On The Board

John Clifford
Investing Chairman and Director

John is a veteran private equity & venture capital investor with extensive experience as a hands-on Chairman and Director. He has a proven investment and business development track record across a wide range of industries and situations. This includes IPOs, public markets, acquisitions, debt and equity fundraising, start ups, corporate and debt restructuring and management team development and change.

Paul McPhee
Managing Director/CEO

Paul brings fantastic experience to the company having worked in senior global executive roles for Rio Tinto, BHP, PT Bukit Asam in Jakarta, American Electric Power, ACIRL and ALS as Group General Manager, Energy.

Ken Jefferd
Non Executive Director

Ken is currently Exec Director Research, Innovation and Commercialisation at the University of Melbourne, and CEO of the commercialisation company UoMC Pty Ltd.

Gavin Smith

Commercial CFO with enormous depth and breadth of experience gained by working in a number of global & national industrial, wholesale and services industries. Proven track record in business process efficiencies, commercial improvements and globalization aspects of business. CFO who drives the crucial links between operational performance and corporate viability.

Leadership Team

Paul McPhee
Managing Director/CEO

Paul brings fantastic experience to the company having worked in senior global executive roles for Rio Tinto, BHP, PT Bukit Asam in Jakarta, American Electric Power, Acril and ALS as Group General Manager, Energy.

Steven Kulibaba
General Manager

Steven is the General Manager of hrl:. He leads a group of 75 professional engineers, scientists, chemists and technical staff that provide innovative and cost effective improvements to the efficiency, performance, productivity and reliability of any industrial steam raising plant in food and electricity generation industry.

Nick Miller
Business Unit Leader/Industrial Chemist

Nick has over twenty years of experience working as a chemist in the power generation and mineral processing industries. Inorganic and elemental analysis of various sample types, particularly fuels such as coal, oil and biosolids as well as pharmaceuticals, soils and waters.

Trevor Laysell
Business Unit Leader/Materials Engineer

Fifteen years' experience in a wide range of mechanical testing for strength, fracture toughness, fatigue and creep properties. Testing of components for standards compliance and product development. Investigation of component and product failures.

Alex Blatchford
Business Unit Leader/Chemical Engineer

Wide experience in process engineering mainly in the area of power generation systems, performance optimisation, gasification, minerals processing, process plant design and modelling and greenhouse emissions.

Jenny Mate
People and Culture Director

Jenny is the People and Culture Director and is responsible for leading the People and Culture function at hrl:

Keith Talty
Financial Controller

A CPA for over 25 years, with more than 30 years experience in Finance, Administration and I.T. Systems Implementation roles within the corporate sector.

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