Team

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 BEng (Mech), Dip PM M, PhD, MIEAust, MAIE

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. 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.

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, GAICD, FAMI, CPM

Head of Corporate Services

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

 

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.

Julian Zhu

Financial Controller

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Julian has significant experience in a number of senior finance roles, including with ASX listed manufacturing 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. 

Maretta Layton

Business Development Manager

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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.  

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.

Josh Zowtyj

Project Analyst

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Josh is a qualified mechanical engineer who has worked on a wide range of projects varying across industries including cement, food processing, mining and energy.  

His experience includes technical design and modelling, performance modeling, economic assessments and feasibility studies while his enthusiasm for stakeholder engagement as led him into business development.  

Josh has a deep understanding of our technology having helped lead the first TESS-IND project during the detailed design and procurement stage before handing over for construction and commissioning. He offers clients a thorough comprehension of the technicalities while remaining highly approachable and understanding of business requirements.

Sha Marthenis

Marketing and Communications Coordinator
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Sha brings over six years experience in marketing and communications across a wide range of industries including, insurance, natural healthcare, local government, state government and education.  

Her specialty areas include content and campaign development, social media management, conference and event management as well as stakeholder relations.  

Sha has three academic qualifications including a Bachelor of Management Marketing, a Bachelor of International Studies and a Graduate Diploma in Communications (Public Relations).  

Angie Bignell

Office Manager

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Angie has almost 25 years in the workforce across a wide range of industries; including Engineering, Oil & Gas, Telecommunications, Hospitality and the Wine Industry. She has worked as an Executive Assistant, a Field Support Officer & Staff Trainer, as well helping to run several small businesses, including her own. She has a wide scope of knowledge across multiple facets of small business, is highly organised with great attention to detail.

Anna Pontifex

Corporate Services
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Anna brings a wealth of experience to the company particularly in client services. Being the front-line customer service for 1414 Degrees she manages stakeholder relations on a daily basis. Having worked mainly in the financial industry with brokers and planners, prior to joining the team, she offers additional skills in this area, including account processing and data entry.  

Anna has a Bachelor of Communications and is currently studying for her Certificate of Investor Relations.