Executive Council 2022/23

Alan Rowan - Councillor

Life Member

Alan has spent the best part of 50 years in the Pump Industry with just a few short breaks. He arrived in Australia from Scotland via New Zealand in 1976 to work nearly 10years at Ingersoll-Rand, this was followed by over 10 years at Kelair Pumps then a short stint at Southern Cross with final 5 years at Link Pumps before going into semi retirement at the end of 2005. He still does part time work in the industry. In the late 70’s to early 80’s Alan served on the Technical Committee until 1987. He also joined Council in 1981 and served until around 1992 including 3 years as President. In 2003 he rejoined Council and over an almost 2 year period from mid 2006 produced the latest editions of the Technical and Friction Handbooks.

Executive Council 2022/23

John Inkster

John Inkster - President

Brown Brothers Engineers
John Inkster is the Managing Director of Brown Brothers Engineers Ltd New Zealand, Brown Brothers Engineers Australia Pty Ltd and Kelair Pumps Australia Pty Ltd. John joined Brown Brothers Engineers Ltd in Christchurch, New Zealand in 1986 and moved to Australia in January 2000. Prior to joining Brown Brothers Engineers, John worked for a firm of engineering consultants in Christchurch for 12 years and was involved in the design and construction of rural water supply schemes, and feasibility studies for large irrigation schemes. During this time, John spent two years in Western Samoa as part of New Zealand’s bilateral aid agreement with the Western Samoan government designing and constructing small village based water supply schemes on the islands of Upolu and Savaii. Brown Brothers Engineers was formed in 1908 and is one of New Zealand’s oldest pump companies. Brown Brothers Engineers and Kelair Pumps are a member of the AxFlow Group, the Fluids Handling Solutions business group within Axel Johnson International

Joel Neideck – Councillor

TDA Pumps Pty Ltd

Billie Tan - Councillor

Regent Pumps Pty Ltd

Mat Arnett - Councillor

EBARA Pumps Australia

Geoff Harvey – Councillor

Irrigation Australia Limited

Steve Bosnar – Councillor

Pioneer Pump Holdings Pty Ltd
Years of service in the pump industry – 35 years Started my career at Pacific Pump Company 6 years -inside sales 12 months, External sales 18 months, Sales Manager 4 years and 6 months, moved to Kelair Pumps for 12 months – Sales Engineer, then to KSB Pumps for 3 years – Sales Engineer, then moved to Engineered Products Group 8 years Sales Manager 12 Months, State Manager 7 years, Brown Brothers Engineers 10 years – State Manager & National Product Manager Pioneer Pump 7 Years, Started Pioneer Pump a division of Brown Brothers Engineers 3 years. Pioneer Pump Holdings Australia a division of Pioneer Pump Inc USA – Managing Director Commenced 4th July 2013 – 1st June 2020 Purchased By Franklin Electric Australia Pty Ltd. Franklin Electric Australia – Executive Director June 1st 2020 current.

James Blannin – Vice President

De Memco Group

Michael Woolley - Councillor​

Tsurumi Pumps​
Michael Woolley is the Managing Director of Tsurumi Australia. Michael was employed by Tsurumi Japan in 2017 to create the company in Australia by 2019. Michael has enjoyed being part of Tsurumi Australia’s beginnings and to see the expansion of the company in a short period of time. His goal is to see Tsurumi be known and recognised as one of the leading pump manufacturers in Australia. Michael has over 15 years’ experience as a Manager, in a diverse range of roles throughout the construction and mining industry.

Jamie Oliver - Councillor

Grundfos Pumps