CiS Team

CiS has an experienced and talented team - around 80 people across Australia - that has successfully provided services to the telecommunications industry in Australia and across Asia Pacific for many years.

Key professional staff have a carrier background and in 15 successful years have completed many high level projects and thousands of designs.

CiS staff recognise the importance of client engagement and dealing with colleagues with tolerance, integrity and transparency; perform work ethically and tread a light environmental footprint; and be non-discriminatory in their dealings with clients and colleagues.

Safety first is CiS’s mantra and the first point on our Code of Conduct. It is the foundation of all activity as the health and safety of all employees, contractors, service partners and the public is paramount to all that we do.

We understand that CiS people working together is a key competitive advantage for us and the synergies created from this teamwork delivers superior outcomes for our clients in all state capital cities and for every carrier.

The Team

Bob Pentecost AM


Bob is an experienced Chief Executive and Director with an outstanding record of achievement in delivering complex solutions against tight deadlines and budgets.

Originally a Civil Engineer - BE (Civil), GDA - Bob’s extensive knowledge of the construction, property and government industries enabled him to deliver outcomes and lead teams building the Darling Harbour Development, modernising of the entire Australian telecommunications network and rationalising rural rail in NSW.

He has held CEO and Directorships at Darling Harbour Authority, Merlin International Properties, Network Design and Construction, Rail Infrastructure Corporation as well as Directorships at Hamilton Island, Sydney Water and Allconnex Water.

Gopi Ganesalingam


Gopi is an accomplished business strategist with a degree in Finance and more than 28 years in telecommunications and IT, and across diverse industries in Asia Pacific.

Gopi has held a number of key industry positions including Country Manager for Deutsche Telecoms Consulting, Commercial Head (Asia Pacific) for Telstra Corporation, Senior Manager at Lucent Asia Pacific and Financial Planning at American Express International, before founding one of Malaysia’s first Cloud Computing and SI companies - Lava Protocols - partnering with companies such as and Google in the ASEAN region.

Gopi is currently VP Enterprise Development at Malaysia Digital Economy Corporation (MDEC). He is also currently Director of CiS International Sdn Bhd (CiS Malaysia).

Peter Lodge


As an experienced executive in both the IT and Telecommunications industries, Peter is a fellow of the Institute of Company Directors and a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

He has 25 plus years in partnering and in client-facing roles in telecoms network services and maintenance, network design and construction and project management throughout Asia Pacific - with OTC, Telstra and NDC before CiS. This means that he is unique in being able to successfully deliver a diversified client-focused services business to carriers and network developers.

Under Peter's leadership CiS has grown over 15 years to be a strong and reputable business in the industry.

Kevin Lodge


Kevin's background in management, finance, recruitment and marketing has him ideally suited to manage CiS's critical management systems and resources as well as centralised CAD and Property services.

Kevin also leads CiS's onsite and outsourced technical consultancy business and is a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Peter Holmes


Pete leads the company's strong field delivery offering having recently returned to CiS after an earlier stint in both field and design.

With a focus on health and safety and increasing use of technology, Pete has developed CiS's field services to become the critical part and foundation of the company's end-to-end design solution.

Frances Laurent


A well run company relies on astute financial management as well as timely and accurate information and reporting and Frances, with her strong background in accounting across professional services businesses, delivers this for CiS.

Frances has been a member of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand for many years.

Tony Bailey


Tony is an experienced Telecommunications and IT consultant and project manager. His more than 25 years' experience includes roles requiring a strong technical background and a focus on telecoms and IT operations, product delivery and management systems.

Tony chairs the CiS Management Systems Governance Board.