Robert Michael Carey (Chairman)
Senior partner of the North Queensland based public accountancy practice of BJ Carey & Company Pty Ltd, specialising in taxation, management and finance. He is a member of CPA Australia, holds a Bachelor of Business Degree, is a registered company auditor with ASIC and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Robert is also the Chief Executive Officer of the Carey Family Group of Companies, is a director on Ethanol Technologies Limited and is also a director on a number of other non-related companies.
Dr John Hewson (Director)
Dr John Hewson is one of Australia’s most experienced economists, financial experts and company directors.
A former high profile politician, Dr Hewson was Shadow Finance Minister, Shadow Treasurer, and Leader of the Liberal Party and Leader of the Opposition from 1990 to 1994.
In his earlier career, Dr Hewson's appointments included economist positions with the International Monetary Fund, the Treasury, and the Reserve Bank of Australia; Professorships at UNSW, Macquarie and currently at the ANU; as a Founding Executive Director of Macquarie Bank, a Trustee of the IBM Superannuation Fund, and as Advisor to a host of international banks, including Sumitomo, Midland, OCBC, Baring Securities, and Bank of America. He also served as Advisor/Chief of Staff to two successive Treasurers and the Prime Minister in the Fraser Government.
Since leaving politics in 1995, Dr Hewson has forged a very successful career in investment banking and at the elite levels of business. Most notably, Dr Hewson was Chairman of ABN Amro Australia, and served on its Advisory Board for 11 years, and as a Director of many public and private companies in various industries, including health and aged care, manufacturing, printing, gold mining and mining engineering, oil and gas exploration, power, finance, financial planning, insurance broking, property, and funds management, and has developed a couple of businesses in China.
He has a keen, active interest in environmental issues and has had direct involvement in ventures including a waste recycling and methane extraction facility in Sydney, energy efficient light bulbs, bio-diesel, and green data centres. He also chaired the National Business Leaders Forum on Sustainable Development for six years.
In 2001 Dr Hewson was awarded a Member in the Order of Australia for service to business and economics, the Australian Parliament and politics, and the community.
Anthony Peter Castorina
Chairman and foundation member of Renewable Cane Products Australia (RCPA), a director of Nth Qld Bio-Energy Corporation Pty Ltd and senior partner of the family's cane farming and harvesting operations in the Herbert River District, with 32 years experience in the sugar industry.
A foundation member of Renewable Cane Products Australia (RCPA), a director of Nth Qld Bio-Energy Corporation Pty Ltd, senior partner of the family's cane farming and harvesting operations in the Herbert River district with 35 years experience and a director of a private family company.