Operations Team at Osborne Naval Shipyard

About ANI

Established in 2017, Australian Naval Infrastructure Pty Ltd (ANI) is a Government Business Enterprise (GBE). ANI’s joint shareholders are the Minister for Finance and the Minister for Defence.

ANI’s primary function is to support the Commonwealth’s continuous naval shipbuilding program by being the owner, developer and manager of infrastructure and related facilities. ANI is tasked with providing access and efficiently and effectively managing the infrastructure to ensure an integrated and coordinated approach to delivery of all aspects of the shipbuilding program.

ANI’s secondary function is to undertake commercial shipyard activities while not compromising achievement of its primary function. 

As the owners and managers of the Osborne Naval Shipyard (ONS), ANI has focused on fulfilling these functions through the expansion and modernisation of the ONS into a world-class shipbuilding precinct, and the continued operation and maintenance of Common Use Infrastructure (CUI). 

The naval industry has a long and rich heritage. In respect to this, our corporate identity uses Morse code, a communication method still used as an important tool today on seafaring vessels as a means of ‘silent’ communication, or as a fallback when other methods are unavailable or disabled.

Our logo literally translates as ANI.
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Board & Executive

Audit & Risk Committee Charter


Lucio Di Bartolomeo

Lucio Di Bartolomeo

Chair and Non-Executive Director

BE (Civil), MEngSc

With over 40 years’ experience in the transport industry, Lucio brings extensive knowledge in rail, infrastructure and engineering fields to the ANI Board as a non-executive director. He is currently the Chair of Australia Post and Health Infrastructure NSW. He was previously a non-executive director of Australian Rail Track Corporation, Moorebank Intermodal Company and Australian Super.

Prior to taking on non-executive director roles, Lucio was the Managing Director of ADI Limited, Country Director of Thales (Australia) and Managing Director of FreightCorp.

Andrew Seaton

Andrew Seaton

Managing Director and CEO

BE (Chem) Hons, Grad Dip Bus Admin, GAICD

Andrew joined ANI in July 2017 and was appointed Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer on 6 April 2020.

Andrew has over 30 years’ business experience encompassing a broad range of executive management, finance, investment banking, engineering and project management roles. Prior to joining ANI he was CFO of Santos Ltd and formerly a Vice President in investment banking with Merrill Lynch. He is a non-executive director of Strike Energy Ltd, Homestart Finance Ltd, Cavpower Pty Ltd and Hydrocarbon Dynamics Ltd.  

Andrew has an honours degree in Chemical Engineering, a Graduate Diploma in Business Administration and is a Graduate Member of the AICD.

Janice Van Reyk

Janice Van Reyk

Non-Executive Director


Janice is a non-executive director serving on the boards of Lochard Energy Group, Ports Victoria, Tennis Australia, Melbourne and Olympic Park Trust and Northern Territory EPA, and is an independent member of the Audit & Risk Committee of Victoria Police. Previously, Janice served on several boards and committees in the infrastructure sector.  Prior to her non-executive director career, she enjoyed a career as a senior executive in ASX 100 companies (BHP, Orica and National Foods).

She is a Fellow of the AICD, a CPA and a Leadership Victoria Fellow.

Jeremy Schultz

Jeremy Schultz

Non-Executive Director


Jeremy was formerly Managing Partner and Chair of Partners at Finlaysons. He is currently a Partner and Head of the firm’s Corporate and Energy practice areas.

He is an AICD Fellow, a former Deputy Chair, the Founding Board Member of Law Council of Australia, Business Law Section – Corporations Committee and Clean Energy Council, current director of RUAG Australia Pty Ltd, Chair of St Peter’s Girls’ School Board of Governors (including St Peters’ Collegiate Girls’ School Foundation Inc and CSC South Australia Inc), Australian Institute of Energy Vice President, Chair and Trustee of Les Favell Cricket Foundation and Board Member of Lisa Fahey Foundation Inc.

Peter Iancov

Peter Iancov

Non-Executive Director


Peter is an experienced company director and executive with over 28 years’ expertise gained in the energy infrastructure, mining, commercial construction, contracting and defence sectors. He is currently Managing Director of Zinfra, Chairman of Chronos Advisory and a non-executive director of Aerison Ltd, and has previously held senior executive positions across Australian and multinational organisations.

In his previous and current roles, Peter has been instrumental in securing and delivering major infrastructure projects and has been responsible for the management, construction and operation of critical energy infrastructure assets across Australia.

Prior to joining ANI, Peter was a non-executive director of ASC Pty Ltd.

