Board and Management

 

Board of Directors

William Rouse

Executive Chairman 
Will Rouse has joined to oversee the acquisition and continued operations of AEM. Will is an experienced senior banker, finance executive and “serial entrepreneur” focused on the acquisition and optimised growth of specialised manufacturing-related businesses. In his last role, Will acquired Simcro Ltd (“Simcro”) in 2007, a New Zealand-based export-manufacturer. Will sold his majority stake in Simcro in 2013 to The Riverside Company, a New York private equity group, retaining a 20% shareholding. Simcro then acquired two further operating businesses in NZ and Australia in 2015, with Will leading these acquisitions. Simcro was recently sold to a global multinational. Will is a Chartered Accountant and remains on the Board of Simcro.
 

Michael Reveley

Executive Director – CFO, COO
Mr. Reveley was a Managing Director of GovDesk, LLC, which provided capital introduction services to small-cap companies. Previously, Mr. Reveley was CEO of SEAL Capital Ltd., a global macro hedge fund. Before forming SEAL Capital, Mr. Reveley was CIO at the private equity and hedge fund firm Seagate Global Advisors.

During his banking career, Mr. Reveley was Director of Syndicate and Derivatives Group at SBC Warburg in London and New York, and vice-president at First Interstate Bank, where he co-managed a $20B derivatives portfolio.
 

Stephen Forman

Non-Executive Director and Head of Investor Relations

Mr Forman has over 25 years of demonstrated high-level equity capital markets experience in Australia and North America, through roles in institutional equity sales and trading, investor relations and corporate advisory with major top- tier global investment groups – including UBS and JPMorgan – the latter where Mr Forman worked for 15 years in various senior positions.

Mr Forman’s current role as Managing Director with New York-based investment advisory and consulting firm, Union Square Capital Advisors, saw him successfully utilize his global network to assist companies with business development, corporate communication strategies – and to diversify their share register with Australian and North American investors. Mr Forman holds a B.Comm – Hons (Accounting & Finance) from UWA, and is a CFA Charterholder.

 

Sam Wright

Director & Company Secretary

Sam Wright has over fifteen years’experience in relation to public company responsibilities, including ASX and ASIC compliance, control and implementation of corporate governance, statutory financial reporting, and shareholder relations with both retail and institutional investors. He is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, the Financial Services Institute of Australasia, and the Chartered Secretaries of Australia.

Mr Wright is currently the Finance Director and Company Secretary of ASX listed company, PharmAust Limited. He is an independent Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary for Structural Monitoring Systems plc.

Mr Wright is Company Secretary for Australian/Frankfurt Stock Exchange dual-listed companies, Buxton Resources Limited and Wide Open Agriculture Limited. He has also filled the role of Director and Company Secretary with a number of unlisted companies.
 
Mr Wright is the Managing Director of Perth-based corporate advisory firm Straight Lines Consultancy, specialising in the provision of corporate services to public companies.

Staff Profiles

Toby Chandler

Chief Executive Officer
Toby Chandler is the SMS Chief Executive Officer, and oversees the Company’s global strategy and business development efforts. He is also charged with optimizing the Company’s financing, capital and corporate structure requirements.

During his banking career, Mr. Chandler was a Managing Director with Morgan Stanley Inc. in New York, where he ran one of the Bank’s specialist hedge fund coverage desks.

Mr. Chandler has also held several other senior bank positions, including Managing Director and Head of Global Fixed Income Distribution at HSBC Securities (USA) NA, New York; Executive Director positions with Morgan Stanley Inc. and Morgan Stanley International plc, London, as head of Emerging Markets and Global Fixed Income Distribution; and Vice President with Citigroup NA, New York and Citigroup Australia.

Rich Poutier

Executive Vice President of Global Sales and Marketing
Mr Poutier has a highly accomplished three-decade career track of strategic and tactical leadership in the management of advanced technology aircraft and technical operations within the airline industry. He has proven expertise in negotiating Airframe and Engine Maintenance MRO agreements, sales/trade agreements, purchase agreements, aircraft lease agreements, and cultivating key vendor, customer and government regulatory relationships. Previous work experience includes Senior Vice President at International Lease Finance Corporation (“ILFC”) responsible for the Company’s global Technical Services Department which interfaced with airlines maintenance and engineering providers and regulatory authorities around the globe for aircraft and engine-related issues. ILFC was the world’s largest aircraft lessor by value, and primarily leased Boeing and Airbus aircraft to all major airlines worldwide.
 

Trevor Lynch-Staunton P.Eng.

Project Manager Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing Corp
Mr. Lynch-Staunton is Project Manager for the SMS group at Anodyne Electronics Manufacturing, as well as Head of the Design Approval Organization at AEM.  His long history of developing avionics provides the experience required to ensure that CVM technology takes off, both figuratively and literally.

Mr. Lynch-Staunton’s  long list of technological achievements includes,  design of the world’s best sounding and performing audio DAC and ADC, development of the first panel mounted APCO P25 Digital radios for aircraft use, design and testing of products for compliance of DO160, FCC, IC, and a number of military specifications.  He has also worked in a photonics startup, customer support, and automated test engineering.

He holds a Professional Engineer designation and received his B.Eng. from the University of Victoria, and an Electronics Engineering Diploma from the British Columbia Institute of Technology.  Mr Lynch-Staunton has worked for Nortel in the photonics research group, for Scientific Atlanta in RF design,  Norsat as an RF Design Engineer, Northern Airborne Technology as an RF Design Engineer, and then ESS Technology as an Analog Design Engineer, designing mixed signal CMOS.

Gary Elwell

Group Financial Controller.
Gary has 20 years experience in Senior accounting roles (CFO/Financial Controller) with ASX listed Companies including Aruma Resources Limited, Buxton Resources Limited, Canyon Resources Limited, Nexus Minerals Limited, Strategic Elements Limited and Transaction Solutions International Limited.

He previously held positions with Crusader Resources Limited, LifeCare Health Limited and Quadrant iridium Limited. He has extensive experience in IPO, mergers, acquisitions, backdoor listings, audit, ASX reporting and financial reporting. Gary graduated in Economics from the University of Northumbria in the UK. He is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and Institute of Public Accountants.

Terry Walsh

Head of Corporate & Legal Affairs
Mr Walsh is a highly experienced corporate counsel having led legal teams at such firms as Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd and Rio Tinto Limited (Perth). Mr Walsh currently runs a private consultancy company, providing Board, commercial, business development and corporate advisory services. He will provide a key oversight role for the Company’s corporate legal affairs including contract negotiations, IP enforcement and maintenance, regulatory oversight and corporate compliance, and any future civil interactions.

Key Career Highlights:

  • Hancock Prospecting Pty Ltd – General Counsel. The role required a broad range of corporate. commercial and litigation work including the development of complex multi-$billion infrastructure and mining projects.
  • Rio Tinto Limited – Corporate Counsel. Provided corporate and commercial advice to Rio Tinto Iron Ore (RTIO) and Rio Tinto Minerals. Focus included corporate acquisitions and joint ventures, sales and marketing contracts, litigation matters and general commercial contracts.

Mr Walsh currently serves as a Non-Executive Director of Nanollose Limited.

Admissions: Supreme Court of Western Australia in February 1995