Board Members

Vincent De Santis
Non-Executive Director (Chairman)
B.Com LLB (Hons)

Appointed:

19 July 2010

Special Responsibilities:

Member of Audit Committee

Summary of equity holdings
at 30 June 2016:

300,003 ordinary shares

Vince is the Managing Director of the Elphinstone Group which he joined in 2000 as the Group’s Legal Counsel and Finance & Investment Manager. He is a director of various Elphinstone Group companies. He was Dale Elphinstone’s alternate on the board of Queensland Gas Company Limited and of National Hire Group Limited. Immediately prior to joining the Elphinstone Group, Vince was a Senior Associate in the Energy Resources & Projects work group of national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth in Melbourne.


Dale Elphinstone, FAICD
Non-Executive Director
FAICD

Appointed:

19 July 2010

Summary of equity holdings
at 30 June 2016:

202,249,018 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 dealers’ principal 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 Dunning AC
Non-Executive Director
BE (Hons), B.Com, FCILT, FAIM, FIE Aust, FIRSE, MAICD

Appointed:

8 November 2010

Special Responsibilities:

Member of Audit Committee

Summary of equity holdings
at 30 June 2016:

104,000 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 currently serves as chairman of SunWater Limited and is a member of The Council of St John’s College within the University of Queensland. He also serves on the Advisory Board of Indec Pty Ltd.


Alison von Bibra
Non-Executive Director (Independent)
BSc, MBA

Appointed:

17 January 2017

Special Responsibilities:

Member of Audit Committee

Summary of equity holdings
at 30 June 2016:

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 CSL Superannuation Fund and Westernport Regional Water Corporation. She is currently a Member of the Dental Board of Australia and Director of the Ballarat General Cemeteries Trust.


 

Kevin Pallas
Managing Director & CEO
BCom, MAICD

Appointed:

17 November 2014

Special Responsibilities:

None

Summary of equity holdings
at 30 June 2016:

20,000 ordinary shares

Kevin possesses senior management and leadership experience through a 24 year 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. During the recent development of the group Kevin has been a key player in structuring the finance and administration functions as well as driving strategic planning and business improvement initiatives. Kevin’s extensive knowledge of the Engenco core businesses has greatly contributed to the recent restructuring of the group. In February 2015 Kevin was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer.