Waterfind Team

Management

  • Tom Rooney
    Tom Rooney Group CEO & President

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    Bio

    Tom is the founder of Waterfind which is Australia’s most well-known water market specialist and Brokerage Company. Tom started in the water industry in 1989 and, over this time, has gained extensive experience and knowledge relating to water markets, Australian water policy and water trading rules.

    Waterfind’s electronic marketplace was created in 2003 to assist with maturing Australia’s national water market. Waterfind is a private business which is now Australia’s leading place to trade water, receive water-related information and get market policy advice. Waterfind is the recipient of two national innovation awards and a marketing excellence award for product design and deployment.

    Tom is a Member of the Water Industry Alliance and Australian Institute of Company Directors. He grew up in regional Australia, has owned and operated an irrigated citrus property and is a previous Rural Youth Ambassador to Japan. His passion and dedication to the Australian water industry is beyond reproach.

  • Andrew White
    Andrew White Chief Financial Officer

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    Bio

    Andrew is a financial professional and Certified Practicing Accountant and came to Waterfind with over 35 years of extensive experience in commercial and financial roles. His experience spans from small to large corporations from a variety of demanding and challenging commercial and public-sector landscapes. This includes strategic financial planning and management, contract negotiation and management, managing finance and accounting teams and carrying out hands-on delivery of financial and management accounts. Andrew has carried out financial and legal due diligence for national and international acquisitions, business integrations and systems implementations.

    Before joining Waterfind as Group CFO Andrew had 20 years in senior financial roles in the International Development division of Coffey International Ltd. Prior to that Andrew had 15 years of financial and commercial roles in the oil & gas and mining sectors.

    He is an outcomes-orientated, proactive and resilient manager with a focus on service delivery, continuous improvement and the proactive management of risk.

  • Ray Knobloch
    Ray Knobloch Finance Manager & Company Secretary

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    Bio

    Ray is a Certified Practising Accountant (CPA) with over 30 years’ experience in roles such as Systems Accountant, Financial Accountant and Management Accountant in various State Government Departments.

    Following experience as part of a project team developing IT systems for the SA Financing Authority, Ray has also worked as an Information Systems Consultant in the area of information technology security and as a Management Consultant in the area of business process re-engineering.

    Prior to his current role, Ray was Waterfind’s Financial Accountant and still retains duties for managing the Finance team. In addition, he is responsible for IT Systems and contributes as part of the senior Management Team.

    He holds the position of Company Secretary following the completion of a Certificate in Governance Practice and Administration providing certificated membership of the Governance Institute of Australia.

Sales Team | National Office

  • Don McGregor
    Don McGregor Senior Water Broker
    Bio

    Don has extensive experience in large scale agriculture involving dairy, cattle, wool and prime lamb production. His involvement in a family business has ensured that he understands the pressures and production requirements across a wide range of agricultural enterprises.

    Several successful years in real estate ensures that customer service and achieving clients outcomes are a fundamental focus. Don is passionate about assisting his clients to obtain the best possible outcomes when engaging with the water market.

  • Howard Flinn
    Howard Flinn Senior Water Broker
    Bio

    Originally from Yorkshire in the England, Howard moved with his family to Adelaide in 2009. Having graduated with a Bachelor of Technology and Management with Honours and originally working in both aerospace and production engineering roles, Howard set up and ran his own mortgage and general insurance business in the UK before emigrating to Australia.

    Prior to joining Waterfind, Howard had spent 7 years working in the financial services sector in Australia and has a passion for customer service and client management, and takes great pride in facilitating positive outcomes for his clients.

  • Henry Harding
    Henry Harding Senior Water Broker
    Bio

    Henry is currently studying a double degree in Commerce and International Studies. He grew up in the Riverland and has first hand experience with efficient water management.

    Henry has developed a great ability to provide clients with the right information and resources to make informed decisions about their water management strategies.

  • Oscar Harding
    Oscar Harding Senior Water Broker
    Bio

    Oscar grew up in the Riverland of South Australia, where he gained firsthand experience of water management in action and gained an understanding of the importance of the Murray River to the wider community.

    He has previously worked as a butcher for over six years, where he developed his strong customer service skills, which he utilises at Waterfind.

  • Dion Martin
    Dion Martin Senior Water Broker
    Bio

    Dion has had developed a strong understanding of business drivers, with over 20 years’ experience across the whole energy value chain. His deep understanding of client needs and ability to engage with customers results in outstanding customer service.

