Ian Stanley  Operations Director    Ian Stanley is a third generation farmer from Kalannie in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia and is passionate about growing small rural communities through new industry and farming enterprises.   Ian oversaw the quadrupling of his wheat and sheep farm to 25,000 Ha and the planting and integration of over 1.2 million oil mallee trees. He is widely recognised as a spokesperson for the integrated farm forestry industry in Australia, was awarded State and National Landcare Awards for Individuals and has served for two decades in various leadership capacities in WA Country Football League.   Ian currently serves on the Boards of Rainbow Bee Eater and Fares Rural, a company investing in Australian agricultural production.

Ian Stanley
Operations Director

Ian Stanley is a third generation farmer from Kalannie in the Central Wheatbelt of Western Australia and is passionate about growing small rural communities through new industry and farming enterprises. 

Ian oversaw the quadrupling of his wheat and sheep farm to 25,000 Ha and the planting and integration of over 1.2 million oil mallee trees. He is widely recognised as a spokesperson for the integrated farm forestry industry in Australia, was awarded State and National Landcare Awards for Individuals and has served for two decades in various leadership capacities in WA Country Football League.

Ian currently serves on the Boards of Rainbow Bee Eater and Fares Rural, a company investing in Australian agricultural production.

Peter Burgess  Managing Director    Peter Burgess trained as a metallurgical engineer and held senior operational, corporate and advisory roles with several large Australian and international mining and manufacturing projects including Alcoa in Western Australia, Victoria and USA, served as Chair of the Federal Government and Industry Light Metals Action Agenda, on the Board of Engineers Without Borders Australia and as consultant to Alumina Ltd and CSIRO Minerals and Energy.   Peter believes that Australia will gain significant environmental, social and economic benefits using 21st century technologies to produce renewable energy and biochar from biomass residues.

Peter Burgess
Managing Director

Peter Burgess trained as a metallurgical engineer and held senior operational, corporate and advisory roles with several large Australian and international mining and manufacturing projects including Alcoa in Western Australia, Victoria and USA, served as Chair of the Federal Government and Industry Light Metals Action Agenda, on the Board of Engineers Without Borders Australia and as consultant to Alumina Ltd and CSIRO Minerals and Energy.

Peter believes that Australia will gain significant environmental, social and economic benefits using 21st century technologies to produce renewable energy and biochar from biomass residues.

Kim Horne  Independent Director   Kim Horne is Vice Chairman of WA Government owned electricity provider Synergy, Deputy Chair of Fremantle Port Authority and Non Executive Director of MacMahon a Mining Services Contractor.   He has held numerous board positions including leadership of Western Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, Peel Development Commission, non Executive Chairman of Mitchells logistic group and Mining Services Company HSE, Australian Mines and Metals Association, WA regional Development Committee and Esperance Ports, Sea and Land Authority. Kim is vitally interested in ensuring industry’s future energy needs are a competitive advantage and the sustainable development of regional Australia. Kim spent 42 years with Alcoa. His final roles were as Executive Director of Alcoa of Australia and President of Alcoa’s Global Mining group.   During his career Kim has overseen operations in Australia and five other countries and was instrumental in the introduction of new technologies in the areas of mining efficiency and sustainability including the environmental recovery of mined areas.   Kim was announced a member of the Order of Australia for his services to his Industry.

Kim Horne
Independent Director

Kim Horne is Vice Chairman of WA Government owned electricity provider Synergy, Deputy Chair of Fremantle Port Authority and Non Executive Director of MacMahon a Mining Services Contractor.

He has held numerous board positions including leadership of Western Australian Chamber of Mines and Energy, Peel Development Commission, non Executive Chairman of Mitchells logistic group and Mining Services Company HSE, Australian Mines and Metals Association, WA regional Development Committee and Esperance Ports, Sea and Land Authority. Kim is vitally interested in ensuring industry’s future energy needs are a competitive advantage and the sustainable development of regional Australia. Kim spent 42 years with Alcoa. His final roles were as Executive Director of Alcoa of Australia and President of Alcoa’s Global Mining group. 

During his career Kim has overseen operations in Australia and five other countries and was instrumental in the introduction of new technologies in the areas of mining efficiency and sustainability including the environmental recovery of mined areas.

Kim was announced a member of the Order of Australia for his services to his Industry.