Gold Coast, Queensland Australia
Following the recent Annual General Meeting held on 27th September, The Biofuel Partnership (BFP) is pleased to announce the appointment of two new Directors to the board.
David Tait has joined the company as Chief Executive Officer and Executive Board Director.
David is a 25 year veteran of the investment banking world having operated at Executive Director level for three of the worlds most prominent investment banks. He has managed businesses in London, Tokyo, New York and Toronto.
Moving to Vancouver in 2008 David has pursued his entrepreneurial interests, establishing two successful start-up companies in the last four years.
If you wish to know more about David’s credentials, please contact us.
Dennis Chislholm has been appointed to the board as a non-Executive Director.
Raised in Western Sydney, Dennis joined the family business R. L. Chisholm and Co. (Holdings) Pty. Limited providing information and services to legal firms, accountants, surveyors and property developers.
He took over the company as Managing Director in 1985 and oversaw the merger of the company in1992 with Southern Legal Search to form Legalco Pty.Limited. Upon the licensing of the company in 1997 as information broker he co-managed the transition of services into the on-line medium and expanded the database services provided to customers to include The Land Titles Office of NSW, Australian Securities and Investment Commission (ASIC), all Business Names State and Territory Registries, Landata Victoria and Queensland Department of Environment & Resource Management.
The company listed on the Australian Stock Exchange in 2000 and grew steadily since then, changing its’name to Espreon Limited in 2005 and subsequently acquired by the compliance and assurance services company SAI Global Limited.
Both appointments were ratified at the AGM and are effective immediately.
Chairman John Edwards said:
“We are delighted to welcome two such high calibre candidates to the board. We set out this year to strengthen the breadth and depth of our board and we have achieved that. Both David and Dennis bring tremendous experience in corporate finance and as entrepreneurs having run their own highly successful businesses.
They have shown a great passion for the business and their involvement will be a terrific boon in helping us set and implement strategy to achieve our goals.
They are highly accomplished professionals and nice people to boot who share our vision to build a profitable company that does good for other people and the planet too.”
“David’s appointment highlights the global nature of our business and the emerging importance of Canada as a centre for investment and business growth, whilst Dennis is a homegrown Australian who will help represent our shareholders here as well as assisting our development overseas.”
On joining the company new CEO David Tait said:
“I was intrigued by the concept of the BioCube when I first came across it. Since then, the interest has grown from investment to active involvement and I am excited by the challenge of leading the company as we move into the next critical stage of development. Investment banking has given me a global perspective for developing business opportunities and I’ve also had experience the implementation side of establishing a business and taking it to market, so I am looking forward to making the BioCube the global success we believe it can be.”
Dennis Chisholm commented:
“As one of the early investors in The BioFuel Partnership I’ve taken a keen interest in the business and the growth of the company over these last few years. I was pleased to accept John’s invitation to join the board and look forward to working with the team to bring the vision to life.”
About The Biofuel Partnership Limited:
The Biofuel Partnership Limited is an unlisted public company with shareholders in Australia, Asia, Europe and North America. The company designed, developed and manufactures the BioCube™ – your own green fuel station. The BioCube™ is a portable, standalone biodiesel processor that produces high quality biodiesel from a wide variety of feedstock that can be used directly in any modern diesel engine. It makes biodiesel processing viable for communities and commercial enterprises in developing and developed countries, providing an affordable and sustainable means of energy independence.
With offices in the Gold Coast, Queensland, Australia and Vancouver, Canada, the company has regional representation in Asia, Oceania, Europe and the Americas.
For more information contact Christina Tan at The Biofuel Partnership.