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Board of Directors

The Steelforce Board of Directors consists of:

Sandy Lockhart

Sandy Lockhart - Chairman

Sandy Lockhart joined Macquarie Bank in 1987 as Managing Director of Macquarie Direct Investment (MDI) and established the bank's third-party private equity funds business with the launch of the Macquarie Investment Trust in 1989. A former head of the Bank of Boston's Australian and New Zealand operations and Senior Executive with the bank's vehicle for private equity investments, First Venture Capital Corporation of Boston, Sandy also served as Chairman of the Australian Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) from 1995 to 1996. He has more than 31 years experience in specialised lending and private equity.

Sandy is a Partner and Co-founder of Next capital, an independent Private Equity Firm.


Hugh Toll - Non Executive Director


Evan Ryan - Non Executive Director

Evan is a successful businessman in his own right, developing and owning ‘Choice’ Petroleum outlets in and around central Queensland, which he sold in 2012. Furthermore, Evan also owns Olivale and Fairview cattle properties as well as his interest in Steelforce. Until the sale to Rydges, Evan was the former owner of the Country Plaza International in Gladstone. It was Mr Ryan who, as an investor, recognized and provided financial support for the Steelforce business case at its inception.

Mr Ryan has held a number of private and public company directorships.

Kevin Seamark

Kevin Seamark - Non Executive Director

Kevin Seamark had a career spanning 20+ years in the steel industry, principally with Palmer Tube Mills - a successful steel tube manufacturer, during which time he became the State Sales Manager for Queensland and Northern Territory. It was Mr Seamark, who, together with Darren Shelton, developed the Steelforce business from its inception.

Kevin was the visionary in establishing Steelforce Trading and developing the key relationships in China – subsequently establishing Dalian Steelforce and ultimately commissioning the steel mill.



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