Mr John Herron

Operations Manager

John joined Carbon Nexus in September 2017. He started his career at Mount Isa Mines working on a new lead smelting pilot plant based on CSIRO technology. He then studied briefly at Cambridge University (UK) before joining BTR Automotive in Albury supervising their metallurgical laboratory. He then moved to Ford and completed a Masters of Engineering at the ANU, afterwards becoming the stamping production supervisor at Ford’s Geelong stamping plant. He moved to Alcoa’s ingot mill and then their rolling mill here in Geelong before spending time in Saudi Arabia at an Alcoa joint venture greenfield site.

John brings a great deal of experience in operations management, operations finances, quality control, behaviour-based safety, Six Sigma process improvement and 5S.

Mrs Katrina Robertson

Carbon Fibre & Composites Technical Officer

Katrina has been a Technical Officer at Deakin for 10 years, previously running the metallography laboratories within the Institute for Frontier Materials.

As part of the Carbon Nexus team Katrina is responsible for maintaining the carbon fibre and testing facilities and supervising/training staff and students to use the facilities.