Board of Directors
Back Row L-R Jamie McKeough, Takeshi Kurioka, Marc Fabig, Larry Mitchell, Front Row L-R Yoji Ibuki (Former Member), Graham Dooley, Annie Fabig
Osmoflo's Board meets monthly to lead and direct Osmoflo's business.
Its key roles are:
- the approval of the strategic direction of the Osmoflo group of companies,
- the allocation of financial and other resources available to the company,
- making major business decisions, not otherwise delegated to the MD and management,
- ensuring high standards of corporate governance and legal compliance,
- ensuring that a safe and healthy workplace and working environment is provided to all employees, contractors and visitors.
In February 2011, Marubeni Corporation of Japan acquired a 40% stake in Osmoflo and the Board was restructured to enable closer access to Marubeni's commercial and marketing skills, particularly in the international market place. It also provides the forum for the strategic issues important to both shareholders to be discussed and decided.
Graham Dooley - Chairman
Graham has been a leading figure in the Australian water industry for many years in both public and private sectors.
Following a 20 year career with the public utility Sydney Water, during which he held a number of management roles, Graham spent 17 years as Managing Director of United Utilities Australia Pty Ltd, a UK owned company which was successful in winning infrastructure projects across Australia for public authorities, local government and industry.
Graham is also Chairman of Blue Sky Water Partners Pty Ltd, an investment management company, a Director of the Australian Water Association, the peak Australian water industry organisation and of waterAustralia, the industry's lead export business body. He is a Fellow of both the Institute of Engineers Australia and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Graham holds a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Engineering (Hons) from the University of Sydney and a Masters in Public Administration from the American University, Washington DC.
Graham has been an advisor to Osmoflo since 2008 and Director since 2009.
Marc Fabig - Managing Director and Co-Founder
Marc and his wife Annie founded Osmoflo in 1991. With over 25 years experience in design and operation of high technology water treatment systems, Marc has been a key driver in Osmoflo's continued success.
He has a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (Hon) and a Masters Degree in Commerce. Marc has many related memberships, including the International Desalination Association, American Membrane Technology Association, Australian Water Association and Fellow of the Institute of Chemical Engineers.
Marc's leadership of Osmoflo and is contribution to the water industry saw him win the Ernst and Young Central Region Entrepreneur of the Year Award in 2008.
Annie Fabig - Director and Co-Founder
Prior to Osmoflo, Annie held senior roles in finance and planning, customer service and human resources at BP, Cellarmaster Wines and DHL. Annie bought these skills to Osmoflo initially starting in customer service then working in the finance and human resources areas.
Annie's focus now is on Board activities covering strategy, culture development and governance.
Annie has a Degree in Economics and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Jamie McKeough - Director
Jamie joined William Buck, chartered accountants and business advisors in 1988. He became a Director in 1993 and Managing Director in 2006. He is currently on the Board of William Buck International Inc.
Jamie provides business, financial management and tax accounting advice to clients across many different industries. and has specialist expertise in restructuring, finance, succession planning and management accounting.
Jamie has been an advisor to Osmoflo since 2000 and a Director since 2009.
Keisuke Sakuraba - Director
Mr Sakuraba is General Manager of Marubeni Corporation's Environment Infrastructure Department which is responsible for Marubeni's global water business and the provision of environment related infrastructure.
During his career with Marubeni Corporation extending over 30 years Mr Sakuraba has been involved in the development of many water related projects throughout Latin America, China and the Middle East. Furthermore, he has worked for the Japanese water metering and bill collection service company, Jenets Co Ltd as President and CEO in the early 2000's
He holds a Bachelor of Law Degree from Kyushu University, Japan.
Takeshi Kurioka - Executive Director
Mr Kurioka is a senior manager within Marubeni Corporation's Environment Infrastructure Department.
For more than 20 years he has had responsibility for business development of Marubeni's water and environment interests, specifically the bidding, winning then ongoing supervision of water and wastewater projects, including those involving desalination, throughout the Middle East and Asia.
He has now relocated to Osmoflo to work as one of the senior executives of the company as well as being a Director. He will be focussed on developing Osmoflo's business across the world.
An Economics graduate from Kobe University, during his career with Marubeni he has been involved in the delivery of substantial water projects around the world.
Larry Mitchell - Company Secretary
Larry joined Osmoflo in May 2008 and is Chief Financial Officer.
Prior to working with Osmoflo Larry was the Chief Financial Officer for Moltoni Adams, Australia's largest industrial demolition company with trading activities in site remediation and scrap metals. Larry was a key driver in taking the company that became CMA Corporation, through a merger, IPO and ASX listing as well as several acquisitions that quadrupled the companies revenues.
Larry has also worked extensively in the service, mining and manufacturing industries.
A Chartered Accountant, CPA and also a Chartered Secretary, Larry holds a Bachelor of Commerce, a Post Graduate Degree in Natural Resources Law and has also undertaken extensive environmental studies.