The team

Dr Kevin Moriarty

BSc (Hons), Ph.D., MAusIMM
Executive Chairman

Kevin has over 40 years of mining and oil exploration and development experience and over 30 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. 

Under his leadership 1414 Degrees has built several prototype devices utilising high temperature silicon energy storage to produce electricity, two charged from electricity and one by burning biogas. The results of these prototype devices and complementary research and development led to the new SiBox technology aimed at producing clean, high temperature heat. SiBox has attracted major support from Woodside Energy Technologies and the Australian Government. He negotiated the purchase of the Aurora Energy Project for 1414 Degrees. 

Graham J. Dooley

BSc, BE (Hons), MPA, FAICD, FIEAust
Non-Executive Director

Graham is an accomplished Non-Executive Director, Managing Director and Chairman with extensive infrastructure and investment experience. Graham is currently a Non-Executive Director of IWS Group; Senior Advisor with First Sentier Investors, one of Australia’s largest institutional investors and one of the top 6 infrastructure investors world-wide; Senior Advisor to Local Government in South Australia and Deputy Chairman of infrastructure start-up Gladstone Goondiwindi Railway Pty Ltd.

Graham established and was the managing director of United Utilities Australia (now Trility) from 1991-2007. Following this he held non-executive roles with the Blue Sky Group, including chair of Water Utilities Australia Group. He is a past national President of the Australian Water Association, a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Fellow of the Institution of Engineers, Australia.

Randolph Bowen

BAppSc (Oen), GAICD
Non-Executive Director

Randolph is Director and Proprietor of Seppeltsfield Wines and holds directorships with Balthazar Barossa Pty Ltd, Bunyip Water, Duxton Vineyards and Pure Wine Distributors. Previously he was Senior Vice President Global Supply Chain with the Fosters Group.

Randolph is a strategic management executive with many years experience. He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science, Winemaking and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors

Dr Mahesh Venkataraman

BTech (MME), PhD (MAE)
Chief Technology Officer

Mahesh has more than 10 years of research and development experience in cutting-edge technological research in the area of high temperature materials, thermal storage, solar thermochemistry and renewable energy integration. He has worked at world-renowned academic institutions including the Australian National University, University of Connecticut and Monash University, and has active collaborations with several universities and national labs in Australia and overseas. Mahesh has a strong interest and track record in developing a wide array of renewable energy technologies including thermal energy storage, supercritical water gasification, solid-oxide fuel cells, green steel and renewable hydrogen production with a key focus on materials compatibility and system integration. At 1414 Degrees, he is leading the engineering and R&D teams in the design and manufacture of a reliable, robust and high efficiency thermal storage. Mahesh holds a Bachelor’s degree in Metallurgical and Materials Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology, Kanpur and a PhD in Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering from Monash University.