Alex Kontouris and Graeme Kelly

Alex Kontouris and Graeme Kelly began their business partnership in 1997. Their foundation telecommunications Service Provider business (Saise Telecom), initially serviced Melbourne, and quickly grew to a national organisation going on to become one of Australia’s largest privately owned service providers. In 2005 Saise Telecom was merged with publicly listed Carrier, Clever Communications Ltd (CVA), and both Graeme and Alex held executive directorships on the board. This business was eventually sold to BigAir Ltd (BGL), Australia’s largest carrier of wireless Ethernet services.

In 2007 Alex and Graeme established a private telecommunications company, servicing whole of business solutions to the SMB and enterprise market place. Solely focusing on business solutions, the group has won awards for it’s entrepreneurial nature, breadth of corporate products and the overall growth of the business featuring in Smart 50, Deloitte Fast 50 (Australia) and Fast 500 (Asia Pacific) and BRW Fast 100.

Meet Our Managing Directors

Alex Kontouris partner wholesale networks founder


Co-managing Director

Alex Kontouris is the co-founder and co-managing director of Partner Wholesale Networks. His key responsibility is looking after the operational activities of business, working hand in hand with the team to oversee the management of delivered networks and ensuring the business is aligned around the solutions sold so we can achieve the best possible results for our customers.

Alex’s experience and strong strategic guidance ensures the business drivers match the ever changing and broad range of telecommunications services, overall design and synergies between legacy and convergent products.

Graeme Kelly partner wholesale networks founder


Co-managing Director

Graeme Kelly is the co-founder and co-managing director of Partner Wholesale Networks.

His key focus is managing the sales and marketing strategies for business, working closely with the Sales Directors of  Partner Wholesale Networks and wholesale partners alike (Telstra, Optus, AAPT, Symbio and Vocus).

Graeme has over 25 years in the industry and is well placed to provide sound and practical advice to both our wholesale partners and enterprise customers.