Board & Executive 2018-07-23T11:41:31+00:00

Board & Executive

Lucio Di Bartolomeo


Lucio was appointed as Chair in June 2017.

With over 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, Mr Di Bartolomeo brings extensive knowledge in rail, infrastructure and engineering fields to the ANI board as a non-executive director. He is currently the Chairman of Northwest Rapid Transit and Health Infrastructure NSW as well as Director of Moorebank Intermodal Company and Australian Super. He was, until recently, a non-executive director of Australian Rail Track Corporation. Prior to taking on non-executive director roles, Mr Di Bartolomeo was the Managing Director of ADI Limited, Country Director of Thales (Australia) and Managing Director of FreightCorp.

Janice Van Reyk

Non-Executive Director

Janice was appointed in August 2017.

Janice van Reyk is a highly respected non-executive director currently serving on the boards of Lochard Energy Group, Citywide, Victorian Ports Corporation and Northern Territory EPA. Previously, she enjoyed a successful career as a senior executive in ASX 100 companies (BHP, Orica, National Foods).

She also serves as an independent member of Vic Roads Risk Audit & Governance Committee. She is a Fellow of the AICD, a CPA and a Leadership Victoria Fellow.

Peter Iancov

Non-Executive Director

Peter was appointed ANI Interim Director since February 2017 and formally appointed in June 2017.

Mr Iancov is a highly experienced executive with over 25 years’ expertise gained in the energy infrastructure, mining, commercial construction, contracting and defence sectors. Mr Iancov has previously held senior executive positions with responsibility for building business partnerships across Australian and multinational organisations.

In his previous CEO and executive roles, Mr Iancov has been instrumental in securing and delivering major infrastructure projects and was responsible for the management, construction and operation of critical energy infrastructure assets in excess of $4.3 billion.

Mr Iancov’s other directorships include Southern Ports and Western Power, and prior to joining ANI was a non-executive director of ASC Pty Ltd.

Jim Whalley

Non-Executive Director

Jim was appointed in June 2017.

Jim is a co-founder and executive director of Nova Systems, one of Australia’s largest privately owned defence professional service providers.  He is a former air force fighter pilot, with over 5,000 flying hours on more than 40 types of aircraft and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots’ School.

Amongst other qualifications, he holds a Masters of Business Administration, a science degree and is a graduate of the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. He is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee, a director of AMCHAM and the Adelaide Festival.

He is also a former member of The University of Adelaide Business School Advisory Council, the Federal Government’s Defence Industry Innovation Centre Advisory Board, the AIG Defence council and Deputy Chair of The Repat Foundation. Jim is a member of the Society of Experimental Test Pilots, the Flight Test Society of Australia, the Royal Aeronautical Society and a graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors course.

Jeremy Schultz

Non-Executive Director

Jeremy was appointed in June 2017.

Jeremy is currently Chairman of Partners at Finlaysons and practices in Corporate and Energy practice areas.

He is an Australian Institute of Company Directors Fellow, a former Deputy Chair, Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section – Corporations Committee, Clean Energy Council – Founding Board Member, current Australian Institute of Energy Board Member, Les Favell Cricket Foundation Trustee and Lisa Fahey Foundation Inc. Board Member.

David Knox

Managing Director and CEO

David was appointed MD & CEO in September 2017 (Interim MD & CEO from June 2017).

Prior to his appointment at ANI, David was MD & CEO of Santos Limited from 2008 to 2015. David was previously the Managing Director for BP Developments in Australasia from 2003 to 2007. He has worked for BP in the United Kingdom and Pakistan, and has held management and engineering positions at ARCO and Shell in the USA, Netherlands, United Kingdom and Norway.

David is Chair of TACSI and i3 Energy (UK Ltd) and a director of Redflow, Adelaide Festival and Migration Council. He is a member of the Commonwealth Science Council and a council member of the Royal Institution of Australia (RiAus).

Andrew Seaton

Chief Financial & Commercial Officer

Andrew was appointed Chief Financial & Commercial Officer in July 2017.

Andrew has over 30 years’ business experience encompassing a broad range of finance, strategy, commercial, investment banking, engineering and project management roles. He was most recently the CFO of Santos Limited, a significant Australian producer of oil, domestic gas and LNG. Prior to Santos, Andrew worked in investment banking with Merrill Lynch and in his early career was a process engineer and project manager in the petrochemical and resources industries. Andrew has an honours degree in Chemical Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a Graduate Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Phil Cornish

Project Director

Phil was appointed as Project Director for the Osborne Naval Shipbuilding Precinct in January 2018.

Phil has a broad knowledge of more than 28 years’ experience in project and construction management of major infrastructure projects such as highway and major arterial roads, road and rail tunnels, public transport systems, marine structures and major transit systems for airports and railway stations.

Prior to joining ANI, Phil was Construction Manager for the $4B Westconnex M4 Project with Sydney Motorway Corporation and previously filled senior management roles within a number of Australian construction companies.  Phil is well known within the South Australian construction industry with his involvement in the successful delivery of major infrastructure projects such as the Adelaide International Airport, the Adelaide Desalination Project and the Adelaide to Crafers Highway including the twin tunnels.

Sally McLennan

General Counsel and Company Secretary

Sally was appointed General Counsel and Company Secretary in August 2017

Sally is an experienced in-house commercial and corporate lawyer. Prior to joining ANI, she held senior legal roles at ASC Pty Ltd and Santos Limited. Sally’s prior experience includes commercial and human resources roles across industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications and manufacturing sectors. Sally has a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Management.

Paul Bates

General Manager Operations

Paul was appointed General Manager Operations in June 2017.

Paul has substantial maritime operations experience. Prior to his appointment at ANI, Paul was General Manager Operations of the Defence SA Techport Common User Facility (CUF), ensuring the successful delivery of the CUF and other contracted services to the Air Warfare Destroyer Program since 2009. From 2006, Paul was Project and Bid Manager for DMS Maritime Pty Ltd (now Serco Defence), leading a number of successful tenders for that company.

Paul is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy and served for 18 years in the Royal Australian Navy, holding a variety of operation roles both at sea and ashore.