Lachlan McKinnon

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Lachlan McKinnon was appointed Chief Executive Officer in January 2020 and Managing Director in May 2020.

Lachlan has significant international sales and marketing experience at a senior level. Prior to joining Phoslock, he held various management roles with Nufarm Limited (ASX: NUF) in Australia, Europe and North America over almost 30 years, most recently as country manager for Canada and head of business development for the Americas. Nufarm is a leading global agricultural chemicals business (FY2018/19 Sales $3.8 billion) with manufacturing and marketing operations across five continents.

He holds a Bachelor of Agricultural Science from La Trobe University, Melbourne; a Graduate Diploma of Business (Agribusiness) from Monash University Melbourne; a Master of Enterprise, School of Enterprise, Melbourne University; and the Harvard Business School Short Course – Agribusiness.

 Matthew Parker

Group Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary

Matthew Parker was appointed as Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary in May 2020.

Matthew has extensive experience in all aspects of international financial management, control, planning and analysis, including with ASX listed companies Gale Pacific (ASX:GAP; global marketing and manufacturing) and Paragon Care (ASX:PGC; healthcare).

Prior to joining Phoslock, he was Group CFO for Private Equity owned (Marlin Brands) where he led significant programs in financial restructuring, debt raising and general governance management. He has also held key international finance roles at Ford Motor Company and Cadbury Schweppes.

A Certified Practising Accountant, Matthew holds a Bachelor of Business Administration (Accounting and Finance) and a Bachelor of Arts (Japanese) from Swinburne University of Technology. He is a registered member of CPA Australia and an affiliate of the Securities Institute of Australia.

 Nigel Traill

General Manager – International

Nigel Traill joined the company in 2000 and was involved with securing the Phoslock license from CSIRO in 2001. He assumed a senior commercialisation role for the business in 2002 and opened our European office in November 2005. Nigel continues to be based there, responsible for establishing licensee arrangements throughout Europe, South Africa and Asia.

Prior to joining Phoslock, Nigel was Deputy Commissioner and marketing manager with the Queensland Government's Trade and Investment Office in Tokyo, earlier working in the trading division of one of Japan's largest food retailers and for the country’s national broadcaster NHK.

His background in international trade and investment covers a broad range of industries, bringing expertise across several key areas, including agribusiness, exporting, sales, and marketing.

Nigel holds a Master of Arts in Japanese Interpreting and Translation from The University of Queensland.

 Andrew Winks

General Manager – Operations

Andrew Winks joined Phoslock in March 2005 as deputy general manager of the Chinese joint venture manufacturing company based at Kunming. He oversaw major changes to the manufacturing facility to debottleneck and streamline production. Returning to Brisbane in late 2006, he assumed responsibility for group operations.

Prior to joining the company, Andrew was production manager at a bentonite operation (in which the company had an economic interest) near Miles, Queensland.

Andrew is responsible for all major Phoslock applications globally, where the licensee requires assistance or in countries where there is currently no licensee.

 Liu (Del) Duoxiang

General Manager - China

Liu (Del) Duoxiang joined Phoslock in May 2021 as general manager for the company’s China operations following a comprehensive regional restructure.

Most recently, Del was a managing director and general manager with Golden State Water Corporation, a major State-owned water utility serving industrial and domestic customers in the Shanghai and Zhejiang areas of China.

His extensive experience in the water industry also includes senior roles with multi-national corporations and State-owned companies, including Sembcorp (China) Investment Co Limited and Veolia Water (China) Investment Co Limited. Veolia Water is involved in management of the Yunlong Reservoir (supplying 70% of Kunming City’s drinking water) and the Pan Long River.

Del brings strong and experienced leadership in China with a solid mix of technical, commercial and financial skills with a proven track record of successful project management.

 Harry Knight

Commercial Lead - USA

Harry Knight joined Phoslock in January 2021, with responsibility for commercial operations throughout the United States. His extensive industry experience covers more than 30 years in roles with companies including Pentair, The Lake Doctors, Lonza and – most recently – with Nutrien.

An aquatic specialist, Harry brings years of experience across several markets, including industrial, applicator, governmental, aquaculture and retail. He is responsible for growing the company’s presence and opportunities throughout this important region.

Harry is based at Cullman in Alabama.