Russell has been executive chairman since 1999. He has built up a valuable global network of contacts and fostered a close relationship with MDI. He has demonstrated a longstanding commitment to Air Future’s shareholders and the protection of AFL’s key assets. He has extensive director, business & corporate governance experience and is looking forward to this next stage of the Company – commercialisation.
Michael (Mick) Kain
Mick has had an extensive career as a director in farming, investing, and industrial property. His very broad experience and contacts are invaluable together with the critical function of shareholder relations and promotion.
Peter is a founding shareholder of Air Future Limited. He has been a farmer throughout his business career. He has appreciated from an early stage the importance of a diverse investment portfolio, and of the importance of shareholders. He places high importance on sustainable environmental practices coupled with a strong understanding of the importance of regular energy supply and affordable transport.
Dan is a founding shareholder of Air Future Limited and has been a farmer throughout his business career. He is very aware of the benefits that the technologies can bring not only to farming but all industries, and wishes to see the business achieve these goals. Through personal business experience he sees the benefits of providing independence and resilience to local communities - an important aspect of his own philosophy.
CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
John has an MBA, BE (Elect), Grad Dip Eng (Industrial), and Grad Dip Applied Finance & Investment. His background is investment banking and management with extensive experience in commercialising early stage.The CEO specialisation covers relationships with governments, distributors, markets & regions, and achievement of the structure & sales via projects & milestones.
CHIEF OPERATING & TECHNICAL OFFICER
Paul has an MBA, BE (Mech) Hons. He is an engineering and operations specialist, having worked in the largest of organisations through to private consulting. He has special skills in manufacture, in quality control, and in training and safety controls.The COO specialisation covers the technical presentation of user applications into their environments. In addition the training of personnel and logistics of product and manufacture/import.
WEBSITE & COMMUNICATIONS
The team is supported by Margaret Copplestone. Margaret specialises in websites and communications – both very valuable to the business.
MDI Key Directors
DR CYRIL NEGRE
Cyril is the President of MDI and Director of MDI R & D. He holds a PhD in Mechanical Engineering, and began his career in Bugatti Automobile car design, joining his family’s company MDI in 1993. Cyril is Air Future Group key contact within MDI and organises the support of their team. Numerous of these focus on support for various areas of our business, for example different applications, pilots and demonstrations.
Annic is a Director and the wife of the MDI founder, the late Guy Nègre. Annic has been an essential influence in MDI since its inception, and is a great supporter of Australasia. She and her late husband toured Australasia presenting the technology and met with numerous political personnel including regional Lord Mayors in August 2006.