Mineral Carbonation International (MCi or 'the company') is celebrating the announcement of an important new milestone. Two new appointments have been made to their board of Directors, including the first female board member for the company. This brings the total number of board members to five.
Angus Melbourne and Samantha Tough will act as non-executive directors, both bringing a wealth of experience, and are expected to be a significant boon during the next stage of MCi’s growth.
“Collaborating with Samantha and Angus is an exciting prospect. As established players in our sector they’re a great value-add as MCi enters a new period of rapid expansion.”
- Marcus Dawe, MCi CEO
Tough has achieved celebrated success in her career as a growth strategist. Her experience bridges across a variety of industries, including energy, oil and gas, resources, engineering, venture capital, and education. Tough presently is the chair of Horizon Power, chair of the COAG National Energy Selection Panel and is a Non-Executive Director of Fluence Corporation Limited. She also holds the position of Pro Vice Chancellor of Industry Engagement with the University of Western Australia.
MCi Chairman Uwe Boettcher welcomed the two newly appointed directors.
“Angus and Samantha bring great strengths to MCi. Angus already has a great familiarity with MCi’s carbon platform. Samantha’s experience in the resources sector will be a significant boon as MCi accelerates and expands.”
Uwe Boettcher - MCi Chairman
Melbourne is Chief Technology Officer of Orica, a long-term partner and investor in MCi. Melbourne has previous experience in strategic marketing, research and development, technology commercialisation, and information technology. Melbourne previously served as Orica’s Chief Commercial Officer. Melbourne joined Orica in 2016 after a 25-year career at Schlumberger, where he held many senior executive roles in R&D, engineering, production, operations, and sales.
MCi is a technology platform that transforms carbon dioxide into building materials and other valuable industrial products. The company operates a low-cost, low-pressure, low-energy chemical engineering process to transform CO2 emissions from industrial sources into solid materials which can be used to create a range of products.
Several leading Australian companies in hard-to-abate industries have expressed significant interest in the applications of MCi’s technology. The newly appointed members of the board are considerable assets as MCi continues to experience rapid growth in the wake of being named #1 Best Clean Energy Start-up at COP26.
The release of this announcement has been approved by the Board of Directors for Mineral Carbonation International.