OUR BOARD

Board of Directors

Michael Carroll

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carroll is a founding principal, Managing Director, and significant beneficial owner of Synertec. He has successfully grown the business since it was first established in 1996. His leadership style is ‘hands-on’ and visionary, ensuring efficient and robust internal processes that directly support the strategic direction of Synertec.

As Managing Director of Synertec, Mr. Carroll has negotiated complex agreements with a range of parties, such as large multinational energy conglomerates, water utilities, the Australian Department of Defence, and numerous pharmaceutical companies.

Mr. Carroll has direct experience within the Asian engineering market, having established and sold successful companies in both Singapore and Malaysia.

Mr. Carroll is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Degree in Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) along with a postgraduate qualification in Chemical Engineering.

David Harris

Executive Director, Corporate Development
Company Secretary

Mr. Harris is an Australian Chartered Accountant, a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, and a fellow of both the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and the Governance Institute of Australia. He has more than 25 years of strong local and international experience in accounting and advisory professional services across a broad range of industries. 

Mr. Harris is an experienced Board member and Audit Risk Committee Chair. Recent roles have focused on executive level leadership and management of ASX-listed companies, corporate development and restructure, governance, financial control, business systems, and leading various strategic enterprise-wide projects.

Dennis Lin

Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of Board

Mr. Lin is the founding partner and Chair of Cortina Capital, an independent private equity firm focused on middle market businesses with strong potential for exports to Asia. He is also Executive Chair of ASX listed companies Bubs Australia Limited (ASX: BUB) and Health and Plant Protein Group Limited (ASX: HPP).

Mr. Lin is an Australian qualified Solicitor and Chartered Accountant and spent eleven years as a partner of BDO, a global accounting and advisory firm, including a role as the Lead Corporate Finance Partner specialising in mergers and acquisitions and business in China. He retired from that role in June 2020.

Mr Lin focusses on high growth branded businesses that are looking to expand globally. He speaks fluent Mandarin and Japanese.

Leeanne Bond

Independent Non-Executive Director

Ms. Bond is a professional company director with Board roles in the energy, water, and engineering services industries. She has qualifications in engineering and management, and 30 years of experience across a broad range of industrial sectors including energy, minerals, infrastructure, and water. 

From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Bond held a number of management roles with Worley in Queensland, including General Manager (Qld, NT and PNG), where she negotiated project alliances and supervised contracts and projects with many Australian and international companies. From 2017 to 2019, Ms. Bond held the appointment of Executive for Diversity & Inclusion at Downer EDI. 

Ms. Bond is a non-executive director of Aurecon, Snowy Hydro Limited, QADO group, and a board member of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. She is also the independent non-executive chair of Mining3, an industry directed research and technology organisation formerly known as CRC Mining, in partnership with CSIRO. Ms. Bond is also the sole director and owner of Breakthrough Energy Pty Ltd, a project and business development consulting firm.

Board of Directors

Leeanne Bond

Independent Non-Executive Director Chair of Board (and Nomination & Remuneration Committee)

Ms. Bond is a professional company director with Board roles in the energy, water and engineering services industries. She has qualifications in engineering and management, and 30 years’ experience across a broad range of industrial sectors including energy, minerals, infrastructure and water.
From 1996 to 2006, Ms. Bond held a number of management roles with Worley in Queensland, including General Manager (Qld, NT and PNG), where she negotiated project alliances and supervised contracts and projects with many Australian and international companies. From 2017 to 2019, Ms. Bond held the appointment of Executive for Diversity & Inclusion at Downer EDI. Ms. Bond is a non-executive director of Snowy Hydro Limited, QADO group and a board member of the Clean Energy Finance Corporation. She is also the independent non-executive chair of Mining3, an industry directed research and technology organisation formerly known as CRC Mining in partnership with CSIRO and is an independent non-executive director of Aurecon. Ms. Bond is the sole director and owner of Breakthrough Energy Pty Ltd, a project and business development consulting firm.

Michael Carroll

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Mr. Carroll is a founding principal and Managing Director of Synertec and a significant beneficial owner of Synertec. He has successfully grown the business of Synertec since it was first established in 1996. His leadership style is ‘hands-on’ and visionary, ensuring efficient and robust internal processes that directly support the strategic direction of Synertec. As Managing Director of Synertec, Mr. Carroll has negotiated complex agreements with a range of parties, such as large multinational energy conglomerates, water utilities, defence and pharmaceutical companies. Mr. Carroll has direct experience within the Asian engineering market, having established and sold successful companies in both Singapore and Malaysia. Mr. Carroll is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and holds a Degree in Applied Science (Applied Chemistry) and a postgraduate qualification in Chemical Engineering.

Kiat Poh

Independent Non-Executive Director

Mr. Poh holds a Certified Diploma in Accounting and Finance from ACCA, UK, a Diploma in Management Studies from the Singapore Institute of Management, and a Diploma in Civil Engineering from Singapore Polytechnic. Mr. Poh has over 30 years’ experience at the senior management level in the construction, real estate development, manufacturing industries and financial markets. Over the years, he also held senior positions in corporate finance and mezzanine capital investment companies in Malaysia specialising in investments as well as mergers and acquisitions. From 1998 to 2005, Mr. Poh was Managing Director of a Singapore Exchange listed company. Since 2005, Mr. Poh has been managing a Singapore-based investment advisory company that focuses on participating in strategic stakes in listed companies. He has previously held board positions on a number of businesses including as a non-executive director of Centrex Metals Limited (ASX: CXM).

Dennis Lin

Independent Non-Executive Director (Chair of Audit & Risk Management Committee)

Mr. Lin is founding partner and Chair of Cortina Capital, an independent private equity firm focused on middle market businesses with great export potential to Asia. He is also Executive Chair of ASX listed companies, Bubs Australia Limited (ASX: BUB) and Buderim Group Limited (ASX: BUD). Mr. Lin is an Australian qualified Solicitor and Chartered Accountant and was formerly a partner of global accounting and advisory firm, BDO, for eleven years. He retired from his position as BDO’s Lead Corporate Finance Partner, specialising in M&A and China, in June 2020.