    Dion understands the benefits of efficient water management in remote and regional communities and the importance of providing timely communication to ensure optimum water market outcomes for his customers.

  • Fil Dametto
    Fil Dametto Senior Water Broker
    Bio

    With an MBA in Finance and a number of years working in both the UK and Australia, Fil has a long and successful career in sales and management roles.

    Fil is passionate about building productive, long-term business relationships with his clients. His expertise, built over his sale career, is devoted to growing success of Waterfind’s customers.

Sales Team | Regional Offices

  • Kieran Post
    Kieran Post Senior Water Broker | Brisbane QLD
    Bio

    Kieran Post has more than 20 years agribusiness experience working for companies like Dalgety, Wesfarmers and Elders and has gained a deep and broad understanding of the Australian agribusiness industry through the management of his family farm.

    His expertise covers marketing, sales, finance, agricultural commodities, derivatives and risk management and trading strategies for clients of varying size.

    Kieran holds a Masters of Applied Finance, Diploma of Financial Advising, and Diploma of Agriculture.

    He utilises his agribusiness expertise and first hand on farm experience to provide customers with the best solutions for their water trading requirements.

  • Lincoln Parr
    Lincoln Parr Senior Water Broker | Brisbane QLD
    Bio

    Lincoln grew up the in the renowned fruit growing district of Orange, New South Wales, where he gained first-hand experience with the challenges of water use and supply in regional Australia.

    Through a diverse background in manufacturing, export and logistics, Lincoln has developed a solution-driven focus to his sales career. His project management skills paired with a desire to assist clients with a dedicated problem solving attitude leads to satisfied and loyal customers.

Conveyancing Team

  • Ashleigh Lynch
    Ashleigh Lynch Senior Conveyancing Officer
    Bio

    Ashleigh joined the Waterfind Team as a Conveyancing Officer following roles in retail, finance and reception & administration.

    Her passion for customer service and excellent organisational skills saw her promoted to a Senior Conveyancing Officer. Ashleigh has a strong understanding of the conveyancing processes associated with water trades in the Southern Connected and Northern Rivers markets.

    Outside of work, you will find Ashleigh on the netball court, playing or coaching, or watching the latest anime.

  • Michelle McCormack
    Michelle McCormack Conveyancing Officer
    Bio

    Michelle joined the Waterfind Team initially as a Receptionist. She quickly excelled in the role, which saw her promoted into the Conveyancing Team as a Conveyancing Officer. Currently completing Certificate IV in Accounting, Michelle is a valued member of the Conveyancing Team. She has developed strong relationships with key Australian water authorities and has a sound understanding of trading requirements across various Australian water markets. She is always happy to help customers and staff with queries.

  • Elizabeth Munslow
    Elizabeth Munslow Conveyancing Officer - QLD
    Bio

    Elizabeth is Waterfind’s Queensland based Conveyancing Officer. She is responsible for the Conveyance of all Queensland based water trades.

    Elizabeth’s previous occupations have included business owner, office manager, receptionist, bookkeeper and legal secretary; having worked in different industries including real estate, appliance manufacturing, education and electrical contracting.

    She has a Diploma of Business Management and is currently studying a Diploma of Business Administration. Elizabeth enjoys watching movies, living by the beach and listening to music.

  • Lina Gardner
    Lina Gardner Conveyancing Officer
    Bio

    Lina joined the Waterfind team as a receptionist and quickly excelled in the role.

    She soon advanced her career with the team to her current position of Conveyancing Officer, where she has developed a sound understanding of the water trade process.

    Lina has an Associate’s Degree in Business Management with a major in Travel Business.

    She began her career in the Hotel and Hospitality industry, in numerous customer facing roles focused on high quality guest services and administration. Working within dynamic and fast paced hotel environments she has developed a high standard of organisation, problem solving and excellent customer service, which she applies daily at Waterfind.

    Lina grew up in rural Sweden where she formed an understanding of farming and agriculture. She has also lived and studied in the USA, and moved to Adelaide more recently.

    She has a passion for travel and experiencing new cultures.

Marketing, Policy & Infrastructure

  • James Raman
    James Raman Marketing Manager
    Bio

    James is Marketing Manager at Waterfind, whose marketing career started at a private Adelaide based organisation, during which time he managed a successful re-branding process and wide range of ongoing marketing initiatives. In this time he developed a strong understanding of client relations and it’s importance in business success.

    This was followed by a key role as a Marketing Executive/Digital Systems Manager in a dynamic professional services firm, where he continued to grow and refine his professional skillset. His responsibilities covered marketing strategy, branding, IT systems management and digital content development.

