Peter is a Company Director with more than 25 years’ experience in commercial law, corporate governance and executive management. Peter’s experience includes Group Company Secretary, General Counsel, Director and General Manager roles with ASX Top 50 companies, regulatory authorities in Australia and Hong Kong, government owned corporations and major not-for-profit Australian and global governance organisations. These roles have provided significant exposure to many sectors including mining and resources, industrial manufacturing and power generation, distribution and retailing.
Peter has particular expertise in corporate law, technology commercialisation, corporate governance and strategic planning. Peter has worked extensively with earlier stage and pre-revenue companies to plan and achieve the necessary milestones to reach financial sustainability and to help position such companies for rapid growth and major capital events.
Current directorships and positions include:
Peter is Chairman of the Calix Audit and Risk Management Committee and Chairman of Millennium Energy, a Calix joint venture company.
Gabriel Fong is Och-Ziff’s nominee to the Board of Calix limited.
He is currently consulting to Och-Ziff, and previously lead the Asia Private Investments group in Och-Ziff and was the Managing Director of Och-Ziff Capital Management. Prior to joining Och-Ziff, Gabriel was with the Private Equity Group of Morgan Stanley for 7 years.
Earlier, he was with the Merchant Banking Group of Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette (Hong Kong) and the Investment Banking Division of Goldman Sachs (Singapore).
Gabriel holds a Bachelor of Arts (Hons Economics) degree (University of Cambridge).
Dr Jack Hamilton has over 30 years’ experience both locally and internationally in operations management covering refining, petrochemicals and gas production, marketing, strategy and liquefied natural gas project management.
Jack was previously CEO of Exergen Pty Ltd, a low emission coal resource development company and also formerly, Director of NWS Ventures with Woodside Energy overseeing Australia’s largest resource project, the North West Shelf Project.
Jack is currently a non‐executive director of Geodynamics Limited and Southern Cross Electrical Engineering.
Jack holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and a Doctorate of Philosophy (University of Melbourne).
Jack is Chairman of the Technology Committee and a Member of the Audit and Risk Management Committee.
Phil joined Calix in March 2013.
He has a strong technical and commercial background from a successful career with Shell, where for over 14 years he developed significant depth of experience across all key sectors of the Downstream oil industry including refining and supply, marketing and sales, pricing strategy, risk management, corporate strategy and portfolio project management including the completion of 4 international portfolio deals worth over $ 150 million. During his time with Shell, Phil also held position of General Manager and Alternate Director of Fuelink Pty Ltd, a $ 700 million revenue, 300 - employee distribution and sales subsidiary.
Since 2007, Phil has run his own consultancy providing project development, commercial and M&A expertise to a number of sectors including LNG (Energy Developments Ltd, Chevron / Kellogg NWS JV), Biofuel (Victorian Transport Association, Jatenergy Ltd), Clean Coal (Exergen Pty Ltd), Geothermal Energy (Geodynamics Ltd), Building Products (Bluescope Distribution), Rail (Queensland Rail), and FMCG (Foodworks Pty Ltd).
From 2009 to 2012, Phil was the Managing Director of Jatenergy Limited, an aspiring clean-technology business. He led Jatenergy’s diversification into conventional energy, including a successful re-listing on the ASX, and established several revenue-producing projects in Indonesia.
Phil completed a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering with Honours from the University of Sydney in 1988, and a PhD in Chemical Engineering from University of NSW in 1993.
Darren Charles joined Calix in April 2011.
Darren has more than 15 years’ experience in high-growth technology companies. Prior to joining Calix he was CFO and Company Secretary of Seeker Wireless Pty Ltd and CFO and Executive Director of the ASX-listed company Altium Limited.
Darren has led finance functions that have scaled to manage business growth internationally, from operations in two countries and turnover of $5 million to operations in nine countries and turnover of $80 million. His experience includes IPOs, private equity raisings, M&A and all facets of a finance function including international tax, budgeting, corporate planning and financial reporting and compliance.
He is a CPA and holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Accounting) degree (University of Tasmania).
Dr Mark Sceats is a qualified physical chemist with 40 years’ experience. He has degrees in Science (Hons 1st Class) and a PhD (University of Queensland).
Mark has previously worked at the James Franck Institute at the University of Chicago, and as an Assistant Professor of the University of Rochester NY, USA, where he was awarded the Alfred P Sloan Fellowship for his work. Later he was employed by the University of Sydney as a Reader in the School of Chemistry for his research work on chemical reaction kinetics. Mark has published more than 140 academic papers in physical chemistry, and is the inventor of 25 patented inventions.
