Dr Kevin Moriarty BSc (Hons), PhD, 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.

Dr Jordan Parham BEng (Mech), Dip PM M, PhD, MIEAust, MAIE


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. He now oversees the management of a broad engineering and technical team. 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

Penelope has 20 years’ experience in marketing and business management and is the Company’s Head of Corporate Services. She founded and was a Director and Brand Strategist at Pitstop Marketing, investing in an early seed round and consulting to 1414 Degrees to prepare it for its initial public offering. She sold her interest in Pitstop Marketing to accept an executive role with the Company in 2017, guiding the corporate development and people and culture. Her experience spans a wide range of industries including financial services, engineering, education, government, business events and tourism. Penelope has a Bachelor of Business, is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors, a Fellow of the Australian Marketing Institute and is an accredited Certified Practising Marketer.

Marie Pavlik MBA, GAICD

Commercial Development Manager

CEO of SiliconAurora Pty Ltd

Marie has been active in the energy industry and distributed power generation since 2004, initially working from the Czech Republic on the reliable integration of renewable energy for embedded solutions across the world. Later she joined ComAp’s subsidiary in Australia and focused on the APAC region. Marie’s passion for innovative solutions and sustainable energy helped her to recognise the global growth opportunities of 1414 Degrees. Marie’s big picture perspective has driven her success; she has an out of the box approach, which has allowed her to thrive when implementing change. Marie is eager to champion game-changing technologies and advocate for change in the energy industry. Marie has presented at many international forums to help raise awareness of alternative energy solutions. Marie has a Masters degree in Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering and a Masters in Business Administration.

Maretta Layton

Business Development Manager 

Maretta has nearly 20 years’ experience in marketing and business development. Prior to joining 1414 Degrees she spent time in the UK managing marketing, communications and partnerships in the travel industry. Her experience spans further into business development and marketing with focus in product development, content management and direct sales. She is also highly apt in project and strategic planning, marketing strategy and account management. Maretta understands the importance of facilitating positive and productive discussions to reach outcomes that serve client needs.   

Nick Stevens

Financial Controller

Nick is a Chartered Accountant and member of the Chartered Accountant Corporate Sector Advisory Panel. Starting his career as an auditor in one of the Big 4 accounting firms he has worked with both ASX-listed and large private companies across the construction, manufacturing and energy sectors. Nick went on to join ASX listed technology start-up Micro-X Ltd initially as a Financial Accountant and then became Finance Manager. Nick has extensive corporate knowledge and skills in the commerce sector and is proficient in statutory reporting, budgeting, R&D tax incentive claims and cashflow forecasting. With a passion for doing things differently and challenging the status quo Nick has quickly become a valuable member of the 1414 Degrees team.