Alan (Jim) Whalley

Alan (Jim) Whalley

Non-Executive Director


Jim is a co-founder and Director of Nova Systems, one of Australia’s largest privately owned defence professional service providers. He is a former air force fighter pilot and a graduate of the Royal Air Force Empire Test Pilots’ School.

Amongst other qualifications, Jim holds a Masters of Business Administration, a science degree and completed the Harvard Business School OPM Executive Education Program. He is a member of the Sir Ross and Keith Smith Advisory Committee and the University of South Australia Council, and a director of AMCHAM and the Adelaide Festival. Jim is also a graduate of the AICD. 


Adele Fraser

Adele Fraser

General Manager Finance

BComm (Hons), GradDipCA, FCA

Adele is a chartered accountant with over 20 years’ business experience.

Prior to joining ANI, Adele was a Senior Manager in the Assurance business at PwC, a firm where she started her career as an undergraduate in South Africa and enjoyed a long career spanning many roles across two countries.  

She has an honours degree in Financial Reporting, Auditing, Taxation and Management Accounting, a Graduate Diploma of Chartered Accounting and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand.

Paul Bates

Paul Bates

General Manager Operations

BA, GradDip InfoMgt, Dip Leadership and Mgt, MBA

Paul has substantial maritime operations experience. Prior to his appointment at ANI, Paul was General Manager Infrastructure of the Defence SA Techport Common User Facility (CUF), ensuring the successful delivery of the CUF and other contracted services to the air warfare destroyer (AWD) program since 2009. From 2006, Paul was Project and Bid Manager for DMS Maritime Pty Ltd (now Serco Defence).

Paul holds a Master of Business Administration and is a graduate of the Australian Defence Force Academy. He served for 18 years in the Royal Australian Navy, holding a variety of operations roles both at sea and ashore.

Phil Cornish

Phil Cornish

Project Director

BE (Civil)

Phil is the Project Director for ANI’s significant infrastructure projects. He led ANI’s project delivery team and Managing Contractor in the successful delivery of the Osborne South Development Project in 2020 in readiness for the Hunter Class Frigate Program.

Phil has more than 30 years’ experience in project and construction management of major infrastructure projects such as highway and major arterial roads, road and rail tunnels, public transport systems, marine structures and major transit systems for airports and railway stations.

Prior to joining ANI, Phil was Construction Manager for the $4B Westconnex M4 East Project with Sydney Motorway Corporation, and previously filled senior management roles with a number of Australian construction companies.

Sally McLennan

Sally McLennan

General Counsel and Company Secretary

LLB (with Honours), GDLP, BMgt, MAICD

Sally is an experienced in-house commercial and corporate lawyer and has over 30 years’ business experience. Prior to joining ANI, she held senior legal roles at ASC Pty Ltd and Santos Limited. Sally’s prior experience includes commercial and human resources roles across several industries, including oil and gas, telecommunications and manufacturing.

Sally has a Bachelor of Laws (with Honours), Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice and a Bachelor of Management (Labour Relations), and is a Member of the AICD.

Social Responsibility

Uni Placement Program

Undergraduate and Graduate Development

ANI is particularly proud of its efforts in providing vacation placements and employment to younger or inexperienced personnel, giving them valuable on-the-job experience as they start their careers, supervised and supported by experienced senior personnel. Over the past few years, ANI has offered vacation employment to undergraduate engineering students, assisting them to complete the industry […]

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Inclusive Workplace

Inclusion and Diversity

ANI seeks to foster a climate of respect, equality and positive recognition through an inclusive workplace culture. This is achieved through workplace practices that support diversity, respects different working styles, and accommodates flexible working arrangements. Some examples of these practices in action include: Flexible working arrangements ANI accommodates flexible working arrangements to suit the individual […]

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Local Engagement

ANI is committed to maximising Australian content in the delivery of its projects. Local contractors and suppliers are sourced and used where possible, and ANI and its contractor partners advertise work package opportunities through the Industry Capability Network (ICN). The Osborne South Development Project (OSDP) achieved more than 97% engagement of local contractors, and steel […]

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Environmentally Sustainable Practices

ANI is accredited to ISO 14001 – Environmental Management Systems and has implemented environmentally sustainable practices in the operation and maintenance of common user facilities (CUF) including, but not limited to: Solar charging of mobile plant and installation of PV panels on buildingsUse of environmentally friendly lubricants and hydraulic oilsFiltered drainage systems for cleaner stormwater […]

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