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Tellus Holdings Ltd Board
 
Philip has 35 years' experience in Infrastructure Construction, Development, Operations and Investment Management, most recently as Global Head of Infrastructure at AMP Capital Investors. He has also been Chief Executive Officer of Tenix Infrastructure and prior to that he was a long term Senior Executive at Lend Lease Corporation culminating in his role as Chief Executive of Lend Lease Capital Services (the Development Capital, Infrastructure Development and Project Finance arm of Lend Lease). Philip is a former member of the Federal Government Environment Industry Action Agenda, and a former Councillor of Environment Business Australia. He was the inaugural Chairman of the ASX listed DUET group and a director for seven years. Other current directorships include Networks NSW (i.e. Essential Energy, Endeavour Energy and Ausgrid), Downer EDI Limited, Charter Hall, Chair, Energy Queensland, member of advisory board, A Human Agency and Philip is President of Water Polo Australia.
 
Founder of Tellus. Twenty years' experience developing and project financing multi-million dollar mining, services and waste infrastructure projects spanning Australia, UK, and USA. In the UK, Duncan worked in project finance and investment management for civil and waste projects for a UK Investment Bank, Noble Group, and Bank of Scotland. Duncan started his career as a bursary holder with Gencor (Billiton).
 
Nicole Williams is a senior executive and industry ambassador with diverse international and Australian experience in the mining, energy, chemicals and waste management sectors. Her deep involvement with public policy formation and political advocacy spans the last 27 years. She has driven international project developments with Shell International Coal and Shell Gas International. She commenced her career as an Industrial Relations Officer with Esso Australia in the Bass Strait. She has served on a wide variety of international and Australian Boards, government and university advisory panels, including the Victorian Government's Hazardous Waste Consultative Committee. Nicole has held CEO and Company Secretary roles with the Plastics and Chemicals Industry Assoc, NSW Minerals Council and the Australian Coal Association. She was previously a member of the CSIRO Business Advisory Board and an accredited energy expert with the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe. Nicole has held Board positions on a $5 Billion Superannuation Fund, $1 Billion Low Emission Technology Fund and a $0.5 Billion workers compensation, mines rescue and health business. Nicole is the inaugural patron of the NSW Women in Mining Network, is an Ambassador for the Australian Indigenous Education Foundation Tellus Holdings Board and Chairman, NeuRA Foundation as well as Non-exec director, Neuroscience Research Australia.
 
Chris has 25 years’ experience in the industrial services and waste management sectors. He has held a range of senior executive positions across a number of industry leading groups, including as CEO and Managing Director of Brambles Industrial Services and Cleanaway Australia and CEO and Managing Director of BIS Cleanaway and BIS Industries. During his career Chris has been instrumental in driving shareholder value through successful sales, integration and growth of his businesses. Chris was also Chairman of WSN Environmental Solutions, a NSW Government waste business, and lead the privatization of that business through sale to SITA. Chris has also served deputy executive general manager of HWE Mining P/L (Leighton Mining P/L) focussed on BHP Billiton Iron Ore Mining contracts in the Pilbara. Chris is currently a director and Advisor to Wagner Group, and a director of Hiway Group NZ, HSE Mining and MRS plc.
 
Corporate
 
Jonathan is an experienced executive with more than 14 years' experience across various aspects of the mining and infrastructure industries. Prior to holding a number of senior roles at various ASX listed mining companies, Jonathan's background includes working with natural resources, utilities and infrastructure investment banking clients whilst at Rothschild (London) and undertaking strategy and performance improvement consulting projects across a broad range of sectors including utilities infrastructure and mining. Jonathan has particular expertise in leveraged and project finance markets.

He holds a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Laws and a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Western Australia. He is also qualified with the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia.
 
Allan is an experienced Company Secretary and commercial lawyer of 16 years in the areas of corporate governance, private M&A, public infrastructure construction and operation, corporate restructures, offshore banking and finance and IT services.

Allan’s background comprises private practice roles within top and mid-tier Australian and offshore law firms as well as in-house counsel roles at the Transurban and DXC Technology (formerly CSC) groups.

He has undergraduate and postgraduate qualifications in law, applied finance and accounting and regularly delivers postgraduate programs in those areas. He is also a Fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia.
 
Leo has over 10 years of financial modelling, investment analysis and pricing experience from across a range of industries and consulting. Prior to joining Tellus Holdings, Leo provided strategy and financial modelling support at NBN, helped develop the pricing and investment analysis function at Pacific National and consulted to clients in a range of industries as part of PwC’s Financial Modelling Team. He is a qualified Chartered Accountant (CA) and holds a Bachelor of Applied Finance and Bachelor of Commerce – Accounting from Macquarie University.
 
