Business Development Manager
Connie has a particular interest in exploring the commercial potential in leveraging the properties of zeolites 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.
Connie holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E. Hons) in Civil and Environmental Engineering , a graduate certificate in Data Science, and a Master of Business (M.Bus) in Marketing and Leadership from The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
Chief Executive Officer
Scott joined Zeotech in 2021 and has been a key contributor to driving the Company’s growth and innovation. Scott has a strong background in corporate finance and business development, having worked for over a decade in corporate and institutional banking at Westpac and Commonwealth Bank, receiving the CEO’s Award for his outstanding performance and leadership.
Scott has a wealth of experience in business strategy, operations, project management, and corporate finance, as well as a deep understanding of industry analysis, and is passionate about sustainability and creating value for Zeotech’s stakeholders.
Scott holds a Bachelor of Business in Management and Economics from Auckland University of Technology, New Zealand.
Dr. Alexandra Rozhkovskaya
Senior Lab Technician
Alexandra is a published zeolite scientist and enthusiast. She is an experienced materials engineer and senior lab technician who has worked on a variety of research projects, in the fields of water treatment and industrial waste recycling, complemented by 7 years of experience in laboratory operations.
Alexandra completed her PhD thesis on the conversion of industrial wastes into low silica zeolites.
Alexandra holds a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The Queensland University of Technology (QUT), Australia, and a Specialist Degree (MSc equivalent), Environmental Engineering Technology & Environmental Technology from Mendeleyev University of Chemical Technology, Russia.
Dr. John Vogrin
Head of Projects, Research and Development
John leads the management of Zeotech’s in-house research and is the lead technical representative for its university research programs.
John was an Alumina Quality Workshop scholar and completed his PhD thesis on the hydrothermal synthesis of zeolites in industrial processes. He is focused on developing clean technologies to transform clay minerals and mining waste streams into value-added products. His materials characterisation expertise includes XRD, ICP, XRF, FE-SEM, TGA, PSD and Raman spectroscopy.
John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E. Hons) in Chemical and Metallurgical Engineering and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
Kieran is Zeotech’s in-house Laboratory Manager. Prior to joining Zeotech, Kieran worked as a Research Technician for the School of Chemical Engineering at The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia. He was actively involved in Zeotech’s research and development activities at the university.
Kieran holds a Bachelor of Engineering (B.E) Chemical Engineering and a Bachelor of Biotechnology (B.BTech Hons) Process Technology from The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia.
Chief Development Officer
Alister is a senior executive with 25-years of international experience, mainly across energy, natural resources and early-stage technology commercialisation, working with small, medium and large organisations including startups and listed companies. To 2023, he spent 5-years as Senior Director and Head of Physical Sciences at UniQuest, the main commercialisation company of The University of Queensland (UQ), Australia, where he managed a team of early-stage technology commercialisation professionals which secured investment for a number of new technology startups as well as a range of intellectual property (IP) licences with ongoing research commitments.
Alister commenced his career as a geophysicist before spending time with Wood Mackenzie, Arthur D. Little (ADL), Pioneer Natural Resources and Gulf Keystone, working predominantly from the UK, cross-functionally with technical and commercial teams, partners, clients, senior management, boards and governments, with a focus on large projects, investment and commercial transactions, including acquisitions and divestments. He has extensive global experience and has delivered value and impact for a broad range of stakeholders.
Alister holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc. Hons) degree in Geology and a Master of Science (MSc.) degree in Applied Geophysics, both from the University of Birmingham, UK. He is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD) and an accredited Australian Certified Economic Developer (ACEcD).
Dr. Denis Audet
Process Audit Engineer
Denis is an experienced process engineer, with process audit expertise and a track record of optimising processing technology, improving production efficiency & quality, together with solving complex engineering issues.
Prior to establishing his independent consulting business, Dr. Audet spent 16-years at Rio Tinto where he managed the Queensland Research & Development Centre, leading a team of research staff to deliver a portfolio of projects relating to the company’s alumina refinery and bauxite mines, as well as for external clients and engineering services.
Denis holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering (BsC) from the Universite Laval, Canada and a PhD in Chemical Engineering in Alternative Energy from Université de Technologie de Compiègne (UTC), France.
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 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.
Sylvia 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.
Sylvia holds a Bachelor of Science (BSc.) and Masters in Materials Science (MSc.) from the University of New South Wales, Australia.
Peter joined Zeotech as Chief Operating Officer in April 2020 and was appointed Managing Director in July 2020, after spending more than 16 years in the corporate 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.
Peter is a member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD) and possesses significant experience in business advisory, project management, corporate finance and agribusiness, having accumulated a vast network of relationships across a number of industries, bringing these connections and expertise to his role.
Peter has undertaken studies in Applied Science at Charles Sturt University (CSU), Australia and Circular Economy & Sustainability at Cambridge Judge Business School (CJBS), England.
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.
Robert 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.
Robert holds a Bachelor of Education (B.Ed.) and a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B Hons).
Neville is a chartered accountant operating his own corporate consulting business, specialising in the area of corporate, financial and management advisory services. Neville 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.
Neville has experience in matters pertaining to the Corporations Act, ASX listing requirements, corporate taxation and finance.
Neville holds a Bachelor of Business (B.Bus.) and is a Fellow of Chartered Accountants (FCA). He is also a Member of the Order of Australia (AM).