our team

Where ambition meets execution.

Founded by entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, SUBCO leverages the experience, passion and foresight of its executive team to provide industry-leading subsea network solutions. With experts in network infrastructure, operations and commercialisation, we utilise a diverse skillset to achieve an aligned vision.

our team

Where ambition meets execution.

Founded by entrepreneur Bevan Slattery, SUBCO leverages the experience, passion and foresight of its executive team to provide industry-leading subsea network solutions. With experts in network infrastructure, operations and commercialisation, we utilise a diverse skillset to achieve an aligned vision.

The Team

Aligned Vision. Tactical Execution.

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Bevan Slattery

Founder & CO-CEO

A serial entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery has been successfully building IT and telecommunications businesses in Australia for nearly 20 years. He has since expanded his innovations to Singapore and Hong Kong, followed by the USA and Europe.

In 2015, Bevan successfully led two of his private investments to ASX-listed status. Superloop Limited (ASX:SLC) was listed in June 2015, after an IPO that raised $17.5 million for approximately 19.4% of the company. Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) was listed in December of the same year, raising $25 million for approximately 28.5% of the company.

Read Bevan's Full Bio
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Belle Lajoie

CO-CEO

As Co-CEO of Soda Infrastructure, Belle Lajoie oversees the strategic and commercial decisions for SUBCO and entire infrastructure arm of Soda. Belle has worked in the telecommunications industry with Soda founder, Bevan Slattery, for over a decade and has deep industry knowledge around delivering large scale sales and operations solutions to a range of peering, data centre, infrastructure and data services organisations.

Over the course of her career, Belle has proven to be an integral member of executive and leadership teams during the growth and commercialisation stages of successful technology startups including NEXTDC (ASX:NXT) as their National Channel Manager, Megaport (ASX:MP1) as their Chief Commercial Officer, Cloudscene as their Chief Executive Officer, and intelliHR as their Non Executive Director.

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Lee Harper

Chief Operations Officer

Lee is responsible for overseeing the design, construction, implementation and operation of SUBCO’s telecommunications infrastructure.

Prior to joining SUBCO, Lee was employed as the Chief Network Architect for SubPartners, within this role he functioned as the INDIGO West and Central Procurement Group Chairman and managed the technical aspects of the INDIGO cable system delivery from project conception to completion of ship loading.

Before SubPartners, Lee was the manager for TPG Telecom’s Network engineering division where he was responsible for managing the Transmission, Voice and Data engineering teams. Lee was also part of the project team that delivered the PPC-1 cable system connecting Sydney to Guam in 2009.

Lee previously worked with Level 3 Communications. He joined them in 1999 and from the start of their European organisation led the Operations Engineering team predominantly responsible for the technical aspects & quality control of their European high speed optical transport backbone and TransAtlantic Ultra Long-haul submarine transmission systems.

With over 20 years global telecoms industry experience, most of which have been in operations and engineering leadership positions Lee’s career history demonstrates extensive telecommunications network system engineering and operations experience.

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Carlos Trujillo

Chief Commercial Officer

Carlos is responsible for Commercial decisions and management. He has worked with major tier 1 carriers in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia, and was most recently director of international planning at Telstra. He joined Subpartners in 2012 as Commercial Director, going on to become General Manager in 2014.

Carlos’ experience includes the delivery of significant submarine infrastructure projects including the Telstra Endeavour Project, where he drove the project from business case development to commercial and operational execution.

Additionally, during his tenure at Telstra, Carlos represented Telstra’s investment interests in the Asia America’s Gateway Consortium Cable as both the Chairman of the Management Committee and the Commercial Working Group.

Carlos has worked in telecommunications for 26 years, nine of those years in multiple operational roles at Telstra. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA.

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Bevan Slattery

Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery has been successfully building IT and telecommunications businesses in Australia for nearly 20 years. He has since expanded his innovations to Singapore and Hong Kong, followed by the USA and Europe.

In 2015, Bevan successfully led two of his private investments to ASX-listed status. Superloop Limited (ASX:SLC) was listed in June 2015, after an IPO that raised $17.5 million for approximately 19.4% of the company. Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) was listed in December of the same year, raising $25 million for approximately 28.5% of the company.

Read Bevan's Full Bio
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Lee Harper

Chief Operations Officer

Lee is responsible for overseeing the design, construction, implementation and operation of SUBCO’s telecommunications infrastructure.

