Directors & Management

Directors & Management

Directors and Management

Executive Chairman

Mr Edward Michael Byrt – LLB

With over 40 years’ experience in commerce, corporate governance and international business, Ted Byrt is a specialist strategic advisor for major development and infrastructure projects within Australia and offshore.

Ted has been a business advisor and Board member of several leading organisations in South Australia including Presiding Member of the SA Development Assessment Commission and Chairman of the China Cluster. He is chair of The Australian Advanced Manufacturing Centre Pty Ltd and SMAC Technologies Pty Ltd, a Board Member of the Aboriginal Foundation of SA Inc., as well as numerous technology start-ups. He is also a member of the Company’s Audit Committee and has been a Director of Papyrus since 2004 and chair since 2010.

Ted’s past board positions include:

  • Senior Partner and Chairman at Norman Waterhouse Lawyers (Partner 1975-2007, Chairman 1987-2007)
  • The Australia China Business Council Ltd (Director 1994-2005 and National Vice President 2000-2004)
  • Australian Pulse Traders Pty Ltd (Director 2005-2008)
  • Bedford Industries Inc. (Director 1994-2009)
  • Bedford Industries Co-operative Housing Association Inc. (Chairman 1995-2009)
  • Business SA – Chamber of Commerce & Industry (Director 1995-2007)
  • Commonwealth Foreign Affairs Council (Member 2003-2007)
  • Jigsaw Services Pty Ltd (Director 2003-2006)
  • Port Adelaide Football Club Ltd (Director 1995-2007)
  • PAFC Foundation Ltd (Director 1996 – 2003)
  • SirsiDynix Pty Ltd (Director 2007-2011)
  • South Australian Housing Trust (Board Member 2007-2011)
  • South Australian Affordable Housing Trust (Board Member 2006-2010)
  • Director of Treyo Leisure & Entertainment Ltd (TYO) (ASX listed 2008 – 2015)

Managing Director

Mr Ramy Abraham Azer – MSc Tech Comm, MSc (Eng), Grad Dip Bus, B Eng (Mech)

Founder of Papyrus, Ramy was responsible for the initial development of Papyrus’ technology. His combination of business and engineering degrees gives a solid base for creating a successful company based on innovative engineering.

Ramy has lived and worked in Egypt, Germany and Australia, and has been a regular guest lecturer and speaker on issues including sustainable business development and innovation.

Ramy holds a:

  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering (1994) from the University of South Australia
  • Graduate Diploma in Business Enterprise (1996) from Adelaide University
  • Graduate Certificate in Small Business Management (1996)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Project Management (1990-1993) from the Higher Technological Institute, Egypt
  • Masters of Engineering Science with Adelaide University (1999)
  • Masters in Business & Technology Commercialisation from Adelaide University


Mr David Attias – MBA Banking and Finance

Driven by business opportunity, David brings a solid financial, analytical and technological background to the Papyrus team.

David is a serial entrepreneur, having founded and successfully managed e-commerce and hospitality businesses which are now profitable under management.

He is currently a Director at L39 Capital, a non-executive director at Creative Food Australia, and has held a prior funds management position in a Blockchain Technologies Investment Fund.

David’s experience is ultimately a reflection of his passion for property investment and portfolio management.

Non-Executive Director & Company Secretary

Mr Vincent Peter Regano – BA Accounting, CPA

Vince is a CPA with over 25 years’ experience in corporate accounting, management consulting and company secretarial. Vince was Company Secretary for a number of years for Papyrus.

Vince provides management accounting and consulting services to a variety of industry sectors including start-ups.

Manager Engineering and Business Development

Mr Peter Rostig

Peter brings technical knowledge founded on study and developed understanding – he has earned, over time, a Bachelor of Engineering: Electrical & Electronic (Hon), FIEAust, CPEng, and APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) – though his insights and experience are derived from practice.

Working with a diverse range of individuals and organisations, national and international, Peter has held executive and non-executive roles with accountability to Chief Executive Officers and Executive General Managers.

Most recently, Peter was a senior manager reporting to the Executive General Manager of Liberty Primary Steel, and held various senior positions within the Whyalla steel industry and managed annual operating budgets between $30 million to $150 million.