Board & Corporate Executive
Derek La Ferla, Non-Executive Chairman
Mr La Ferla is an experienced corporate lawyer and company director with more than 30 years' experience. He has held senior positions with some of Australia's leading law firms, and is currently a Partner with Western Australian firm, Lavan, in the firm's Corporate Services Group.
Mr La Ferla also serves as the chairman of Sandfire Resources Limited and Threat Protect Australia Limited and is a director of Goldfields Money Limited.
He is a fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (AICD) and member of the AICD Western Australian Council.
Adam Lamond, Managing Director
Mr Lamond has over 20 years’ commercial experience with particular expertise in construction and infrastructure activities across Australia.
Mr Lamond held the position of Chief Executive Officer of OTOC Limited from its listing in October 2011 to January 2014. Mr Lamond held the role of Executive Director – Business Development from January 2014 to March 2017, when he was appointed Managing Director. During this time Mr Lamond led the Company into its new strategic direction and diversification and has continued an active role within the Company throughout, supporting the evolution of the national surveying strategy and continued growth across infrastructure, property and resource markets throughout Australia.
Brian Elton, Executive Director Veris and Founder Elton Consulting
Brian Elton has over 40 years of experience in urban and regional planning in the UK and Australia focussing on urban strategy, urban policy and governance and the delivery of major projects. Mr Elton has expertise in the areas of strategic communications and engagement, housing, social planning and is a highly regarded strategic advisor to public and private sectors organisations and to not-for-profit groups. He has held senior executive positions in local and State Government and founded Elton Consulting in 1989.Mr Elton was appointed Executive Director on 29 March when Elton Consulting Pty Ltd was acquired by the Company.
Mr Elton has been involved in some of Australia’s largest urban renewal, major infrastructure and city-making projects and in ground breaking urban policy reforms.He is passionate about sustainable urbanism.
Mr Elton is a Fellow of the Planning Institute of Australia and a Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. His affiliations include the International Association of Public Participation, Green Building Council of Australia and the Urban Development Institute of Australia.
Tom Lawrence, Non-Executive Director
Mr Lawrence is a qualified accountant with a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters Degree in taxation. Mr Lawrence was the principal of Lawrence Business Management for over 15 years, providing tax and management advice to a diverse range of businesses.
He now works as a solicitor for Capital Legal, advising clients on a broad range of business related transactions.
Karl Paganin, Non-Executive Director
Mr Paganin has over 15 years senior experience in Investment Banking, specialising in transaction structuring, equity capital markets, mergers and acquisitions and strategic management advice to listed companies.
Mr Paganin was a Director of Major Projects and Senior Legal Counsel for Heytesbury Pty Ltd (the private trading company of the Holmes à Court Family) which was the proprietor of John Holland Group Pty Ltd. Mr Paganin holds degrees in Law (B.Juris, LLB) and Arts (BA) from the University of Western Australia and is a Non-Executive Director of ASX listed Southern Cross Electrical Engineering Limited.
Lisa Wynne, Company Secretary
Ms Lisa Wynne is a Chartered Accountant and Chartered Secretary with significant experience across the commercial sector with particular experience in the finance, accounting, corporate services, urban planning and resources industries across ASX & TSX listed companies. Former owner of a consulting company, for 11 years, Ms Wynne provided corporate and financial services to public companies and held the role of Company Secretary and Chief Financial Officer of a number of ASX listed companies.
Brian Mangano, Chief Financial Officer
Brian has 29 years’ experience in publicly listed companies in the Professional Services, engineering/construction, intellectual property/technology, managed investments and resources industries.
Brian is a former Managing Director of publicly listed companies AirBoss and Australian Growth, and held the position of Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary of Norgard Clohessy Equity, VDM Group and Chemeq Ltd. He also worked as Financial Controller of a number of companies in Richard Branson’s Virgin Group after qualifying with Ernst & Young in Perth, Western Australia.