Titan

Directors

Wayne Hughes
Managing director

Wayne Hughes

Wayne founded Titan in 2005 and has driven the growth and development of the company as Managing Director since that time. He is responsible for operations across Titan’s three locations, driving day-to-day management as well as business strategy.

Graduating with an MBA from UWA, Wayne has a diverse business background ranging from several start-up companies to senior corporate management. Prior to founding Titan, Wayne owned and operated various enterprises, successfully increasing shareholder value in all cases. He is a co-founder of the Virtual Medical Centre, an online medical portal.

Wayne is the father of two young sons and when not running Titan, can be found kite surfing and catching waves off Scarborough Beach.

NORMAN ASCH
Finance director

NORMAN ASCH

Norm joined Titan as a Director in 2011, and is heavily involved in strategy, corporate structure and finance. Hailing from South Africa, Norm founded National Paper Industries, Pacific Paper & Technologies, and Pacific Telecom before moving to Australia in 2003. Norm is a veteran of the Digital Marketing Industry, having grown Webfirm into Perth’s leading Web Development and Search Engine Optimisation company before selling to Adslot (ASX:ADJ) in 2007.

Norm is also Managing Director of Business Solutions WA, a recruitment services company, and a Director of West Australian Investments, which provides finance and mentoring to entrepreneurs in growth industries.

Norm is a competitive sportsman and has won several WA State Seniors tennis titles.

IAN THUBRON
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

IAN THUBRON

Ian joined Titan as a Director in April 2014. A graduate of Cambridge University in England, Ian has spent 25 years in the global communications industry, working in New York, London and Asia Pacific for various agencies, principally within WPP and Omnicom.

He most recently served as Executive Vice President TBWA Asia Pacific and as President, TBWA Greater China.  In these roles Ian was responsible for 2000 employees across 30 offices, driving explosive organic growth and leading the M&A activity in the region. Ian was a Chairman of the Asian Effectiveness awards, Vice Chairman of the Hong Kong Advertising Association and founded the Pan Asian Chapter of the Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).

He is located in Perth and Hong Kong, has four children and dabbles at golf, running and music.

TOM MAHER
GROUP HEAD OF HR

TOM MAHER

Tom joined Titan as HR Manager in 2011 and is responsible for all human resources, including recruitment, training, retention and policy, across all Titan’s offices. He also holds the position of Company Secretary.

Tom graduated from the College of Marketing and Design in Dublin, Ireland and subsequently completed his MBA at UWA. He brings thirty years of experience in senior management including roles such as General Manager of Perth and WA Regional Airports for Ansett and Senior Executive for Coles/Myer. Tom served on the City of Fremantle Marketing Committee, Fremantle Chamber of Commerce, Whitbread World Yacht Race Host Port Committee and the Retail Tenants Associations of several shopping centres. He was also Chair of the Airline Operators Committee of Western Australia.

In his spare time, Tom enjoys travel with his wife, studying ancient civilisations, watching football and enjoying fine red wine.