Stephen Edwards

Chairman

Non-executive Director

 

Appointed to the Board in May 2020, Mr Stephen Edwards has had a long, successful corporate career having held multiple roles as a CEO – Managing Director - Board Member and Chairman. Some of the companies include Snap Group (Globally) and Water Dynamics ( part of the Questas Group).  

 

Stephen is a business owner, investor, and shareholder. Mr Edwards is currently a Director of his own companies, Transworld North Sydney, Guiton Group Pty Ltd, and StoreMart Pty Ltd. Stephen has studied at Macquarie Graduate School of Management – Mt Eliza Business School and is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

Mark Lee Marshall - CA, AGIA, ACG (CS, CGP)

Company Secretary

Executive Director

Mark Marshall has over 50 years of financial and management experience gained in commercial and consumer financial services; electronic and print media; direct marketing; the technology sector (including manufacture and distribution); applications software development and commercialisation; biotechnology (including research, development, and provision of logistical services) as well as the accounting profession.

 

Mark has held CFO, Finance Director, Company Secretarial, and General Management positions within ASX listed entities, SME’s, multinationals, and start-up enterprises. He has served as a Director of an ASX listed company and as Company Secretary of others.

 

He is a Chartered Accountant, a member of the Chartered Governance Institute (England and Wales) and an associate of the Governance Institute of Australia, and previously a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

 

Mark resides in the beautiful Southern Highlands where the great-tasting Alka Power water is produced. He is a passionate supporter of both rugby union and soccer. He plays an occasional game of golf and really enjoys riding his motorcycle around the Highlands.

 

Mark is excited by his involvement with the company and the many opportunities available to it.  

 

Steve Pettaras

Executive Director

 

Steve Pettaras is a dynamic entrepreneur and business founder with more than 25 years of experience in building successful manufacturing businesses across multiple industry sectors.

 

With deep knowledge and experience from his past manufacturing businesses, Steve founded the Alka Power plant in 2018 in the beautiful NSW Southern Highlands. For nearly a decade Steve has been educating the Australian market on the benefits of alkaline water and is now very proud to have the leading brand in Australia.

Steve knows, through his years of experience, that the backbone of every great business is teamwork. He continues to build a team that believes in and is committed to Alka Power’s vision of delivering the best tasting water to all Australians.

Steve’s passion for health and wellness has always been a part of his life having participated at a high level in motorsports and an advocate in martial arts. He’s most enthusiastic, however, by the joy it gives Steve to receive so much positive feedback from customers who discover Alka Power.

 

Rebecca Pettaras

Non-Executive Director

 

Rebecca Pettaras is enjoying her tenth year at Alka Power as a founder and board member. Rebecca was integral in the start-up phase of Alka Power using her skills in advertising, direct marketing, writing, customer service, and photography to bring Alka Power to life in the emerging alkaline water category.

 

Rebecca, with hospitality management experience, plays a key advisory role in the management of Alka Power and importantly the strategic direction and expansion of the business.

 

Rebecca enjoys Pilates, cooking, and reading and can often be seen supporting her two girls at the soccer fields or basketball courts in the Southern Highlands.

Raeleen Hooper

Executive Director

 

Raeleen is a highly experienced senior executive across the c- suite and has also been involved with boards for many years across a range of different industries.

 

Raeleen is an executive, educated and trained, including attending Mt Eliza Business College and the (MGSM) Macquarie Graduate School of Management. Studies were across General Management – Executive Leadership & Design Thinking.   

 

Raeleen is a Board Member at Alka Power and has the senior management role of Chief Sales & Marketing Officer.

 

Raeleen has developed and implemented a diverse range of sales and marketing strategies spanning international, national, and start-up organisations. Raeleen believes the customer is at the heart of any great organisation challenging teams to interrogate their customer’s journey and adapt quickly to their needs.

 

Raeleen is excited to be able to work with Alka Power’s dedicated team. Raeleen’s goal is to ensure Australia’s best tasting bottled water is in every fridge and on as many shelves as possible - so everyone coast to coast can enjoy the wellbeing benefits of Alka Power’s alkaline water.

 

As a passionate supporter of all Australian sports players and teams and a deep family history in rugby and netball, Raeleen can often be seen wearing the green and gold cheering on the Wallabies or the Diamonds.