1414 Degrees has a dynamic management structure, overseen by our Board, including our Executive Chairman.
Dr Kevin Moriarty
BSc (Hons), Ph.D., MAusIMM
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 combined heat and power, 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.
Dr Mahesh Venkataraman
BTech (MME), PhD (MAE)
Mahesh has more than 10 years’ experience in cutting-edge technological research in high temperature materials, thermal storage, solar thermochemistry and renewable energy integration.
At 1414 Degrees, he leads our key mission to prove the SiBox™ technology for commercial use and develop the next generation of efficient silicon energy storage. He leads our engineering and R&D teams and 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.
Katelyn has more than 15 years’ accounting and company secretarial experience, servicing mainly ASX listed companies.
She provides knowledge and experience of ASX Listing Rule requirements, IPO and capital raising processes and has strong technical accounting and corporate governance knowledge.
SiBox Development Manager
Josh is a qualified mechanical engineer who has worked on a wide range of projects across industries including cement, food processing, mining and energy. He has a deep understanding of our technology and is focused on the commissioning of our SiBox™ Demonstration Module.
His experience includes technical design and modelling, performance modelling, economic assessments, feasibility studies, stakeholder engagement and business development.
Josh is committed to playing his part in the global energy transition and seeing the decarbonising benefits our technology can bring.
Graham J. Dooley
Graham established and was the managing director of United Utilities Australia (now Trility) from 1991-2007. Following this, he founded and held an Executive Chairman role with the Water Utilities Australia Group of companies and its sister company that invested in agricultural water entitlements. 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.
Other current directorships: Water Authority of Fiji, IWS Group of Companies, South Australian Hydrogen Hubs Inc. (Chairman), Gladstone Goondiwindi Railway Pty Ltd
Former directorships (last 3 years): Water Utilities Australia Group of Companies, until Dec 2021.
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
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