Without Terry Reid, there would be no Airbridge. Inventor and Founder, Terry’s professional life, prior to Airbridge, was in mining where owned and operated a gold mine in Western Australia’s lower Murchison, as well as having a significant stake in the Lake Moore Gypsum Deposit.
Principally, it was in these endeavours that Terry became concerned with the amounts of fossil fuels required to operate a mine and plant. Concern grew to become a single-minded pursuit for a solution to the problem and, as both luck and perseverance would have it, he developed and patented the technology that today is Airbridge.
A passion for chemistry and a relentless pursuit of solving problems allowed Airbridge's inventor, Terry Reid, to focus on developing a solution to capture, and re-purpose carbon emissions. An amazing scientist and entrepreneur, Terry boasts over 45 years of experience in agriculture, exploration and mining.
Chair & Non–Executive Director
A high-profile WA business leader, Nicole specialises in urban renewal, infrastructure, freight and digital enablement, possessing an enviable human network in both the private and government sectors. She is an expert at identifying opportunities to connect and create economic outcomes that stimulate investment and achieve positive results for industry and the community.
Nicole’s strategic understanding and ability to connect industry and government decision-makers give Airbridge a unique tactical advantage as it strives to establish and grow the brand throughout Western Australia, Australia and the world.
Chair & Non–Executive Director
Nicole is a recognised leader in infrastructure, economic development and community engagement, delivering large scale projects in an environment of ever-changing social expectations. She is Chair of Infrastructure WA and a member of the Boards of the Green Building Council of Australia and the WA Association for Mental Health.
Michael Pixley has over 35 years of merchant banking experience across a broad range of industries in Australia and Asian regions.
Michael has successfully completed numerous joint ventures and acquisitions and commissioned several greenfield construction projects and led start-up companies to IPO.
With ATD, a Singapore listed conglomerate with global interests, Michael led the development of industrial properties throughout China, as well as developments in Australia and the expansion of manufacturing plants in Asia.
His experience will greatly enhance Airbridge’s footprint as it expands into global markets.
Michael brings to Airbridge a wealth of global investment banking experience and expertise in technology and commodity markets. Importantly, as Airbridge develops internationally, the group will benefit from Michael’s proven management capabilities and board experience on both Asian and ASX listed companies.
John is currently the Chair of Hunt Architects, Forest Grove Technology (specialising in Financial planning, Data Analytics and BI Reporting), GENiUX Ltd (unlisted public company specialising in clean energy solutions) and McDowell Affleck Consulting Engineers. John is also a non-executive director of ASX company, Stealth Global Holdings Ltd, a supplier and distributor of industrial, safety and workplace products and a provider of supply chain solutions across Australia.
John Groppoli is the Investment Director of Eastcourt Capital (a boutique Private Equity/Venture Capital Firm) and the Principal of GlenForest Corporate (a boutique legal and commercial advisory practice). After 30 plus years of legal practice as a partner of national law firm Deacons (now Norton Rose Fulbright), John was appointed as managing director of Milner’s Brand Marketing, a leading Australian brand marketing group and Aviva Mann Optical Group, Australia’s largest distributor of optical products and accessories. From 2018 John returned to legal consulting and independent board-directorial services.
Tom is a specialist in corporate finance and built-form construction and development transactions, particularly with respect to industrial projects. Tom is not afraid to challenge the status quo, providing a natural fit for Airbridge in our pursuit to transform carbon emissions and accelerate towards net zero.
Tom thinks critically and commercially, and advocates a big-picture mindset and a value-maximisation philosophy. He is passionate about seeing growth businesses reach their potential through the combination of adequate resourcing, capital and sound advice. Tom is the CEO of Eastcourt, a multidisciplinary private investment group with a diverse portfolio of property, technology, software and services assets, and a non-executive director of commercial architecture firm Hunt Architects.
Nick is a long-term industry professional working across the functions of business development, engineering, operations and senior management. He has worked in both private industry and Government, including an independent start-up where he developed renewable-led energy solutions to support each client’s journey towards a more sustainable future. With a chemical engineering background, including a Master’s degree in the area of reactive distillation, he is well placed to support Airbridge’s growth aspirations. Nick is excited about working with the Airbridge team as they develop and scale their unique product to accelerate the world’s transition to a circular economy.
Dr. Sam Rudd
HEAD OF RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT
As a professional Chemical Engineer and Innovation Consultant, Sam has significantly contributed to developing several high-value products in the chemical industry. Sam is also a Materials Scientist, and his world-class discoveries have laid the foundation for an entirely new area of academic exploration. His breakthrough discoveries have been recognised in recent years by being awarded the SIEF Ross Metcalf STEM+Business Fellowship, the Prestigious Prime Super Agricultural Innovation Award, the Ralston Medal of Excellence in Physical Chemistry, and the Norton Jackson Material Science and Engineering Medal. Sam brings his multidisciplinary experiences to Airbridge to oversee research activities and lead the development of Airbridge science-based products.