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On The Board

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 extensive 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 most recently at 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.

Keith Talty

Secretary
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.

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 most recently at ALS as Group General Manager, Energy.

Trevor Layzell

Business Unit Leader, Materials Engineering Services
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.

Sky Loo

Organisational Development Leader
Sky has extensive experience in the strategic management, project management, outage/shutdown management, change management, strategy for improving integrity, reliability, and performance of various type of power plants and utilities in refineries, oil and gas across Australia, China, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines, and Bangladesh. 

Nick Miller

Business Unit Leader, Laboratory and Testing Services
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.

Michael Wallis

Business Unit Leader, Future Energy Brisbane
Michael is technology development and deployment leader with significant capabilities in chemical engineering, product/process commercialization and the application of new technologies.

Keith Talty

Secretary
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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