Dr Kevin Moriarty BSc (Hons), PhD, 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 BEng (Mech)

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, which has provided an excellent basis for him to steer the development of 1414 Degrees technology since 2011.


Jordan Parham

Chief Operating Officer

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Jordan has successfully led teams to deliver local, national and international projects. During his time at FCT Combustion, he engineered and managed complete burner solutions for mineral processing customers and rose to become CEO of its Asia-Pacific operations. Along the way he was also instrumental in delivering some of the most watched flame effects in history, such as the Athens Olympic Cauldron and Rings of Fire effect.

Along with his experience as an engineer Jordan brings a unique combination of technical, strategic, business and leadership skills to the role. Jordan has a strong interest and track record in developing clean thermal energy technology and a comprehensive understanding of the energy sector in Australia and globally.

Jordan holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, Advanced Diploma in Project Management, and has completed the Advanced Management Program at the University of Melbourne Business School.

Penelope Bettison BBus, GAICD, 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 Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and is an accredited Certified Practising Marketer.


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.

Isaac Mathwin BEng(Mech)(Hons)

Head of Engineering
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Isaac has 17 years experience 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.

Marnie Robinson LLB

Head of Legal

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Marnie is an experienced corporate lawyer with over 18 years specialising in energy and regulatory law. Prior to joining 1414 Degrees, she has held senior in-house corporate roles and was a partner in private legal practice.

Marnie has worked on a number of significant energy projects, including the development of numerous wind farms across the Australian-Pacific region, as well as the development of major energy infrastructure. 

She has also provided extensive regulatory advice to energy companies in relation to the National Electricity Market and the National Electricity Rules.

Maretta Layton

Business Development & Marketing Manager

Jonathan Whalley BSc(Hons), MSc, MBA

Commercial Consultant

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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. Jonathan led the growth and early investment in Latent Heat Storage (now 1414 Degrees) as CEO from 2013 until Dr Kevin Moriarty joined in 2016.

Karen Provis

Human Resources Manager

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Karen is an experienced HR generalist and Business Partner. She has extensive experience in senior HR positions with the energy industry as well as manufacturing, publishing, FMCG and consulting industries across the full range of human resources functions. Her speciality areas include leadership coaching, change management, employee relations, recruitment, and policy development.

Julian Zhu

Financial Controller
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Julian has significant experience in a number of senior finance roles, including with ASX listed manufactory group and multinational top-500 group of companies. His considerable practical experience in statutory reporting, report analysis, budget and forecast planning, manufacturing cost and project accounting makes him an asset as our Financial Controller.

He was previously Business Financial Controller – Remanufacturing and Production Business with Liebherr Australia, and prior to that spent several years with John Shearer Holdings as Company Accountant.

Julian is a Certified Practicing Accountant (CPA) and holds tertiary qualifications in Accounting, Economics and Computer Science.

Anna Pontifex

Corporate Services

Angie Bignell

Office Manager