Dean Draper

Dean Draper 

Managing Director and CEO

Dean Draper is the Managing Director and CEO of Ixom and brings to role a wealth of chemical sector experience gained over 17 years with leading global chemical company BASF. 

During his time with BASF, he held a number of financial, marketing, and  business leadership roles and was most recently Senior Vice President - Intermediates Asia Pacific, based in Hong Kong. 

Prior to this role, he held the position of Managing Director – ASEAN at BASF South East Asia based out of Singapore, where he had responsibility for over 3,600 employees, 16 production sites and turnover of approximately USD3.4Bill.

Dean was born in Melbourne, Australia, where he studied for his bachelor of business at Monash University in 1990. He went on to obtain his masters of business management at Monash Mt Eliza Business School in 1999 in Melbourne. In March 2007, he completed the advanced management programme at Insead Business School, France. 
  Bryce Wolfe

Bryce Wolfe

Finance Director and Chief Financial Officer

Bryce is the Finance Director & Chief Financial Officer at Ixom, a role he has held since joining Ixom in 2014, when it was a division of Orica.

He comes to Ixom having delivered successful financial outcomes in complex commercial environments during nine years at Village Roadshow and ten years at Ernst & Young. 

Bryce's role as Chief Financial Officer of Village Roadshow Entertainment Group saw him work closely with private equity investors for more than six years in this Los Angeles based global distribution business.  Subsequently he spent three years as Deputy-Chief Financial Officer to Village Roadshow Limited in Melbourne, Australia. 

Prior to this he was a United Kingdom sector head for Mergers & Acquisitions at Ernst & Young, based in London.

Bryce is a Fellow of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England & Wales, Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities & Investments, Member of the Financial Executives International and was awarded the Australian Young Chief Financial Officer of the Year in 2005.

   Javier Canala

Javier Canala

General Manager Latin America (LATAM)

Javier Canala is Ixom’s General Manager for its Latin America (LATAM) operations based in Chile, Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Peru. Javier brings to this role considerable executive experience of over twenty years covering the gas, chemical, mining and water industries.

Ixom’s Latin America operations supplies manufactured and traded chemicals to a wide range of industries and customers.

Prior to his role at Ixom, Javier was Country Head, Chile & Peru, for Clariant International, a chemical organisation with more than 250 employees and over US$130 million in sales locally. The Clariant group operates in more than 100 countries with more than 18,000 employees worldwide.

Javier was Managing Director – Chile for XYLEM Water Solutions, which operates in over 150 countries with more than 12,000 employees worldwide. In Chile, Xylem Water Solutions has been operating for more than 40 years and is a recognised and respected solutions provider.

He was also Division Manager SABIMET in Chile – a distribution company of industrial products like steel, welding, equipment and elements of security. With more than 730 employees, Sabimet delivers solutions to the mining industry to decrease operational cost and increase equipment reliability.  

Javier has also held various senior roles at LINDE GAS AG, a German industrial gas producer, which operates in more than fifty countries.

Javier holds a Masters of Business Administration, a Business Management Diploma and is a Metallurgy Engineer.

kevin foster

Kevin Foster

General Manager Sourcing and Distribution

Kevin Foster is General Manager Sourcing and Distribution at Ixom. He brings to the role more than twenty years experience in supply chain working in complex and diverse manufacturing businesses.

In all his roles, Kevin has focused on developing strategies that improve processes and performance based logistics and create leading customer service and inventory teams..

Most recently, Kevin was General Manager Supply Chain for Laminex Australia, which is part of The Fletcher Group, where he was responsible for the operational delivery of the supply chain covering more than forty Laminex sites across Australia.

Prior to this role, Kevin was Head of Business Procurement at BlueScope Steel Ltd, where he managed a procurement team of more than 130 that was driving significant business transformation

He also held other significant roles at BlueScope Steel including Regional Vice President Supply Chain and Sourcing ASEAN Region, Manager Supply Chain Development and Engineering Services and Manager Logistics Development and Procurement.

