Management Team

Patrick Wilde - Chairman

A solicitor since 1966, Patrick has also been the CEO of Henry Kendall Group since 1976.

HKG is one of Australia's largest and most successful privately-held land development companies with a large portfolio of commercial, medical, industrial, retirement and residential properties and this diverse property portfolio also specialises in technology parks within NSW.

Founded in 1952, HKG has a 60 year tradition of embracing change and innovation. As Chairman, Patrick identified retirement village development which blended service delivery with suitable residential accommodation as an opportunity when the concept of a resort style village did not exist. From humble beginnings on the NSW Central Coast, Pat's retirement village vision led to HKG's dramatic growth into the largest private enterprise retirement village development Group in the State before it was acquired by a consortium of public companies in 2005. In addition to supporting HKG's expansion into innovative data centre development and management, Patrick currently serves as Chairman of the Westmead Medical Research Foundation. In 2008, he was made a Member of the Order of Australia for service to the community, the aged care sector and to heritage, medical and environmental organisations.

Patrick brings a wealth of business and property development experience to Hypernode which is now actively seeking state government and civic support to develop a technology centre of excellence on the NSW Central Coast based around cutting edge, modular data centres.


  • Commercial Developments
  • Technology Park Developments


Damien Stephens – Chief Executive Officer

Over 15 years’ experience leading professional services organisations with a focus on enterprise technology.

Damien has diverse skills in managing multiple profit and loss centers and providing strong leadership in many areas including people management, profit optimisation, and vertical expansion.

He has had experience working with multiple startup companies, taking them to profit and selling them to private equity firms.


  • Start-up’s, Capital Raising, International contract negotiations, Go to market strategies – brand development, product development, marketing
  • Technically trained (All Microsoft Server platforms, Novell, Linux)

Advanced Diploma in Electronics Engineering

Damien Wilde – Chief Investment Officer

A visionary and experienced business leader

Damien was the co-founder of Infraserve and has previously managed other companies within the Henry Kendall Group (HKG) and still serves on many of these boards in both executive and non-executive roles and as a Group Director.

He foresaw the emergence of  the rapid growth industry of cloud computing. This realisation led to the development of the Nexus Teleworking campus and a New Age Data Centre, located on NSW's Central Coast. Hypernode is now a core component of the Nexus Teleworking campus.


  • Managing and expanding business working with talented IT professionals and veterans.
  • Managing  key vendor relationships.

BA (Hons) from Sydney University, MA from Bristol University (UK)

Michael Folland – Chief Financial Officer

Over 20 year's worth of experience in Property, IT, Insurance and the Energy Industries

Responsible for directing Hypernode's financial goals and objectives, Michael believes in a practical, commercially-based approach to business.

Originally from Scotland, Michael studied in Edinburgh and started his career with British Gas, before immigrating to Australia in 2003 and then joining the HKG in 2005.

Part of the team charged with developing Infraserve, Michael now plays an important part in it's evolution into Hypernode.


  • Financial management and services
  • Commerical and contract management in IT Services

Steve Bayad – Service Delivery Manager

Over 10 years’ experience running service departments

Steve is responsible for the overall strategic planning, revenue generation, financial management and organisational development of Hypernode. He is also in charge of staff management for the service desk and operations.

As well as having a decades worth of experience running service departments, he has also held senior management positions at Fujitsu and Computer Care Australia.


  • ITIL Service Desk Implementation and Management
  • Engineering level infrastructure support
  • Extensive pre-sales and account management experience

Josh Tipping – Senior Solutions Architect

Multi-disciplined Systems Engineer and Architect

Josh is responsible for the overall design, implementation and maintenance of Hypernode's network, storage and server environment. He has extensive experience in the architecting, implementing and training of solutions in the Managed Services, Virtualisation and Network space. Additionally, he has a wide experience in pre-sales and customer-facing roles.


  • Operating and managing datacenter infrastructure and systems at a senior engineering level
  • HP, Cisco and Huawei vendor expertise
  • Multi-layer environment design, planning and implementation

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