Hon. Jim Elder
Non-Executive Chairman | Board Director
Jim has an extensive and distinguished career in public services before he retired and became a professional director in a number of companies in the private sector.
Jim is the former Deputy Premier of Queensland and Minister for State Development and Trade. His 12-year parliamentary services saw him serving across portfolios such as Minister for Transport, Minster assisting Premier on Economic and Trade Development, Minister for health, Minister for Business, Industry and Regional Development. Jim was Deputy Lead of the Opposition, Shadow Minister for Business, Industry and Transport, Shadow Minister for Transport, Youth, Sport and Recreation.
Jim has developed specialised skills in business development and government interaction with the private sector. He sits on a number boards as Chairman or director, including Whitsunday Market and Development Corporation, Australian Petroleum International Exploration and Marketing and Development Corporation, Australian Petroleum International Exploration and Development Limited, British Borneo Petroleum Australia Limited and Careflight Medical Service Australia.
Managing Director | Board Director
Agatha has over 15 years of experience as a business developer, independent company director and entrepreneur. After completing a PhD in organizational Psychology, Agatha went on to start a number of profitable private construction, property development and consultancy companies in Brisbane and Byron Bay, Australia.
Agatha has developed specialized skills in business development and leadership, which have led to a track record of leading companies to high growth and performance. Agatha took over the role of CEO of the Company in 2015, managing the overall performance of the Company in both commercial and technical development, as well as relationship with key stakeholders.
Agatha holds a BSc. In Psychology (Hons), a PhD in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia.
Executive Director | Board Director
Gheorghe has worked as a scientist and engineer in fluid engineering, manufacturing engineering, process engineering (water), plant and equipment design and new technology and application development for over 35 years.
Gheorghe has been engaged as an advisor on water treatment solutions by various reputable organisations and government agencies including CSIRO, Water Corporation of Western Australia, WA Department of Water and Energy Resources Australia Limited.
For the last 12 years, Gheorghe has lead a team of researchers and engineers to refine Catalytic Advanced Oxidation process in water treatment system design and engineering, which results in unprecedented leaps in cost efficiency, robustness and extraordinary effectiveness. Gheorghe pioneers the patented HYDROXON process, and continues to devote his passion and energy at the forefront of water treatment technology and sustainable solutions.
Executive Director | Board Director
David has 32 years of experience as a lawyer, independent company director, business developer and entrepreneur.
David has developed a special expertise in cultivating industrial and government resources in New Zealand and the South Pacific. He has been active in a number of ventures including a large-scale property development project in downtown Auckland, SOE purchase from Samoan Government, finance and foreign exchange business, export of primary produce and wine, gold mining, extractive minerals and landfill investments.
David is a Honorary Special Projects Advisor to the Prime Minister of Samoa, and a founding member and Commissioner of the New Zealand and Samoa Trade and Investment Commission. David currently manages the Company’s sales and marketing, and business development in New Zealand and the South Pacific.
David holds both a Bachelor of Laws and an Executive MBA from the Auckland University, New Zealand. David holds professional membership in Auckland District Law Society, New Zealand Law Society, Institute of Directors (MinstD) NZ, and is admitted as Solicitor of the High Court of New Zealand and the Supreme Court of Samoa.