Garry Mulvay – Chairman
Garry is the Executive General Manager of Wilmar BioEthanol, Australia’s oldest ethanol producer with a history stretching back to 1901 when it was then part of CSR. Garry has been involved in the ethanol industry for over 15 years; he started life as a Research and Development Chemist before moving into various commercial roles, primarily in the Sales and Marketing areas before moving into his current position at Wilmar BioEthanol. Wilmar BioEthanol is part of the Wilmar Sugar business (formerly CSR Sugar) – a world scale sugar business with 8 Sugar Mills in North Queensland and 5 Sugar refineries spread across Australia, New Zealand and Indonesia. Wilmar BioEthanol has an ethanol distillery in Sarina, North Queensland, that makes 60ML/year of ethanol from molasses, as well as a distillery in Melbourne aimed primarily at servicing the higher grade industrial markets. Garry has a Degree in Chemistry and has completed the Advanced Management Programme at Harvard Business School.
Andrew White – Treasurer
Andrew White is the Managing Director/CEO of Australian Renewable Fuels Limited (ARfuels). ARfuels is a listed ASX company with biodiesel plants in Victoria, Western Australia and South Australia. ARfuels is the largest producer and marketer of biodiesel in Australia, with 150 million litres of production capacity. It currently has supply arrangements with the major oil companies, transport and mining companies and export sales orders. Prior to this role Andrew was a Director and Chief Operating Officer of Infrastructure Capital Group Limited, an investment management business with over $1 billion of equity funds under management and invested in infrastructure across Australia. Andrew has been a member of Board and Management Committees for various large energy projects including Neerabup Power Station (330mW), Kwinana Power Station (320mW) and the Esperance Energy Project (336km Kambalda to Esperance Gas Pipeline and energy station). With a chartered accounting background, Mr White also worked for 8 years with Arthur Andersen and spent 9 years in senior executive roles including Finance Director and Strategic Planning Director with Mars Inc. in Australia and New Zealand.
Dave is the General Manager of Ecotech Biodiesel. Ecotech is a 30 million litre per annum production facility located 30 minutes north of Brisbane, supplying biodiesel into the Queensland, New South Wales and New Zealand markets. Established in Queensland due to the proximity to the Australian tallow industry, Ecotech also uses its state of the art technology to produce biodiesel from a variety of vegetable oils, primarily used cooking oil. Ecotech has enforced a strict no palm oil policy since the ownership was consolidated with the Rae family in 2005. Dave has over 25 years’ experience in the oil industry in New Zealand and Australia, working for both oil majors and independent wholesale and retail companies and at Ecotech at a fuel production facility. Dave concurrently operates as General Manager for Gull New Zealand who have pioneered the introduction of biofuel blends to the Kiwi motorist. Dave is married with four children and referees junior rugby.
Andrew is Managing Director of Biodiesel Industries Australia (BIA), which owns and operates Australia’s first commercial biodiesel plant, located in Maitland, NSW. Andrew grew up in the petroleum industry. His family’s business – Maitland Oil Distributors – was the regional distributor for Esso for many years. Recalling the fuel shortages of the 1970s, and encouraged by the Australian Government’s 2001 program, Biofuels for Cleaner Transport, Andrew built the Maitland plant in 2003. In 2003, Newcastle City Council launched Australia’s first biodiesel fleet running on fuel supplied by BIA, and in 2006, BIA was the first biodiesel producer to contract with a major oil company (Caltex) to supply more than 600 million litres of biodiesel blended fuel in the NSW market.