An Experienced
Team, Dedicated to
a Plastic Neutral

Dr Steve Mahon


Steve is an experienced investment professional and business entrepreneur with a long career in managing and investing in the environmental sector. He combines a detailed understanding across a wide range of clean technologies with the first-hand experience of growing early stage businesses.

He is the co-founder and CEO of Armstrong Capital, a leading asset manager in the impact sector with investments across renewable energy, agriculture, battery storage and recycling. He has a first-class degree and PhD in Geophysics and Planetary Physics.

Prof. Maschmeyer

Principal Technology Advisor

Professor Thomas Maschmeyer is an inventor of the Cat-HTR™ technology and Co-Founder of Licella Holdings, part of the Mura Technology JV. He is Professor of Chemistry at the University of Sydney and served as Founding Director of the $150m Australian Institute of Nanoscale Science and Technology.

In 2011 he was elected Foreign Member of the Academia Europea, as well as Fellow of the Australian Academy of Sciences, the Australian Academy of Technological Sciences and Engineering, the Royal Australian Chemical Institute (RACI) and, in 2014, of the Royal Society of NSW.

Oliver Borek

Chief Commercial Officer

Oliver has over 25 years’ experience in the investment banking industry having worked at Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Credit Suisse and AIG Financial Products, structuring investments both on the buy and sell side. His expertise includes securitisation, commodities and insurance-linked investments.

In the last decade he has focused on cross border structured finance and securitisation for infrastructure, transport and real estate transactions. Oliver holds a BA from Bucknell University and an MA with distinction from the Georgetown School of Foreign Service.

Greg Friedman

Chief Financial Officer

Greg is a proven C-suite leader with over 30 years of experience in accelerating business growth and elevating global financial strategy. Greg was most recently Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer of Corteva Agriscience™, a spinoff of DowDuPont. Prior to that, Greg was Vice President Investor Relations at DuPont and DuPont’s General Auditor and Chief Ethics & Compliance Leader.

Greg earned an MBA from the Anderson School of Management at the University of California, a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from the University of Southern California and is a certified public accountant (inactive).

Richard Daley

Technical Director

Richard has worked extensively in senior management positions globally within operational facilities and EPC project delivery for over 20 years, with experience in design, manufacture and commissioning. He is a Chartered Chemical Engineer and a registered Chartership Mentor and Interviewer for Institution of Chemical Engineers (IChemE).

In addition, Richard is Managing Director of ReNew ELP, the world’s first commercial-scale Cat-HTR™ site, where he overseas the full site development and progression and whole-industry development, and sits on the Board of Directors.

Dr Geoff Brighty

Senior Policy Advisor

Geoff is a sustainability professional, leading on science, policy and regulation. He chairs the UK Plastics Pact Non- Mechanical Recycling group and was recently appointed to the UKPP Advisory Group.

Geoff gained extensive experience in waste strategy, policy and regulation working for UK regulator Environment Agency. He was Technical Director for Plastic Oceans UK, advising on the film ‘A Plastic Ocean’.

Kim Sides

Chief Operating Officer

Kim has over 25 years’ experience in global property development, with leadership roles in operations, stakeholder management, construction, finance and legal for some of the world’s biggest developers. She was an equity partner of Australia’s pre-eminent law-firm, Mallesons Stephen Jaques.

Most recently, Kim has been working with Lendlease on its joint venture Malaysian RM10b development ‘The Exchange, TRX’ in Kuala Lumpur, and helped guide the delivery of its $6 billion Australian ‘Barangaroo’ project in Sydney, Australia. She joins Mura as Senior Advisor.

Rebecca Spours

Commercial Manager

Rebecca works in the investment team at both Mura and Armstrong Capital, a leading asset manager in the impact sector. Prior to this, she worked at global investment bank Jefferies International, gaining experience across all financial products with focus on IPO’s, bonds and M&A deals.

Rebecca graduated with a degree in Natural Sciences, having specialised in Chemistry, from the University of Cambridge in 2014. Her career has brought UK, European and International experience, and she is keen to progress Cat-HTR™ technology across a global platform.

Steve Garbutt

Technical Manager

Steve has over 22 years’ extensive international experience, working across the water, power, nuclear and chemical industries. A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Steve has held management positions in  process engineering, commissioning and project management.

Steve is Technical Manager for both Mura Technology and ReNew ELP, the world’s first commercial-scale Cat-HTR™ site, where he leads internal engineering resource and development at the Wilton site.

Kim West

Marketing Manager

Kim brings over 10 years’ experience in Marketing and Communications to the Mura team, with a background in designing multi-channel campaigns and communications for public and private sector audiences. In addition to her role at Mura, Kim also manages communications for ReNew ELP.

Kim studied at Open University, and her career to date spans both household FMCG brands and the design sector. Kim’s role is focused on communicating Mura Technology and highlighting the benefits of chemical recycling at global level, whilst lobbying Government.

Michael Bauer

Commercial Associate

Michael previously worked in the London based Infrastructure & Renewable Energy Team at Allianz Capital Partners. During his career, Michael has gained valuable experience in deal structuring by working on several large scale infrastructure transactions in both Europe
and the US.

Prior to this, Michael gained additional investment sector experience at UBS Europe SE and Union Investment. Michael holds a B.Sc. from the International School of Management (ISM), having completed part of his studies at Tsinghua University and Melbourne University.

Rosie Smith

Regulatory & Compliance Lead

Rosie holds a Masters degree in Geology, and has ten years’ experience in environmental and process safety consulting, planning and permitting for local and international developments including process, power generation and renewables.

She is responsible for gaining planning and permitting approvals and for regulatory compliance for Mura Technology, alongside ReNew ELP, the world’s first commercial scale Cat-HTR™ site, allowing the project to proceed to timeline and plan.

Michael Mackin

Accounts & Procurement Lead

Michael has over 12 years’ experience in accounting and finance, working predominantly at a European law firm, where he managed the finance and administration team. During this time, he gained experience in a fast-paced environment, with exposure to international business, strategic financial planning, performance analysis and taxation.

Since 2015, Michael has been working in the asset management sector of the renewable energy industry; primarily on solar projects and Mura’s plastic waste solution.

Marketa Horsakova

Team Assistant

Marketa joined the team in early 2021, and brings with her an extensive administrative experience, following a career in supporting Executive and Board level members in the German speaking retail, graphic design and technology industries.

Marketa has a BA degree in Business Retail Management with focus on sustainable supply chains, alongside a degree in German from the Open University of Milton Keynes. She brings a keen interest in environmentally oriented business and projects focused on developing a greener future.

Louise Meddings

Office Administrator

Executive Assistant to CEO Steve Mahon and providing support to the wider team, Louise has a wealth of experience supporting board level staff, having previously supported the Joint Managing Director and Legal & Commercial Director at Muse Developments Ltd., an urban regeneration company.

Louise has a BA degree in Classical Civilisation from the University of Nottingham. She has a keen interest in renewable energy, recycling technology and the ethos of Mura, and is excited to see how it will help deliver a #plasticneutral, sustainable and environmentally beneficial future.

Working to achieve a sustainable,
plastic neutral future worldwide.


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