People

BOARD MANAGEMENT TEAM

The H2OX team bring a wealth of skill, experience and expertise to water trading setting new industry standards for Brokers and customers to capitalise on.

DIRECTORS

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David Downie
Chairman

Formerly the General Manager of the Department of Sustainability and Environment – Victoria, David has a wealth of experience in water markets and a plethora of relationships he can leverage to help H2OX develop and grow. LinkedIn


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Neville Smith
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

As a former CEO of Joint Government Enterprises Limited trading as Water for Rivers, Neville knows water markets and the governments role in them better than anyone. It’s not just what Neville knows, it’s the people Neville knows that make him an asset to H2OX. LinkedIn


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Nathan Rockliff
NON-EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

A Lawyer qualified in both Australia (NSW) and the UK, Nathan is now COO of an international carbon exchange business. Based in New York, Nathan plays a key role as H2OX looks to expand into international markets. LinkedIn

 

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Frank Favretto
MANAGING DIRECTOR

Frank has over 35 years’ experience in investment banking, including 10 with Bankers Trust Australia (BT) as Managing Director of BT Stockbroking and its ASX member director. He has also been involved in the development, funding, and IPO of a number of start-up companies.

 

MANAGEMENT

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Lex Batters
CHIEF EXECUTIVE, H2OX

Lex is a young man as far as CEO’s go, but he’s already spent close to a decade working in the water market. After leaving Uni with a Masters in Water Resource management married with Arts and Applied Finance degrees. Lex started work in water market consulting before being snapped up by one of Australia’s largest water market brokers before joining the team at H2OX. LinkedIn


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Jack Bennetto
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Jack has an in-depth knowledge of agriculture, water markets, small business and public policy. He earned First Class Honours in Bachelor of Science and Commerce, represented Australia at the 2013 United Nations Climate Conference in Poland, and has worked at the ACT Environment and Planning Directorate, 180 Degrees Consulting and New Zealand Films. Jack is also Founder of a growing charity that has raised $150,000 for youth mental health. LinkedIn


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Michael Arbon
BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT

Michael is an experienced executive having worked for a number of big companies in a variety of roles. He has significant experience in water, including helping Melbourne Water develop large-scale water recycling projects and helping meet water management needs within the MDB as General Manager for Water and Wastewater at A J Lucas Group Limited LinkedIn

 

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Amy Derksen
CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER

Amy is a veteran of the water industry. Starting her career in 2001 in the irrigation industry, Amy became a water broker in 2003 for one of the Victoria’s largest brokers before Operations Manager of The Water Exchange Pty Ltd. She has facilitated and settled more than 25,000 transactions so far in her career. LinkedIn


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Brett Daley
CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

A qualified CPA and holding an MBA, Brett has been CFO of many companies including Nine Network Australia and Mediaware International. He also has extensive management experience in a number of sectors including media and IT. LinkedIn


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Nicole Teitzel
MARKETING MANAGER

Nicole has extensive experience in the marketing and communications industry designing and delivering a broad range of multi-channel strategic plans to support organisational change and meet business strategy. Prior to joining H2OX, Nicole was Corporate Marketing Manager for private bank Coutts in London. LinkedIn

 

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Tania Leerson
ACCOUNTANT

Tania is a talented and experienced member of the H2OX team, working across retail, manufacturing and finance. A qualified Chartered Accountant, Tania delivered The Strategic Plan across Asia-Pacific for AXA and has worked for PriceWaterhouseCoopers in Assurance and Business Advisory Service.