DIRECTORS

Meet our dedicated team

Colin Dorber

Deputy Chairman and Chief Executive Officer

Colin Dorber brings 46 years of extensive experience to the Board. As the founding investor and leader of the innovation team, Colin has experience in strategy, business planning, board reporting, budgetary compliance skills, investor/key client relationships, day-to-day implementation of employment law, extensive management, training and education experience.

Colin is a resident of the Lockyer Valley and has been for many years, and has seen first hand the need for the most vibrant and fertile growing region in Australia to develop a capacity to further process its crops, create sustainable markets, and ensure that the growers and farmers are the principal beneficiaries of the creation of a new food processing canning facility. 

Lester Underdown

Project Operations General Manager

MBA, Master of Project Management, B. App Science. Specialising in steam and thermal oil energy systems and how they apply to optimising process engineering.

Lester brings a diverse range of experience in the innovation, design and implementation of plant and equipment to the Lockyer Valley team. His experiences have equipped him with the very special skills needed to present a full integrated and technology viable cannery operation. He has a history of having implemented major technical improvements and substantial long-term financial returns to both international and Australian industries.

As Project Operations General Manager, Lester’s design genius, outstanding project management ability and sound technical background, is invaluable to the implementation of the Lockyer Valley Cannery project. This ranges from developing new efficiencies to supersede old processing modalities and identifying constraints in food processing projects, by designing engineering and management solutions to maximise project profitability. Lester has developed an integrated approach to the many process engineering projects which he has completed and applied them to this exciting project.

Marie King

Community Director

Marie King is the community director on the board and will be responsible for community and school-based activities. She is a degree qualified registered nurse and a clinical nurse consultant. She has practised and still practices and a nurse for approximately 30 years. She is further qualified in many areas of nursing activities including intensive care nursing management and has been engaged in providing support services in the industrial relations arena and work place health and occupational matters for the past 8 years.

Marie brings consummate skills in people management with a particular focus on many years working in charitable and school-based organisations. She has a passion for community development and for ensuring that the historical memories of adults visiting the famous golden circle cannery will be replicated at Lockyer Valley Foods. 

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Terry Edwards

Chairman

Qualifications: Director of a Brisbane accounts and advisory business Terry brings an extensive set of skills in forensic accountancy, board operations and strategic planning. As board chairman he has facilitated and supervised the transition of the company from a group of enthusiastic business people to become an unlisted public company.

 

Terry is appointed for his extensive multi board experiences and direct chair persons management roll. He also has an extensive understanding of the agricultural industry in Queensland and a detailed knowledge of corporate and government registry requirements. 

Terry is currently a director on several boards – he is well known and well established in the milieu of the Brisbane/Greater Qld business community.

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Mark Walsh

Chief Finance Officer

Mark is an experienced corporate accountant holding legal qualifications and specialises in assisting start-up companies become successful. He leads a team of Accountants and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Public Accountants. He has a Master of Law degree with 30+ years of financial management experience.

 

He brings strong financial analysis, project feasibility, and property development skills to the Board.  

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