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Andrew Carstens

Andrew Carstens

Non-Executive Director

Andrew Carstens is an engineer with an MBA, having worked in engineering, venture capital and management consulting over the last 30 years. In 2005 he was a founder of Envista Pty Ltd, an information technology company serving Defence and National Security clients. Envista grew rapidly and was eventually acquired by Australia’s fourth largest employer Downer EDI Ltd in 2018 to form Downer Defence Systems. In recent years, Andrew has pursued other growth business opportunities as an investor and director, including open source intelligence services business Worldstack, and reg-tech company CastlePoint, along with investments in a range of innovative companies in sectors including battery, solar, soil conditioning and carbon capture, as well as a craft brewery. Andrew invested in Greatcell Energy.

Tom Fontaine

Tom Fontaine

Executive Director

We are world leaders in making solar cells from perovskite materials. It has the potential to provide solar power at a fraction of the cost of current solar technologies.
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Tom Fontaine is a professional engineer with degrees in physics and mathematics. He is an experienced company director who has considerable experience in the energy industry. He has been on the board and management of a number of private and ASX listed companies.

Tom was a founder and director of Pure Energy Resources Limited (ASX:PES) which listed on the ASX in 2006 and was purchased by takeover for $1 billion in 2010. He has been a founder and builder of successful energy companies in Africa, Cuba, North America and Australia.

Gavin Tulloch

Gavin Tulloch

Executive Director

There are three rules in life: Never give up, never give up, if in doubt, NEVER GIVE UP
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Gavin Tulloch holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales in the field of perovskite semiconducting oxides and is a Fellow of Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD). After a career in international defence industry, he jointly founded Dyesol Ltd (ASX: DYE) in 2004.

He managed the international expansion of the Dyesol business, establishing and directing subsidiaries in UK, Switzerland, Italy, Germany, Singapore and Korea. Gavin was Managing Director from 2008 to 2010, and subsequently CTO and Executive Director until 2012. Since 2012, until 2019 when he established the Greatcell Rescue Group, Gavin has been an entrepreneur, business advisor and technology consultant based mainly in Europe, working partly in the field of PSC development and sustainable technology.

Sung Il Lee

Sung Il Lee

Advisor

Sung Il Lee is a professional electronics engineer with an MBA from University of Washington. He has over 20 years' industrial experience in a major conglomerate in Korea. He has demonstrated sound decision-making abilities, strategic thinking capabilities and has become a proactive leader and a goal achiever with a clear vision. As a top manager he has made possible numerous accomplishments coming from his strong leadership and management capability. He has evidenced a working knowledge in various fields, including business development, sales & marketing, project management, research & development, and financial management. He was Head of Global Development for Dyesol.

Luca Sorbello

Luca Sorbello

Managing Director

Greatcell Solar Italy

We can change the world, panel by panel, application by application
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Luca Sorbello holds a Master of Arts in “Business Organization and Management” from the Engineering Management school at Tor Vergata. Since 2004 he has been an adjunct professor at Tor Vergata University in Rome.  From 2005-2008 Luca completed his Ph.D. in Industrial Management at the University of Tor Vergata (Rome). From 2011 to 2018, Luca Sorbello was Executive Sales and Marketing Manager of Greatcell Solar group. He has subsequently been appointed as Managing Director for Greatcell Solar Italia.

Murray Wylie

Murray Wylie

Company Secretary

Green has always been my favourite colour, now it is becoming a way of life.
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Murray has more than 30 years’ experience in administrative and accounting roles in both the public and private sectors. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree and is a member of the Governance Institute of Australia. In addition to experience as a company director, he has 12 years’ experience as a company secretary of several ASX and AIM listed companies in the resources and technology sectors.

Uwe Boettcher

Uwe Boettcher

Alternate Director

Making energy even when dark clouds hover
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Uwe is the Principal of the law firm, Boettcher Law, starting his career at the firm now known as King & Wood Mallesons. He is a Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand College of Notaries. In 2011 he was appointed as a Foundation Fellow of the Australian Association of Angel Investors. In 2005 he was appointed a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Banking and Finance. In 1996/97 he was the Treasurer of the ACT Law Society. Uwe has a special interest in commercialising new and innovative technologies, investing in them and bringing them to market. He is Chairman of Mineral Carbonation International Pty Limited, ASX listed Xtek Limited, The Kord Group of Companies and Health Innovate Pty Limited and sits on the board of several other companies.

Sylvia Tulloch

Sylvia Tulloch

Principal Advisor & Alternate Director

We are working together to ensure that the world benefits from perovskite technology.
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Sylvia is a materials scientist with a special focus on renewable energy and commercialization. She was cofounder and MD of ASX listed Dyesol, is currently chairing ASX listed Zeotech and is a director/chairman of several startups, as well as the Griffin Accelerator, Canberra startup accelerator.

Paul Moonie

Paul Moonie

Managing Director

Greatcell Australia

We will soon provide continuous power to wireless and/or mobile applications in areas such as indoors, farms, factories and transport
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Paul Moonie is Greatcell Australia’s CEO and director of Pilot Production operations in Bomen, near Wagga Wagga, NSW. Paul has been working on 3rd generation photovoltaics for almost 20 years in both industry (STI and Dyesol) and academia (QUT), with a highly successful track record in product development. He has been a key member to achieve milestone successes in collaborative projects with multi-national corporations, Australian Department of Defence, and universities. Paul was a member of the team that designed and fabricated the world’s most stable Dye-Sensitised solar cells; he has several journal articles and relevant patents in 3rd Gen PV product development and has an extensive network of professional contacts across the globe from his collaboration with high end laboratories such as EPFL.

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