Andrew Byk

10 years in operational and senior management roles at Wesfarmers provided me the opportunity to expand on my engineering base and develop a passion for business management. 

In 2009 I was able to put together an investment team to purchase MAK Industrial Water Solutions (MAK Water), where I am the major shareholder and CEO. At the time of this acquisition MAK Water was a small West Australian service and maintenance provider to the mining and resources industry in Western Australia. It has now grown to be an Australian market leader in water treatment technology across a range of industries. With the acquisition of Queensland based Clearmake in 2013 MAK Water has developed a national service capability with service centres in all states of Australia and has successfully exported approximately 25% of the projects it has delivered in the last 4 years.

In addition to my degree in mechanical engineering from the University of Manchester I have an MBA from Curtin University and am a graduate of the Advanced Management Programme (AMP) at Harvard Business School.