Prior to joining SUBCO, Lee was employed as the Chief Network Architect for SubPartners, within this role he functioned as the INDIGO West and Central Procurement Group Chairman and managed the technical aspects of the INDIGO cable system delivery from project conception to completion of ship loading.

Before SubPartners, Lee was the manager for TPG Telecom’s Network engineering division where he was responsible for managing the Transmission, Voice and Data engineering teams. Lee was also part of the project team that delivered the PPC-1 cable system connecting Sydney to Guam in 2009.

Lee previously worked with Level 3 Communications. He joined them in 1999 and from the start of their European organisation led the Operations Engineering team predominantly responsible for the technical aspects & quality control of their European high speed optical transport backbone and TransAtlantic Ultra Long-haul submarine transmission systems.

With over 20 years global telecoms industry experience, most of which have been in operations and engineering leadership positions Lee’s career history demonstrates extensive telecommunications network system engineering and operations experience.

Carlos.trujillo

Carlos Trujillo

Chief Commercial Officer

Carlos is responsible for Commercial decisions and management. He has worked with major tier 1 carriers in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia, and was most recently director of international planning at Telstra. He joined Subpartners in 2012 as Commercial Director, going on to become General Manager in 2014.

Carlos’ experience includes the delivery of significant submarine infrastructure projects including the Telstra Endeavour Project, where he drove the project from business case development to commercial and operational execution.

Additionally, during his tenure at Telstra, Carlos represented Telstra’s investment interests in the Asia America’s Gateway Consortium Cable as both the Chairman of the Management Committee and the Commercial Working Group.

Carlos has worked in telecommunications for 26 years, nine of those years in multiple operational roles at Telstra. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA.

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Bevan Slattery

Founder

A serial entrepreneur, Bevan Slattery has been successfully building IT and telecommunications businesses in Australia for nearly 20 years. He has since expanded his innovations to Singapore and Hong Kong, followed by the USA and Europe.

In 2015, Bevan successfully led two of his private investments to ASX-listed status. Superloop Limited (ASX:SLC) was listed in June 2015, after an IPO that raised $17.5 million for approximately 19.4% of the company. Megaport Limited (ASX:MP1) was listed in December of the same year, raising $25 million for approximately 28.5% of the company.

Read Bevan's Full Bio
Lee.harper

Lee Harper

Chief Operations Officer

Lee is responsible for overseeing the design, construction, implementation and operation of SUBCO’s telecommunications infrastructure.

Prior to joining SUBCO, Lee was employed as the Chief Network Architect for SubPartners, within this role he functioned as the INDIGO West and Central Procurement Group Chairman and managed the technical aspects of the INDIGO cable system delivery from project conception to completion of ship loading.

Before SubPartners, Lee was the manager for TPG Telecom’s Network engineering division where he was responsible for managing the Transmission, Voice and Data engineering teams. Lee was also part of the project team that delivered the PPC-1 cable system connecting Sydney to Guam in 2009.

Lee previously worked with Level 3 Communications. He joined them in 1999 and from the start of their European organisation led the Operations Engineering team predominantly responsible for the technical aspects & quality control of their European high speed optical transport backbone and TransAtlantic Ultra Long-haul submarine transmission systems.

With over 20 years global telecoms industry experience, most of which have been in operations and engineering leadership positions Lee’s career history demonstrates extensive telecommunications network system engineering and operations experience.

Carlos.trujillo

Carlos Trujillo

Chief Commercial Officer

Carlos is responsible for Commercial decisions and management. He has worked with major tier 1 carriers in the United States, Europe and throughout Asia, and was most recently director of international planning at Telstra. He joined Subpartners in 2012 as Commercial Director, going on to become General Manager in 2014.

Carlos’ experience includes the delivery of significant submarine infrastructure projects including the Telstra Endeavour Project, where he drove the project from business case development to commercial and operational execution.

Additionally, during his tenure at Telstra, Carlos represented Telstra’s investment interests in the Asia America’s Gateway Consortium Cable as both the Chairman of the Management Committee and the Commercial Working Group.

Carlos has worked in telecommunications for 26 years, nine of those years in multiple operational roles at Telstra. Carlos holds a Bachelor of Science in Electrical Engineering and an Executive MBA.

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