Meet the passionate people who are changing the game in order to address the global water crisis.
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.
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 Honourary 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.
Agatha has over 17 years of experience as a business developer, independent company director and entrepreneur. After completing a PhD in organisational Psychology, Agatha went on to start a number of profitable private construction, property development and consultancy companies in Australia and overseas.
Agatha has specialised skills in business development and leadership, which have led to a track record of leading companies to high growth and performance. She believes that success is driven by passion, perseverance and integrity and always strives to ensure that the company's compass is steered by these core values.
Agatha manages the overall performance of Infinite Water in both commercial and technical development, as well as relationships with key stakeholders.
Agatha holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology (Hons) and a PhD in Organisational Psychology from the University of Queensland, Australia.
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.
YK has a deep interest in new and innovative technologies focused in the healthcare and environmental sectors.
He moved to New Zealand after practising medicine for 20 years in Hong Kong. Over the following 20 years, he has been involved in healthcare businesses in different roles, ranging from being a hands-on marketing director to the board member of a successful private healthcare group in New Zealand. He also started a lighting business from the ground up in 2011. With a passion for sustainability, he has leveraged his business and entrepreneurial experience and established networks to ensure businesses he is involved with continue to operate with a focus on improving environment and sustainability issues.
YK believes in Infinite Water’s vision to combat global water access and scarcity. Recognising their passion and commitment to using their technology to help those in need of healthy drinking water and to treat waste water to improve the environment, YK has become both an investor and an Executive Director in the business.
YK holds a medical degree from Hong Kong University, multiple Diplomas from New Zealand Open Polytechnic (in business, marketing, and management) and an Executive MBA from Otago University.
Bas has over 28 years of investment banking and wealth management experience. He is the co-founder and Principal Adviser of Convergence Wealth, an advisory firm providing clients with flexible, engaging, and proactive financial and business advice for nearly a decade.
Prior to establishing Convergence Wealth, Bas held senior Executive Management positions spanning over 16 years at the Australian arm of global Investment Banks, including National Westminster Bank plc, Salomon Brothers, Smith Barney, and Citigroup. He was also a member of a variety of bank committees including Risk Management, Credit & Counterparty Management, new Product Development, and Strategy & Sales.
During his investment banking career, Bas was responsible for the credit & risk management of multi-billion-dollar equity & capital markets transactions, worked on over $1.5 billion debt origination mandates, steered a team of over 150 investment advisers & stockbrokers nationwide, and originated & lead a leveraged equity division with over $2 billion of funds under management.
After leaving Citigroup in 2004, Bas served as the Managing Director of a boutique financial services company for over 5 years, which placed top 50 in the prestigious AFR FAST Starters in 2006. At Convergence Wealth, Bas is a strategic financial adviser to key clients in a variety of industries.
Bas joined the Board of Infinite Water in February 2020. He has worked as an Advisor to the Board since August 2017 to provide corporate advisory, strategy and human resource services to the Company.