Trevor Distin

Technical & Marketing Manager, Topcoat Asphalt

Trevor joined Colas Australia in 2016 as the Group Technical and Marketing Manager having held a similar role with Colas in Southern Africa. He currently serves on the Austroads Asphalt, Binders and Surfacing’s working groups and Australia Asphalt Pavement Association’s National Technology Leadership Committee and Sustainability committee. Trevor holds a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering and Bachelors Degree of Commerce.

Richard Macchiesi

General Manager - Innovation and Corporate Affairs, Visy

Richard Macchiesi has 25 years experience in the FMCG industry across multiple disciplines. He worked in the flavour industry developing strategic new products in Australia before heading to Chicago establishing a new dairy-based technology.   
Richard's career has travelled extensively in Europe and Asia identifying strategic alliances for new businesses, utilising a strong understanding of innovation and technology commercialisation. 

Richard is currently the Executive General Manager of Corporate Affairs and Innovation at Visy working on strategic initiatives that deliver value for his clients and Visy.

Frank Lintvelt

Head of Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions, Cleanaway

Frank was appointed Executive General Manager, Strategy, Mergers & Acquisitions in November 2019. He first joined Cleanaway in 2013 as Corporate Development Manager, has since been Head of Mergers & Acquisitions and more recently added strategy to his responsibilities.

Frank has more than 20 years’ experience in senior corporate development, strategy and investment banking roles. Prior to joining Cleanaway, he spent thirteen years in investment banking in London and Sydney, most recently with Morgan Stanley.

Frank holds a Bachelor of Business Administration, a Masters of Business Administration from York University in Toronto (Canada) and is CPA qualified.