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Stuart is a highly experienced corporate lawyer, having been both a partner at a large Australian law firm and acting as a senior in house counsel for a Fortune 100 company


Stuart has deep experience in M&A and ECM transactions which has led to the innovative insights behind thedocyard’s next generation deal management technology.


Stuart has led thedocyard since its inception and will continue to drive the business into the future.


Neale is an experienced commercial and technical operator who brings proven results in setting strategy, shaping development and directing execution to deliver the growth & profitability agendas of businesses.


Neale’s unique experience stems from traditional industries that are innovating through their service offering or experimenting with new business models.


As the Chief Financial officer & Chief Operating Officer, Neale focuses on the execution of the thedocyard’s vision, growth and enablement efforts.


Stephen is a senior technologist with 25 years’ experience working as a consultant around the globe in software development, technical architecture and business IT solutions.


Stephen’s experience has seen him advise on business technology planning in nearly every industry imaginable.


As the Chief Technology Officer, Steve provides technical leadership in all aspects of the business.


Lyn is an expert in designing and delivering customer success programs for global software solutions companies.


Lyn’s background in business IT solutions, change management and service delivery means that she is able to offer clients technical and business advice to ensure successful adoption of thedocyard.


As the Head of Customer Success, Lyn and her team work shoulder to shoulder with our clients from initial consultation, through on-boarding and ongoing support.


Greg has spent his career working with clients delivering global technology platforms and breakthrough software applications to solve business problems; delivering improved outcomes to customers, helping them to achieve better results and be more productive.


Greg understands how data, technology and people converge and works strategically with clients to deliver solutions that work for their businesses for the long term.


As the Director of Business Development, Greg directs the business development activities of the organisation and drive the new sales business for the company across Australia and New Zealand.

Daniel Ryding

Daniel is an experienced and passionate technology leader with over 14 years’ experience in industry.


Daniel’s experience has seen him leading large global technology teams delivering superior products and services to a multitude of clients, specialising in Agile web and mobile based Saas/Paas cloud development and operations.


As the head of engineering, Daniel leads and manages key activities in the development departments inclusive of reliability engineering, and process automation in support of daily site/software development projects

Board of Directors

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Stuart Clout

Chief Executive Officer and Executive Director

Stuart Clout is the Founder + CEO of thedocyard. Prior to founding thedocyard Stuart practiced as a corporate lawyer both in large law firm partnership with Colin Biggers & Paisley in Sydney and in house with the Tesco Group, a Fortune 100 company in London.


Stuart has over 15 years’ experience as a corporate transactional lawyer and is an admitted solicitor in both NSW and England & Wales. In private practice Stuart acted for a variety of large private and listed corporate clients, primarily on M&A and transactional matters. His focus at Tesco was on both corporate and commercial transactions. This deep experience both on advisor and client side is what lead to the insights from which thedocyard was born

James Walker

James has over 25 years’ experience as a Chartered Accountant and company secretary of various high growth private companies.  More recently James successfully completed the ASX-IPO of DroneShield (ASX:DRO) and before that was the CFO of Seeing Machines Ltd (AIM: SEE), an AIM-listed company that utilises advanced algorithms for detection of driver fatigue and distraction.


He is currently a non-executive director with BluGlass (ASX: BLG) and Digital Wine Ventures (ASX: DW8) and the CFO at Douugh Limited.

Steven Coffey

Steven Coffey

Non-Executive and Independent Director

Steve is a Chartered Accountant and registered company auditor and has over 35 years’ experience in the accounting and finance industry. He has been a partner in the chartered accounting firm Watkins Coffey Martin since 1993.


Mr Coffey is currently a non-executive director of Kazia Therapeutics Limited (ASX: KZA – NASDAQ:KZIA), where he is the chair of its audit, risk and governance committee.