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Board and Management

The below table details Board and Committee meetings and director attendance during the reporting period.

Board of Directors

Audit & Risk Committee





Mr Lucio Di Bartolomeo



Mr Peter Iancov*





Mr Jim Whalley



Mr Jeremy Schultz*





Ms Janice van Reyk*





Mr David Knox



*indicates Audit & Risk Committee member

Lucio Di Bartolomeo

B.E (Civil), M.Eng.Sc

Chair and Non-Executive Director

Lucio was appointed as Chair on 26 June 2017. His current term will expire on 25 June 2020.

With over 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, Lucio brings extensive knowledge in rail, infrastructure and engineering fields to the ANI Board as a non-executive director. He is currently the Chairman of Northwest Rapid Transit and Health Infrastructure NSW as well as Deputy Chair of Moorebank Intermodal Company and director of Australian Super. He was previously a non-executive director of Australian Rail Track Corporation. Prior to taking on non-executive director roles, Lucio was the Managing Director of ADI Limited, Country Director of Thales (Australia) and Managing Director of FreightCorp.

Peter Iancov


Non-Executive Director

Peter was appointed on 13 February 2017 and reappointed on 26 June 2017. His current term will expire on 25 June 2020.

Peter is an experienced executive with over 25 years’ expertise gained in the energy infrastructure, mining, commercial construction, contracting and defence sectors. He is currently Managing Director of Zinfra, and has previously held senior executive positions across Australian and multinational organisations.

In his previous executive roles, Peter has been instrumental in securing and delivering major infrastructure projects and was responsible for the management, construction and operation of $4.3 billion of critical energy infrastructure assets.

Peter is a non-executive director of Western Power, and prior to joining ANI, was a non-executive director of ASC Pty Ltd.

Alan (Jim) Whalley


Non-Executive Director

Jim was appointed on 26 June 2017. His current term will expire on 25 June 2020.

Jim is a co-founder and executive Chairman of Nova Systems, one of Australia’s largest privately owned defence professional service providers. He is a former air force fighter pilot and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots’ School.

Amongst other qualifications, he holds a Masters of Business Administration, a science degree and completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. He is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee and the University of South Australia Council, and a director of AMCHAM and the Adelaide Festival.

Jim is also South Australia’s Chief Entrepreneur and Chair of the Entrepreneurship Advisory Board and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Jeremy Schultz


Non-Executive Director

Jeremy was appointed on 13 February 2017 and reappointed on 26 June 2017. His current term will expire on 25 June 2020.

Jeremy was formerly Managing Partner and Chair of Partners at Finlaysons. He is currently a Partner and heads up the firm’s Corporate and Energy practice areas.

He is an Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow, a former Deputy Chair, Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section – Corporations Committee and Clean Energy Council – Founding Board Member, current director of RUAG Australia Pty Ltd, Chair of St Peter’s Girls’ School Board of Governors (including St Peters’s Collegiate Girls’ School Foundation Inc and CSC South Australia Inc), Australian Institute of Energy Board Member, Chair and Trustee of Les Favell Cricket Foundation and Board Member of Lisa Fahey Foundation Inc.

Janice van Reyk


Non-Executive Director

Janice was appointed on 14 August 2017. Her current term will expire on 13 August 2020.

Janice is a non-executive director serving on the boards of Lochard Energy Group, Citywide, Victorian Ports Corporation, Tennis Australia, Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust and Northern Territory EPA. Previously, she enjoyed a career as a senior executive in ASX 100 companies (BHP, Orica, National Foods).

She also serves as an independent member of Vic Roads Risk Audit and Governance Committee. She is a Fellow of the AICD, a CPA and a Leadership Victoria Fellow.

David Knox

BSc (Hons) Mech Eng, MBA, FIEAust, FTSE, GAICD

Managing Director and CEO

David was appointed interim MD and CEO on 13 June 2017 and appointed MD and CEO on 13 September 2017. His current term will expire on 12 September 2020.

Prior to his appointment at ANI, David was MD and CEO of Santos Limited from 2008 to 2015. David was previously the Managing Director for BP Developments in Australasia from 2003 to 2007. He has worked for BP in the United Kingdom and Pakistan, and has held management and engineering positions at ARCO and Shell in the USA, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway.

David is Chair of TACSI and i3 Energy (UK Ltd) and a director of Red Flow Ltd, CSIRO, Adelaide Festival and the Migration Council and a council member of RiAus. David holds a Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Mechanical Engineering, a Masters of Business Administration and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Seaton

BE (Chem) Hons, Grad Dip Bus Admin, GAICD

Chief Financial and Commercial Officer

Andrew was appointed Chief Financial and Commercial Officer on 20 July 2017.

Andrew has had an extensive career encompassing a broad range of finance, strategy, commercial, investment banking, engineering and project management roles. He was most recently the CFO of Santos Limited, a significant Australian producer of oil, domestic gas and LNG and he previously worked in investment banking with Merrill Lynch.

Andrew has an Honours degree in Chemical Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Sally McLennan

LLB (with Honours), GDLP, BMgt, MAICD

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Sally was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary on 21 August 2017.

Sally is an experienced in-house commercial and corporate lawyer. Prior to joining ANI, she held senior legal roles at ASC Pty Ltd and Santos Limited. Sally’s prior experience includes commercial and human resources roles across industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors.

Sally has a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Management (Labour Relations), and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Paul Bates

BA, Grad Dip Information Mgt, Dip Leadership and Mgt, MBA

General Manager, Operations

Paul was appointed General Manager, Operations on 1 December 2017.

Paul has substantial maritime operations experience. Prior to his appointment at ANI, Paul was General Manager - Infrastructure of the Defence SA Techport Common User Facility (CUF), ensuring the successful delivery of the CUF and other contracted services to the AWD Program since 2009. From 2006, Paul was Project and Bid Manager for DMS Maritime Pty Ltd (now Serco Defence), leading a number of successful tenders for that company.

Paul holds a Masters of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy. He served for 18 years in the Royal Australian Navy, holding a variety of operations roles both at sea and ashore.

Phil Cornish

B.Eng (Civil)

Project Director

Phil was appointed as Project Director for the OSDP on 15 January 2018, and is now also Project Director for the ONDP.

Phil has more than 30 years’ experience in project and construction management of major infrastructure projects such as highway and major arterial roads, road and rail tunnels, public transport systems, marine structures and major transit systems for airports and railway stations.

Prior to joining ANI, Phil was Construction Manager for the $4B Westconnex M4 Project with Sydney Motorway Corporation, and previously filled senior management roles with a number of Australian construction companies.