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Operations Team

John Hassard 


Dr Hassard has led on the development of the EnviroMission Intellectual Property portfolio for the last four years; he has been working in the renewable energy sector for the last 21 years and on the Solar Cyclone Tower for over 5 years. He has a PhD in Particle Physics, and was a Faculty member of both Harvard University and Cornell University, for over 5 years and of Imperial College for over 32 years. In addition to managing the IP portfolio, Dr Hassard leads on the SCT development in the Middle East North Africa region.

  • Founded 9 companies in the UK and Middle East, from which he has successfully exited four.
  • Award-winning technologies and many patents in optoelectronics, biotechnology and biomedicine, environmental sensing- Hassard is skilled in IP management, renewable energy and in security.
  • Co-founded the Institute for Security, Science and Technology at Imperial College.
  • He has pioneered successful classes such as ‘Environmental Physics’ and ‘Entrepreneurship for Physicists’.
  • Over 300 refereed publications across a wide range of physics topics.


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Kim Forte 


Ms Forte joined the executive management team in 2001 and is responsible for all facets of corporate communications.

Ms Forte has a background in socio-environmental science and worked extensively in corporate communications roles across diverse industries including retail, higher education, publishing and design, with expertise highlighted in public, government and investor relations.

Ms Forte has also managed projects with strategic outcomes required from the disciplines of marketing, branding, and, research and design.

Ms Forte was Vice-President of one of Australia's leading environmental education organisations, the Gould Group, having served on its board from 1996 - 2006.

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Andrew Draffin 


Mr Draffin is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and is partner with accountancy firm Draffin Walker & Co Chartered Accountants.

Mr Draffin provides experience in accountancy and secretarial services to both publicly listed and private companies operating across a broad range of sectors.

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Christopher Davey 


Mr. Christopher Davey completed a B.Comm with honours majoring in Management, Marketing and International Business.

Mr Davey has in-depth understanding and experience of the financial and security markets in Australia and the United States as a result of management roles within the boutique investment banking sector with particular emphasis on small market capital and emerging companies.

Since formally joining EnviroMission, Mr Davey has been responsible for commercial operations in the United States.

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Andrew Forte 


Andrew has worked for EnviroMission for 14 years and has extensive knowledge of finance, securities, intellectual asset management and IT related activities. He was awarded the Griffith University's 'Award for Academic Excellence 2018' upon completion of his MBA and has also completed his PGDip in Business Administration.


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