BOARD OF DIRECTORS

Gary Foster

Gary Foster

Executive Chairman

Mr Foster has held both Non-Executive and Executive Chairman positions over the last 15 years. His experience covers the management of both domestic and international domiciled companies in Australia, UK and India. He is co-founder of Transaction Solutions International (India) Pty Ltd TSI is an Indian entity that provides bank infrastructure and e-payment technology to the Indian financial sector and owns and manages over 10,000 ATMs in India.

Gary is co-founder or Pearl Global Limited as is currently the Executive Chairman. Gary assists the management team with the operations and strategic direction of Pearl. He was formerly CEO and Director of ATM Systems Pty Ltd, an independent provider of electronic payments and banking systems to the SME sector, and General Manager of BWK LLC (Germany), an agricultural physical commodities trading company.

Andrew Drennan

Andrew Drennan

Executive Director

Mr Drennan is a corporate strategic specialist with strong leadership skills in waste management field. Mr Drennan, one of the founding members of Pearl Global, utilises a combination of his operational and technical skill set to develop strategic partnerships and drive Pearl Global’s long term strategic direction. He has played an Integral  role in researching, developing and planning  the technology which will drive Pearl Global into the sustainable future. His vast experience includes Leadership roles at BHP Billiton Iron Ore spanning over 10 years, as well as his time with the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum. Mr. Drennan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Environmental Science  (Murdoch University, Western Australia).

Michael Barrett

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.

Brad Mytton

Brad Mytton

Director

Mr Mytton is a Partner at ROC, 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

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.

Nivin Thanabalan

Alternate Director

Nivin Thanabalan is a Vice President at ROC Partners and has been influential in Pearl’s strategy development and growth.  He has broad experience across various industries including agriculture, financials services, waste management and information technology. He holds a Master of Applied Finance and Master of Commerce from Macquarie University and a Bachelor of Science (Hons) in Computing from Oxford Brookes University.

PEARL GLOBAL EXECUTIVE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Gary Foster

Gary Foster

Executive Chairman

Mr Foster has held both Non-Executive and Executive Chairman positions over the last 15 years. His experience covers the management of both domestic and international domiciled companies in Australia, UK and India. He is co-founder of Transaction Solutions International (India) Pty Ltd TSI is an Indian entity that provides bank infrastructure and e-payment technology to the Indian financial sector and owns and manages over 10,000 ATMs in India.

Gary is co-founder or Pearl Global Limited as is currently the Executive Chairman. Gary assists the management team with the operations and strategic direction of Pearl. He was formerly CEO and Director of ATM Systems Pty Ltd, an independent provider of electronic payments and banking systems to the SME sector, and General Manager of BWK LLC (Germany), an agricultural physical commodities trading company.

Andrew Drennan

Andrew Drennan

Executive Director

Mr Drennan is a corporate strategic specialist with strong leadership skills in waste management field. Mr Drennan, one of the founding members of Pearl Global, utilises a combination of his operational and technical skill set to develop strategic partnerships and drive Pearl Global’s long term strategic direction. He has played an Integral  role in researching, developing and planning  the technology which will drive Pearl Global into the sustainable future. His vast experience includes Leadership roles at BHP Billiton Iron Ore spanning over 10 years, as well as his time with the Western Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum. Mr. Drennan holds a Bachelor of Science Degree majoring in Environmental Science  (Murdoch University, Western Australia).

Bert Huys

Chief Technology Officer

Mr 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.

Ernesto Mollica

Chief Operating Officer

Ernesto is an experience leader and Senior Manager with international experience as General Manager, Project Manager and Manufacturing Manager in the areas of R&D, Manufacturing, Mining and Business development. He has developed his skills working for large organisations in Australia and Overseas. He holds a first degree in Engineering with a Post Graduate in Industrial Engineering and a Master Degree in Engineering Management.

Alex Mitchell

Chief Financial Officer

Mr Mitchell’s financial and commercial management background spans a range of industries with particular experience in resources. He was the CFO for Kina Petroleum Limited, and also Pembroke Resources, and held senior financial management roles with blue-chip organisations including Oil Search Limited and Investa Property Group. He has been responsible for the establishment and development of overseas-based finance departments in start up and transformational environments and has worked extensively in joint venture settings negotiating commercial agreements and representing the interests of participants. He has also worked closely with government agencies and regulators on matters of compliance and strategy. Mr Mitchell holds a Bachelor of Economics degree (Macquarie University, NSW) and is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary.

David Udinga

Commercial Manager

David has a background in senior sales and management operating in national and international corporate sales. Developing a diverse role in waste and recycling as a previous director in plastics recycling through to state and general manager positions developing waste companies to be leaders in their field. Through diligent processes and creating positive relationships using his knowledge in Applied science David has established himself as a professional in the waste and energy markets.