Innovative Thinking



NEC expertise and technology creates a smarter future through innovative, effective ICT-enabled solutions for our enterprise and government customers. With NEC’s finely-tuned approach, customer projects go live with greater productivity, streamlined operations and improved security.


We are a team of dedicated professionals, ready to do what ever it takes to make your business grow.

Mike Barber Managing Director

Mike Barber and his management team are orchestrating NEC Australia’s elevation to a top tier ICT provider by the delivery of innovative, customised technology solutions and services through a diversity of talent, industry partnerships and strength of customer relationships.

Mike was appointed to the role in April 2016. He was most recently Executive Director of IT Solutions & Services, with responsibility for the company’s infrastructure and applications operational services across Australia. Mike retains his position on the NEC Australia board.

Tadashi Takahama

Tadashi Takahama Chief Financial Officer

Tadashi Takahama has been the CFO of NEC Australia’s Finance and Controller function since June 2015. Takahama-san is responsible for ensuring compliance with NEC’s financial policies, corporate financial consolidation, taxation management, J-SOX compliance, financial governance, credit control and treasury activity. His role also covers that of NEC’s company secretary.

Over the past 20 years, Takahama-san has held various financial and business management roles across the region.

Kazuhiro Murakami

Kazuhiro Murakami Director, Corporate Strategy

Kazuhiro Murakami is NEC Australia’s Director, Corporate Strategy, and is also a member of its Board of Directors.

Corporate Strategy provides an important link to the Global NEC organisation and the strong ties to headquarters in Japan and the APAC region. Murakami-san is responsible for Australia’s alignment with the company’s overall direction, specifically in important areas such as external relations, compliance and risk management. And he is a key member of the team charged with bringing solutions, particularly from NEC Japan and APAC, to the Australian market.

Andy Hurt Director, Sales, Marketing and Solutions

Andy Hurt has responsibility for Sales and Marketing, and also heads the NEC Solutions Group, a business unit designed to drive the development and maintenance of NEC Australia’s solution portfolio across Lifeline Infrastructure, Communications, Safer Cities and Public Services, and Industry Eco-Systems.

He brings strong strategic capabilities to this role as he oversees the collaborative alignment of NEC’s product, service and solution offerings that leverage local and global R&D capabilities of both NEC and its partners. Critical to the success of the Group is its ability to exceed customer expectations throughout the lifecycle of their NEC deployments.

D’Wayne Mitchell Director, Delivery

D’wayne Mitchell leads the delivery of NEC Australia's infrastructure and applications operational services. This broad charter includes responsibility for harnessing and aligning the capabilities of NEC’s IT Services, Consulting & Business Solutions, Professional Services, National Shared Services and the Project Management Office.

His role is to help NEC maximise profitability from its business development by ensuring customers gain significant value from the delivery of innovative solutions and professional services that meet and exceed market conditions.