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Level 1/17 Byres St, Newstead, QLD, 4006
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Chief Financial Officer
Leigh Whitton joined Intega Group Limited as Chief Financial Officer in April 2021.
Leigh started his career as a graduate accountant in the mining industry and has been a qualified accountant for over 30 years.
He is an experienced Finance Executive who has worked in industry at the CFO level for over 20 years including as CFO and Vice President of Finance and Supply Chain at GroundProbe, the world’s leader in slope monitoring technology during that company’s growth and sale to Orica, and CFO of Whitehaven Coal during that company’s initial growth and listing on the ASX.
Leigh holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Queensland and a Master of Business Administration from the University of New England. He is a Fellow of CPA Australia and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Independent Non-Executive Director
Steven Sherman joined Intega Group Limited as a Non-Executive Director in August 2019. He is a Chartered Accountant with more than 35 years’ experience in corporate restructuring and insolvency. His experience ranges from advising on and facilitating restructuring and turnaround strategies for large listed enterprises, to the re-engineering of entire businesses across multiple international jurisdictions.
During his time in private practice Steven was the National Managing Partner of one of Australia’s largest independent internationally operating restructuring and corporate advisory firms. He has practiced in the area of financial and operational restructuring and provided professional advice to multinational financiers and lending syndicates as well as company boards and executives.
Steven is the Non-Executive Director of Cardno Limited.
Steven has a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of New South Wales. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Shael has over 20 years of domestic and international experience in the services, media and banking fields.
Shael began her career in Sydney as an auditor and business services senior before travelling overseas to the United Kingdom to work for several years in finance roles with Merrill Lynch, Westminster Council and Barclays Bank.
In 2006, on returning to Australia, she joined APN News and Media as the Group Financial Controller before moving to Transpacific Industries (now Cleanaway) in 2007 as the Group Reporting and Treasury Manager until the head office relocated to Melbourne in 2015. Shael was appointed Group Financial Controller of Cardno in February 2016 before moving over to the Construction Sciences division as CFO in February 2019.
Shael holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting) from Charles Sturt University, is a Chartered Accountant (CA 2001) and has completed courses in treasury management (University of Melbourne), leadership (Cert 4 Diploma of Management) and project management (Australian Institute of Management).
Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer
Matt Courtney is the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Intega Group Limited and was appointed in August 2019. However, he has been a part of Cardno Limited (Cardno) since Cardno purchased Bowler in 2008.
Matt has more than 30 years’ experience providing quality control and quality assurance to all sectors of construction for government and private clients, with multiple delivery modes including JV, Alliances, EPCM, and PPP.
Matt’s career started with Queensland Water Resources Commission (now SunWater) a Queensland Government owned corporation, prior to joining Bowler Geotechnical in 1992, and purchasing a franchise in Bowler Geotechnical in 1995.
Matt has held several management roles in Cardno and was appointed CEO of Construction Sciences in 2016. During this period Matt has led the acquisition and integration of a number of businesses in Australia and in the USA. In October 2019 Intega Group Limited was demerged from Cardno and Matt was appointed CEO and Managing Director.
Matt holds a Masters Degree in Engineering Science from the University of New South Wales and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Michael Alscher joined as a Non-Executive Director of Intega Group Limited in August 2019. He is the Managing Partner and founder of Crescent Capital Partners, a leading Australian based private equity firm with $2 billion in funds under management, specialising in high growth companies and certain industries such as healthcare and the services sector across multiple disciplines.
Prior to founding Crescent in 2000, Michael was a strategy consultant at Bain International and the LEK Partnership as well as holding several senior operating roles.
Michael is currently a Non-Executive Director of ClearView Limited and the Non-Executive Chair of Australian Clinical Labs Pty Ltd, National Dental Care Pty Ltd, 24-7Healthcare Pty Limited and Cardno Limited.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Finance & Mathematics) from the University of New South Wales.
Jeff Forbes joined Intega Group Limited as a Non-Executive Director in August 2019. He is an experienced Finance Executive and Company Director with over 30 years’ merger and acquisition, equity and capital markets and project development experience. He has significant expertise in the financing and development of resource projects in both Australia and in the Asia Pacific Region.
Jeff previously worked at Cardno as CFO and Company Secretary before leaving to commence Non-Executive director roles. He has spent time as a member of the remuneration and audit and risk committees of both listed and unlisted companies in a variety of sectors.
Prior to his experience at Cardno – Jeff was the CFO, Company Secretary and Executive Director at Highlands Pacific Limited, a PNG-based mining and exploration company. He has significant experience in capital raisings and during his career has worked for a number of major companies including Rio Tinto, BHP and CSR.
Jeff is the Non-Executive Chair of Herron Todd White Group and Non-Executive Director of PWR Holdings Ltd and Cardno Limited. Previously he was a Non-Executive Director of Talon Petroleum Limited, Exoma Energy Limited, Affinity Education Limited and CMI Limited.
Jeff holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Newcastle and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.
Neville Buch joined as a Non-Executive Director and Chairman of Intega Group Limited in August 2019. He is a Partner of Crescent Capital Partners where he heads Crescent’s Operating Improvement Practice. He brings expertise in operational management and strategic planning.
Prior to joining Crescent in 2009, Neville was the Chief Executive Officer of Wormald Australia and a Senior Executive of Tyco, where he was the Global Deputy Chairman of the Fire and Safety Division. He spent twelve years in senior management with Tyco, both in Australia and overseas and has significant experience in the United States, Europe and Asia.
Neville is the Non-Executive Director of Steel Mains and the Non-Executive Chair of NZ Panels Group, Hall Contracting Pty Ltd, Viridian Glass Ltd and Nude By Nature Pty Ltd.
Neville holds a Bachelor of Science in Electronic Engineering and a Masters of Business Administration from the University of Witwatersrand, South Africa.
General Counsel & Company Secretary
Courtney has over 10 years experience practising law, both in private practice and in-house.
She began her career working for a boutique Brisbane law firm, gaining experience in a diverse range of legal matters including property law, family law and commercial disputes.
Since then, Courtney has worked at Cardno’s in-house legal team, focussing on providing practical, timely legal advice and assistance to the business. She also had responsibility for the corporate governance of Cardno Limited, in her position as Joint Company Secretary.
Courtney holds a Bachelor of Applied Science/Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and a Master of Laws with a major in commercial law from Queensland University of Technology. She has also completed a Graduate Diploma in Corporate Governance with the Governance Institute (formerly Chartered Secretaries Australia).