The Team

Peter Nolle

Peter NolleBE (Hons), MBA, Grad Dip Applied Finance and Investments

Peter is a director of Treadstone and is a registered R&D Tax Practitioner. Peter has delivered grants of all types from R&D tax to Innovation grants, Export Grants to Infrastructure Grants.

He has extensive business and financial management experience gained from a career of over seventeen years in engineering, finance and information technology industries. He has worked in Australia and the UK.

From 2007 to 2008 he managed a technology spin-off business developing a prototype mobile phone/email platform for international markets. He has extensive experience across a wide range of Government Grants from R&D, infrastructure to Export. Peter has been on advisory boards of several innovation focused companies.

He completed his MBA at Melbourne Business School in 2006 and is well connected in Melbourne’s entrepreneurial and venture capital communities.Peter is a member of the Australian Export Consultants Group, the Export Council of Australia, Australian Information Industry Association and The Tax Institute.

Steve Dowling

Steve DowlingMBA-Int, MMktg, BA, Certified Practising Marketer – FAMI CPM

Steve is an experienced strategist, marketer, facilitator and business advisor. His passion is to inspire and value-add to high growth and export ready businesses. Steve has held board roles with the Australian Chamber of International Trade and Family Business Australia, and is a Fellow with the Australian Institute of Marketing.

Steve’s corporate background includes domestic and international sales and marketing roles with Rinnai, Grand Hall and GWA. Steve has international commodity trade exposure with Mitsui & Co Ltd and speaks fluent Japanese.

Steve’s specialisation include winning:

  • Manufacturing and Capital investment grants
  • Tourism Infrastructure grants
  • Commercialisation grants
  • Export planning grants
  • City of Melbourne grants

Other Notable achievements include:

  • Delivery of 18 Government sponsored business development workshop programs under the Innovation Skills Voucher program.
  • Delivery of Grow Your Business workshop programs.

Steve’s application of analysis, evaluation and critical thinking is a valueable addition to any growing organisation.

Diana Karambalis

Diana KarambalisBSc Biomedical, CTA1

Diana is experienced in preparing and advising on export grants for Austrade’s Export Market Development Grants (EMDG) as well as preparing AusIndustry’s R&D Tax Incentive claims. She has worked with a range of clients including software, food products, clothing, advertising, agri, build environment and technology products.

She managed a number of bookkeeping and administration systems for various SMEs for over fifteen years and understands the pressures of small business and exporters from first hand experience. Diana worked in biomedical science prior to moving into business and education roles

Diana’s skills in accounting and communication efficiently guide businesses through the EMDG. Her aim at Treadstone is to assist businesses maximising grant payouts and minimising preparation time. Diana is a member of the Australian Export Consultants Group and The Tax Institute and has completed CTA1.

Frasia Latina

Frasia LatinaBBus (Information Systems)

Frasia is an experienced professional with over 20 years of experience developing, managing and delivering innovative ICT solutions across various sectors including education, research and health. Frasia’s exposure to all aspects of SDLC and her technical writing expertise injects keen technical insights, process and rigor around identifying and extracting R&D-relevant information for software-based R&D projects.

Prior to Treadstone, she worked as an IT project coordinator and solution designer at Monash University, liaising with client and capability managers to deliver key programs of work within both Agile and Waterfall development frameworks. Frasia holds a Bachelor in Business Information Systems and qualifications in business analysis, project management, Oracle, SQL and ITIL certification.

Peter Shacklock

Peter ShacklockITIL, PRINCE2, CTA1

Peter is a highly experienced IT practitioner with a solid background in Applications Development and Project Management. With over 15 years experience designing, building and supporting a diverse portfolio of specialised and proprietary systems, Peter brings a depth of experience to the R&D Tax portfolio. He has broad industry exposure across Retail, POS, Merchandising, Supply Chain, Agri, AR/AP, Treasury, Finance and Banking, among others.

Prior to Treadstone, Peter led development of the Order2Cash Sales and Invoicing solutions and Application Integration for a global transformation program. This included B2B integrations, .NET and ERP solutions delivered by local and offshore development teams. Intuitive and technically proficient across knowledge domains. Peter holds qualifications in VB, SQL, PRINCE2 and ITIL. Peter is a member of The Tax Institute and has completed CTA1.


Peter Mayne

Peter Mayne photo Black and white2BComm MBA

Peter has extensive general management and sales experience across ICT, Transport, and Banking. Prior to joining Treadstone, Peter was the founder and Managing Director, Looptech Consultancy operating in Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia.

Peter has worked for Getronics MENA, AWA/Jupiter’s, Wang Laboratories, Qantas Airways, Bull HN, Credit Union Australia, Suncorp Finance & Investment, Port Brisbane Authority and Coopers and Lybrand, in financial, operational, sales and marketing and general management roles.

He has deep industry subject matter expertise which covers Asset management, institutional investment, banking, insurance, transport, Health and IT. He has more than 20 years in International roles with Global & Multi- National companies.

Peter holds a Master of Business Administration, Diploma of Advanced Accounting and Bachelor of Commence from University of Queensland. In addition, Peter is a Fellow of the CPA Australia, Senior Fellow Financial Services Institute of Australasia, Member of Project Management Institute, Senior Associate of Australia Computer Society and Member of the Master of Business Administration in Australia.

Peter has always maintained a healthy fitness regime and a passion and love for the great master painters of the 17th century. Of particular interest to Peter is the work of Vermeer and his 34 master pieces which he has inspected in galleries in Europe, UK and the USA.


Deborah Zang

Deborah brings over 20-years’ experience in marketing and communications, working for both international advertising agencies, as well as client side.

Deborah has worked in the USA and Australia with a diverse range of clients including IBM, NEC Australia, Sheraton Hotels, Veolia Transport Austral/Asia Connex Monorail/Lightrail (Sydney), and Connex Trains Melbourne, New Jersey Transit, New York City Transit, Long Island Railroad, US Department of Defense, Joint Recruitment Advertising Program, Unibic Biscuits, Devondale,  Murray Goulburn, and Amcal Chemists.

Deborah’s areas of specialty include business plan development, marketing campaigns, project management, and government grant writing.  Deborah is passionate about working with Treadstone’s clients helping them realise their organisation’s vision, goals and objectives.



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