Maxwell John Findlay

Non Executive Chairman – appointed 18 July 2016

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Mr. Findlay was Managing Director and Chief Executive of industrial services company Programmed Group from 1990 until his retirement from executive life in 2008. Since retiring as an executive, Mr. Findlay has engaged in various non-executive roles in industrial services, engineering and government. He is currently Chairman of the Snowy Mountains Engineering Corporation, Director of EVZ Limited and The Royal Children’s Hospital.

Terence Alexander Hebiton

Non Executive Director – appointed 22 December 2000

Mr Hebiton commenced his commercial career in the rural sector. In 1989, he acquired various business interests associated with land and property rental developments. In the late 1990s, Mr Hebiton was Managing Director of Hazdon Holdings Pty Ltd. He was a principal of Alpha Crane Hire, one of the founding entities of BOOM. Mr Hebiton was the CEO of BOOM at its formation and ceased being an Executive Director in 2004.

Terrence Charles Francis

BE (Civil), MBA, FIE Aust, FAICD, F Fin, D Bus (hon causa)
Non Executive Director – appointed 13 January 2005

Mr Francis is currently a Non-Executive Director of ANZ Specialist Asset Management Limited. He also advises business and government on governance and project development. Mr Francis has extensive experience in resources and infrastructure development, and in finance as Vice President of Continental Illinois Bank, Executive Director of Deutsche Bank Australia, and Chief Executive Officer of Bank of America in Australia.  Mr Francis is Chairman of BOOM’s Audit Committee.

Jean-Pierre Buijtels

Master of science (Msc) International Business
Non-independent Non-Executive Director appointed 2 June 2017

Mr. Buijtels is the portfolio manager of Gran Fondo Capital, a Dutch mutual fund. Since 2007 he has been investing in private equity and public equity at 3i, Gimv and Strikwerda Investments. He has been involved at board level at several companies, currently as observer at Constellation Software Netherlands Holding Coöperatief U.A (a subsidiary of Constellation Software Inc and the indirect owner of Total Specific Solutions).

Melanie Allibon

Non-Executive Director appointed – 19 June 2019

Melanie Allibon

Mrs Allibon has an extensive background in human resources and operating risk, primarily in the manufacturing, FMCG, mining and industrial services sectors. She has held executive management roles with Newcrest Mining, Seven Group Holdings and Seven West Media, Pacific Brands, Amcor, Foster’s Group and BHP, with responsibilities spanning across Australia, China, the UK, USA, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. Mrs Allibon has been a board member of Melbourne Water Corporation, Australian Mines and Metals Association and Ardoch Youth Foundation. She is currently a member of World Vision’s Business Advisory Council, Chief Executive Women, International Women’s Forum and the AICD.

Tony Spassopoulos

BBus (Mgt), MBA
Managing Director – appointed 20 September 2018

Mr Spassopoulos has an extensive background in equipment hire and industrial services, having had Executive positions in both profit centre and customer facing roles.  Mr Spassopoulos joined BOOM in 2008 and was appointed the Chief Operating Officer in 2017.  Tony began his career in the Brambles group and held various senior management positions over 19 years at Wreckair and CHEP.


Malcolm Ross

Company Secretary & General Counsel


Mr Ross joined BOOM on 7 November 2011 as General Counsel and in addition to those responsibilities was appointed Company Secretary on 22 September 2014.

Following admission in 1997 he worked with Harwood Andrews and then Hall & Wilcox Lawyers. In 2002 he joined InterContinental Hotels Group Plc (FTSE-listed) based in Singapore where his final position was Vice-President and Associate General Counsel with responsibility for Asia Australasia.