© 2022 Kiwa Group Ltd
ACN 633 194 920
Level 1/17 Byres St, Newstead, QLD, 4006
T: +61 7 3518 2700
F: +61 7 3153 9036
Chairman and Kiwa NV Chief Executive Officer
Since 2003, Paul has been the CEO of Kiwa with the ambition to transform the drinking water utility-held Kiwa certification organization into a modern TIC organization. Having obtained a more enthusiastic business driven culture, Kiwa started expanding after 2005 by diversifying services and growing an international footprint. Thus, the 200 FTE staff size Dutch Kiwa developed into today’s 5500+ FTE organization with offices in 35 countries. The service portfolio was changed from a local service provider in drinking water and building products certification into a decentrlaized international TIC organization with a broad portfolio of services for product & process certification, in-service inspection in industry and real estate, field and laboratory testing, training, engineering and data services for many international end industries. Focus has consistently been placed on ‘moving forward’ with internal culture, customer orientation and value creation.
Between 1995 and 2002, Paul was the National Chief Executive of SGS in the Netherlands and managing director of the Dutch SGS Redwood OGC activities. As NCE, responsibilities comprised Environment, Agro-food, System & Service Certification and Industrial Inspections.
After graduating as a Chemistry Master in 1983 and Biotechnology PhD in 1989 (University of Groningen), Paul worked at Dutch contract research organization TNO between 1988-1995 with a focus on Biotechnology, Biochemical Engineering, Environmental Sciences. Typical customers were companies, industry associations, research foundations, EU Framework Programs, governments and institutions (including OECD, four EU Directorates and MITI (Japan).
Salman Haq has 25 years’ experience as a Company Secretary and corporate governance advisor in the United Kingdom and Australia.
Salman is a qualified corporate governance professional with expertise in effective governance and company administration. He holds a Graduate Diploma in Applied Corporate Governance conferred by Chartered Secretaries Australia, and is also a Chartered Accountant. Salman has been a fellow of the Governance Institute of Australia since 1989.
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.
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.
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).
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).