended the OPM executive education programme for business owners over an elapsed nine week period at Harvard Business School in Boston, USA.

Shane developed the original Contracts Register database that computerized the Victorian Local Government contract management process in the early 1990s. He later developed the ideas behind this work to invent the base contracts  software which was the first product offered by Open Windows.

Shane is the original founder of Open Windows and is currently the full time managing director of the Open Windows group.

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Adam McInnes – CEO, Open Windows Software

Adam McInnes, co-founded Open Windows with his brother Shane in 1994 and currently leads the Open Windows Software business as CEO.

Adam gained his depth of experience and knowledge of contract management working as a commercial construction manager in Victoria in the early 1990s. He has a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Science from The University of Melbourne and often speaks on contract management & procurement and also frequently blogs on relevant topics.

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Simon Adler – CEO, Open Windows IDENTITY

Simon joined the Open Windows team in 2012 and is the CEO of the Open Windows IDENTITY business – now the largest specialist identity & access management consulting team in the country.

Previously, he was the regional manger of a leading National Identity and Access Management IT consultancy firm, building their region from scratch to over thirty staff in a little over four years.

Prior to his work in the specialised field of identity and access management, Simon had a 22 year career in professional IT management.

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Narelle Johnson – Chief Financial Officer, Open Windows

Narelle joined Open Windows as CFO for the group in February 2014.

Her 25 year career in accountancy includes senior roles at Hewlett Packard, Cap Gemini and Itcom. Narelle was professionally trained at KPMG after graduating from La Trobe University in Economics and Accounting.

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Russell Doig – General Manager – Operations, Open Windows Software

Russell Doig has over 16 years’ experience at Open Windows, most recently in the position of Programme Manager. Russell has been integral in the strategic development of both the product and the business over the years and a major contributor to the success of Open Windows continued growth.

As General Manager of Operations, Russell leads the Melbourne based delivery team of consultants, developers and support team in ensuring successful outcomes for all client engagements. He leads innovative product & service development and delivery to provide continued value to our clients and the procurement industry.

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