Board of Directors
Bioenergy Australia (Forum) Limited has a five person Board of Directors:
Colin Stucley (CHAIRPERSON)
Colin holds bachelors and masters degrees in chemical engineering and biochemical engineering respectively, both from the University of Melbourne. He has more than thirty years of professional experience in the development and implementation of studies and projects across the bioenergy, agribusiness, oil & gas, and chemicals sectors. Assignments have included modifications in oil refineries and on offshore platforms, front end engineering packages for chemical plants, and management of a major agro-industrial project in Bangladesh.
Colin is a founding director of engineering consultancy Enecon Pty Ltd. Since 1998 Enecon has completed more than forty bioenergy assignments around Australia and the Pacific for clients in industry and government. Assignments have included feasibility studies, technology and business assessments, numerous reports, and detailed engineering on award-winning bioenergy plant. Work has covered heat, electricity, char, activated carbon, pellets and biofuels.
Heather Bone is the Managing Director of RebusJ Sustainability. She was previously the CEO of the Biofuels Association of Australia, working closely with Bioenergy Australia. Heather has been the Chair of Australia’s mirror committee for the development of ISO Sustainability Criteria for Bioenergy during which time she has been a strong advocate for closing the gap between industry and researchers across all forms of alternative fuels. Heather has a LLB (Hons) in Sustainable Development and Corporate Governance and has worked for 20 years in environmental sustainable development law, commercial, business development and marketing roles in mines and energy, transport and logistics in Australia and internationally and has worked extensively with numerous government departments, industry associations, scientific bodies, OEMs and international organisations.
Gavin Matthew is a Senior Policy Manager at the Australian Forest Products Association (AFPA), with responsibilities for the Pulp & Paper Chamber and key policy themes of Climate Change, Energy, and Trade.
Gavin has almost 2 decades of diverse experience in forest industry policy development and advocacy, natural resource management, wood processing and consulting. Gavin holds a Bachelor of Science (Forestry) degree, a Bachelor of Economics degree both from the Australian National University, and a Graduate Diploma in Applied Finance and Investment.
Paul McCartney is Chief Origination and Transactions Officer at the Clean Energy Finance Corporation (CEFC). Mr McCartney has more than 25 years of business experience working across clean energy, commercial property, funds management and IT services. He is jointly responsible for leading the CEFC’s Originations and Transaction team. Mr McCartney joined the CEFC in 2013, having worked at Low Carbon Australia since 2010. Prior to joining the CEFC, he gained significant experience across a variety of sectors including property, manufacturing, IT services and funds management at C level. Mr McCartney’s experience includes M&A, in addition to CFO roles for public listed and unlisted companies. Mr McCartney is a Certified Practising Accountant and holds a Bachelor of Accountancy from RMIT University.
Professor or Forestry Operations, University of the Sunshine Coast (USC)
DirectorAustralian Forest Operations Research Alliance Director (AFORA), USC
DirectorForest Industries Research Centre (FIRC) – USC
Mark is a researcher manager with over 15 years’ experience in forestry and biomass industry applied research. His focus is on research implementation for impact across the entire forest product and biomass supply chain. As the director of FIRC and AFORA, Mark’s experience in partnership building and research implementation is being applied with forestry and biomass collaborators nationally and internationally. Mark is on the editorial committee of the International Journal of Forest Engineering, an editorial board member of the Australian Journal of Forestry, an ISO-TC 248-sustainability criteria for bioenergy committee member, A non-executive board member of Bioenergy Australia, a strategic technical advisor for INFRES-improved European forest biomass supply chains and EU-FP7 project, and represents Australia as national task leader on IEA Task – 43 for biomass supply.
The company's Public Officer and company Secretary is Stephen Schuck, CEO of Bioenergy Australia (who is not a board member). He holds a PhD, MSc(Eng), BSc(Eng) and an MBA (Technology Management).