Mark was awarded the M.A. Sargent Medal of the Institute of Engineers Australia for his contributions to optical communications and the Centenary Medal of the Commonwealth of Australia for his contributions to Australian society. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, a Fellow of the Royal Australian Chemical Institute, and a Companion of the Institute of Engineers Australia.
Andrew Okely joined Calix in March 2012.
Andrew began his career at Pasminco’s Research Centre in Newcastle in 1990, where he investigated various hydro- and pyro-metallurgical processes.
Andrew joins Calix after a 17-year career at Outotec where his most recent role was Director, Sales and Marketing for the South East Asia Pacific region, in addition to being a member of the executive management team.
Andrew’s experience covers general business management, sales process design, contract formation and negotiation, business and technical presentations, and strategic planning. He has been involved in several international projects, with particular exposure to Asia, and has worked with a wide range of minerals and metals.
Andrew holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Metallurgical) degree (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University), a Postgraduate Certificate in Marketing and a Master of Business Finance (University to Technology, Sydney).
Kerri-Ann Wilson joined Calix in October 2011.
Kerri-Ann has over 15 years of global HR and business leadership experience within the technology, FMCG, music, advertising and marketing industries, and has delivered results in fast-paced, rapidly changing environments across Asia-Pacific, Europe and the USA.
As Chief People Officer at ASX-listed Altium Limited, Kerri-Ann was responsible for people and performance across the global organisation, providing leadership through growth, mergers and acquisitions, and large-scale organisational change.
With a background in coaching at all organisational levels, she is experienced in building capabilities within organisations to support growth and development.
Kerri-Ann holds a Bachelor of Arts (Mass Communication) degree (Macquarie University) and a Master of Management (Macquarie Graduate School of Management).
Christine Nicholls joined Calix in June 2012.
Christine has over 16 years of in-house legal experience predominantly with structured finance and advanced technology companies. This includes numerous general counsel and company secretary roles within both ASX-listed and private companies.
Prior to joining Calix in June 2012, Christine was general counsel and company secretary of ASX listed Bravura Solutions Limited and before that Legal Counsel – Asia Pacific for the Australian subsidiary of CSC Inc. She has also held a number of other in-house legal roles in Australia and Canada.
Christine’s key responsibilities include all company secretarial and legal functions across the Calix group.
Christine holds Bachelor of Economics (Business Finance) and Bachelor of Laws degrees (Macquarie University). She is also an affiliate member of Chartered Secretaries Australia and a graduate from the Australian Company Directors Course.
Audrey Barucchi joined Calix in August 2012 and is responsible for all marketing activities including developing Calix brand, product management and promotional programs.
Audrey specialises in the fields of marketing and communications for engineering businesses and has a thorough understanding of the engineering industry.
Audrey worked as a Purchasing Manager in China for a few years, prior to settling in Australia. Previously, she was the National Marketing Manager for an Australian leader in geotechnical engineering services and the Marketing Coordinator for an international structural engineering firm.
Audrey’s experience in marketing and communications supports Calix in its constant growth and development.
Audrey holds a Master of Business and an MBA in International Business.
John Phipps joined Calix in March 2013.
John comes from a background in the oil and gas, petrochemical, and power generation industries with over 22 years’ experience both in Australia and overseas.
John began his career at Tema Engineers in 1991, a specialist supplier in solids / liquids separation equipment, where he was responsible for the tendering, pilot plant trials, engineering and project execution of modular water treatment plant projects.
During his 11 year tenure with Linde Group, an international specialist Process Engineering and Contracting Company, John took on various roles ranging from project management, construction and commissioning engineering. He gained considerable experience working on projects such as cryogenic air separation plants, industrial gas plants, petrochemical plants and LNG plants.
John has worked for other high profile engineering and construction companies including Foster Wheeler, UGL, John Holland and most recently Lend Lease Infrastructure Services. He has been involved in several international major multidiscipline EPC projects, covering various phases of the design and construction process, many contractual aspects of project management, and multicultural team management challenges.
He has particular expertise in leading and managing the delivery of the design phase of multidiscipline engineering type projects as well as having significant experience in managing the procurement and construction phases.
John holds a Bachelor of Engineering (Chem) degree (UNSW).
Adam Vincent joined Calix in July 2010.
Adam began his career as a technical sales engineer where he developed applications for the Pulp and Paper industry, including a novel alternative use of MgO in peroxide bleaching leading to a successful patent application.
In 2010, Bacchus Marsh was a significantly smaller facility. Since joining Calix, Adam has contributed to building and commissioning of the CFC850 pilot calciner and bringing the technology to the highest level by experimenting approximately twenty different products.
Adam brings significant expertise in plant management. He is currently managing projects such as the grinder plant, the current site upgrade and MPF building and plant.
Adam holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering degree and a Masters of Engineering Science (Monash University).