Tim Straatmans - Founder and Inventor
Tim has been long term resident (over 30 years) and businessman of Gladstone CQ, Australia. After a military Apprenticeship and 6 years in the forces, he has virtually been self -employed all his latter life, inventing things for his chosen fields and engaging in a few long term businesses thereto. He had, some 6 years ago, trialed a somewhat unique AGENT, initially targeting the ‘clean water’ market. His tests and different discoveries led to yet further innovations that created further to integrate all the processes into the one tank…reducing costs, increasing efficiencies and reinventing/reconfiguring other systems/uses by which the AGENT should operate.
Tim comes with business experience of start-ups, developed right through to multi-million dollar enterprises, many inventions and the experiences of his technical field. He will remain a key participant in the quest for global roll-outs, in particular to help less fortunate people with serious water clarity issues. His vision for the cleanup of Industrial liquidized waste is strong and backed with logical, pragmatic approaches to each situation.
Karen Straatmans - Co Founder
Karen has been married to Tim for 41 years and has worked for over 30 years in several start-ups through to full company strengths.
Karen’s intuitive abilities combined with highly adaptive skill sets in Corporate Administration, Financial Controls, HR, and General Administrative functions has been instrumental in shaping the back-end structures to allow ‘go-forward’ of these ventures.
Steve Longurst – Partner/ Shareholder
Steve Longhurst is a major shareholder in CFS Univat Pty Ltd. Steve has been a practising Barrister for over 30 years and built a massive practice. During his time at the Bar the discipline of being involved in complex litigation meant that he had to be inquisitive, insightful and thorough. Steve excels at getting to the heart of the issue quickly resulting in fantastic outcomes for his clients. Over this time Steve has also been a very successful investor in a wide range of companies covering a diverse field of enterprises. Steve is also passionate about humanitarian issues and the plight that the world now finds itself in as a result of climate change. Steve has done extensive research into CFS Univat Pty. Ltd and after much digging came to the conclusion that this was an extremely suitable vehicle for the good of humanity and the fight against climate change. Steve brings an objective viewpoint to the strategies being undertaken by CFS Univat Pty. Ltd. He is deeply committed to its cause.
Roberta Bozzoli (Specialist Counsel)
Roberta Bozzoli is a Partner in our corporate team. She practises in the corporate and commercial area across a broad range of industry sectors including life sciences, health, education, travel, retail, technology, and telecommunications.
Her clients include private and listed companies, universities, research institutes, government departments and government owned corporations, infrastructure providers, and other professional service firms.
Roberta advises clients in relation to all commercial aspects of business. This includes providing advice (both domestic and cross border) in relation to unregulated mergers and acquisitions, structuring, governance, joint ventures, intellectual property, commercialization (including clinical trials), R & D agreements, licensing, manufacturing, and distribution arrangements.
Roberta is a committee member and former Queensland Chapter President of the Licensing Executive Society (Queensland Branch).
Roberta has been named by Best Lawyers in Australia as “Lawyer of the Year” in the area of Intellectual Property Law (2020) and Biotechnology law (2019). Roberta has been recognised by her peers as one of the Best Lawyers in Australia in the areas of Intellectual Property Law (2017 – 2020), Biotechnology law (2018, 2019 & 2020), and Life Sciences Practice (2019 & 2020), and has also been recognised as a recommended lawyer in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession, Intellectual Property (2010, 2015 – 2019).
Katrina Chambers (Special Counsel)
Katrina Chambers is a Special Counsel in our corporate team. Her practice includes licensing and commercialisation of IP, assistance with IP ownership and structuring issues, research and development collaborations, alliances and joint venture arrangements, the sale and purchase of IP assets and companies, IP audits and due diligence, establishment of franchise systems, manufacturing, supply and distribution agreements, general contracts law and commercial and corporate law.
Katrina also advises in relation to protection of intellectual property assets, privacy and franchise compliance, regulatory issues and disputes, the Australian Consumer Law, infringement of copyright, trademarks, patents and designs, protection of data, know-how and other valuable confidential information, advertising law and domain name disputes.
Katrina is the winner of an International Law Office Client Choice Award 2013 for Healthcare and Life Sciences in Australia, and has been voted by her peers as one of Australia’s Best Lawyers in Intellectual Property Law (since 2014), Biotechnology Law (since 2016), and Ethics and Professional Responsibility Practice (2019 & 2020). Katrina has also been recognised as a “recommended” lawyer in the Doyle’s Guide to the Australian Legal Profession (since 2012).
Katrina has recently been acknowledged by The Legal 500 Asia-Pacific (2018 & 2019) for her work in the Intellectual Property space
Tina Zawila- Director of UHY Haines Norton CQ Pty Ltd
Tina is a Chartered Accountant with over 30 years’ experience in the accounting industry serving the business community of Gladstone.
As a Director of UHY Haines Norton CQ Pty Ltd, Tina is passionate about empowering people and organisations to achieve their goals, objectives and financial success.
Committed to continual professional development, Tina also has a Diploma in Financial Planning, is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Management.
An active member of our local community, Tina holds various voluntary roles in not for profit organisations, including her current role as the first female board member of Gladstone Area Group Apprentices Limited. Tina is also the Chair of the EQIP Business, Industry and Tourism Skills Centre Advisory Committee.
Tina also holds Non-Executive Director roles with the Gladstone Airport Corporation (GAC) since July 2017, and the Central Queensland Hospital and Health Service Board (CQHHSB) since May 2019. She also chairs the GAC Finance and Audit Committee and is a member of various Committees for both organisations.