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Corporate Profile

ABLP’s Board

ABLP’s Board of Directors was established in June 2012. The Board consists of directors that share over 150 years combined commercial experience in aquaculture, finance, seafood processing, exporting and manufacturing, with a combined cross section of skills to support the project through to commercialisation.


Independent Chairman

Peter is a former tax partner of a major international accounting firm and is a key member of our Corporate Advisory group. Peter has over 40 years’ experience in all areas of taxation such as income, capital gains and fringe benefits taxes covering day to day commercial operations, joint ventures and merger activities.

His clients cover many of the major industry groups, including mining, property and professional services organisations. Peter has been a director of two ASX listed companies and presently is a Director of two unlisted public companies.

Special Responsibilities
Audit, Risk and Remuneration Committee member



Managing Director

Michael is the Managing Director of Australian Bay Lobster Producers Limited. Michael holds tertiary qualifications in agriculture and has 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. He was appointed as the founding Director of Australian Bay Lobster Producers Limited in July 2000.

Special Responsibilities
Operations, Pipeline Project, Development Planning, Export Strategy

Cert Agriculture (Yanco)


Finance Director

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 Rocky’s Own Transport Co (the largest transporter of high explosives in Australia) to groom and mentor his successor who has been in the role since November 2012.

Prior to this John held positions as a Government Appointee on the Board of The Rockhampton Girls Grammar School. Over the past 40 years John has been involved in servicing, management and consultative roles for a large number of business organisations from a commercial and professional perspective. John owns a large shareholding in ABLP and has been an investor in the Company for over 20 years.

Special Responsibilities
Finance, reports to Audit and Risk Committee, Production and Planning



Non-Executive Director

Tim 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 board skills in the Not-For-Profit sector Tim brings a passion for good governance and a deep skill set to our Board.

Special Responsibilities
Chairman of the Audit, Risk, Remuneration Committee, Production and Planning Committee

B. Ec, B. Ag. Sc, GAICD


Independent Non-Executive Director

Stuart has a PhD in medical science more than 40 years experience in life science including biomedical and veterinary research as well as consulting and senior management roles in the public and private sectors. He has held senior roles including as Dean of Science at the University of Southern Queensland and public company CEO (Panbio Ltd). As a company director he has sat on the board of public companies and not for profit industry organisations.

He was Chair of Life Science Queensland and Chaired the Audit and Risk Committee of Research Australia. He has provided advice to a range on large and small enterprises dealing with commercialisation and business development, building on his strong technical and commercial background. Stuart is a registered Tax Agent in the area of the R&D Tax Incentive.

Special Responsibilities
Biology, Research and Development Consultation



ADM Capital Nominated Director

Prior to his current role as Managing Director at Asia Debt Management Hong Kong Ltd where he is responsible for sourcing, analysing and executing financing deals across Australia and New Zealand. David held the role of Manager, Capital Markets Group/Audit for KPMG Chartered Accountants Hong Kong and Australia. David brings to the board global experience in debt and capital markets.

David is currently a Director of Nuchev (an Australian Goat Infant Milk Formula Company), Agripower Australia (Australian organic silicone fertilizer business), Australian Retirement Holdings (Australian retirement estate), Emerald Goods Group (New Zealand Ice Cream business) and Yeeda Pastoral Company (Australian vertically integrated beef business).

B. Com, FCA