Sylvia Tulloch BSc. MSc. (Non-Executive Chairman)
Sylvia is a materials scientist, with many years’ experience in establishment and management of high technology businesses, with a focus on commercialisation, mineral processing technologies and the cleantech sector. Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Science and Masters in Materials Science from the University of New South Wales and is an investor in and Director of many start-up companies, has founded and taken 2 companies to ASX listing and held government advisory positions in the start-up, renewable energy, and manufacturing sectors. She is currently the Chairman of the ACT government Renewable Energy Innovation Fund (REIF) Business Advisory Board, Chairman of GRIFFIN Accelerator a product of collaboration between several of Canberra’s innovation-led institutions, including ANU Connect Ventures, ATP Innovations, Australian National University, Australian Capital Ventures Limited and Capital Angels, CollabIT, CSIRO, eGov Cluster, Entry 29, Lighthouse, NICTA and University of Canberra, and has held several state and federal committee appointments.
Peter Zardo MAICD (Managing Director)
Peter joined Zeotech as Chief Operating Officer on 7th April 2020 and appointed Managing Director on 8th July 2020, after spending more than 16 years in the corporate and business banking division of the Westpac Group. Prior to joining Zeotech, Peter was a Director of Industry banking, having completed Westpac’s Emerging Leader Program in 2019 and previous to this, spent several years in financial and equity markets. He has undertaken studies in Applied Science at Charles Sturt University and Circular Economy / Sustainability at Cambridge Judge Business School. Peter is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and possesses significant experience in business advisory, project management and corporate finance, having accumulated a vast network of relationships across a number of industries, bringing these connections and expertise to his role.
Robert Downey B.Ed. LL.B (Hons) (Non-Executive Director)
Robert is a qualified solicitor who has practised mainly in the areas of international resource law, corporate law and initial public offerings, as well as mergers and acquisitions. He has extensive experience as an advisor, founder and director of various ASX, TSX and AIM companies. Mr Downey is currently a partner at Dominion Legal, a boutique law firm in Perth.
Dr. John Vogrin B.E. (Hons) PhD. Chemical Engineering (Head of Projects)
John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering (Honours) and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland. He is an Alumina Quality Workshop scholar and submitted his thesis on the hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites in industrial processes such as the Bayer process and anion incorporation into their structure. John’s expertise includes XRD (quantitative/qualitative), ICP, XRF, FE-SEM, TGA, PSD and UV-Raman spectroscopy for materials characterisation. His latest publication is ‘Influence of Chloride on Sodium Aluminosilicate Solubility in Bayer Liquor’.
Scott Burkhart B.Bus. (Chief Commercial Officer)
Scott holds a Bachelor of Business (B.Bus) in Management and Economics from Auckland University of Technology. Experienced corporate and institutional banking executive with Westpac Banking Corporation and more recently with the Commonwealth Bank of Australia. In 2017, he was recognised with the CEO’s Bicentennial Service Honour Award (top 200) across the Westpac Group. Scott possesses significant experience in industry analysis, business management and corporate finance.
Connie Zhao B.E. (Hons) M. Bus (Business Development Manager)
Connie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E.) in Civil and Environmental Engineering (Honours), a graduate certificate in Data Science, and a Master of Business (M.Bus) in Marketing and Leadership from The University of Queensland. She has a particular interest in exploring the commercial potential in leveraging zeolitic properties to deliver environmental solutions and enhance circularity. Her prior experience includes working at a state-owned food waste management and recycling facility, extracting valuable by-products from municipal solid waste.
Neville Bassett AM B.Bus, FCA
Mr Bassett is a chartered accountant operating his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. Mr Bassett has been involved with numerous public company listings and capital raisings. His involvement in the corporate arena has also taken in mergers and acquisitions, and includes significant knowledge and exposure to the Australian financial markets. Mr Bassett has experience in matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance.