Board members


  Philip Vafiadis
Chair and Non-Executive Director
Philip is Executive Chairman of Innovyz and the Innovyz Institute, two of Australia’s leading technology commercialisation firms. He remains the founder and Chairman of VAF Research, a manufacturer of a world leading high fidelity speaker systems. Philip also co-founded ZEN Energy, which over his time there was recognised as one of Australia’s fastest growing companies. Philip has helped many companies, from startups to some of the world’s largest companies, advising founders, leaders and Boards on strategies for technology, innovation, transition, future markets and growth. Philip is also a founding member and a director of the recently formed Australian Transformation and Turnaround Association, Australia’s peak industry body for transformation, turnaround and disruption professionals.
  Jeffrey Lang
Chief Executive Officer and Chief Technology Officer
Jeffrey is an experienced professional in composite manufacturing and advanced materials technologies with 30 years’ experience in manufacturing in Australia, Europe and Asia.  Jeffrey is an experienced Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer for over 15 years and has worked on the joint venture between Force Industries and Heli Group China to set up Matrix Sports Co Ltd. As Vice President and Technical Director of Matrix Sports Co Ltd, Jeffrey lead the company to become a leading global manufacturer in composites sports goods manufacturing. Jeffrey has many years of business experience across multiple industries and working with international brands, manufacturers, research institutes and government agencies.
Simon Marriott

Executive Director / Industry and Technical Advisor
Simon is a highly experienced senior executive with more than 20 years’ experience in advanced manufacturing. He is considered a pioneer in the additive manufacturing space, establishing Australia’s first 3D printing service bureau in 1993. Recently he held the position of Vice President of 3D Systems - Asia Pacific, Managing Director of Amaero Engineering Pty Ltd, Director of the Advanced Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre and is also a Director of newly formed Innovative Manufacturing Cooperative Research Centre.
  Richard Willson
Independent Non-Executive Director
Richard is an experienced Chief Financial Officer, Company Secretary, and Non-Executive Director with more than 20 years’ experience in a range of finance, company secretarial and directorship roles mainly within the resources and agricultural sectors for ASX listed, private and multinational companies. Richard is currently the Company Secretary for Wilgena Resources Limited and Beston Global Food Company Limited (ASX:BFC), Non- Executive Director and Chair of Risk and Audit for Aus Tin Mining Ltd (ASX:ANW) and Company Secretary and Chair of Risk and Audit for Unity Housing Company Ltd. 
  Professor Richard Fox
Non-Executive Director
Richard is a co-founder of Force Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of composite sports boards. Former Chair and Director of formerly listed Meditech Research Ltd, Former Director of Research at St Vincents Hospital, Melbourne. Past Director of Clinical Haematology and Medical Oncology, Royal Melbourne Hospital (1985 - 2006). Richard was the inaugural Chair of the Cancer Research Centre for Cancer Therapeutics and he was awarded the Order of Australia in 2007. He is a member of a number of Australian and international professional societies, committees and editorial boards.

John Barnes
Non-Executive Director
With over 25 years’ experience in product development and aerospace with Honeywell, Senior Leader at Lockheed Martin Aeronautics, Program Director at Australia’s CSIRO, and Vice President of Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy at Arconic, John has developed expertise in manufacturing, airframe structures, gas turbines and stealth technology. He is recognised internationally for his contributions towards world firsts in medical, therapeutic, and aerospace additive manufacturing. Under John’s leadership, his teams have implemented technology on the F-22, F-35 and Airbus A350. Having founded the leading additive manufacturing engineering firm, The Barnes Group Advisors, his extensive experience in implementation and development around materials, powders, processing, and printing applications is well known in the aerospace & defence industries.








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