Board of Directors

Board of Directors


Takayuki Inoue has been involved in desalination projects in the MENA region and Japan.  He has particular experience in the process engineering of large scale thermal desalination systems (including BOP) and in managing the bid and execution of EPC and IWPP projects in the MENA region.  He has also led the development team for the HiSIS seawater intake system.

Takayuki Inoue joined the Osmoflo Board in 2017 as Senior Executive Director, Projects and assumed the roles of Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer in March 2019, and then of Chairman in April 2022. He has an Associate Degree in Industrial Chemical Engineering from the National Institute of Technology, in Kurume, Japan. 


Carmine joined Osmoflo in 2010 as General Manager, Operations and has served in a range of executive roles since that time, most recently being appointed to the role of Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director in April 2022.

Prior to joining Osmoflo, Carmine held various senior management positions in Abigroup, United Utilities Australia and Sinclair Knight Merz and has also previously served as a Director of the Australian Water Association between 2003 and 2011.  

Carmine holds a Bachelor of Civil Engineering with Honours and an MBA from the University of Adelaide, a Masters of Environmental Engineering Science from UNSW and is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.


Tetsuya Matsuura joins Osmoflo Burton after spending 25 years at Hitachi Zosen (Hitz) in Japan in various engineering roles and most recently seconded as Manager of the Global Water Business Team (GWBT) based in Pune.

Tetsuya Matsuura graduated from Okayama University in 1995 with a Master's Degree of Applied Chemistry and joined Hitz in the Engineering Department as a Graduate Engineer.

After that time, he has undertaken various roles in Hitz including:

  • Engineer in the Environmental Solutions EPC Business Unit
  • Manager of Plant and Energy Systems Planning & Engineering
  • Head Engineer of Desalination Technology, Plant and Energy Systems
  • Manager of Project Management Department
  • Senior Manager of Project Management Department
  • Seconded to Osmoflo – Manager of GWBT

Katie joins Osmoflo after spending 15 years at Cobham Aviation Services in various financial roles. Cobham is a global FTSE250 company, with the Australian division employing over 1,300 people with an annual turnover of $400M, operating in the aviation sector for blue chip and Commonwealth Government customers. Her most recent position was Financial Director – Group FP&A.

In this role Katie was responsible for the financial management of  operating divisions (Airlines, Regional, Special Missions) as well as Shared Services (Engineering and Corporate Functions). Her role primarily was providing financial assessments and information that ensures strategic planning, budgeting and financial activities that meet corporate goals and drives business growth.

Katie currently holds a Bachelor Degree in Economics and Finance (Honours) attained at the Manchester University (UK) and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales (FCA)


Jim joined Osmoflo in June, 2010 as Commercial Manager – Legal and has assumed the role of General Counsel and Company Secretary since November 2015. 

Prior to joining Osmoflo, Jim worked in a number of roles as a corporate lawyer and commercial manager, principally in the mining industry where his previous employers included WMC Resources Ltd and BHP Billiton Ltd. 

Originally from Melbourne, Jim has travelled extensively with work living in Johannesburg, South Africa and Maputo, Mozambique, before settling in Adelaide.

Jim has a double degree in Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Law from Monash University, and is a practising legal practitioner in South Australia.