Vincent De Santis

Chairman and independent non-executive director, BCom, LLB (Hons)


Chairman since 24 March 2016, independent non-executive director since 19 July 2010, member of audit and risk committee since 31 July 2013. 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 and 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 Pte Ltd. Prior to that time, he was a Senior Associate in the Energy, Resources and Projects team at national law firm Corrs Chambers Westgarth, based in Melbourne. Vince is also a member of the Tasmanian Development Board and the Tasmanian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

Dean Draper

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, MBA, BBUS


Chief Executive Officer since 21 November 2022, Dean is an experienced executive having held senior roles in the industrial sector both in Australia and overseas. Most recently, Dean held the roles of Managing Director and CEO of Ixom (former Orica Chemicals business), based in Melbourne. Prior to leading the Ixom business, Dean spent over 17 years in several senior executive positions at BASF, a large multi-national chemicals company. This included 4 years as Managing Director of BASF’s operations across the ASEAN region.

Dean holds a Master of Business Administration (MBA) from Monash Mt Eliza Business school, a Bachelor of Business from Monash University in Melbourne, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at INSEAD Business School, France.

Dale Elphinstone

Non-executive director, FAICD


Non-executive director since 19 July 2010. 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 the longest-serving Caterpillar dealer 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, a member of the Tasmanian Premier’s Economic and Social Recovery Advisory 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 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.

Scott Cameron

Independent non-executive director, BCom, CA ANZ, FAICD


Independent non-executive director since 1 September 2020 and chairman of the audit and risk committee since 18 November 2020. Scott has more than 27 years’ experience in senior management with exposure to a broad range of relevant industry sectors. He commenced his professional career at PricewaterhouseCoopers and then spent 27 years with leading Malaysian listed industrial services conglomerate, Sime Darby Berhad in various roles including Finance Director and then Managing Director of Australian based Caterpillar Dealer, Hastings Deering. Prior to his retirement from executive management at the end of 2019, Scott had spent the last 13 years as an Executive Vice-President of Sime Darby Industrial.

Kelly Elphinstone

Non-executive director, BBus (Marketing)


Non-executive director and member of the audit and risk committee since 19 September 2022. Kelly has been part of the Elphinstone Group of Companies for 30 years and currently holds the position of Executive Director. Kelly has held several leadership roles, predominantly within the Mining Equipment, Technology and Services (METS) and Earthmoving industries, the most recent being Managing Director of the Elphinstone Group’s underground mining manufacturing business. Kelly studied Marketing at RMIT, has completed an executive leadership program with Stanford University and is a Graduate of the AICD Company Director’s program. Kelly holds multiple directorships (including a Chair position) and participates on various Government advisory councils.

Chris McFadden

Independent non-executive director, MBA, BCom, LLB


Independent Non-Executive Director from 17 April 2024, Chris is a lawyer and has more than 20 years’ experience in senior management roles with a deep understanding of the resources sector, international markets and M&A activities in particular. Chris previously held the role of Manager, Business Development at Newcrest Mining Limited and before that was Head of Commercial, Strategy and Corporate Development at Tigers Realm Coal Limited. Prior to his time at Tigers Realm, he was a Commercial General Manager at Rio Tinto where he had a 12-year career spanning legal and commercial roles.

Chris is currently the Chair of NexGen Energy Limited (which is listed on the ASX, New York Stock Exchange and Toronto Stock Exchange), and a Director of Toronto Stock Exchange listed company, IsoEnergy Limited.

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