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Management Team

John Annand


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.

Paige Exley


Paige is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary, with over 20 years of experience in financial and management accounting.

Paige brings significant experience to the position, gained in finance and governance roles with ASX-listed companies in Australia, with domestic and overseas operations, in industries such as resources, mining services, information technology, professional services, not-for-profit and retail.

Paige’s prior experience has seen her responsible for business finance functions, asset development, corporate compliance, continuous process improvement, treasury management, capital raisings, investor relations and corporate governance.

Ben Suda


Ben brings significant experience to the role of Director of Sales and Marketing gained in executive roles predominantly within the mining industry, but also with exposure to the construction, energy, agricultural and chemical industries.

Prior to joining ABT, Ben was Head of Business Development and Sales at thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions. In this role Mr Suda had full responsibility for business development, sales, estimating, pre-execution project management, strategic account management, marketing and communications, and as a member of the Australian leadership team was integral in overseeing corporate governance and setting the company’s strategic direction.

Previous experience includes global and regional management/executive sales, marketing, commercial and operations roles with publicly listed and private companies including Metso, P&H Minepro/Joy Global (now Komatsu Mining), Boart Longyear, DSI Underground and Minprovise International.

David Newcombe


David has 20 years experience in automotive product development. Recently, David has worked in the defence and robotics sectors for start-ups in engineering and operations roles.

David has a passion for developing customer focused products, solving problems, using data to support decisions and creating processes to improve operational efficiency.

David holds qualifications in Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering and Six Sigma.

Andrew Booth


Andrew has Corporate Development and Strategic leadership experience across Banking and Finance, Advisory, Private Equity, Agriculture, FMCG and Logistics in the Asia Pacific region.

Prior to joining ABT, Andrew has lead transformational growth of a number organisations including a logistics company in WA through to successful trade sale exit on behalf of investors. Formerly based in Hong Kong; Andrew managed Strategy and Governance across 34 Countries for ANZ Banking Group and Asia Pacific development, supporting inbound investment as well as export across a diverse range of industry sectors in Australia.

Andrew has a Masters of Business Administration from Australian Graduate School of Management, is a Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors and is an Asialink Leadership Alumni.

Board of Directors

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

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

NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR, Appointed 9 April 2013

Mr Levine, a lawyer by profession, has over 25 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 Chair of law firm Rockwell Bates, Mr Levine has grown the storied Melbourne based legal firm from a boutique M&A practice established during the height of the 2008 GFC, into a pre-eminent private wealth law firm focused on building and protecting client’s wealth.

Mr Levine is also the Executive Chair and founder of the Rockwell Group which undertakes principal investments into regulated financial and professional services 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 in excess of most leading national and global private equity funds.

Mr Levine is the Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee (a position which he has held for several years). He brings a very analytical and inquiring mind when engaging with, challenging and supporting the key Executives of the company.

His current outside directorships include Rockwell Group Holdings Pty Ltd, Rockwell Bates 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. He is also a Trustee Director of the Australian Jewish Museum Foundation Limited.

Mr Mark Lindh


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.

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