PFG GROUP MANAGEMENT TEAM
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Chief Executive Officer
Michael leads the PFG Group of Companies and Related Entities across Aquaculture, Commercial Marine, Industrial Services and Defence. With 20 years experience in leadership roles in the public, private and not for profit sectors as an owner, contractor and consultant across manufacturing, infrastructure, engineering, project management and organisational capacity development. Michael is passionate about the role that business plays in maintaining our good communities and providing a sustainable future. Michael is a non-executive director of University Nexus Aquasciences, Hexcyl Systems and Guangzhou Australian Aquaculture Technology Partnership, he is also a board member of Lifeline Tasmania.
General Manager - Commercial Fishing and Marine
Jeremy heads the Commercial Fishing and Marine division at PFG, the Commercial Fishing and Marine division supplies high quality equipment and services to the commercial fishing marine operations, tourism and emergency services sectors across Australia. Jeremy comes from a diverse background in mechanical engineering and marine industry roles, he has a passion for all things on and under water. Previously Jeremy was a mechanical engineer for Austal Ships and also worked for a dedicated marine engineering company before his move to PFG Group. He is a Committee member with Standards Australia – Lifejackets and Personal Safety Equipment for Small Craft.
Head of Industrial Service and Defence
Robert leads the Industrial Service and Defence Division, the division consists of technical sales managers and project engineers that deliver complex integrated solutions to SMEs, MIs, contractors and law enforcement customers. Previously General Manager of Advanced Manufacturing and Defence for the Department of State Growth, he was also Managing Director of Engineering Support Services. Robert is a member of the Tasmanian Minerals and Energy Council, Chair of the Tasmania Maritime Network, President of the Australian Industry Defence Network and a member of the Australian Commercial Marine Group.
Executive Manager Production & Integrated Logistics
David heads the PFG Production and Integrated logistic teams. He looks after operations and productions management, engineering and manufacturing processes and coordinates our worldwide distribution network. Previously a Production Manager at Incat Tasmania Pty Ltd, he has extensive experience in Lean manufacturing, quality management, supply chain distribution and shipping logistics.
CFO and Director of Corporate Services
Robert takes primary responsibility for managing and reporting the company’s finances. He is a highly skilled Chartered Accountant, financial planner and manages the company’s financial risks, financial reporting and data analysis. Robert has a Master’s Degree in Applied Finance, his previous financial accounting and management experience includes 13 years with an ASX200 group.
Head of Aquaculture
Scott leads the aquaculture division of PFG, including the ground-breaking rock lobster hatchery commercialisation project. The team consists of technicians, sales managers, project managers and project engineers that design supply and install equipment to support the aquaculture industry. Scott has worked in Australian aquaculture for 30 years, in senior positions across research and development, commercial operations and sales, including as Breeding Manager for Shellfish Culture Ltd, General Manager at Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd and at the Department of Primary Industries.
PFG BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Chair and Director
James is Chair and Director at PFG. James believes business success is underpinned by clarity of purpose and goals and articulating them in simple yet compelling ways. James is also Chair of Tourism Tasmania, he is a Director at Intuit Technologies, and Director of Kriticos Nominees Pty Ltd.
Nick is an Independent Non-Executive Director and Chair of the Audit and Risk Committee at TasWater, an Independent Chairman of the Audit and Risk Committee at Ta Ann, an Independent Non-Executive Director of Australian Seafood Industries Pty Ltd and an independent Board advisor to 2PM Services.
Michael is a shareholder representative and non-executive director of PFG. With a primary focus on information management and business process engineering, together with well-rounded skills in all aspects of systems implementation, integration and operations, Michael applies these skills in his role as a director of PFG. Michael is also Director of Kriticos Group.
Professor Brigid Heywood (BSc) (PhD) is Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research) at the University of Tasmania. Throughout her academic and wider professional career she has always worked closely with business and industry, and is interested in enterprise and innovation as drivers to foster economic and social change.
Brian is a shareholder representative and non-executive director of PFG. Brian’s professional career has included roles of Senior Economic Advisor to both the Labour and Greens parties. Brian is currently the Director and CFO of one of Tasmania’s largest private equity hedge funds.