Papyrus Australia Ltd is the developer of a world-first technology that
converts the waste trunk of the banana palm into alternatives to forest
wood products to be used in the paper, packaging, furniture, building,
construction and other industries.
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Board of Directors

Mr Edward Michael Byrt - LLB

Executive Chairman

Ted Byrt is a company director with over 30 years experience in commerce, corporate governance and international business. He is a specialist strategic advisor for major development and infrastructure projects within Australia and offshore.

Ted is a business advisor and Board member of several leading organisations in South Australia. He is Presiding Member of the Development Assessment Commission, Chairman of the China Cluster, The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Centre Pty Ltd and SMAC Technologies Pty Ltd, a Director of Treyo Leisure & Entertainment Ltd (ASX listed) and a Board member of the Aboriginal Foundation of SA Inc.

He is also a member of the Company's Audit committee and has been a Director of Papyrus since 2004.

Ted’s past board positions include Senior Partner and Chairman at Norman Waterhouse Lawyers (Partner 1975-2007, Chairman 1987-2007), the Australia China Business Council Ltd (Director 1994-2005 and National Vice President 2000-2004), Australian Pulse Traders Pty Ltd (Director 2005-2008), Bedford Industries Inc. (Director 1994-2009), Bedford Industries Co-operative Housing Association Inc. (Chairman 1995-2009), Business SA - Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Director 1995-2007), Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Council (Member 2003-2007), Jigsaw Services Pty Ltd (Director 2003-2006), Port Adelaide Football Club Ltd (Director 1995-2007), PAFC Foundation Ltd (Director 1996 – 2003), SirsiDynix Pty Ltd (Director 2007-2011), South Australian Housing Trust (Board Member 2007-2011) and South Australian Affordable Housing Trust (Board Member 2006-2010).

Mr Ramy Abraham Azer - MSc Tech Comm, MSc (Eng), Grad Dip Bus, B Eng (Mech)

Managing Director

Founder of Papyrus Ramy Azer holds a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1994) from the University of South Australia, Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise (1996) from Adelaide University and a Graduate Certificate in Small Business Management (1996). Ramy’s other qualifications include a Bachelor of Engineering Project Management (1990-1993) from the Higher Technological Institute, Egypt, a Masters of Engineering Science with Adelaide University (1999) and a Masters in Business & Technology Commercialisation from Adelaide University.

Ramy’s combination of business and engineering degrees gives a good base for creating a successful company based on innovative engineering. He has been a regular guest lecturer and speaker on issues including sustainable business development and innovation. Ramy has lived and worked in Egypt, Germany and Australia. He has been responsible for the initial development of Papyrus’ technology.

Mr Vincent Peter Regano - BA Accounting, CPA

Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary

Vince is a CPA with over 25 years experience in corporate accounting, management consulting and company secretarial. Vince was company secretary for a number of years for Papyrus.

Vince provides management accounting and consulting services and to verity of industry sectors including start-ups.

Mr Andrew Ford - B Arch

Non-Executive Director

Andy Ford, retired Woods Bagot Director, is one of the leading design principals in Australia. His proven creative, technical and professional abilities in architecture and interior design are matched by an understanding and appreciation of commercial realties: he is both designer and manager, professional and businessman.

Recognised as a skilled leader and manager of multi-disciplinary teams, Andy’s strategic expertise was utilized on major and special projects in Australia, Asia, Middle East, North America and Europe.

Andy has been a director of the South Australian Motor Sport Board since September 2001 and was appointed Chairman in October 2011.

Contact us by email | Phone: + 61 8 7324 1232 | Post: PO Box 566, Torrensville Plaza, Mile End, South Australia 5031
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