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An Experienced Team, Dedicated to a Plastic Neutral Future

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Dr Steve Mahon

— Chief Executive Officer

Steve is an experienced investment professional and business entrepreneur with a long career in managing and investing in the environmental sector, having delivered three IPOs and headed up AIM-listed technology businesses. Steve has led Mura in developing global partnerships with KBR, Dow, LG Chem and CPChem to build and operate industrial-scale advanced recycling facilities in both Europe and the US. He has a long career in energy transition and was a pioneer of the renewables sector, being one of the first to develop, build and operate solar assets in the UK. Now through Mura he is pioneering the advanced recycling sector. Steve has a First Class degree and PhD in Geophysics and Planetary Physics.




“Mura is at the forefront of sustainable innovation for helping the world solve its plastic waste problem. HydroPRS™, is inherently scalable, designed for quick and efficient global roll-out to effectively cut carbon emissions from the plastic sector and present an immediate and viable path to Net Zero.

Mura have already established Influential first-in partnerships and customers, have substantial revenue streams and a strong capital investment-to-output ratio.

This truly is a ground-breaking process for the future of sustainable plastic recycling.”


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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).


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Jo-Anne Illman

— Chief People Officer

Jo-Anne is an experienced C-suite People leader and chartered HR professional with over 25 years in the profession. She has extensive strategic experience in all aspects of HR, with a particular passion for Organisational Design and Talent Growth. She has worked in both a freelance and permanent capacity, in a variety of different sectors during her career, gaining experience in scaling up start-ups, and Mergers & Acquisitions activity and culture integration; through to advising huge multinational corporates. Key areas of interest are employee wellbeing & mental health, sustainability & reducing environmental impact, and all aspects of business agility. 

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Richard Daley

— Chief Technology Officer

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 HydroPRS™ site, where he oversees the full site development and progression and whole-industry development, and sits on the Board of Directors.


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Aaron Doughty

— Chief Commercial Officer

Aaron is a leader in the energy and petrochemical industries with over 30 years’ experience. Before joining Mura Technology, Aaron was Managing Director Emerging Energy and Sustainability for Phillips 66 and led the Circular Economy and Renewable Power & Gas initiatives. Preceding this role, Aaron was instrumental in the development and operations of the Phillips 66 Natural Gas Liquids business.

Previous to his work at Phillips 66, Aaron worked to expand the unregulated customer base at Reliant Energy in key commercial and business development roles. In his prior work at TOTAL, Aaron developed the Energy Services Group which managed supply and financial risks and he eventually led the eBusiness team for the Americas to streamline procurement. Early in his career, Aaron was a consultant at Phillip Townsend Associates where he assisted clients in developing plastics and recycling strategies and was instrumental in creating standards for the Chicago Board of Trade for recycled plastics.

Throughout Aaron’s career, he has been an advocate of sound energy and petrochemical policies. Aaron has held positions with the American Chemistry Council, American Petroleum Institute and is past Chairman of PAC66. He is a frequent panelist and speaker on energy and sustainability topics.

Aaron started his career as a plant operator in Dow Chemical’s polyethylene pilot plants while attending college.

Aaron earned an MBA from Rice University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Economics from the University of Houston.

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Dr Dianna Kyles

— Legal Director

Dianna is a legal professional with 20 years’ experience advising energy businesses operating in complex international environments. As a trusted legal advisor, Dianna has implemented strategies across the business life cycle, helping to drive cost savings and minimise legal risks. Having worked in a variety of jurisdictions with differing legal systems, Dianna has practical knowledge of how lawyers support business objectives while ensuring regulatory compliance. She understands the intricate interplay between governments, policy, and commercial objectives in sophisticated industrial spaces.

Dianna recently received a PhD in Law from King’s College London; she also holds an LL.B. from Queen’s University (Kingston, Ontario) and a M.A. and B.A. in Political Science (International Relations) from the University of Calgary. She is on the Roll of Solicitors in England & Wales and a Member of the Law Society of Alberta.

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Steve Garbutt

— Project Director

Steve has over 25 years of extensive international experience, working across the water, power, nuclear and chemical sectors. A Chartered Chemical Engineer, Steve has held management positions in process engineering, commissioning and project management. As Project Director for Mura Technology, Steve is currently focused on commissioning and operation of Mura’s first HydroPRS™ site in Teesside, Northeast England.

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Prof. Thomas Maschmeyer

— Principal Technology Advisor

Professor Maschmeyer is Co-Founder of Licella Holdings, and an inventor some of the key components of Mura’s Hydro-PRT process. In addition, he is Founder, non-executive director and Principal Technology Advisor of Gelion plc, an AIM listed battery company. Most recently he was awarded the Australian Academy of Science’s David Craig Medal (2021) and the Australian Prime Minister’s Prize for Innovation (2020).

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