Our board draws on accomplished individuals from the private and public sectors to provide the depth and breadth of experience necessary to guide and build a successful company.
Bardhold Blecken | Chairman
Bardhold is a former IT Manager and System Architect.
Bardhold is a Board Member of the Queensland Water and Land Carers Association Inc, Treasurer of the Queensland Conservation Council Association Inc and Vice President of the Gold Coast Catchment Association.
Bardhold has served as a Director of SEQ Catchments (now Healthy Waterways and Catchments), Chairman and Director of Regen Australia and was Treasurer of the SEQC Members Association.
Bardhold is a director of Healthy Waterways and Catchments (previously SEQ Catchments) and was chair of the Audit and Finance Committee.
Robert Smith | Director
Robert is the former Deputy Mayor of Boonah Shire Council and has 14 years’ experience in local government. During his time in Local Government he has held portfolios including Finance, Natural Resource Management, and Transport.
He is the former Chairman of SEQ Catchments (now Healthy Waterways and Catchments), serving in this role for six years, and prior to that as a Board Director and member of the Audit and Finance Committee for two years.
Robert has also held many senior executive management roles in business and aviation.
His previous Board positions include, South East Queensland Regional Recreation Facilities Ltd, Directorships with the Queensland Deaf Society, Australian Youth Ballet, Regional Groups Collective and Finance and Audit Committee.
Simon Warner | Managing Director
Simon has enjoyed a successful 35 year career spanning a wide range of senior executive roles including Managing Director, Chief Executive Officer, Chief Operating Officer, and General Manager Logistics and Human Resources.
Most recently he was CEO of SEQ Catchments (now Healthy Waterways and Catchments), a not for profit Natural Resource Management (NRM) organisation. In the role he worked closely with Federal and State Government Ministers, Directors-General and senior bureaucrats, as well as Local Government Mayors and CEOs to coordinate and deliver NRM funding such as the National Landcare Program.
In late 2003 Simon oversaw the $105 million merger of Grainco Australia with ASX listed GrainCorp Limited with a 97 percent “yes” vote by shareholders. He was also successful in achieving the target set when Grainco corporatised of tripling the value of the company’s shares within three years.
Simon has held Director positions with the Port of Brisbane Corporation, Bulk Terminals Australia, Australian Bulk Alliance, and Grainco Australia Limited Subsidiary Companies. He was also Chairman of the National Grower Register.
Simon also lead industrial reform in the operations of the grain industry in Australia and, in particular, the water front.
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