• Venue and event management in the cloud

Our Board & Executive


Shaun Butler, CEO

In August 2019 Shaun was appointed Global CEO of Priava, a leading enterprise provider of Venue & Event Management software with offices in Sydney, Christchurch, London, and New York. Prior to Priava, Shaun was Regional CEO for SYSPRO Software APAC, successfully growing the regional business into a ERP market leader for mid-tier enterprises, specifically manufacturing and supply chain verticals. Shaun has over 25 years of experience across various software vendors and locations in APAC with a focus on customer success at the very heart of his management and leadership pedigree.

Shaun graduated from the University of New England with a Bachelor of Business and was a prior member of CPA Australia.

James Pegum, ChairmanPriava Board Member | James Pegum

James joined Priava in 2007 as the General Manager for the Asia-Pacific region and later became CEO. During his time as CEO, James was responsible for the launch of two global offices, and also lead the company’s commercial and technical transition from on-premise to an entirely cloud-based application.

Prior to Priava, James held various senior management roles in intellectual property & sports marketing surrounding the Sydney Olympics, International Rugby & various non-executive directorships, most recently JCurve Solutions (ASX:JCS). In 2019, James led a Management Buyout of Priava, enabling continued investment in its global expansion and cutting edge software. James has a Diploma in International Sports Management from the University of Lausanne & International Olympic Committee and was previously a Visiting Scholar in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Sydney.

James is now the Chairman of the Priava board. He is also a supporter of The Lowy Institute, The Sydney Institute and St James Ethics Centre and lives in Orange NSW with his young family.

Priava Board Member | Richard WhiteoakRichard Whiteoak, Non-executive Director

Richard has top-tier investing experience across public and private equity opportunities. Prior to founding Whiteoak in 2016, he was a senior member of the investment team at Allan Gray, a leading Australian equities manager with over $5bn under management. Richard commenced his career as a Medical Doctor and went on to work as a Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company before leading the private buyout and development of an Australian healthcare manufacturing business.

Richard holds a Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery from the University of Wales and an MBA with High Distinction from the University of Oxford. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Greg Garvin, Non-executive DirectorPriava Board Member | Greg Garvin

Greg has deep experience in building, advising and transforming businesses globally. He was recently Executive General Manager of Strategy at Australia’s largest electricity transmission network, TransGrid, where he led the sale of the company to a consortium of investors for a record $10.3bn price. Greg was previously a Senior Management Consultant with McKinsey & Company and Accenture, serving clients in Australia, the US, the UK, Japan and South Africa. He is a Director of the Energy Policy Institute of Australia, and a Trustee of the Committee for the Economic Development of Australia.

Greg holds an AB in Economics from Stanford University and an MBA from INSEAD. He is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.