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Meet the Leadership Team


Shannon ReshnoShannon Reshno
Chief Operating Officer

Shannon is the Chief Operating Officer of Central Innovation and is responsible for steering the product and revenue growth of the Ci Group in ANZ and international markets.

As an experienced leader, Shannon brings to the team a strong experience in mining, manufacturing, power, food and engineering sectors. Prior to joining Central Innovation, Shannon has held leadership roles at organisations like Weir Minerals, Tyco, Howden, and Donaldson where he was responsible for the concept and technical design, business development, mergers & acquisitions, and sales and marketing.

At Central Innovation, Shannon has had several leadership roles including Group Sales Director and General Manager of the Manufacturing Solutions portfolio before onboarding his current role. He also spearheaded the acquisition of CADspace in 2022 and its subsequent absorption within the manufacturing solutions division.

Shannon’s aim is to utilise his strengths in establishing and mentoring teams, change management and bridging the gap between the technical and commercial aspects of business to propel the Central Innovation growth journey.




Casper DemanCaspar Deman
Commercial Director

Caspar Deman is the Commercial Director of Central Innovation. In his current role, he leads various departments including Finance, IT, Human Resource, and shared services.

Caspar brings to the table an experience of over 20 years working in leadership roles in across multiple sectors including energy, media, and fintech. In recent years, he has held leadership roles at Tyro Payments and News Corp Australia. Through these experiences, Caspar has led teams and projects responsible for financial stewardship, commercial business partnering, strategic planning, budgeting and forecasting, ERP systems, digital transformation, process optimisation, and operational accounting.

An alma mater of Bristol University and a qualified CA, Caspar enjoys problem solving and working with a diverse group of people. Caspar’s passion about Finance evolves around solving business problems and driving profitable growth through business partnering, process optimisation, and technology. All these are big drivers in supporting Central Innovation in embracing the rapid growth journey we intend to embark on.



Trish leads the Human Resource and Talent team at Central Innovation.

With over 20 years of experience leading people and culture teams in the ANZ region, Trish brings a wealth of knowledge in recruiting, training, and developing talent. At Central Innovation, Trish has been instrumental in driving the Employee Value Proposition, Employee Recognition, and Development Pathways for the teams across the Ci Group.

Passionate about strong leadership and building strong employee culture, Trish enjoys stimulating conversations on everything employee engagement.

Trish Persini
HR & Talent Manager



Manisha ChandManisha Chand
Head of Marketing

Manisha is the Head of Marketing at Central Innovation Group.

Manisha has over 15 years of experience in sales and marketing across the APAC region. In her career trajectory, she has spearheaded projects on digital marketing, increasing marketing share and the share of wallet, brand positioning, and digital transformation.

Manisha is passionate about building strong teams and all things data and marketing.


Manufacturing Solutions Leadership Team


Esfandyer Kouhi Gabriel Devila Chatura Elkaduwa
Esfandyer Kouhi Gabriel Davila Chatura Elkaduwa
ANZ Sales Manager ANZ Customer Care Manager ANZ Technical Manager


AEC Leadership Team


Viktor Haddo Natalie Adams Gareth Morgan
Viktor Haddo Natalie Adams Gareth Morgan
ANZ Sales Manager AU Technical Manager NZ Technical Manager