Kevin has a Bachelor of Engineering - Chemical and Materials.


Kurt Friedel

General Manager Sales

Kurt Friedel is General Manager Sales. Prior to joining Ixom, Kurt was General Manager Commercial - National at StarTrack, a premium express freight and logistics provider.

In this role he led significant transformational change in the sales function and was responsible for 150 sales personnel and an annual turnover in excess of $1B.

As General Manager Sales, Kurt is responsible for leading the Sales and Customer Service divisions, overall sales performance and maximising customer experience through process optimisation, industry leading technology and the creation of a truly customer centric culture.

Kurt holds a Bachelor of Science Advanced with a major in Organic Chemistry from the University of Sydney.

  Todd Martin

Todd Martin 

General Manager Bulk Liquids & Gases

Todd Martin is the General Manager of Bulk Liquids and Gases at Ixom. In this role Todd is responsible for rapidly expanding the bulk liquids and gases business, focusing on mining, agriculture, oil and gas, and the cleaning and sanitation markets.

Todd has held many senior executive finance and commercial roles, having most recently been General Manager of Bulk Liquids at Orica.

Todd holds a Bachelor of Business degree.

  Ilona Misa

Ilona Misa

General Manager Human Resources and Corporate Affairs

Ilona Misa is the General Manager of Human Resources and Corporate Affairs at Ixom. She brings to the role more than fifteen years of experience building high performing, well-functioning organisations and teams that enable business growth, an improved culture and increased capability and a focus on safety.

Ilona is also responsible for corporate affairs at Ixom, which includes community, government and media relations as well as marketing and sponsorships.

Prior to the role at Ixom, Ilona held various senior executive positions across a range of industries including as General Manager of Human Resources at Orica, Human Resources Director at George Weston Foods – which produces the iconic Tip Top range of breads, and senior HR roles at Linfox and Fairfax Media.

Ilona holds a Bachelor of Business (Human Resources Management) and a Graduate Diploma of Engineering Management.


Andrew Moss

General Manager New Zealand

Andrew Moss is Ixom’s General Manager for its New Zealand operations. He brings to this role considerable executive experience across sales and marketing, supply chain, manufacturing, operations and general management. 

Ixom’s New Zealand operations supplies manufactured and traded chemicals to a wide range of industries and customers.

Prior to his role at Ixom, Andrew was General Manager for Firth, Dricon, CSP, within Fletcher Building Limited where he was responsible for revenues of approximately $370 million and 700 employees. 

In this role he was responsible for business units meeting their strategic, financial, customer and people goals.  In addition, he ensured the business leveraged market, operational and functional synergies across the Company.

Firth Industries is New Zealand’s largest manufacturer of ready-mixed concrete, concrete masonry and pre-mixed bagged mortars.

With 80 plants, and 400 concrete trucks, Firth concrete products are used in residential, commercial, infrastructure and rural construction throughout the country. Firth Industries has revenue of $350 million and 650 employees. 

From 2000 to 2011, Andrew worked Golden Bay Cement in a variety of logistics, marketing and General Management roles. 

Golden Bay Cement supplies approximately 1,000,000 tonnes of bulk and bagged cementitious products annually throughout New Zealand and the Pacific Islands. Golden Bay has revenue of approximately $220 million and employs 250 staff. 

Andrew holds a Bachelor of Business Studies (Marketing and Law) from Massey University, New Zealand.


  Stephen Rasdell

Stephen (Steve) Rasdell 

General Manager Manufactured Chemicals

Steve Rasdell is Ixom’s General Manager for Manufactured Chemicals & Water.

In this role, Steve has responsibility for the marketing, sales, manufacturing, and distribution activities for Ixom customers.

Prior to this, Steve was responsible for National Sales & Customer Service at Orica. 

Steve brings to this role twenty-five years’ experience in the chemicals industry in product development, customer support, sales & marketing areas.

Steve holds a Bachelor of Applied Chemistry and a Masters of Applied Science from RMIT University, specialising in water treatment.