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

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 Technical Officer

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.

Robert Shepherd FIPA, CTA, JP
Non-Executive Director

Robert is a qualified accountant who has practised for 49 years as a public accountant specialising in income tax compliance and company administration. He has owned and managed his own practice with a clientele ranging from primary producers, small business retail clients and medium sized businesses. He has had local Government experience and held a senior executive position for several years in a national sporting body in addition to operating his accounting practice.

He is a founding investor and director of 1414 Degrees from its incorporation, involved in management, administration and has provided significant funding through the development of the Company. 

Jeremy Moore LLB
Non-Executive Board Member

Jeremy is a practising lawyer with 37 years’ of experience both in the private and public sectors.  In this time he has managed his own successful law firm and worked in the public sector as the president of a state tribunal for seven years.  His skills include risk analysis, risk management, strategic business planning, governance, legislative compliance, advocacy and change management.

Jeremy has significant board experience and has assisted 1414 Degrees Ltd with patent and commercial matters.  He has sat on various boards and organisations including Clayton Bay Pastoral Co. Pty Ltd, Guardianship Board of South Australia, Belvidere Winery Ltd, Water Brokers Pty Ltd, Rural Financial Counselling Services of SA Inc, the South Australian Government Aquaculture Tenure Allocation Board, the South Australian Government Development and Assessment Commission’s Port Waterfront Redevelopment Committee. As a trustee of the Da Costa Samaritan Fund Trust. Jeremy’s extensive commercial experience includes co-founding a large and successful winery in South Australia, co-founding a water broking business, establishing an organic beef farm with others and property development.