Bronte Howson has experience in the Australian automotive retailing industry in a career spanning more than 35 years.
Mr Howson was appointed CEO of Automotive Holdings Group (ASX:AHG) in January 2000 and became Managing Director in 2007. He has led AHG from being a private group with operations largely based in Western Australia to becoming the nation’s leading listed specialist Automotive and Logistics Group, establishing a track record of driving profitable growth.
Mr Howson is President and a Life Member of the East Perth Football Club and was awarded honorary life membership of Rocky Bay for his support of the charity.
In 2016, he was awarded the Medal in the Order of Australia in the Queen’s Birthday honours list for services to the automotive industry and to charities.
Peter McUtchen – BEng (Civil), MAICD
Peter McUtchen has 14 years experience in the structural design and construction of specialist concrete buildings and structures. Mr McUtchen’s experience in the construction industry was founded with the specialist subcontractor Soletanche Freyssinet where he developed expertise in the design and construction of post-tensioned structures and management of construction projects.
Upon establishing the Freyssinet brand in the Western Australian market, Mr McUtchen transitioned into the engineering consulting industry, becoming the Practice Manager for ADG Engineers (a national structural and civil engineering consultancy). His experience with Freyssinet spanned 11 years in Australia and the United Kingdom, where he specialised in the design of post-tensioned structures and management of the building and construction areas of the business.
Whilst working at ADG Engineers in Perth, Mr McUtchen focused on providing structural design and solutions for builders and developers, whilst continuing to partner with specialist subcontractors in the design of post-tensioned structures.
Mr McUtchen is the appointed President of the West Australian branch of the Concrete Institute of Australia, where he represents corporate partners and individuals working in the concrete industry.
McGregor Thom – LLM (Corporate and Commercial), LLB, AssocDip Accounting, MAICD
McGregor Thom is a qualified Solicitor, admitted to practice in Western Australia.
Mr Thom commenced his legal training with Mallesons Stephen Jacques and has accumulated legal experience in both Australia and the United Kingdom, where he worked in the General Counsel’s Office for American Express Bank, London and in the corporate law firm Addleshaw Goddard in Manchester.
Mr Thom’s experience extends to corporate finance, in particular, capital raisings for ASX companies. He has worked as a Corporate Adviser for Montagu Corporate and has previously been a Securities Adviser at Hartley Poynton.
Mr Thom is responsible at Parkd for overseeing corporate and commercial strategies.
Bryant Mclarty is the Executive Chairman of Mac Equity Partners, a boutique Western Australian stockbroking and corporate advisory business operating since 2009. Clients include ASX listed, public and private companies, wholesale high net worth investors and overseas funds who are provided with a range of services including capital raising, share trading, corporate advisory, marketing, presentation, consulting and strategic advice.
Mr McLarty has over 20 years’ experience in public capital markets and raising capital for technology ventures. He is a former Executive Chairman of PharmAust Limited (ASX: PAA), during which time it provided highly specialised medicinal and synthetic chemistry services on a contract basis to clients. Mr McLarty was also a Non-Executive Director of Avation PLC (LSE: AVAP), a specialist commercial passenger aircraft leasing company managing a fleet of 24 aircraft, from 2008 to 2013.
Mr Mclarty was a Non-Executive Director of Hazer Group Limited (ASX:HZR) from prior to its ASX listing until February 2017.
Business Development Manager
David Thomas is a construction industry professional with 15 years of construction knowledge and experience in Australia, Malaysia and the United Kingdom. Completing his Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Construction in 1997, Mr Thomas’ career has incorporated residential renovations, commercial building construction and project management of heritage builds.
Throughout his career, Mr Thomas has managed numerous construction projects, and as a project development director, he has led teams which have been awarded national accolades.
Emma Waldon – BCom (Accounting and Finance), GradDip Applied Finance and Investment, Cert. Governance Practice
Emma Waldon is the Company Secretary of MOKO Social Media Limited (ASX: MKB) and Hazer Group Limited (ASX:HZR). She has diverse global corporate advisory, capital markets and corporate governance experience having held roles in accounting and debt and equity capital markets in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Ms Waldon completed a Bachelor of Commerce degree from The University of Western Australia, majoring in accounting and finance and is a Member of the Australian Institute of Chartered Accountants, a Fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australasia and a Certificated Member of the Governance Institute of Australia.