John joined Geo40 as CEO in 2019 and was elected to the board in 2020. Under John’s leadership the Company commenced construction of the world-first large-scale silica-from-geothermal-fluid recovery plant which was successfully commissioned in early 2021.
He has guided the Company’s work in developing a compelling direct lithium extraction technology and has attracted new investors more than doubling the Company’s capitalisation.
He was previously CEO of a listed energy generator, led wind farm development at Mercury Energy and is an acknowledged leader in infrastructure. He holds bachelors and masters degrees in engineering and management and has undertaken post-graduate and executive studies at Oxford, Harvard and Auckland.
He is a Chartered Engineer and sits on a number of boards, and in his spare time he coaches junior rugby, swims and surfs.