The Board is dedicated to fulfilling their duties with the utmost integrity and in a professional manner. With an extensive depth of experience and the ability to respond proactively to market opportunities, the Board possesses the business acumen to guide Ampcontrol into the future. Ampcontrol’s Directors and Management are committed to and responsible for the overall Corporate Governance of Ampcontrol.
Terry Lawler BCOM, FCA, FAUSIM, FAUSICD, AO
Non-Executive Director and Chairman
Terry is the Chairman of PKF Corporate Finance as well as Hunter Water Corporation and Life Without Barriers. He is also a Director of Peoplefusion and Powerdown Australia. He has been a non-executive Director of Ampcontrol Pty Ltd since May 2004. Terry was appointed Chairman in August 2014. Terry is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia, the AIC Directors and the Australian Institute of Management along with being a registered Company Auditor and Tax Agent. Terry has served on national, state and local Boards along with a number of business and community organisations providing business, internal audit, operational and strategic advice.
Peter Cockbain BSC (ENG), HonFIEAust, CP ENG, FTSE, AM
Founder and Non-Executive Director
Peter is a founder shareholder of Ampcontrol. Peter was the Technical Director of Ampcontrol since its foundation in 1968 up until his retirement in 2012. He is also Past National President of Engineers Australia (2006) and is a member of the University of Newcastle Council, the Engineering Faculty Advisory Board and the University Student Services Board. Peter was the Engineers Australia representative on the Prime Minister’s Science, Engineering and Innovation Council and Senator Kim Carr’s Future Manufacturing Industry Innovation Council from 2009 to 2012. He is a Director of Standards Australia and Chairman of the Standards Development Committee.
Robert Westphal BCOM, FCA, ASIA
Robert is a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of the Audit Committee of Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited, Director of Souls Private Equity Limited and a Director of a number of companies in which Washington H. Soul Pattinson and Company Limited holds an equity interest. He is the former Director of Xanadu Mines Limited and a former Chairman of the Queenwood School for Girls Limited. Robert joined Ampcontrol as a Non-Executive Director in 2005 following the acquisition by Souls Private Equity Limited of a significant interest in the Company. Robert was appointed Chairman of the Audit Committee of Ampcontrol Pty Ltd in November 2008. Prior to joining Souls Private Equity Limited Robert was a partner of Ernst & Young for 25 years specialising for the last 20 years in corporate finance, specifically in mergers and acquisitions, valuations and acquisition due diligence.
Rod Henderson MBA, FAIM, MAICD
Managing Director and CEO
Prior to Ampcontrol, Rod spent seven years with Alcan Aluminium (Hydro) at Kurri Kurri, first undertaking an Electrical Apprenticeship and then being selected to undertake an Engineering Traineeship. When the opportunity arose to take on a position in Ampcontrol, Rod began his 20 year career with the business in 1991 by managing the development and release of new electronics products. Rod went on to hold the role of Group Manager for Electronics and Chief Operating Officer of Australian Operations. Rod was appointed as Ampcontrol’s Chief Executive Officer in June 2014 and Managing Director in December 2015.
David Scammell B.Sc.Agr, MBA, GradDipAppFin
Non-Executive Board Member
David is the Managing Director of Pitt Capital Partners and a Director of a number of companies where Pitt Capital Partners has an equity interest. David has worked for Pitt Capital Partners since 2004 and has extensive corporate advisory experience across a range of industries. Prior to joining Pitt Capital Partners, David worked for two venture capital funded entities.
Non-Executive Board Member BBus, MBA
Matthew Turner is Co-Owner and Managing Director of Plant Assessor, an innovative Australian company delivering world leading cloud based safety and machinery information solutions that are used by thousands of plant suppliers and users across Australia and New Zealand. Matthew is a member of the Safety Institute of Australia and previously held senior positions in the industrial sector, including Metaland (OneSteel Distribution).
Ampcontrol has grown both organically and through a series of acquisitions, all of which have added capabilities to operate successfully within the resources, infrastructure, renewables and industrial sectors. Each Member Company operates with independence to Ampcontrol, still serving their traditional markets which enabled their own success.
Where the true value lies is within the overall interconnectedness of these Member Companies and how any Ampcontrol customer can benefit from the specialist expertise provided through one of these businesses. This means we have a truly dynamic pool of resourcing talent within our Group, enabling us to service markets at a holistic level, from expert engineering design through to advanced manufacturing and project management.
ATF Mining Electrics
ATF Mining Electrics (ATF) became a Member of the Ampcontrol Group in 1998. Combining the expertise of both companies allowed for the creation of an Australian mining electrical design and manufacturing company capable of competing at an international level. ATF specialises in electrical systems and equipment for the mining and hazardous area sectors, specifically flameproof enclosures, components and equipment, machine electrics, overhaul services and longwall relocations and system upgrades.
Austech is a full lifecycle solution provider of gas, flame and environmental monitoring instruments and systems.
Bringing together market leading gas instrumentation with specialist engineering capabilities, Austech deliver fully customised, fit for purpose systems. From universities to medical laboratories through to commercial car parks and hazardous environments, Austech can design a solution that is cost effective and compliant to relevant standards.
Burn Brite specialise in industrial and hazardous area lighting.
Over more than 60 years Burn Brite have lead the way in the design and manufacture of specialist lighting for harsh environments including intrinsically safe, flame proof and explosion proof models.
In addition, Burn Brite offer a range of portable lighting solutions, all manufactured to the highest durability specifications.
Captech is one of Australia’s leading manufacturers of power quality solutions which aim to improve power efficiency, reduce power costs and increase safety and compliance.
Their range of energy management products includes power factor correction, voltage optimisation, uninterruptible power supplies, neutral earthing resistors, surge and lightning protection, specialist transformers, electrical safety, and capacitor solutions.