Harmaan Madon - Founder &

Edmund Hillary Fellow

Harmaan has a Master of Engineering in Machine Design, Material Science, and Thermodynamics and a Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering. His practical experience in developing sustainable biofuels with Mercedes and enhancing manufacturing integrity with Tata Motors showcases his innovative and solution-oriented mindset. Harmaan's unique blend of academic knowledge and real-world manufacturing integrity experience in the automotive and bioenergy sectors equips him with the tools to address and build advanced bioenergy processing facilities.

Matthew Jackson - Co-founder &

Edmund Hillary Fellow

Matthew's experience extends to high-growth companies, as evidenced by his involvement with the Fast 50 New Zealand and Fast 500 Asia Pac programs. He has been an innovation judge for the NZ Compare Awards for seven consecutive years. Matthew's background includes causing convergence and its transformative impact, shifting $2.1B in market value within 18 months, and then reinventing the company to expand to 20M users in India, Bangladesh and Nepal. His global export experience includes setting up teams in Vietnam and India.

Formal Advisors

Dr Nitant Mate - Clean Energy

Dr. Mate's expertise encompasses various renewable fuel and electricity technologies, including biogas, biomass gasification, vegetable oil, biodiesel, solar power, and wind energy. A partner in SeeGreen Solutions LLP, he has worked with WHO, UNICEF, The World Bank, PATH, and the European Commission.

Garry McDonald - Water

Garry is the Water Market Leader at Beca, with almost 40 years of experience as a Wastewater and Environmental Engineer; he has been actively involved at the governance level, serving as a Board member and Officer in several organisations. These include Water NZ, IPENZ (Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand), Oxfam NZ, and the Water Environment Federation based in Washington, DC, USA. 

Bertrand Deleuse - Sustainable Finance

Bertrand is a seasoned clean energy finance veteran with 25 years of experience in the field. Throughout his career, Bertrand has advised and partnered on over 100 transactions and investment initiatives, totalling an impressive $16 billion.

Dr. Ann Smith - Carbon Economy

Known As Professor Zero, Dr Ann Serves as the Convenor for Standards New Zealand's ISO/SC7 International Review Group. She is the founding  CEO and now Special Advisor to Toitū Envirocare and Guest Lecturer, Master in Sustainable Practice, Ara Institute of Canterbury.