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OUR PEOPLE

THE VISIONARY

ROBERT DOWNEY

Rob was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 1999.  In 2001 Rob joined Blakiston & Crabb, an independent resource/corporate/commercial law firm based in Perth.  While at Blakiston & Crabb, Rob specialised in advising oil and gas and mining companies in relation to a wide range of legal issues, including initial public offerings; prospectuses for equity and debt raisings, takeovers and reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangement and other types of corporate transactions.

 

Rob also developed an expertise advising both Australian and foreign incorporated entities on dual listings and cross jurisdiction capital raising and listing rule advice particularly with respect to the TSX-V and AIM markets. Following this experience Rob acted as General Counsel for a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Europe and Africa overseeing the dual listing on the TSX-V and AIM, the raising of £50 million and the subsequent takeover of the company by way of scheme of arrangement.

 

After practicing in this area for many years, Rob established a small corporate advisory firm during 2005 and was involved with the IPO listings of various mining and oil and gas companies on the ASX as well as many dual listed companies.  Rob has held, and continues to hold, directorships of many publicly listed companies and regularly advises board of issues of governance and strategy.

 

Rob is currently focused on climate change, carbon credits, energy and commercial law at his firm Dominion Legal. He specialises in providing advice to a range of public and private companies on the decarbonisation journey and the manifestation of that into ESG obligations. Rob was the inspiration in developing the Quenda rover.

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THE INVENTOR

DOUG MENZIE

Rob was admitted as a barrister and solicitor of the Supreme Court of Western Australia in December 1999.  In 2001 Rob joined Blakiston & Crabb, an independent resource/corporate/commercial law firm based in Perth.  While at Blakiston & Crabb, Rob specialised in advising oil and gas and mining companies in relation to a wide range of legal issues, including initial public offerings; prospectuses for equity and debt raisings, takeovers and reverse takeovers, schemes of arrangement and other types of corporate transactions.

 

Rob also developed an expertise advising both Australian and foreign incorporated entities on dual listings and cross jurisdiction capital raising and listing rule advice particularly with respect to the TSX-V and AIM markets. Following this experience Rob acted as General Counsel for a Canadian oil and gas exploration and production company with assets in Europe and Africa overseeing the dual listing on the TSX-V and AIM, the raising of £50 million and the subsequent takeover of the company by way of scheme of arrangement.

 

After practicing in this area for many years, Rob established a small corporate advisory firm during 2005 and was involved with the IPO listings of various mining and oil and gas companies on the ASX as well as many dual listed companies.  Rob has held, and continues to hold, directorships of many publicly listed companies and regularly advises board of issues of governance and strategy.

 

Rob is currently focused on climate change, carbon credits, energy and commercial law at his firm Dominion Legal. He specialises in providing advice to a range of public and private companies on the decarbonisation journey and the manifestation of that into ESG obligations. Rob was the inspiration in developing the Quenda rover.

THE MOTIVATOR

DONALEA PATMAN OAM

Donalea has a background in corporate business with more than 25 years’ experience in corporate communications for both Australian and International companies. Her first senior position was Director (at the age of 24) for a design group owned by Australian public company Elders Resources. She is now a company director, practicing designer, animal advocate and lead figure in working with the Australian Federal Government in addressing the plight of wildlife. Launching For the Love of Wildlife Ltd in early 2014 to create a professional platform to campaign for wildlife, an Australian registered charity with deductible tax status. 

For the Love of Wildlife worked with the Australian Federal Government in banning the importation of lion trophies and body parts – a direct response to the cruel and barbaric industry of canned hunting, where lions are bred for the bullet; a global first, followed by other countries. That work led to addressing the unregulated domestic trade in ivory and rhino horn in Australia, hosting Australia’s very first ivory and rhino horn destruction event on World Wildlife Day 2017 which gained international press and triggered a Parliamentary Inquiry. The Australian Government committed to ending the domestic trade in 2019, announced in Geneva at CITES (Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species) CoP. 

Named in the Queen’s Birthday Honours List 2017 and awarded an Order of Australia Medal for her work in conservation.

For the Love of Wildlife is a Global Rewilding Alliance Partner, creating mass recovery of ecosystems and biodiversity and why Quenda is pivotal for our future.

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OUR JOURNEY

2017

AUTOMOUS WEEDER INVENTED

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2022

DEVELOPMENT OF QUENDA ROVER AND INITIAL TRAILS

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