Stedman Ellis

Chief Executive Officer

Stedman is an experienced executive and non-executive director within the resources, research and non-profit sectors. He has wide experience in membership organisations, regulation and policy development, stakeholder engagement and advocacy.  Prior to joining the FBICRC bid consortium in 2018, he was chief operating officer WA for oil and gas association APPEA. He previously worked as a deputy director general with the WA Department of Mines & Petroleum and in senior external affairs roles with BHP Billiton (including assignments to PNG and the US), Woodside Petroleum and the WA Chamber of Minerals & Energy.

Stedman is a director of the cultural organisation FORM. He previously chaired the industry advisory group for the WA Energy Research Alliance, was a board member of the Australian Centre for Energy & Process Training, the Minerals Research Institute of WA and is a former director of the Australian Gas Industry Trust. He has a bachelor of arts from UWA.

E: stedman.ellis@fbicrc.com.au
P: 08 9266 2882

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Jacques Eksteen

Research Director

Jacques leads its comprehensive whole-of-value-chain research program for future battery industries and is responsible for driving high quality research outcomes which address industry needs.  Jacques has been a key member of the CRC consortium since its inception leading much of the consultation with industry and research participants which formed the basis of the successful bid for Commonwealth funding.  Prior to joining the CRC he was Director of the Curtin University Gold Technology Group and held the Chair for Extractive Metallurgy in the WA School of Mines at Curtin University.

He has extensive experience in managing complex research projects in industry and academia.  He is the listed inventor on a number of patents relating to the mineral processing, hydrometallurgical and pyrometallurgical processes and have published extensively in these areas. He has led a number of other industry and government funded research projects and is a recipient of various awards in research development, innovation and commercialisation.

E: jacques.eksteen@fbicrc.com.au
P: 08 9266 4419

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James Westcott

Project Director

James has been a professional engineer for over 30 years, working globally in the oil & gas, aerospace, fuel cells, electric vehicles, hydrogen and renewable energy sectors, in a variety of engineering, leadership and project management roles.

He is a Fellow of  Engineers Australia and served as the WA President  from 2017-18. James is passionate about sustainability, the urgent need for rapid decarbonisation of our economy and the adaptation of our society to the impacts of climate change.

He holds a Mechanical Engineering degree from UWA and an MBA from INSEAD in France.

E: james.westcott@fbicrc.com.au
P: 08 9266 2882

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Derek Hall

Chief Financial Officer

Derek is a Chartered Accountant, Fellow of the Financial Services Institute and Member of the Governance Institute of Australia. A finance and compliance specialist, he has significant commercial experience identifying key business drivers and bringing cost control and process improvement into sharp focus.

Prior to joining the CRC, he was Chief Financial Officer and Company Secretary for a number of publicly listed and unlisted companies, providing corporate advisory and investor relations services across the technology, mining, oil and gas and construction sectors.

E: derek.hall@fbicrc.com.au
P: 08 9266 3537

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Stacy Osenbaugh

Project Coordinator

Stacy is the project coordinator, supporting the implementation and reporting of the FBICRC research projects. This includes coordinating proposal rounds, contracting and all aspects of project tracking and reporting, as well as providing secretariat support for the Research Implementation and Advisory Committee. Stacy joined the FBICRC in October 2018 after acting as the Curtin Project Officer for the CRC during the bid phases in 2018 with experience in industry driven research partnerships

E: stacy.osenbaugh@fbicrc.com.au
P: 08 9266 4330

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Kelsee Sewell

Executive Assistant

Kelsee provides direct executive support and coordination for the CEO. She also assists with the management and administration needs of the FBICRC team, the Board chair, directors and advisor.  She provides support across a range of delivery activities such as diary management, travel arrangements and every aspect of day to day requirements.  Kelsee has worked as an Executive Assistant for over 6 years in variety of organisations in Western Australia and Victoria.

E: kelsee.sewell@fbicrc.com.au
P: 08 9266 4630

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