Meet our Board of Directors:
Patrick Avery has over 30 years of experience working in the industries of fertilizer, mining, specialty chemicals, petroleum, and construction/project management.
In the fertilizer industry, he worked for 11 years with JR Simplot, one of the largest privately held food and agribusiness companies in the USA, where he held senior positions across all key business units such as mining, manufacturing, supply chain, wholesale sales and energy management, managing over 1500 employees, three mines(two phosphate and one silica), and five major manufacturing facilities, and several warehouse/distribution locations, making dozens of products from chemical fertilizers, to specialty chemicals for lawns, gardens, and golf courses, industrial products, resins, and water treatment and Avery was also president of Intrepid Potash, where he led all aspects of mining, manufacturing, logistics and sales. He has led several junior fertilizer companies through all key phases of growth and is currently Principal and Owner of LDR Solution LLC, a consulting firm for major mining, chemical, fertilizer, project management and private equity companies.
Mr. Avery has served on several business and not-for-profit boards.
Greg West is a Chartered Accountant and an experienced ASX Non-Executive director with a background in the education sector, investment banking and financial services. Greg was appointed as a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed IDP Education in 2006, now a top 100 ASX company. Greg is on the Council of the University of Wollongong and a Director of UOWGE Limited, a business arm of the University of Wollongong with universities in Dubai, Hong Kong and Malaysia. Greg is also a Director and Chair of Education Australia Limited, an investment company owned by the Australian universities.
Previously, Greg was Chief Executive Officer of a dual listed ASX biotech company. He has worked at Price Waterhouse and has held senior finance executive roles in investment banking with Bankers Trust, Deutsche Bank, NZI and other financial institutions. Greg is a Director of the St James Foundation Limited.
Mr. Richardson has extensive experience in capital markets in both Australia and overseas in the field of stockbroking and investment banking. He is a founding director of Blackwood Capital Limited, an Australian based investment bank operating in capital markets, advisory services and funds management in equities and private equity funds. He holds a Bachelor of Business from the Swinburne University of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, and is a CPA. Mr. Richardson is currently a Non-Executive Director of Abundant Produce Limited. In the last three years Mr. Richardson was a director of XTD Limited. He resigned on 1st November 2018.
Nova has approximately 6 years’ experience working in Company Secretary and Assistant Company Secretary roles with listed companies. She previously worked for Computershare Investor Services Pty Limited in various roles for over 10 years. Nova has completed a Bachelor of Laws at Deakin University.