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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).

Duncan was one of five nominated executives for the Arcadis Executive of the Year 2018 award. This award was a partnership between the Waste Management Association of Australia (WMAA) and Inside Waste and is in recognition of leaders with a shared vision of collaboration, innovation, and a commitment to the sustainable and healthy growth of the Australian waste management and resource recovery sector.
 
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.
 
Kathy has extensive experience on ASX, NYSE, private company and government boards and brings to her board roles corporate and commercial experience as a CEO of a complex manufacturing business; as well as expertise in operational risk management, safety and corporate governance.

Kathy is a chemical engineer with 20 years' of experience with BP in oil refining, logistics and exploration in Australia, the UK and Turkey. Kathy was also a Logistics Officer in the Australian Army Reserve.

Kathy is passionate about improving the representation of women in leadership and engineering and was named one of Australia’s AFR/Westpac 100 Women of Influence in 2015 and was the ninth woman recognised by Engineers Australia as an Honorary Fellow.

Ms Hirschfeld holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chemical) from The University of Queensland, is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Institution of Chemical Engineers and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

She also serves as Chair of Powerlink Queensland, non-executive director of Queensland Urban Utilities, non-executive director of Central Petroleum Limited and subsidiaries, Senator of The University of Queensland and is President of UN Women National Committee Australia.

Until recently Kathy was non-executive director of Toxfree Solutions up to the acquisition by Cleanaway. She has also served on the boards of Energy Queensland, InterOil Corporation, Broadspectrum, ASC Pty Ltd and Snowy Hydro.
 
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.
 
Executive Leadership Team
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Richard brings 20 years of experience in environmental impact assessment (EIA) 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 and 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 Australia, UK, and the Middle East. Environmental Science Honours graduate from the University of Wollongong.
 
With more than 10 years’ experience in HR business partnering, standalone management roles, and independent consulting across both white and blue-collar environments, Corrinne integrates a wealth of knowledge and broad experience to the HR strategy at Tellus. With both operational management and strategy development experience across all core aspects of HRM including policy, talent management, employee engagement, performance development, WHS and employee relations, Corrinne is a seasoned professional having worked in greenfield environments setting up HR functions through to advising and coaching Executives in large matrix style MNCs.

Corrinne is degree qualified in Commerce (BCom) through the University of Wollongong and has also completed her Masters in Labour Law and Relations from the University of Sydney. Corrinne is a certified professional with the Australian Human Resources Institute, in addition to holding numerous practicing certifications in Return to Work, Ergonomics, DISC profiling and Management Coaching.
 
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.
 
Business Development team
 
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.
 
 
 
 
 
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