The 1414 Degrees team includes experienced high temperature engineers, backed by systems engineers, economic specialists and executives with listed company experience, supported by a respected legal firm and a capital advisory firm.

Dr Kevin Moriarty BSc (Hons), Ph.D., MAusIMM
Executive Chairman

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Kevin has over 40 years of mining and oil exploration and development experience and 29 years of corporate experience in roles including Chairman and Managing Director of listed companies. He founded and led several companies to develop mines in Australia and Africa. He has served as director and chairman of a number of ASX listed companies guiding their restructure and relisting. He has researched deep sea sediments, cave and fossil deposits, publishing papers on climate change through time while an honorary research fellow of Flinders and the Australian National Universities.

Matthew Johnson BSc
Executive Director & Chief Technology Officer

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Matthew is a Mechanical Engineer with 25 years of experience, and is the principal engineer and founder of ammjohn, a specialist industrial engineering practice. Matthew started his career in industrial construction site works, moving to a commissioning engineering role for a range of specialist German cement technology companies. During this time he built and commissioned a number of projects, which at the time were ground-breaking and at the very edge of what was considered technically feasible, thus providing an excellent basis for his role with 1414 degrees. Matthew has been the key technical driver of 1414 Degrees since 2011.

Richard Willson BAc FCPA, FAICD
Company Secretary

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Richard is an experienced, Non-Executive Director, Company Secretary and CFO with more than 20 years’ experience in both publicly listed and private companies.

Richard has a Bachelor of Accounting from the University of South Australia, is a fellow of CPA Australia, and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors.

He is a Non-Executive Director of Titomic Limited (ASX:TTT); AusTin Mining Limited (ASX:ANW); Non-Executive Director and Company Secretary of the not-for-profit Unity Housing Company;  Company Secretary of Wilgena Resources Limited and Beston Global Food Company Limited (ASX:BFC). He is also Director and Treasurer of Variety SA. Richard is the Chairman of the Audit Committees of AusTin Mining Limited, Titomic Limited and Unity Housing Company, and is the Chairman of the Remuneration & Nomination Committee of Titomic Limited.

 Richard has previously been CFO, Company Secretary and Non-Executive Director of a number of ASX Listed Companies. He has significant experience with IPOs, back door listings and capital raisings.

Penelope Bettison BBus, MAICD, FAMI, CPM
Head of Corporate Services & Marketing

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Penelope has 20 years’ experience in marketing and business management. Before joining 1414 Degrees she founded and was Director and Brand Strategist at Pitstop Marketing. Her experience spans a wide range of industries including, accounting and financial planning, other professional services, engineering, building/construction, education, healthcare, government, business events and tourism. 

Penelope has a Bachelor in Business, Tourism Management, is a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and is an accredited Certified Practising Marketer (CPM)

Jonathan Whalley BSc(Hons), MSc, MBA
Head of Contracts

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Jonathan has over 30 years of experience as an engineer and entrepreneur. After moving from the UK to Australia in 1994 he founded DSpace Pty Ltd and led the growth of the Company through organic expansion to a multi-million dollar Venture Capital funding round before selling to a NASDAQ listed company in 2007.

From 2008 Jonathan has been an active Angel Investor and working at CEO level in clean technology start-up companies initially Danvest Australia (formerly Windesal) a supplier of off-grid ‘Wind-Diesel’ systems, and more recently Latent Heat Storage (now 1414 Degrees) a supplier of thermal energy storage systems. Jonathan led both companies through their initial expansion through to first revenues/investors.

Isaac Mathwin BEng(Mech)(Hons)
Head of Engineering

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Isaac has 17 years in designing, building and commissioning manufacturing systems to rigorous quality standards. His experience delivering projects spans the automotive industry, mining, mineral processing and heavy industrial construction. At Toyota Australia, he was supply development specialist focusing on process optimisation. He has proven ability to manage the construction and commissioning of new, novel manufacturing technologies, exceeding ISO and six sigma quality standards.

Maretta Layton
Marketing & Communications Manager

Anna Pontifex, BA (CommStud)
Corporate Services

Angie Bignell
Office Manager