Amaero International Limited (ASX:3DA) is an Australian based company that manufactures large format complex components in metal with laser-based additive manufacturing processes, commonly known as 3D printing.
Amaero has worked with many of the world’s leading manufacturers of aerospace and defence products in both an R&D and manufacturing capability, and has a demonstrated ability to deliver aviation and military specification 3D printed alloy critical operation components.
Amaero was established with the support of Monash University in 2013 to take advantage of commercial opportunities identified by the Monash Centre for Additive Manufacturing (MCAM). Amaero is co-located with MCAM in Melbourne Australia. It operates two additional facilities, in Adelaide, South Australia, and El Segundo, California, USA.
David has worked as Director, Business Strategy for Monash University since 2012. In this role, he leads a small team that provides strategic support and financial advice in relation to the University’s major investment decisions. In the 15 years prior to joining Monash University, David held a variety of senior management positions in the Victorian Government, these positions focused mainly around economic development policy, international policy and operations and innovation policy. Earlier David spent 15 years in the Commonwealth Government, including three years on the personal staff of then Prime Minister, Bob Hawke.
He has substantial experience in strategy development and delivery, innovation, governance and stakeholder engagement and management.
David is also Chairman of Docklands Studios Melbourne Pty Ltd (DSM), a Director of Unimutual Ltd, a Director of the Hudson Institute of Medical Research Ltd, and a Director of Springvale Monash Legal Service Ltd. He sits on the finance and risk committees of Docklands Studios , the Hudson and Unimutual giving him varied experience on both commercial and not for profit Boards with particular focus on strategy, governance and financial accountability. David is a member of the Audit and Risk Committee.
David has a Bachelor of Economics and a Bachelor of Arts (Asian Studies) from The Australian National University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Kathryn Presser Non-Executive Director
Kathryn Presser has previously served as CFO and Company Secretary for Beach Energy Limited (formerly Beach Petroleum Limited) (ASX: BPT), assisting the company from a junior explorer through numerous capital raisings as the CFO and then scaling for growth to become an ASX100 company. Kathryn has extensive experience in governance, risk and financial reporting and management. Kathryn serves as Chair of the Audit & Risk Committee to oversee the financial elements of the business as well as providing direction to the Company Secretary.
Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts and Accounting from the University of South Australia, an MBA from the University of Adelaide and has completed a Women’s Advanced Leadership Course at Harvard University. She is a Certified Practising Accountant and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs, the Institute of Company Directors, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.Kathryn has a Bachelor of Arts and Accounting from the University of South Australia, a MBA from the University of Adelaide and has completed a Women’s Advanced Leadership Course at Harvard University. She is a Certified Practising Accountant and is a Fellow of the Australian Society of CPAs, the Institute of Company Directors, the Governance Institute of Australia and the Australian Institute of Management.
Stuart Douglas Executive Director
Stuart joined the board as an Executive Director in May 2019, providing strategic and operational advice to management and preparing the Company for capital raisings and scaling its operations in preparation for its anticipated IPO. Stuart successfully implemented a similar strategy for Titomic Limited (ASX: TTT). Stuart is the co-founder of Innovyz, one of Australia’s leading commercialisation firms which has assisted more than 70 early stage innovations to commercialise.
Stuart is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Barrie Finnin Chief Executive Officer
Barrie is an experienced executive who has created a number of spin-off ventures, co-operative research centres and start-ups and has been involved in several others through their entire lifecycle.
Barrie worked at a senior management level for the CSIRO for more than 12 years and has been involved in the manufacturing industry for more than 20 years. Over this time, Barrie has been involved in many different roles including CEO, Director, general management, alloy and process development, software development, marketing management, manufacturing, engineering, quality management, R&D Management, export sales management and business development. Barrie has also been responsible for establishing international manufacturing plants and is experienced in dealing with global customers, suppliers and partners.
Barrie has a Bachelor of Applied Science and MBA Tech Management from Deakin University, and a Diploma from the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Carolin Darnanin Company Secretary
Carolin is a Governance Advisor at cdPlus Corporate Services, which provides outsourced corporate governance and company secretarial services to both private and public companies in Australia. In addition, she is a practising corporate and commercial lawyer with experience with clients ranging from newly incorporated start-ups through to ASX-listed companies at Coghlan Duffy & Co.
Carolin has experience in corporate and commercial law, consumer law, intellectual property law and privacy law and has worked as in-house legal counsel at various companies within the banking, e-commerce and data industry in Australia and Germany, being responsible for day-to-day contractual negotiations and compliance advisory activities.
Carolin has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons.) from the University of Applied Science in Wolfenbüttel, Germany, a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from La Trobe University and a Master of Laws in Global Business Law (LL.M.) from La Trobe University. Carolin has also completed a Certificate in Governance Practice from the Governance Institute of Australia.
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