Management Team

John Annand

John Annand CEO

John brings significant experience to the role of CEO gained in executive finance and operations roles with ASX-listed and multi-national resources and pharmaceutical companies. Prior to his current roles at ABT, he held the role of Acting CEO and Chief Financial Officer at Norwest Energy NL and more recently Chief Operations Officer at AusCann Group Holdings Limited. He also held a number of management roles during his 16 years with Woodside Energy including Commercial Manager and Finance Manager.

Mr Annand’s prior experience has seen him responsible for strategy development and execution, marketing, research and development, operations, supply chain management, contract management, capital raisings, investor relations and corporate governance. In addition, he also brings to the CEO role customer, stakeholder, and joint venture relationship skills gained from working across international jurisdictions and diverse industries.

In addition to his accounting and corporate governance qualifications, John also holds a Bachelor of Business and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.

Anthony Van Litsenborgh

Anthony Van Litsenborgh GENERAL MANAGER - ENGINEERING

Anthony brings significant and relevant experience to the Company having worked for 14 years in the South African automotive component manufacturing industry where he held the position of Technical Manager with Dorbyl Automotive Systems which included being responsible for product and process development as well as overall management of the design office. This position gave Mr van Litsenborgh direct exposure to working on projects in the global automotive industry with original equipment manufactures and component manufactures around the world.

More recently Mr van Litsensborgh has held the positions of Industrial Engineering Manager with Bell Equipment, Operations Manager with Howard Porter and Operations Manager with G&G Mining Fabrication where he provided product solutions for the mining, road transport and heavy earth moving industries.

Mr van Litsenborgh has formal qualifications in Industrial Design and is recognised by Engineers Australia as a qualified Engineering Manager. In addition, he holds formal qualifications in both Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma manufacturing methods.

Dean Robinson

Dean Robinson Sales Director

Dean has an extensive background in the manufacturing sector working for a number of multi-nationals including Black & Decker, Sony and Volkswagon.  He established the European operations for Canadian electronics manufacturer, Electrohome, in the UK and became their General Manager, Europe.

Volkswagen took Dean to South Africa, where he was instrumental in establishing the catalytic convertor manufacturing industry, which now supplies 15% of the world’s requirement. While working for Volkswagen, Dean secured the largest ever order between China and South Africa, valued at over US$500 million.

Dean has operated on five continents and lived in Europe, South Africa and Thailand, before settling in Australia. As ABT’s Head of Sales, Dean focuses on developing business through defined distribution channels and supporting these channels with strong customer relations, alongside premium quality products, process and customer service.

Board of Directors

Ms Dagmar Parsons

Ms Dagmar Parsons CHAIR AND NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Appointed Director 24 April 2018, Appointed Chair 20 June 2018

Dagmar has more than 25 years’ experience in the mining and resources industry across a range of functions, working in senior executive roles with Worley Parsons, AECOM and Downer. 

She has worked with major national and multinational entities to drive critical market success by providing strategic direction, visionary leadership and innovative thinking.  

As a Mechanical Engineer, Dagmar has developed an in-depth knowledge of engineering,  manufacturing,  and service industry environments in the mining, oil  and gas, power and infrastructure sectors. 

Dagmar has considerable experience in transforming and growing complex businesses across diverse corporate, operational and entrepreneurial roles in Australia, Asia and Europe. She has a strong appreciation of the role of good governance in setting, implementing and over-seeing strategic imperatives.  

Mr David Slack

Mr David Slack NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Appointed 9 September 2009

Mr Slack is the founding Managing Director of Australian equity fund manager Karara Capital Pty Ltd. Karara was established in 2007 and now has around $3.4 billion in funds under management. Over the past 30 years, Mr Slack has made a significant contribution to the Australian funds management industry. Notably, he was co-founder and joint managing director of Portfolio Partners Limited, which was sold to Norwich Union in 1998. Prior to that, Mr Slack was a founding executive director of County Nat West Investment Management, where he was head of Australian Equities. He was a non-executive director of the Victorian Funds Management Corporation until 2007, holding positions of deputy Chairman and Chair of the Board Investment Committee. David has a Bachelor of Economics with Honours and is a fellow of FINSIA. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mr Adam Levine

Mr Adam Levine NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Appointed 9 April 2013

Mr Levine, a lawyer by profession, has over 20 years national and global experience in structuring and executing private equity investments and corporate finance transactions both as legal advisor and a principal investor.

The founder and Executive Chairman of law firm R.B. Flinders, Mr Levine has grown the Melbourne based legal firm from a boutique M&A practice established during the height of the 2008 GFC, into Private Client 2.0 - a next generation, relationship driven, client centric law firm.

Mr Levine is also the Executive Chairman and founder of Rockwell Group Holdings, the head principal investment vehicle of the Rockwell Group which undertakes investments into regulated financial, professional and healthcare service businesses. Mr Levine’s extensive private equity experience and proactive investment practice have been the major contributory factor to the Rockwell Group’s success with a portfolio IRR return in excess of most leading national and global private equity funds.

His current directorships include Rockwell Group Holdings Pty Ltd, Rockwell Financial Services Group Pty Ltd, Rockwell Bates Pty Ltd, Rockwell Investments Pty Ltd, RLDO Pty Ltd, FMD Financial Pty Ltd, and a number of other private companies. Mr Levine is also the founder (with his wife) and Chair of the Rockwell Foundation, a private ancillary fund, which focuses on supporting opportunities for under privileged youth. 

 Mr Mark Lindh

Mr Mark Lindh NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, APPOINTED 27 JUNE 2017

Mr Lindh is a corporate advisor with over 15 years experience in advising mining and resources companies with a particular focus on the energy sector.

Mr Lindh is a founding director of Adelaide Equity Partners Limited, an investment and advisory company.