Our Board

Mr Peter Carroll – B Com, B Law, FCA, FTIA ‐ (Independent Non Exec Chairman)
Prior to gaining extensive experience in professional consulting, Peter was with the Australian Taxation Office where he spent seven years in the International Division of the Departments National Office in Canberra. He joined Deloitte in 1981, becoming a partner in the tax consulting services division in Brisbane in 1990. He advised a number of private and public companies in all aspects of revenue law and, in particular, provided specialist advice to non‐residents investing into Australia, as well as to Australian residents investing out of Australia, principally into Asia. Peter was a member of the Taxation Advisory Committee of the Queensland Division of the Australian Society of CPAs; the representative of ASCPA on the Office of State Revenue Liaison Committee; and a member of the Legislation Review Committee of the Institute of Chartered Accountants. Peter retired as a partner of Deloitte on 30 September 2002 and consulted to the firm until 30 June 2004. He currently consults to the Brisbane office of Gadens Lawyers in a part time role.

Mr Tim Keith B Ec, B Ag Sc, GAICD
Tim was appointed to our Board on 30 October 2017 following the retirement of Mr Alan Alt. He is a highly-accomplished corporate executive with proven success in global business leadership roles. Tim has obtained leading governance capability and deep risk management experience through a 20-year financial services career combined with over 5-years board experience within the NFP sector.

His key corporate skills of benefit to the ABLP Board include corporate finance, an intimate understanding of financial institutions, project management, risk identification & mitigation, strategy development & execution, executive coaching and the ability to develop strong corporate cultures. With a range of experience in presenting to and working with boards of ASX200 companies obtained during his senior executive roles at the National Australia Bank and his roles and board skills in the Not-For-Profit which supports underprivileged children in Sydney Tim brings a passion and skill set to our Board which is second to none.

Mr Michael Dalton – Cert Agriculture (Yanco) ‐ (Managing Director)
Michael is the Managing Director of Australian Bay Lobster Producers Limited. Michael holds tertiary qualifications in agriculture and has previously been a member of a number of State and National Export Marketing Boards. Over the past 30 years Michael through his company Australian Fresh Corporation Pty Ltd (AFC), has been instrumental in developing export markets and distribution channels for a range of horticultural crops and seafood products, which include the harvesting, processing and distribution of crustaceans, tuna and other finfish. Michael has a significant interest in ABLP with his family and was a founding shareholder.

Mr John William Bryant ‐ B Bus, FCA, FCPA, MAICD ‐ (Executive Director – not remunerated)
John was a former Business Services Partner of the Chartered Accounting firm Kennas in Rockhampton for over 30 years. In July 2008 he retired from the role of partner and took a position as CFO of Rockys Own Transport Co (the largest transporter of high explosives in Australia) to groom and mentor a young lady to take that position which she did in November 2012. He holds a position as a Government Appointee on the Board of The Rockhampton Girls Grammar School. Over the past 40 years John has been involved in the servicing, management and consultative roles of a large number of business organisations from a commercial as well as professional prospective. He owns a large shareholding in ABLP together with his holding in the Company that owns the adjoining freehold on which ABLP operates. He has been an investor in ABLP for 15 years.

Mr Bruce McAlister – (Non‐Executive Director)
Bruce and his wife Glenys have run one of the largest paint and commercial flooring contracting businesses in regional Queensland for over 40 years. In addition they commenced a Paint Barn retail and commercial shop over 40 years ago and have now expanded that to be 5 “Inspiration Paint Shops” under the Dulux Licence Agreements. He has previously served on the Board of 3D (now Inspirations). He and Glenys also have a strong agricultural background with a love of horses and both of them have competed on a State and National Basis in Polocrosse. They have both been members of the Queensland teams over a number of years.His business acumen is second to none and we welcome his skill set to our Board.”

Note re Chairperson

Our previous Board chair Mr Derek Lightfoot resigned due to time constraints with other Board positions and the growth in the business in which he is Managing Director. We have begun the process to seek out a new independent chairperson from a list of quality applicants.

Board Remuneration Note
No directors fees are paid until the Company is profitable and then, not without the consent of our shareholders.