    James graduated with a Bachelor of Management (Marketing) from the University of South Australia.

    James’ specialties include marketing strategy, customer engagement, online branding and identity, emerging digital and online marketing initiatives, project management, integrated business systems and software, and client relations.

  • Lotte Nielsen
    Lotte Nielsen Water Market Analyst
    Bio

    Lotte brings to the Waterfind Policy team a perfect blend water market experience, academic and practical knowledge. Her passion for science made Lotte pursue higher education studies; Lotte holds a Bachelor Degree in Biology, Majoring in Zoology and Ecology/ Conservation, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management, a Graduate Diploma in Geographical Information System (GIS) and a Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Project Management.

    Her problem solving abilities and technical expertise have enabled her to work across a variety of Project Management roles, some of which include: Market Research Project Manager and Project Officer for a Cooperative Research Centre specializing in environmental remediation.

    Originally from Denmark, Lotte enjoys exploring the great Australian outdoors and cycling.

  • Rebecca Gilbert
    Rebecca Gilbert Infrastructure and Project Senior Coordinator
    Bio

    Rebecca’s expertise at Waterfind spans across the business. With past roles in conveyancing and the policy sections she has been involved in the growth of the Waterfind business.

    In 2012 Rebecca was imperative to the development of  the application and subsequent successful funding of Waterfind’s involvement of the Commonwealth Government funded On-Farm Irrigation Efficiency Program. She has had a major part in the project management and delivery over $40 million in Government Funding to irrigators in the southern connected Murray Darling Basin. Regular communication and on farm visits have resulted in Rebecca building and fostering relationships with irrigators and with mutual respect they have been able to see first-hand the benefits of the funding initiative.

    Rebecca holds a Bachelor Degree in Science with majors in Zoology and Ecology and has a Diploma in Project Management.

  • Gemma Northcott
    Gemma Northcott Senior Asset Registrar & Market Education Officer
    Bio

    Gemma holds a Bachelor degree in Education with majors in Science and Mathematics, as well as a Diploma in Business Administration, specialising in Human Resources and Marketing.

    During her time at Waterfind she has gained experience and knowledge relating to water markets, Australian water policy and water trading rules. This experience together with Gemma’s organisation, communication and problem solving skills see her well positioned in her role assisting with the coordination of Waterfind’s internal database operations.

    She also applies knowledge and experience gained through her background in agriculture and viticulture together with her strong attention to detail to support the Policy team with water market research and analysis.

Finance and Administration

  • Sharon Ball
    Sharon Ball Senior Accounting Officer
    Bio

    Sharon has an extensive background in banking and customer service having worked for a large national bank in London for over 22 years and then in the air-conditioning industry.

    Sharon has previously worked in our Trade and online Registration Departments and has held the role of Senior Accounting Officer within Waterfind for over 4 years. Sharon is currently studying for her Accounting certificates at TAFESA.

  • Edwina Masseng
    Edwina Masseng Accounting Officer
    Bio

    Edwina has a strong background in accounting. She holds a Bachelor of Commerce and a Diploma of Accounting. She is currently completing a Masters of Strategic Procurement.

    She has previously worked in a Chartered Accounting environment and most recently gained experience in a manufacturing enterprise.

    Edwina prides herself on her strong attention to detail, motivation to succeed and reliability within the Waterfind team.

Information Technology

  • Joel Blyth
    Joel Blyth Senior Software Developer
    Bio

    Joel is part of Waterfind’s in-house IT team making sure that our sophisticated water trading platform runs smoothly.

    Joel brings with him a wealth of IT experience, having lived and worked in Japan for an extended period before settling back into Adelaide.

    He graduated with a Bachelor of Computer Science and Engineering (Mining) and was on the Dean’s Merit list for finishing in the top 15 percent of all students with the engineering faculty at the Uni of SA.

    In his spare time, Joel enjoys squash, mountain bike riding, football, golf and computer games (of course).

  • Kris Volisetti
    Kris Volisetti Java Developer
    Bio

    Kris is a full stack software developer.

    She has over 7 years of experience in developing client server and web-based applications.

    Her strong problem-solving abilities and technical expertise have enabled Kris to work on key projects across a variety of industries including government, health, education and agriculture.

    Kris holds a Masters in Computer Applications from Osmania University and is an Oracle Certified Associate Programmer in Java.

    In spare time, she likes to paint and sketch in pencil.

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