Denis Waddell


Denis is a chartered accountant with extensive experience of corporate, financial and operations management of public mining companies. Denis is an Associate of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors. Denis is currently Chairman of Orion Minerals NL and previously worked with KPMG, Alcoa of Australia Limited, Tanami Gold NL and Metana Minerals NL.

Denis founded the Company in 2000 after several years researching and monitoring the developing carbon credit market and related forestry initiatives.

Ian Sandeman

Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer

Ian has over thirty years experience in the international forest products sector. He has held senior executive positions in both the public and private sector including Mondi Limited, Hancock Natural Resource Group and State Forests NSW.

Ian was involved in setting up the Carbon Program within the Boston-based Hancock Natural Resource Group and has had extensive international experience working with companies in Japan, the USA, Australia, Europe and South Africa.

Ian holds a BSc (Forestry), B (B & A) (Honours) and a MBA, all from the University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.

Stephen Mann

Non-Executive Director

Stephen is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand and has more than thirty years of experience in public practice. Stephen was a partner in BDO Chartered Accountants and Advisers (Perth) for 22 years with the last 11 years in the role of Managing Partner. Stephen established the Corporate Finance division of BDO Perth and was the partner in charge of this division until he retired from practice in 2003. Since 2003, he has held various directorships and acted as a consultant to a number of companies in the resources sector. Stephen has held a number of consultancy and directorship roles with listed and unlisted public companies. Mr Mann is currently a director of Target Energy Limited.

David Valentine

Chief Operating Officer

David has more than 25 years of diverse commercial experience in both private sector companies and with an international management consulting firm.

David’s senior management and operational experience spans numerous aspects of the forest products and renewable asset classes, encompassing project due diligence, design and realisation, operational management and improvement, compliance and sustainability, with a special focus on renewable biomass based fuels and sustainable resource development.

David holds a Bachelor of Science (Environmental) and Master of Forestry Science from Canterbury University, New Zealand and Master of Business Administration from the University of Queensland.

Kim Hogg

Company Secretary

Kim has over twenty years experience working in the private sector including significant experience in financial and company secretarial roles with various Australian Stock Exchange publicly listed companies.

Kim holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia.