Board Members

Vincent De Santis
BCom, LLB (Hons)
CHAIRMAN SINCE 24 MARCH 2016, NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SINCE 19 JULY 2010, MEMBER OF AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE SINCE 31 JULY 2013

Summary of equity holdings at 30 June 2019: 378,951 ordinary shares

Vince was the Managing Director of the Elphinstone Group up until December 2018. He initially joined the Elphinstone Group in 2000 as the Group’s Legal Counsel and Finance & Investment Manager. During his time with the Group, Vince also served as a director of various subsidiary and joint venture companies including William Adams Pty Ltd, Gekko Systems Pty Ltd and APac Energy Rental Pty Ltd. Prior to that, he was a Senior Associate in the Energy, Resources & Projects team at national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, based in Melbourne. Vince is also a member of the University of Tasmania’s North West Advisory Board and the Tasmanian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.


Kevin Pallas
BCom, MAICD
MEMBER OF THE BOARD SINCE 17 DECEMEBER 2014, MANAGING DIRECTOR & CEO SINCE 1 FEBRUARY 2015

Summary of equity holdings at 30 June 2019: 72,632 ordinary shares

Kevin possesses senior management and leadership experience through an extensive career in engineering, mining supplies, metals and manufacturing industries. Holding a Bachelor of Commerce degree, Kevin specialised in the areas of financial and cost accounting systems’ design and development, and operational and commercial management for a number of multinationals in South Africa, New Zealand, Singapore and Australia prior to joining the Group in 2007. He served in the position of Chief Financial Officer from 1 March 2013 to 31 January 2015.  In February 2015, Kevin was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.


Dale Elphinstone, QA
FAICD
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR SINCE 19 JULY 2010

Summary of equity holdings at 30 June 2019: 202,406,914 ordinary shares

Dale is the Executive Chairman of the Elphinstone Group which he founded in 1975.  Dale has considerable experience in the engineering, manufacturing and heavy machinery industries and among other things is one of the longest serving Caterpillar dealer principals in Australia, having acquired the Caterpillar dealership in Victoria and Tasmania in 1987. Dale is the Co-Chair of the Joint Commonwealth and Tasmanian Economic Council and was a director of the Tasmanian Health Organisation North-West until 30 June 2015.  He was a director of Caterpillar subsidiary, Caterpillar Underground Mining Pty Ltd until December 2008 and of the formerly publicly listed Queensland Gas Company Limited from October 2002 to November 2008. Dale was also a director of ASX listed National Hire Group Limited until December 2011.


Ross Running, AC
BE (Hons), BCom, FIE Aust, FIRSE, REPQ
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE SINCE 8 NOVEMBER 2010, CHAIRMAN OF AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE SINCE 21 FEBRUARY 2017

Summary of equity holdings at 30 June 2019: 182,948 ordinary shares

Ross has extensive exposure to the rail industry having served as the Commissioner for Railways in Queensland, President of the Australian Railways Association and Managing Director of Evans Deakin Industries Limited (the predecessor to the ASX listed company, Downer EDI Limited). Ross has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia and has held non-executive positions with a number of ASX listed companies including Toll Holdings Limited and Downer EDI Limited, Government owned corporations in Queensland and New South Wales and on unlisted public companies. Ross is also chairman of the Board of Indec Ltd.


Alison von Bibra
BSc, MBA, MAICD
INDEPENDENT NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR AND MEMBER OF THE AUDIT AND RISK COMMITTEE SINCE 17 JANURAY 2017

Summary of equity holdings at 30 June 2019: 0 ordinary shares

Alison has held key positions at a number of organisations including almost 10 years at ASX listed multi-national, CSL Limited. During her time at CSL, Alison’s roles included Senior Director, Human Resources based in the USA and General Manager, Human Resources located at the company’s Melbourne head office. Alison also has experience in a range of board roles including among others, the Dental Board of Australia, the Ballarat General Cemeteries Trust, CSL Superannuation Fund and Westernport Regional Water Corporation. She is currently a Member of the Chiropractic Board of Australia.