Solving Remote / Board of Directors & CEO

Jeffery Sengelman

Board Chairman

Jeffery Sengelman DSC AM CSC MAICD is a retired Major General in the Australian Defence Force, with a distinguished career spanning almost 40 years, most recently as Special Operations Commander, Australia.

He has been a trusted senior adviser to both Government and the Chief of the Defence Force on security issues of national significance, and a principal adviser on Counter Terrorism.

Jeffery holds a Bachelor of Arts, a Master of Arts in International Relations and a Master of Arts in Strategic Studies, and is a graduate of the Australian Command and Staff College, United States Army War College and a Fellow of the Harvard Kennedy School of Government.

Ilario Faenza

Executive Director & CEO

Ilario Faenza (MAICD) is a professional company director, executive and turnaround specialist with substantial experience in the IT&T industry spanning more than 30 years.

Harvest is pleased to have secured Ilario as a an Executive Director & CEO.Ilario commenced his career as an IT engineer in the 1980’s, progressing to various management & senior management roles, culminating in COO and CEO roles over his executive career. More recently, Ilario has focussed on non-executive and executive board roles, focussed on assisting high growth startup companies to achieve commercialisation and helping guide executives to build sustainable companies.

Ilario Faenza is also:

  • Non-executive Chairman of Biome Australia Ltd (ASX:BIO), Australia’s leading condition specific probiotics company
  • Executive Chairman of TRU Recognition Holdings Ltd, Australia’s leading AI Recognition technology company
  • Strategic advisor to a number of private companies in the technology & pharmaceutical industries

Ross McKinnon

Non Executive Director

Ross McKinnon (GAICD) is a seasoned director with extensive corporate and technology experience who has led high performance teams within large international corporations.

Graduating from the University of Queensland with dual degrees, Bachelor of Mining Engineering (Hons) and Bachelor of Science, he has worked with technology in many sectors including finance, aerospace, manufacturing, and retail.

Since 2014 Ross has successfully grown a number of technology companies in a non-executive director capacity. His passion is to understand a business’s underlying technology and utilising that information, positively impact current and future market opportunities. In recent times, his focus has been on scale-up or growth businesses specialising in emerging technology.

Marcus Machin

Non Executive Director

A law graduate from Cambridge University, Mr. Machin has extensive international experience in finance, shipping and oil and gas. Based in Dubai for the past 25 years, initially as the Finance Director for a major regional participant in oil services, engineering, vessel-owning and investment,  Mr. Machin established arabCapital in 2000 as a corporate finance and advisory practice focused primarily on the international shipping and oil services sectors.

Since 2000, arabCapital has worked in association with the Tufton Oceanic Finance Group (Tufton) London, a finance house focused on shipping and oil services and together with Tufton has concluded over US$1.0 billion of institutional investments in managed investment fund vehicles.