Claudia brings over 20 years of experience in office administration and accounting, having worked in Germany, Canada and Australia. Previous experience includes working in the construction, manufacturing and financial sectors, including positions with AltaSteel and Berliner Bank.
 
Sanjita is a detail-oriented IT professional with over 20 years of experience as a ERP implementation consultant, business analyst, change management and business transformation professional. Skilled and experienced at full cycle ERP implementations across multiple industries, databases and platforms, Sanjita has successfully implemented approximately 80 SAP ERP Systems (Tier 1 and 2) here in Australia and overseas. Sanjita holds a degree in accounting and management and is currently pursuing her MBA through Macquarie Graduate School of Management.
 
Katriina is a HR specialist and employment lawyer with 20 years experience across multiple sectors including top tier national law firms, financial services and the not for profit sector. Katriina has held senior leadership roles in talent, leadership and diversity; and legal counsel positions advising clients on employment law and discrimination & harassment cases. Working closely with the Head of Global Infrastructure at AMP Capital Katriina lead the strategic & operational people agenda for the Infrastructure business. Katriina is Co-CEO of A Human Agency and provides HR advice, strategy and support for Australian businesses.
 
Senior geologist with over 12 years’ experience in petroleum, base and precious metals, salt, potash, phosphate, uranium and diamond exploration. Previous roles with Wiltshire Geological Services, Schlumberger Information Solutions, and Terra Search. Graduate of National Centre of Petroleum Geology and Geophysics, and member of the Australian Institute of Geoscientists.
 
HSEC & Compliance
 
Richard brings 20 years of experience in environmental impact assessment and approvals management. Previous employment includes roles as Senior Environmental Scientist with GHD in Australia and for international environmental and engineering consulting firms such as URS and WS Atkins. Richard has provided specialist technical roles in water resource management, soils management, flora assessment and the preparation of tailored environmental management plans. Richard's experience extends to project management, planning approvals and contractor engagement for specialist EIA infrastructure and energy projects in the Australia, UK, and the Middle East. Graduate of University of Wollongong and member of EIANZ.
 
Sophy is an experienced and versatile Environmental Scientist, Ecologist and Project Manager with more than 15 years' experience in Federal, State and local environmental permitting and environmental impact assessment. She has worked as Senior Environmental Scientist at GHD in Sydney and as Senior Environmental Scientist and Project Manager for international environmental and engineering consulting firms including Hemmera Envirochem in Canada and VHB and TRC Solutions in the United States. Sophy has prepared regulatory approval documents for developments such as mines, wind energy facilities, natural gas pipelines and underground natural gas storage, transmission lines, highways, airports, ports, refineries, and water storage.
 
Julie is an environmental specialist with over 20 years’ experience in environmental management in industry. Her industry regulatory experience includes roles providing policy advice for the WA Department of Mines and Petroleum and Main Roads WA as well as regulating industry emissions and discharges in the WA Goldfields region with the Department of Environment and Conservation. Having previously worked for Alcoa World Alumina in operational environmental and research roles, as well as for Atlas Iron specialising in environmental approvals and compliance, Julie is able to balance her on-ground management knowledge with a comprehensive understanding of legal obligations. This is complemented by her enjoyment of community and stakeholder engagement from within the mining industry as well as while she was within State Government. Underlying her experience is a drive to minimise impacts on the environment while promoting sustainable development.
 
Nick has 16 years of experience in Environmental, Health and Safety (EHS) compliance and environmental, quality, and work health and safety management systems.  He is an Exemplar Global certified Lead Auditor for Environmental Management Audits, Environmental Management Systems (EMS) Audits and Compliance Audits and is a holder of the NEBOSH National General Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety. Previous employment includes roles as a Principal Environmental Scientist with AECOM and a Lead Auditor for QMS 9001, EMS 14001 and AS/NZ4801 in the construction, manufacturing and services industries. Nick's experience extends to the provision of environmental compliance services for a number of industries, including but not limited to the mining, aviation, chemical and renewable energy sectors as well as the development and implementation of management systems, plans, licences and conducting audits in accordance with international standards, regulatory or corporate requirements. He has also been responsible for writing proposals, managing complex projects, providing advice to clients and ensuring projects meet financial objectives.
 
