Who we are

About Us

We Are Emantra

Emantra is an Australian-owned, private, small-to-medium enterprise with a company headquarters and national 24/7 Security Operations Centre (SOC) located in Brisbane CBD.

Since it was founded seventeen years ago, Emantra has grown from being one of Australia’s first and largest Microsoft Software-as-a-Service providers, focusing on web enablement and network optimisation, to now designing and operating high-availability gateways and compute and storage platforms for government. We provide services to federal agencies involved in the national security landscape which are classified at the highest commercially-available level of outsourced hosted activity.

Emantra is one of only a handful of Australian businesses operating with government-grade IT security certification. We present a unique combination of sovereign practitioner experience, cyber-risk expertise, premium facilities and young minds and ideas. And we make these resources available to you, whether you are an existing hosting customer of Emantra or not.

So, challenge us – we’re ready to hit the ground running. We promise a refreshing, Australian approach of strong personal relationships, no corporate bureaucracy and no time wasting.


Our Values & Experience

17 Years of Continuous Improvement

Our Vision

We see a society which can confidently store, access and trust information anywhere, anytime. Emantra envisions itself having a key role in the delivery of this secure future for all Australians.

Our Mission

We protect and enable our Customers’ business through ensuring the Confidentiality, Integrity and Availability of data and critical business systems.

Our Values

• Good enough is not good enough - We commit 100% to quality outcomes - every person, through good times and bad.
• The cup is half full - We bring optimism, positivity and creativity to work every day, providing solutions, not excuses.
• Dream large! - We are passionate individuals who think outside the box. We see no limits to what we can achieve.
• Own it! - We take accountability and responsibility for our work and our relationships.
• Aussie, Aussie, Aussie… Oi! Oi! Oi! - We are proudly 100% Australian owned and operated. We live and breathe Australian values - we are fair and competitive by nature.


Emantra is thrilled to provide a challenging, rewarding and fun place to work for bright young Australians.  We are a happy team and proud of our achievements together – we think this shines through in our service and customer relationships.  We employ about 20 FTE staff and contractors, with that number growing all the time. 

Ross Dewar

Founder, Owner, CEO

Ross is a “seasoned” veteran of the financial, technology and governance disciplines.  He is a career Australian and US public company director, CFO, Chartered Accountant (ret’d) and investor. He is a classic car collector, maths hobbyist, enjoys yachting and is an aspiring guitarist.

Fender or Gibson? Fender!

Ashley Knowles


Ashley Knowles is Emantra’s Chief Technology Officer overseeing the company’s technology offerings and daily operations. Ashley is currently undertaking a Master of Cyber Security majoring in Leadership & Security Management. Ashley is an avid SimRacer, and loves camping and hiking with his family.

Beer or wine? Wine!

Ben Keyte

Finance Manager

Ben oversees the company’s financial, legal and administrative operations. Ben prepares strategic analyses to determine project and company profitability in line with Emantra’s corporate values. Ben is currently undertaking an MBA majoring in Finance. Between work and study, Ben enjoys fishing, camping and music production.

Debit or Credit? Credit!

Helen Rogerson

HR Manager

Helen leads the people capability and resources function at Emantra which mainly involves professional development and counselling, team building, and recruitment guidance.  Her buzz is about building individual leaders and team capability and she does that in an innovative and authentic way.  Her interests lie in horse(wo)manship and living a semi-rural lifestyle.

Horse or buggy?  Horse of course!


Emantra maintains high-level partnership and support arrangements with the following vendors and service providers:

Microsoft AtlassianNetskope


It has been a busy and rewarding seventeen years…

2005 Business established

2006 Microsoft Software as a Service Gold Partner

2008 1st Prize Deloitte Fast 50 Technology Companies

2009 Anchor Tenant in Polaris Data Centre Brisbane

2011 First IRAP Assessment at PROTECTED level achieved

2012 Built load balanced high performance hosting  infrastructure in Canberra Data Centres Hume and in 2015,  Fishwyck

2012 Introduced Secure Internet Gateway Service for Australian Government – now used by Depts of Defense, Attorney Generals, Home Affairs, Finance and ASIC

2014 Introduced sponsored ICON connectivity to our services – ICON is the federal government’s private fibre network within Canberra

2015 Introduced Managed Cloud services for AWS and Azure

2016 Established national SOC in Brisbane CBD

2017 Achieved ISO 27000 Certification

2020 Established sister company RYFT.TECH for whom we provide managed blockchain node hosting (Etherium)

2021 Commenced ECRM service delivery to non-hosted customers

2022 Membership AusCert and AISA

2022 Further strengthened our ECRM services as Emantra’s major strategic direction.  Well on the way to Azure Sentinel Gold Competency by end of the year.