Mizzen Group team


Jon Charles, MD & cofounder. Jon has worked for 18 years in the liner shipping business. His prior role was leading the Regional Corporate Planning department of NYK Line in Oceania, having previously held positions in Pricing and Trade Management for NYK Line and CP Ships.


+61 434 349 824


Darren Burden, CPO & cofounder. Darren has a background in all aspects of building commercial digital media products. He has worked in editorial, commercial, product and technology roles for the largest publisher in Australia & New Zealand, Fairfax Media.


+61 407 598 962


Ian Warrington, CTO & cofounder. Ian is a specialist in engineering large-scale online marketplaces. He has helped design and develop some of the largest and most innovative digital marketplaces in Australia & Asia. 


Tina Gao, Customer Service Manager. Tina has over 12 years experience in the container industry. She has worked in operations and customer service roles in manufacturing, NYK container line and FJT logistics.

The board & advisors

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Nic Cola, Chairman. Nic has a wealth of knowledge of digital transformation, commercial and strategic experience including roles as COO for Fairfax Digital and CEO of the print and digital marketplace businesses. Over his career he has been involved in M&A worth over $450m including Nursing College for Open Colleges and RSVP, Stayz and Investsmart for Fairfax Media.


Lars Jensen, Advisor. Lars is a leading expert in the container industry. Lars has 20 years of experience in the container shipping industry. For the first decade he was Director of Market intelligence and analysis in Maersk, CEO of Maersk’s - and the world’s - first digitally focused container line YouShip as well as director of Maersk’s global eCommerce portfolio.


Peter Creeden, Director. Peter is a veteran container shipping executive who spent over 20 years at world leading carrier Hamburg Süd. Throughout his career, he has pushed for the development of a more collaborative, effective, and reliable supply chain, driven by technology.


Glenn Butcher, Director. Glenn is a very successful technology company builder with previous experience in senior management roles at Amazon, Atlassian, Prospa and other technology start-ups.