ORBITAL BOARD OF DIRECTORS
BCOM, CA, MAICD
John Welborn is an industry leader with extensive experience in the resources sector as a senior executive and in corporate management, finance and investment banking. John is currently Managing Director & CEO of Equatorial Resources Limited and a Non-Executive Director of Apollo Minerals Limited. He was previously the Head of Specialised Lending in Western Australia for Investec Bank. As a Director and Chief Executive, he has been responsible for driving growth in a number of ASX listed companies.
John is a Chartered Accountant with a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia and is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management and is a member of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy and the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
In addition to his extensive corporate career, Mr Welborn is a former Wallaby Rugby player, Director of Rugby WA Ltd and Commissioner of Tourism in Australia.
Managing Director & Chief Executive Officer
Todd has a strong background in financial and corporate services management in the mining, steel manufacturing and energy industries. His previous role was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary at Toro Energy Limited where he was responsible for financial and management accounting, company secretarial functions, investor relations and information technology. Todd has also worked with Capgemini Consulting (previously Ernst & Young) and Origin Energy Limited.
Todd is a qualified CPA and holds a Bachelor of Economics and Accounting Degree from Flinders University in South Australia as well as a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance through Chartered Secretaries Australia.
BENG (HON) BCOM MAICD
Steve is Principal of Agere Pty Ltd, an advisory and investment company drawing on his capability and professional networks established over 30 years as a CEO and Director of global businesses.
Steve held Director positions with HKEX Hang Seng listed CCRTT, ASX listed ERG Ltd and CEO/GM positions with Vix Technology and global engineering powerhouse Siemens. He has operated in various business sectors including Industrial Automation, Building Technology and Power Systems, having spent 15 years living and working in Asia (China, Hong Kong and Singapore) and Europe (Switzerland).
Steve is currently a Non-Executive Director with Optal Ltd (an innovative global payment solutions company), Vix Technology Ltd (an industry leader in transport ticketing, fare collection/payments), Ventura Bus Lines Pty Ltd (a leading public transport and charter bus service provider in Australia) and Transact1 Pty Ltd (a financial services provider for cash management optimisation).
Steve holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Honors) degree from the University of Melbourne and a Bachelor of Commerce degree majoring in marketing from Monash University, and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
B.COM (HONS 1ST), CA
Kyle joined the Orbital Board as a Non-Executive Director on 1 May 2018.
Kyle is an experienced aerospace and defence industry executive who brings vast relevant experience to the Board of Orbital. Kyle was Managing Director of Western Australian Specialty Alloys (WASA) from 1996 to 2015. During this period, WASA grew from a Western Australian specialised alloy manufacturer to become a major supplier to the global aerospace industry with key customers in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Japan.
In 2000, Kyle managed the successful sale of WASA to United States based Precision Castparts Corporation (PCC), an S&P 500 company. PCC was subsequently acquired by Berkshire Hathaway in 2015.
ORBITAL MANAGEMENT TEAM
DR GEOFF CATHCART
PHD MECH EN
Chief Technical Officer
Geoff has been with Orbital for over 23 years with superior expertise in combustion engine technology, 2-stroke engines and SI heavy fuel operation.
Geoff has managed Orbital’s consulting services for many years whilst also overseeing the engineering team’s development of several custom UAV propulsion systems including the Aerosonde MK4.7 and new ScanEagle 2.
Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary
David was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in February 2020. He is a respected finance executive with global experience leading governance, regulatory and commercial initiatives in high growth companies.
David is a qualified CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree. In his previous CFO roles with Compass Group Australia and KB Food Company, David was responsible for commercial, financial, tax and mergers and acquisitions during periods of significant expansion.