Our Team

I am honoured to have a team of such capable and intellectually curious individuals representing Chematek in Australia. Chematek prides itself on being an agile, innovative and dynamic company, and this is reflected in the high level of experience and expertise offered by our hand-picked team.

Claire Rushe, National General Manager, Chematek Australia

Claire Rushe

National General Manager

Thriving on challenges and the desire to make an impact, Claire comes to Chematek with 20 years experience in strategic business development, risk management and strategic planning. A Cambridge University graduate with a degree in engineering, she has honed her analytical, organisational and team-building skills working with some of the world’s biggest names in international banking and finance.

Enrique Schettino

National Project Manager (Australia)

Keeping a keen eye on the detail, Enrique is the sales and operational ‘bridge’ between Chematek in Australia and Eni HQ in Italy. An accomplished project  manager with experience in lubricants, renewable energies and waste water treatment, Enrique provides technical and logistics support that transcends  distance.

Paul Graham

Marketing Manager

A seasoned marketing professional with a background in fast-moving consumer goods, Paul is instrumental in establishing the Eni brand in Australia under the Chematek umbrella. Well-known as a creative thinker with an eye for detail, Paul has worked across a variety of businesses and commercial roles, and led numerous local, national and international marketing campaigns over the years.

Michael Jeavons

Business Manager

Hailing from an accomplished accounting background, Michael brings to the Chematek team 20 years experience in business and financial management, supply chain, logistics, inventory management, importing, and purchasing. Through his exceptional process analysis skills, Michael prides himself on providing customers with solutions that meet their requirements and exceed their expectations.

Federica Lorusso

Global Logistics Manager

A qualified and natural born leader, Federica’s drive to exceed customer expectations and deliver quality results is proven through her track record of international logistics and operation expertise, in addition to her outstanding ability for optimisation, planning, and strategy.

Giovanni Ponti

Head of Technical Support for Lubricants at Chematek SpA

With over 40 years of experience in the field of lubricants, Giovanni heads the technical support for lubricants at Chematek SpA, supporting; sales units both nationally and internationally, the developing of new formulas, obtaining approvals, and references from industrial OEMs.

Ross Ismail

Global Finance Manager

A Certified Practicing Accountant and Green Belt Six Sigma certified, Ross has more than 20 years experience in the construction, power generation and oil and gas sectors. He has led multiple transformation projects and brings significant commercial, operational and financial experience to his role. Prior to joining Chematek, Ross was CFO for General Electric Oil & Gas ANZ.

Jason Miltrup

National Brand Manager

Thriving on the challenge of making good brands great, Jason has worked with both SME and large multinational organisations over 30 years in the automotive, finance, publishing, construction and professional services industries ensuring he’s well equipped to support the continuing expansion of the Chematek business through driving growth of the Chematek, eni and Verus brands in Australia.

Bill Slegtenhorst

State Sales Manager - QLD

As a qualified automotive and heavy vehicle engineer with close to 50 years of experience in fuels, oils and lubricants in both the public and private sectors, Bill has significant technical and industry knowledge. Bill has worked with several leading lubricant brands in operational and sales roles and prides himself on building strong and lasting customer partnerships.

Tony Lattari

Technical Sales - NSW

Tony is a business development professional with 18 years experience working across multiple sectors including food, feed, environmental, pharmaceutical and manufacturing industries. Tony prides himself on providing evidence-based solutions to meet customer needs along with his business insights that help foster close customer relationships.

Daphne Tedeschi

Accounts Receivable

Daphne is a qualified bookkeeper with an eye for details, accuracy and reliability – so when it comes to crunching the numbers, she takes pride in getting the job done right the first time, every time. Daphne’s superpower is that she is a true all-rounder epitomising flexibility, capability and adaptability providing wide-ranging support across the business.

Courtney Edwards

Customer Service and Document Controller

Courtney is a specialist document controller with over 14 years experience in industries including water & energy, oil & gas, mining, roads, government & infrastructure and utilses her extensive training in the application of ISO 9001 standards.