Exergen is managed by an expert team responsible for bringing many of the visions to reality.

Martin Albrecht AC


Martin Albrecht

Martin Albrecht AC is Emeritus Chairman for Geodynamics Limited since listing in 2002. Mr Albrecht was Managing Director of Thiess Pty. Ltd. (one of Australia's largest engineering and construction companies) a position he held for more than 15 years (1985 - 2000) and subsequently as Chairman from 2001 to 2008.

Mr Albrecht has also served as a director of the listed company Leighton Holdings Limited (2001 - 2008) and a number of other listed Companies in the resources sector. He received a Companion of the Order of Australia (AC) in 2002 for service to the construction industry, to the engineering profession, and to the community in the areas of education, corporate social responsibility and industrial safety. A Centenary Medal was also awarded to him in 2003.

Mr Albrecht maintains an active interest in a wide range of government, community, education and cultural activities.

Trevor Bourne

CEO | Director

Trevor Bourne

Trevor is a qualified Aeronautical and Mechanical Engineer with more than 20 years' experience in the development of chemical plants and start-up businesses.

He has been a senior manager for WMC Resources, Thiess Pty. Ltd. and Multiplex Engineering Pty Ltd.

Trevor has considerable experience in strategic management and development, and the coordination of major industrial construction projects and businesses.

He has developed numerous businesses, including Multiplex Engineering Pty Ltd, a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Multiplex Construction Group and Global Ethanol, a US-based clean renewable fuels business.

Trevor came to Exergen from his role as CEO of US-based Recovery Technology Solutions, a start-up company focused on the recycling of asphalt shingles into their component parts for reuse in the shingle manufacturing and asphalt pavement industry.

He has a Bachelor of Engineering from RMIT University, Melbourne Australia.

Peter J. Jones


Peter J Jones

Peter has a Bachelor's degree with First-Class Honours and PhD in Chemical Engineering from the University of Queensland where he also won the University Medal.

He joined the board of Exergen in 2005 as non-executive director.

Over a long and successful career, Peter gained extensive operational and general management experience in a diverse range of industries and processes including oil refining, chemical manufacture, coal gasification research and development and alumina manufacture.

Before his retirement from full-time employment in late 2004, Peter held the position of International Vice President of Shell for oil refining based in London.

Peter is married and has two adult children living in Melbourne. He has many outside interests the most important of which are landscaped and botanical watercolour painting.

Peter Tait


Peter Tait

Peter graduated with a chemical engineering qualification in 1982 and has since earned a Masters of Engineering Science.

He has been a director and shareholder of a number of engineering services companies but focused his energies on the formation of Process Essentials in 2000, an organisation that is now a leader in process development, plant design, construction and commissioning.

Peter has been instrumental in the development of a number of patented technologies, including the breakthrough Exergen vertical autoclave technology.

John Sibly


John Silby

After a career spanning over 36 years, John retired from Alcoa Inc. (New York) in the position of President of Global Manufacturing, in December 2005.

Formerly an Executive Director of Alcoa of Australia, John has occupied roles including President and Councillor of A.M.I.R.A., Member of the Curtin University Council and a Director of Australian Centre for Minesite Rehabilitation Research.

John holds a Bachelor of Applied Science from the University of Adelaide, Associate Diploma in Metallurgy (S.A.I.T.), and is a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Mining and Metallurgy.

Dale Elphinstone


Dale Elphinstone Director

Dale is widely known for his role in founding Caterpillar Elphinstone, an organisation specialising in the design and development of specialist underground mining equipment, an interest he divested to focus on his role at the helm of the Elphinstone / William Adams group of companies.

Dale has many other commercial interests as well as directorships on the boards of several private and public companies.

Dale is highly regarded for his role as a leading contributor to the community and economic life of the State of Tasmania.

Dr. David Brockway

(Non-Executive Director from July 2011)

Dr David Brockway

David Brockway brings the experience of a career in energy including brown coal research and development over 30 years. He held the position Director Global Energy with CSIRO from July 2010 until present, and immediately before that Chief, Energy Technology for CSIRO from 2004 to 2010. Prior to that he was CEO of the CRC for Power Generation from Low Rank Coals from 1993-1999 and CEO for the CRC on Clean Power from Lignite from 1999-2003.

David currently holds advisory positions on AGL Energy and Emerging Technology Advisory Committee and the Brown Coal Innovation Australia, Research Advisory Committee. David was a member of the Energy White Paper, High Level Consultative Committee (2009) and Prime Minister's Science Engineering and Innovation Council, Foresighting Group on Climate Change, Energy, Water and the Environment (2009).

David holds B. Applied Science (Swinburne IT), Masters Science (La Trobe University) and Doctorate of Philosophy (Monash University).

Mike Smith

Resource & Commercial Manager

Mike Smith

Mike came to Australia in 1998 following a successful career in the UK and India which included senior management roles in industries as diverse as power generation, heavy engineering, road building and quarrying, brewing equipment and furniture manufacturing.

Mike became CEO of Yallourn Energy (now Truenergy), the privatised Victorian power generator, miner and energy marketing business in 2000, a role in which he delivered many beneficial business changes and major improvement projects.

In 2005, Mike joined Thiess John Holland where he established and headed their Latrobe Valley based Precast Concrete Manufacturing Facility. This facility manufactured and transported many thousands of precast concrete bridge beams and other components for the highly successful Eastlink Project in Melbourne.

Mike joined Exergen as Executive Manager for Victoria in July 2008.

Slade Wormington

Technical Development Manager

Slade Wormington

Slade is a chemical engineer who has been employed by Exergen since graduating from the University of Queensland in 2004.

He is a technical specialist who has been deeply involved in the commercial and technological development of Exergen's Continuous Hydro-Thermal De-watering (CHTD) process for lignite.

During his time at Exergen, Slade has played a key role in a wide variety of engineering and business-related activities.

These include communications with investors, conference presentations, grant applications, feasibility studies, financial modelling, the establishment of commercialisation pathways, designs of commercial scale facilities, and the design, upgrading and operation of the company's pilot CHTD research facility at Beaconsfield, Tasmania.



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