Board of Directors

Vincent De Santis

Chairman and non-executive director, 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. 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 Pte Ltd. Prior to that time, 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 Tasmanian Development Board and the Tasmanian Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee.

Alison von Bibra

Independent non-executive director, BSc, MBA

Independent non-executive director and member of the audit and risk committee since 17 January 2017. 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.

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 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, 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 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.

Scott Cameron

Non-executive director, BCom, CA ANZ, FAICD

Non-executive director since 1st September 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.

Kevin Pallas

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer, BCom, MAICD

Member of the board since 17 December 2014, managing director & CEO since 1 February 2015. 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.