Managing Director and CEO
Jason Perkins is an entrepreneur with significant international experience. Qualified in finance and marketing, he is one of the founding shareholders of the Company. Through his private company Tilmanstone Pty Ltd, he manages private investments in a number of companies with a focus on renewable energies, composite materials, manufacturing and financial services. Jason is the non-executive director of a number of privately owned companies in the Asia-Pacific region. These companies have upwards of six divisions and 400 employees. In recognition of his research in developing Tractile, Mr Perkins was appointed an Honorary Adjunct Associate Professor of Bond University.
Bertio Terpstra is an operations and finance specialist. He holds Engineering and Masters of Science degrees and has gained experience in a wide range of industries with both SME and large corporate organisations. His career started in Information Communications Technology and Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) in 1988 in Europe. He immigrated to Asia in 1993 to establish and manage a group of ERP consultancy companies in nine countries before selling the businesses in 2005 to focus on renewable energy. In 2009 he settled in Australia and as a general manager of a solar PV and solar hot water business he grew the Company’s revenue from less than $2 million to more than $20 million revenue in 18 months. Mr Terpstra joined Trac Group in 2012.
M.CommLaw, B.Bus (Bkg & Fin) Grad Dip CSP, ASA, FCIS, FCSA, F,Fin, MAICD.
Company Secretary & Non-Executive Director
Philip Thomas is a director of corporate advisory and governance company Oakland Group Pty Ltd. Oakland Group advises companies in relation to governance, risk and corporate sustainability.
B.Eng, Ass Dip Elec.Eng, MBA, Ph.D
Neil Thompson is an economic sustainability specialist with expertise in the design of “future proofed” facilities with reduced capital cost and reduced/fixed operating costs. He started as an electrical engineering cadet in the Australian power industry in the 1980s before moving to radiation processing systems for aerospace and automotive industries in Japan, the USA, Europe and Latin America. He branched into renewable energy systems in early 2000. In 2003 he established a private strata energy company, Silver Energy Pty Ltd, that was then sold to a listed construction company, Devine Limited, in 2007. This triggered a move to consulting engineering in the UAE and Asia and time with the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany investigating Roof Integrated Photovoltaic and Thermal systems.
B.Eng, MBA, Ph.D
Advisor: Business Development and Sales Channels
Linda Koschier is an expert in Photovoltaic business development. She has worked for Trina Solar Australia, a global manufacturer of solar modules based in China; Roth & Rau, a Photovoltaic equipment manufacturer based in Germany; Amonix, a US-headquartered manufacturer of high concentration Photovoltaic systems; the US-based GE Energy and two venture capital-backed technology start-up companies. In these roles she has managed the entire sales process, and represented the companies in local and international exhibitions and conferences.
LLB, LLM, GAICD
David Fagan is a highly experienced commercial lawyer with more than 35 years of experience. He was Clayton Utz’s Chief Executive Partner from May 2001 to June 2010.
Mr Fagan is a Director of:
The Global Foundation – Chair of the Audit Committee
LLB, B.Com, G.Cert (Mgt), GAICD
Michael Hazell is an experienced lawyer who has acted for multinational and major ASX listed companies both in private practice and as an in-house corporate lawyer. He has acted in a broad spectrum of large commercial and litigation matters including providing advice to boards and individuals in relation to strategy and governance issues. After leaving DLA Piper (then Phillips Fox) in 2006, Mr Hazell co- founded and practised in an award winning boutique commercial law firm, taking it from the start-up phase to a multi-million dollar business operating in three states. Mr Hazell has also served on for profit and not-for profit boards in the health, legal and sporting sectors, including as Chairperson.
Qualifications: BA, Grad.Dip.Fin.Mgmt, MBA, GAICD
Advisor: Corporate Governance and International Business
Greg Hull has worked for 18 years as a Trade Commissioner for the Australian Trade Commission (AUSTRADE) throughout Asia, Africa, Middle East and Latin America. He has helped build numerous international business relationships and enjoys a large network across corporate and government in Australia and internationally. He is an early-stage investor in the Company.
MSc (IT and economics), CA, FCPA, PMP, GAICD
Advisor: Finance, Risk and Innovation
Bob Beusekom advises businesses in the areas of finance, IT, risk and governance. He has worked for consulting firms KPMG and Ernst & Young, his own enterprises and in executive roles in companies and for government authorities, such as program manager, chief information officer and finance director. Mr Beusekom’s degrees include business economics, information management, accounting and project management, supported by memberships in Chartered Accountants (European Union), Certified Public Accountants (Australia, Fellow), Project Management Institute and Company Directors (Australia). He is passionate about innovation, transformational change and agile business environments.
Advisor: Manufacturing and Quality Control.
Helmut Pfeifhofer is an early‑stage investor in the Company and has been assisting the Company with design of its supply chain management solutions, focusing on technical and engineering management for quality control. He holds a degree in mechanical engineering and has extensive international experience in product sourcing. Mr Pfeifhofer was the general mill manager of one of the largest paper mills of Visy Industries in Australia. For Visy & Pratt industries he spearheaded and was the director for the establishment of a procurement organisation in China for high tech engineering items for all manufacturing plants of Visy Industries and Pratt Industries.
LLB, B.Ec, Grad Dip Applied Corporate Governance
Advisor: Compliance and Corporate Governance.
Alexis Dodwell is a risk, compliance and corporate governance specialist, having worked for a number of Australia’s listed financial services companies. Her practical and commercial approach has proven to be valuable in a changing regulatory environment. With extensive project management experience, Alexis is always focused on effective business planning and implementation. Mrs. Dodwell is passionate about property design and development, with a long family history in residential projects.