Board and Management

Pearl Global has a highly experienced Board and Management team.

The Board

Gary Foster - Executive Chairman

Mr. Foster has a demonstrated entrepreneurial work history covering financial services, agriculture and environmental industries. Mr Foster was a former CEO of an international commodities trading company, co-founder and current non-executive Chairman of ASX listed Vortiv Limited, a profitable cybersecurity business.

Gary’s role as Executive Chairman of Pearl, is to assist the senior management team in continuing to grow Pearl’s clean conversion technology company from its showcase facility in Queensland, to a global force in resource recovery.

Andrew Drennan - Managing Director

Mr. Drennan has extensive experience in the environmental management industry. He was formerly Environmental Officer and Inspector with the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources before moving into the role as Environmental Team Leader at BHP Billiton Iron Ore for ten years.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Murdoch University Perth WA.

Brad Mytton - Director

Mr. Brad Mytton is a Partner at ROC Partners, with deep experience in clean energy technology, governance and corporate finance. Brad has been influential in assisting the Board for its future planning and growth. He holds an MBA from University of Oxford, and a B.Com (hons) in Management Science from the University of Canterbury.

Brian Mumme - Non Executive Director

Mr. Mumme is a senior executive with over 30 years of national and international experience in commodities (oil, gas, agriculture), with a focus on marketing, trading, risk management and optimising supply chains. He has broad general management experience and has successfully guided teams and businesses through significant organisational change. Prior to establishing his own consulting business, Mr Mumme was seconded from BP Australia into the role of President for the North West Shelf Gas Joint Venture for six years in a career of over 20 years with BP. Mr Mumme was also previously General Manager of the CBH Groups Marketing and Trading business – CBH Grain.

Michael Barrett - Non-Executive Director

Mr Barrett is a Chartered Accountant with over 27 years of international experience in finance, strategy and corporate development, capital markets and risk management. Mr Barrett also has extensive experience working in the energy and resources industry. More specifically, Mr Barrett was previously Chief Financial Officer for Rio Tinto’s US energy business. Mr Barrett spent two years as National Lead Partner for Deloitte’s Risk Advisory Energy and Resources practice where he specialised in corporate governance, board advisory and risk management.

Our Management Team

Andrew Drennan - Managing Director

Andrew Drennan has extensive experience in the environmental management industry. He was formerly Environmental Officer and Inspector with the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources before moving into the role as Environmental Team Leader at BHP Billiton Iron Ore for ten years.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Murdoch University Perth WA.

Andrew oversees all aspects of the business strategy, market development and operations.

Bert Huys - Chief Technology Officer

Bert Huys has more than 25 years’ experience in mining, industrial processing and research and development, including ten years as Manager Environment for BHP Billiton’s West Australian iron ore operations.

Bert was recently appointed as Honorary Research Associate with University of Western Australia’s School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering.

Bert is responsible for Pearl’s research and development, technology strategy and commercialisation, environmental approvals processes, and health, safety and environment.

Gary Foster - Executive Chairman

Mr. Foster has a demonstrated entrepreneurial work history covering financial services, agriculture and environmental industries. Mr Foster was a former CEO of an international commodities trading company, co-founder and current non-executive Chairman of ASX listed Vortiv Limited, a profitable cybersecurity business.

Gary’s role as Executive Chairman of Pearl, is to assist the senior management team in continuing to grow Pearl’s clean conversion technology company from its showcase facility in Queensland, to a global force in resource recovery.

Doug Swanborough - Chief Financial Officer

Mr Swanborough holds an M.B.A., is a fellow of the Institute of Public Accountants (FIPA) and a Fellow of the Institute of Financial Accountants (FFA) United Kingdom. Mr Swanborough’s skills include Governance, risk management and compliance, financial analysis and modelling, budgeting and forecasting and strategic planning and implementation. His executive experience covers roles as CFO and financial controller in both listed and unlisted public companies.