Executive team



Marc Englaro

Marc is an experienced entrepreneur and executive, having founded and run multiple businesses in the fields of information and communication technology over the past 15 years, servicing business both in Australia and internationally. 


Founder and Director

Paul Behr

Paul founded Permaconn in 1999, building Australia's first monitored signalling system using GPRS technology. Paul is passionate about technology and developing innovative and market leading products. Prior to Permaconn Paul started and sold a leading electronic security signalling business in South Africa.


Andrew Lee

Andrew joined Permaconn in 2009 and has been instrumental in building Permaconn into the market leader in mission-critical signalling for the electronic security industry. Andrew has 30 years' experience in the security and telecoms industries.


Matthew Forgie

Matthew has joined Permaconn as Chief Technology Officer with over 15 years of experience in the ICT industry and specialist knowledge in wireless product development. He is passionate about engineering excellence, and brings a wealth of experience having worked at Cisco Systems, and more recently at NetComm Wireless, one of Australia's largest network equipment manufacturers.

Corporate Development

Duncan Harvey

Duncan is a Strategy and Corporate Development executive with more than 15 years' experience ranging from start-ups and running small businesses to strategy consulting with Accenture and in-house with Westpac Bank. Prior to joining Permaconn Duncan worked with CSL Group, the UK's largest wireless signalling business.


Chad Pierce

Chad is an experienced CFO with more than a decade of experience in senior finance roles, including most recently as the ANZ & Asia Pacific Director and CFO for Pitney Bowes, a Fortune 500 tech company. Chad is a qualified CPA in Australia and the USA.