Mr Kilmister was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of ALS Limited, the global provider of laboratory testing, inspection, certification and verification solutions from 2005 until his retirement in July 2017. He is recognised as the pivotal force in the growth and transformation of ALS from a diversified industrial group to a globally respected Testing, Inspection & Certification (TIC) player and an ASX100 company. During his tenure ALS’s market cap grew from $381 million in 2005 to over $3 billion in 2017 and the staff numbers increased from approximately 4,000 to over 13,000 worldwide when he retired.
He has vast experience in operating laboratory focused businesses in the Environmental, Food, Pharmaceutical, Life Sciences, Minerals, Energy and Industrial sectors in more than seventy countries in Africa, Europe, Asia, Australia, and North and South America.
His extensive Board and Joint Venture experience in Australia and internationally will be invaluable to HRL as it looks to grow its operations currently based in Australia and New Zealand.
Mr Darren Anderson
Mr Darren Anderson was formerly the Executive Director and Chief Operating Officer of Diversified Mining Services Ltd which is an unlisted public company that at its peak in mid-2012 had consolidated revenue in excess of $200 million and 850 personnel.
Previous career highlights include 15 years spent as founder and Managing Director of the Anderson Group of Companies, which grew from a single person operation in Mackay to a company with in excess of 300 employees and 12 operating divisions across both Queensland and New South Wales that serviced the Australian and international coal industries.
Mr Steve Howse
Mr Steve Howse was a former shareholder and director of the recently acquired Analytica Laboratories Limited. He continues his role with Analytica as a General Manager with a particular responsibility for strategy, customers, and business development.
Mr Howse has an honours degree in Agricultural Science from Massey University, and has over 25 years’ executive experience working in NZ science and technology businesses, with a focus on agribusiness and commercial analytical testing. He was a director of Synlait Farms Ltd leading up to its sale in 2014, and is currently the Deputy Chair of Wintec in Hamilton, NZ.
Mr James Todd
James Todd is an experienced company director, corporate adviser and investor. He commenced his career in investment banking and has taken active roles in a range of private and public companies. He was until recently Managing Director of Wolseley Private Equity, an independent private equity firm he co-founded in 1999.
James is currently a Non-Executive Director of two other ASX listed companies, IVE Group Limited and Coventry Group Limited.
James holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of New South Wales, and a Graduate Diploma of Applied Finance from the Financial Services Institute of Australasia (FINSIA), where he is a Fellow. He is also a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Mr Taylor is the founding partner of Taylors Solicitors, Mackay, a Senior Counsellor of the Queensland law Society and has over 30 years’ experience in commercial and property transactions and litigation.
John Taylor was, from 2006 to 2010, a director of ASX listed The Mac Services Group Limited where he was Chair of the Remuneration and Nomination Committee and a member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee. He is also a former Chair of the Mackay Port Authority and a Board member of Tourism Mackay and Mackay Regional Economic Bureau.
Mr Paul Marshall is a Chartered Accountant. He holds a Bachelor of Law degree, a post Graduate Diploma in Accounting and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. He has more than 25 years in the accountancy profession, with Ernst and Young for ten years, and subsequently fifteen years spent in commercial roles as Company Secretary and CFO for a number of listed and unlisted companies mainly in the resources sector. He has extensive experience in all aspects of company financial reporting, corporate regulatory and governance areas, business acquisition and disposal due diligence, capital raising and company listings and company secretarial responsibilities.