Governance

Pearl Global has a highly experienced Board and Management team.

The Board

Gary Foster - Executive Chairman

Gary brings extensive international business experience to Pearl Global. He is the Non-Executive Chairman and co-founder of Transaction Solutions International Limited (TSN), an ASX listed company that holds a 24.89% investment in Transaction Solutions International (India) Pty Ltd (TSI). TSI is an Indian entity that provides bank infrastructure and e-payment technology to the Indian financial sector and owns and manages over 13,000 ATMs in India. Gary assists the TSN management team with the strategic direction of TSN. He was formerly CEO and Director of ATM Systems Pty Ltd, an independent provider of electronic payments and banking systems to the SME sector, and General Manager of BWK LLC (Germany), an agricultural physical commodities trading company.

Gary holds a Graduate Certificate of Management and a Certificate III in Agriculture and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Andrew Drennan - Managing Director

Andrew Drennan has extensive experience in the environmental management industry. He was formerly Environmental Officer and Inspector with the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources before moving into the role as Environmental Team Leader at BHP Billiton Iron Ore for ten years.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Murdoch University Perth WA.

Victor Turco - Non-Executive Director

Victor Turco has a wealth of experience in Australia and overseas in accounting, taxation, finance, corporate and property, and is the principal of Turco & Co Pty Ltd, an accounting firm in Fremantle WA.

He is a Certified Practicing Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Business from the Western Australian Institute of Technology (Curtin University). He is also a registered tax agent and a registered auditor of self-managed superannuation funds, and a member of the Australian Society of CPAs and the National Tax and Accountants Association.

Our Management Team

Andrew Drennan - Managing Director

Andrew Drennan has extensive experience in the environmental management industry. He was formerly Environmental Officer and Inspector with the Western Australian Department of Industry and Resources before moving into the role as Environmental Team Leader at BHP Billiton Iron Ore for ten years.

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from Murdoch University Perth WA.

Andrew oversees all aspects of the business strategy, market development and operations.

Bert Huys - Chief Technology Officer

Bert Huys has more than 25 years’ experience in mining, industrial processing and research and development, including ten years as Manager Environment for BHP Billiton’s West Australian iron ore operations.

Bert was recently appointed as Honorary Research Associate with University of Western Australia’s School of Mechanical and Chemical Engineering.

Bert is responsible for Pearl’s research and development, technology strategy and commercialisation, environmental approvals processes, and health, safety and environment.

Gary Foster - Executive Chairman

Gary brings extensive international business experience to Pearl Global. He is the Non-Executive Chairman and co-founder of Transaction Solutions International Limited (TSN), an ASX listed company that holds a 24.89% investment in Transaction Solutions International (India) Pvt Ltd (TSI). TSI is an Indian entity that provides bank infrastructure and e-payment technology to the Indian financial sector and owns and manages over 13,000 ATMs in India. Gary assists the TSN management team with the strategic direction of TSN. He was formerly CEO and Director of ATM Systems Pty Ltd, an independent provider of electronic payments and banking systems to the SME sector, and General Manager of BWK LLC (Germany), an agricultural physical commodities trading company.

Gary holds a Graduate Certificate of Management and a Certificate III in Agriculture and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Gary is responsible for funding, joint venture pursuits, management development and strategic planning.