Rebecca brings knowledge in GIS and data management from 5 years’ experience in the mineral exploration industry. She has worked extensively with large geological and geochemical datasets integrated with wide-ranging use of GIS and graphic design software. Previous employment with Terra Search Pty Ltd included data compilation for multiple Government organisations and remote fieldwork. Rebecca holds an Honours degree in Geology and Geography from the University of Birmingham (UK).
 
Business development team
 
Richard brings over 20 years of business development and technical experience in the waste, infrastructure, resources and energy sectors. Previous employment included Business Sector Leader and Business Unit Leader roles for international environmental and engineering consulting firms such as SLR Consulting, KMH Environmental and WYG, building teams, expanding the client base and providing technical advisory services. Richard's technical experience primarily revolves around procurement, project management, planning approvals, contract and operational management for waste, resources and energy infrastructure in the UK, Ireland, Middle East and Australia Pacific Region. Graduate of University of Portsmouth and member of Chartered Institute of Wastes Management.
 
Darren brings over 22 years of business development, operational and management experience in the waste and recycling sectors. His previous employment has included Sales, Business Development, Operational Management and Regional Management roles with several major national and global environmental services companies including Cleanaway, Veolia and Toxfree. Darren has worked in SA, NSW, WA and NT and has significant experience in working in remote locations. He is graduate of UWA with a Master of Business Administration (MBA).
 
Scott brings over 15 years of operational and business development experience in the environmental analytical laboratory sector, covering contaminated land, waste water treatment, drinking water supply and asbestos analysis. His previous roles include Business Development Manager, Operations Manager and Analytical Services Manager for international laboratory companies such as Eurofins, Scientific Analysis Laboratories and Severn Trent Laboratories. Scott’s technical expertise centred around new start up locations, setting up operations and growing businesses to desired levels within tight timeframes. Scott has worked in the UK and Ireland, Europe and most recently, Australia and New Zealand. He is a graduate of the University of the West of Scotland with a BSc (Hons) in Environmental Science, papers published in the Applied Association of Biologists 2004 and is member of the Australasian Land and Groundwater Association where he sits on the committees for Sydney and Canberra forums.
 
Slade brings with him over sixteen years of experience in the Oil & Gas industry specializing in the treatment, management and disposal of drilling waste and associated services. Previous appointments have included positions as Sales Manager, Operations Manager and Business Unit Manager for multiple international Oil & Gas service companies. Slade’s technical experience revolves around project management, contract and operational management for waste, resources and energy infrastructure in Australia Pacific Region.
 
Technical Services
 
Lincoln brings over 15 years of commercial and technical management experience in the waste, manufacturing and resources sectors. Lincoln’s previous roles include business unit manager, contract manager and technical manager roles with Toxfree Australia Pty Ltd (Toxfree). His roles at Toxfree involved finding technical solutions across the oil and gas, mining, heavy industry and utility sectors. This included the development and optimisation of hazardous waste treatment methods that provided cost effective solutions for difficult to manage wastes. More recently Lincoln has been developing treatment technologies targeting the circular economy. Lincoln is a PhD graduate of The University of Western Australia and a Member of The Royal Australian Chemical Institute.
 
Georgia graduated from Curtin University of Technology with a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Honours) in 2015. She has been working with the Sandy Ridge Project Leader, Michael Ingram, to support delivery of the Sandy Ridge prefeasibility study and provide background chemical knowledge. Georgia has moved to the Technical Services division, providing specialist advice and assistance across all Tellus projects.
 
Steve is a Chartered Mining Engineer with over 30 years' operational experience gained in senior mine management positions in the underground coal and evaporite mining sectors. Steve was the youngest appointed colliery manager in the UK and subsequently managed a number of mines in the South Wales and Durham coalfields. He was later appointed as Mine Manager and then Chief Mining Engineer at Compass Minerals Winsford Rocksalt Mine where he was a key member of the team who planned and implemented Minosus®, the UK's first underground hazardous waste disposal facility, and Deepstore®, a major underground document archive storage business. Prior to joining Tellus Steve worked for Golder Associates as European Regional Manager in their dewatered tailings and mine backfill business.
 
Operations
 
Sandy Ridge
 
Michael brings 20 years of practical experience in mine and concentrator operations, design, engineering, project and construction management in Australia, Africa and USA. This experience covers various industry sectors including exploration, mining, minerals processing and R&D. Previous employment included several years as a process engineer and project manager at HBH Consultants. Michael's career commenced as a Geologist and Technical Manager for GMA Garnet before a period as their registered Mine Manager. Michael's kaolin experience is derived from nine years working on WA Kaolin Holding's Wickepin project, both as a consultant and later on staff as their Technical Director and registered Mine Manager. Michael played a key role in the development of WA Kaolin's project including the detailed design engineering and operational management of the pilot plant facility at Kwinana WA.
 
