Murray Winstanley - Chairman

  •   Murray is a founding shareholder and director of Akvotek Pty Ltd. A science graduate of Melbourne University, he has experience leading organisations providing water and wastewater treatment technologies, petrochemical manufacture and plastic processing. In addition to his involvement with Akvotek. Murray owns a number of other Australian based businesses in the manufacturing sector, operating from four production sites. Outside involvement with his own companies, he is a non-executive director and chairman of a project engineering company in the construction sector and has previously been a director of several Australian industry groups.   

Mark Forbes - CEO

  •   Mark is a founding shareholder and director of Akvotek.  Mark began his career as a research chemist and moved into the water and membrane industries more than thirty years ago. He has held senior international positions with companies based in Australia, UK and USA and has participated in hundreds of projects in the water, wastewater, food and beverage and municipal solids waste industries. He has been a director of the Australian Water Industry Alliance and is a member of the Australian Water Association, International Water Association and, previously, the International Desalination Association.   

Management Team

Nick Olsson - Engineering Manager


Nick is a member of Akvotek’s senior management team. Nick is a chemical engineer with over 25 years’ experience in the Chemical and Oil and Gas Industries. He has worked on 3 continents for some of the largest construction companies in the world. He has experience in the design, construction and commissioning of a large number of both Green and Brownfield Sites. Nick has held a variety of leadership roles including specialist commissioning, process development and engineering management. Nick also has more than a decade’s experience in the design, construction, commissioning and operation of membrane based water reuse technology.