Miles Kennedy

Miles Kennedy

Chairman

Miles has held directorships of Australian listed resource companies for over 30 years. He is the Executive Chairman of Resource and Investment NL and Chief Executive Officer of Lucapa Diamond Company Limited. He was previously the executive Chairman of MOD Resources, Sandfire Resources NL and Kimberley Diamond Company NL and non-executive Chairman of Blina Diamonds NL. He has extensive experience in the management of public companies. He practised as a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia and the High Court of Australia and as an Attorney of the Supreme Court of South Africa. 

Dr Desiree Allen

Dr Desiree Allen

Managing Director

Desiree joined MPA in 2011 with a strong background in both genetics (animal breeding) and environmental toxicology. She has a Bachelor of Science from Murdoch University (Australia), a Masters in Environmental Biology from the University of North Carolina (USA), and a PhD in Genetics from Indiana University (USA). Prior to joining MPA she was a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh (UK).

Damien Kelly

Damien Kelly

Non-Executive Director

Damien is Director of Western Tiger Corporate Advisers, a Perth-based corporate advisory and financial services firm. 

He has broad corporate and commercial experience spanning over 15 years, providing professional services to ASX and AIM listed companies predominately in the mining and energy sector. His main focus during this time has been the provision of investment banking, corporate advisory, financial modelling, investor relations, company secretarial and transaction management/execution. Some of the larger clients during his career include: Kimberley Diamond Company, Sandfire Resources, PureCircle, ICB Financial Group Holdings, and Avoca Resources .

Damien has an MBA, Bachelor of Commerce, a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment, full CPA qualifications and is a former officer in the Australian armed services, having graduated from the Royal Military College, Duntroon. He is also a fellow of the Financial Services Institute of Australia (FINSIA) and a member of CPA Australia..

Mark Clements

Mark Clements

Company Secretary

Mr Clements gained a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of Western Australia. He is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants and a member of both the Australian Institute Company Directors and the Institute of Chartered Secretaries in Australia. Mr Clements currently holds the position of Company Secretary of a number of publically listed companies and has experience in corporate finance, accounting and administration, capital raising and ASX Compliance and regulatory requirements.

Steven Davies

Steven Davies

Steven has two decades experience in both the aquaculture and wild-catch seafood sectors in South Australia and Western Australia, primarily with barramundi, prawns, oysters, tuna and sardines. His professional passion lays with the further development of an economically and environmentally sustainable Australian seafood industry. Steven is Vice Chairman of the Aquaculture Council of WA, and is a sub-Committee member with the Western Australian Fishing Industry Council, and is also a Nuffield Scholar, and graduate of the National Seafood Industry Leadership Program.