Stephen is a project development specialist with over 14 years' experience supporting the delivery of large scale infrastructure and mine development projects across Australasia, the Middle East and Europe. He has previously worked for BHP Billiton, Newcrest, Atlas Iron, Golder Associates and Halcrow.

Stephen is a graduate of Camborne School of Mines and a Member of the Australasian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.
 
Nathan brings to the Tellus team more than 20 years' experience, from the design and construction of mineral sands, metals and oil and gas projects throughout Australia. Nathan has worked as Senior Project Engineer/Manager for Australian Abrasive Minerals' (NT) mineral separation plant, Senior Project Engineer for Thiess on the (WA) Roy Hill project, Senior Project Engineer / Site Manager for Atlas Iron on the (WA) Utah Point/McPhee Creek/Wodgina projects, Senior Project Engineer for United Group Ltd on the (QLD) Aurora Ammonium Nitrate project and (WA) BP Naphtha facility expansion. Nathan's career portfolio spans multiple sectors including steel fabrication, contractor design and construction works, client representation for both design & construction and feasibility investigations in Australia, Indonesia, the Philippines and Africa.
 
Mike is an experienced Projects Manager with over ten years in the Mining and Resources sector of WA, specializing in delivering Civil earthworks and Mine infrastructure projects to mining clients in the Goldfields and Pilbara.

He also has worked in a mentoring role with traditional land owners helping to form Joint Ventures to fulfil infrastructure and services contracts for mining companies.
 
Cynthia brings over 20 years of experience in Customer Service and Office Administration roles within Local, State and Federal Government, moving on from there to an Office Management/Personal assistant role with a Mineral Processing Company. She has spent the last 8 years in a HR/Personnel Logistics role within the Offshore Oil and Gas Industry.
 
Henriette brings over 12 years of Occupational Hygienist and Radiation Safety Specialist experience in the waste, infrastructure, minung (ultra deep underground and surface) resources and energy sectors. Previous employment included SASOL (south Africa), National Occupational Safety Association (NOSA South Africa) DRDGOLD (South Africa), Iluka Resources (Australia), Coffey Environments (Australia) and currently Hygiea Consulting Henriette has worked in South Africa and Australia. Potchefstroom University (South Africa) of is a full member of the Australia Institute of Occupational Hygiene (AIOH).
 
Chandler
 
Richard brings 20 years of experience in environmental impact assessment and approvals management. Previous employment includes roles as Senior Environmental Scientist with GHD in Australia and for international environmental and engineering consulting firms such as URS and WS Atkins. Richard has provided specialist technical roles in water resource management, soils management, flora assessment and the preparation of tailored environmental management plans. Richard's experience extends to project management, planning approvals and contractor engagement for specialist EIA infrastructure and energy projects in the Australia, UK, and the Middle East. Graduate of University of Wollongong and member of EIANZ.
 
Joe brings 40 years of experience in mining operations and project development. He graduated as a mining engineer from RMIT in 1973 and started his mining career in Broken Hill. Since then Joe has held senior management positions in UG coal and hard rock mines in NSW, WA, Qld and Tasmania. Joe has also managed mine development and construction projects in NSW, Tasmania, WA and Qld. Joe established Luxford Mine Management Services in 1992 and was a partner in establishing Trident Project and Mining Services in 1999. Trident is currently involved in mine development projects in Qld and consults internationally.
 
ClayVault JV
 
Noel is an environmental engineer with over 25 years' experience. He has worked in a range of senior roles in government and was instrumental in the establishment of WA's Intractable Waste Disposal Facility (IWDF). He has also contributed to the development of WA's waste management policies. As a Principal Consultant, he has specialised in waste management and the assessment and management of contaminated sites. Noel is responsible for day-to-day operations of the ClayVault WA JV that manages the IWDF on behalf of the WA Government.
 
Experienced manager and environmental scientist whose expertise includes the assessment of contaminated sites, the handling and disposal of intractable wastes including managing the approvals process and community liaison, and assessment of karst phenomenon. Operations Manager of an Intractable Waste Disposal Facility, since operations began in 1992. PhD Geology specialising in evaporitic carbonates.
 
 
 
 
 
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