The Team

Glen Willoughby

Chief Executive

Glen

has over 30 years experience in technology leadership in the health, engineering and technology sectors including with the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory. He is a Fellow at Victoria University (Wellington), ‘virtual CIO’ Singularity University Labs (Silicon Valley) and ranked in the top 10 Australasian technology innovation leaders (CIO publication)

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Michael Maunsell

Director Programme
and Markets

Mike

has over 30 years in executive leadership positions spanning the health, telecommunications, civil infrastructure and technology sectors. He was recently Programme Director, City Rail Link Auckland Transport

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Prof. Matthew Watson

Director
Research & IP

Matt

is an academic leader at the Department of Chemical and Process Engineering, University of Canterbury. He is the author of patents and publications in the field of material science, and has successfully managed large scale, national R&D capital programme in Australasia, USA and Canada

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Neville Jones

Director
Invention Laboratory

Neville

has over 20 years experience working to assist innovative NZ companies with their global strategy to market. Neville has an extensive business network in many countries around the world

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Alan McArdle

Director
Engineering

Alan

has over 30 years of commercial experience as Head of Global Manufacturing for Fisher & Paykel Appliances (now Haier Appliances), establishing and automating production plants globally

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Simon Oakley

Director Chemical
Engineering and Product

Simon

has had a 30 year career in chemical engineering roles including process and product development, and project and engineering management. His recent focus has been on developing resource recovery technologies with start-up companies

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Jane Yang

Polymer Chemist

Jane

is a recent BSc(Hons)-Chem and BSc-Maths graduate from Auckland University. At Nilo she works as a chemical engineer and chemical researcher researching and developing polymers to synthesise with the recycled plastics

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Aditya Rudakar

Technical Lead
Mechanical Engineering

Adi

has worked at Nilo since 2019 when he left Auckland University with an MEngSt (Hons)-Mechanical. At Nilo he is part of the mechanical engineering workstream contributing to the R&D activity, product and process development

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Dr Sankar Namboothiri

Technical Lead Chemical
Engineering and Product

Sankar

has over 12 years of post-PhD experience in various R&D, process engineering and project management roles in New Zealand and in overseas. His focus is in process development and the scale up of environmentally friendly chemical process technologies

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The Board