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
Director & Chief Technology 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, which has provided an excellent basis for him to steer the development of 1414 Degrees technology 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. 

Dana Larson
Non-Executive Director

Dana is an energy expert with 15 years of experience primarily focusing on acquisitions, reservoir engineering, financial modeling, 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 working with Ascent Resources, an Oklahoma based independent energy company.