DALE BRENDON ELPHINSTONE
Chairman, Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 19 July 2010
Dale was appointed to the Board of the Coote Industrial group as its Chairman in July 2010, and is also a director of some 25 other public or private companies. Dale is the Executive Chairman of the Elphinstone / William Adams group of companies which includes William Adams Pty Ltd, the Caterpillar dealership for Victoria and Tasmania, and a number of subsidiaries, and major shareholdings in a number of other companies including Gekko Systems Pty Ltd, Haulmax Pty Ltd and Coote Industrial Ltd; as well as Energy Power Systems Australia and its subsidiaries GMEC and Caterpillar Asia Power Rental.
VINCE DE SANTIS
A/Managing Director, Non-Executive Director
Appointed: 19 July 2010
Vince joined the Coote Industrial group in July 2010 as interim Managing Director. He is also the Managing Director of Elphinstone Pty Ltd and a director of a number of Elphinstone Group companies, having initially joined the group in 2000 as the Group Counsel and Finance & Investment Manager. Immediately prior to joining the Elphinstone Group, Vince was a Senior Associate in the Energy Resources & Projects work group of Corrs Chambers Westgarth, Melbourne. Vince holds Bachelor of Commerce and Bachelor of Laws degrees with honours in law and is a member of the Law Institute of Victoria, Australian Corporate Lawyers Association, Australian Institute of Company Directors, and is an affiliate of the Taxation Institute of Australia.
DONALD HECTOR, BE(Chem), PhD, FAICD, FIEAust, FIChemE
Appointed: 2 February 2006
Don has 15 years experience in senior executive management and CEO positions with industrial companies. He was Managing Director of Dow Corning Australia Pty Ltd, the Australian subsidiary of Dow Corning Corporation and was Managing Director of Asia Pacific Specialty Chemicals Ltd, an ASX-listed chemical company. Don is a non-chairman director of SEMF Pty Ltd, a multidisciplinary engineering consulting firm, and a director of other private companies. He is also on the board of Engineering Sydney at the University of Sydney and is a Council member of one of Sydney’s leading independent schools.
ROSS DUNNING, AC
Appointed: 8 November 2010
Ross Dunning holds a civil engineering degree with honours and a bachelor of commerce both from the University of Queensland. He holds a number of fellowships with major professional bodies and has extensive exposure to the rail industry from a variety of perspectives 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 ASX listed company, Downer EDI Limited). Ross has been awarded the Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) and since 2001, has occupied 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. Among other things, Ross currently serves as a director of Queensland Energy Resources Limited, chairman of the Townsville Port Authority and is a member of The Council of St John’s College within the University of Queensland.