Ross Hicks


Ross Hicks, Ozlinc’s founder, is currently serving as a director on the Ozlinc board. Ross brings a long and credible history in the Pipe, valves and fittings market, where he has serviced, Industrial, Marine, Mining and Oil & gas clients over the last 40 years. Ross is an entrepreneur who started Couplers Industries and developed the successful Swan Valves brand in the mid 1980’s before the business was rebranded as Ozlinc in 2014.

Scott Anderson


Scott holds a BSC in Mechanical Engineering and started his career working in the offshore construction industry moving from project engineering roles to executive operations management positions and working with various companies both in Australia and internationally. In the last 10 years Scott has been primarily engaged in the acquisition, restructuring and management of a number of different businesses using his experience to help re-position organisations to ensure sustainable growth and ultimately ongoing success. Scott holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Strathclyde, an MBA from the University of Western Australia and has completed the Owner, Presidents, Managers course at Harvard Business School.

Andrew Holborn


Andrew is responsible for the financial control and corporate governance of the business. He has 30 years experience in commercial and financial management primarily in the engineering and construction industries. He is a founder member of Ascende Capital and latterly his focus has been on the acquisition and professionalization of SMEs in that sector including Ark Group (acquired by the listed Calibre Group) and SWG (acquired by the listed Programmed Maintenance Group). Andrew is a graduate of UWA and a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia

David Kaestner


David has been involved in the construction industry for most of his career working at a senior level with major international companies. David is now primarily engaged in the acquisition, restructuring and management of businesses using his strategic leadership and management experience to help re-position them for success. David is a founder member of Ascende Capital and has completed the Owner Presidents Managers course at Harvard Business School.