Peter Mason - CEO and Chief Technology Officer

Prior to co-founding Braintree Communications in 1990, Mr Peter Mason had extensive experience with a wide range of financial and communications systems. These included IBM, Tandem, EFTPOS, ATM, transaction banking, and telecommunications with Telstra. As a Communications Engineer he was heavily involved in putting the first Australian bank onto the original EFT network, called Tran$end.

Mr Mason has 15 years experience in the communications industry, including network analysis, banking terminals, project management, software development, and automatic data transfer of VISA II information with State Banks, message transaction security, and secure PIN Pad keyloading programs.

His breadth of technical experience in Short Duration Transaction Networks with banking, airlines and communications has provided Braintree with a high level credibility in Australian telecommunications industry. Mr Mason's qualifications include Bachelor Engineering (Communications) and Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


John Hacking - Manager, Products and Services

John Hacking started at Braintree on the 23rd of September 2003 and is responsible for developing and implementing strategies and tactics to build new business from Braintree's technology concentrating primarily on EFT to IP conversion and legacy device network migration to IP.

Prior to joining Braintree, Mr Hacking was National Manager at Australian Business Research responsible for the delivery of online business services to the professional sector. Mr Hacking was also the National Marketing Manager for database services at CITEC, Business Development Manager at the Health Insurance Commission and a Product Manager for Telstra.  His engineering experience was gained as an aircraft maintenance engineer in the Royal Australian Navy.

Mr Hacking holds BBus (Communications), Associate Diplomas in Aircraft Engineering, and Advanced Diplomas in Operations and Government.  In addition to his role at Braintree, he is also a Squadron Leader Operations Officer in the RAAF Active Reserve. He has deployed on exercises and operations with 1, 6 and 38 Squadrons, RAAF. His RAAF current position with the RAAF is Standards Officer - Operations Officer Training, Head Quarters Reserve Training Wing.


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