Board

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 and published papers on climate change. He is an honorary research fellow of Flinders University and the Australian National University.

Ian Little BComm, MBA, FAICD, FCAANZ

Non-Executive Director

Ian Little was until recently the Chief Executive Officer of the Petrosys Group, a global software company providing services to the oil and gas industry. He started work with Arthur Young & Co as a Chartered Accountant in New Zealand in the late 1970’s. He then moved to the oil industry, initially in Indonesia, and eventually with Shell, where he worked for over a decade in Australia, London and in the Pacific Region. He became involved with the natural gas sector when he was invited by Victoria’s Treasurer, Alan Stockdale in 1993 to initiate gas industry reform, including the privatisation of the State-owned Gas & Fuel Corporation. Ian was formerly the CFO for GPU GasNet in Victoria, before joining Envestra as Chief Financial Officer in 2000, and becoming Managing Director in 2003. Envestra Ltd grew to become an ASX200 company and was eventually sold in a contested takeover in 2014 for $2.5 billion.

Dana Larson B.Sc Chemical and Petroleum Engineering

Non-Executive Director

Dana is an energy expert with 16 years’ of experience primarily focusing on acquisitions, reservoir engineering, financial modelling, and engineering management.

He has a passion for cultivating a culture of success and for leveraging technical knowledge to create and optimise value for companies.

He consults for hedge funds and wealthy individuals on exploration & production, mining, and renewable energy and is currently running an energy acquisition and divestiture consultancy.

Penelope Bettison BBus, GAICD, FAMI, CPM

Executive Director

Ms Bettison 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.

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. 

Richard Willson BAc, FCPA, FAICD

Company Secretary

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.