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Chief Research and Development Officer: Dr Arnold Mangott. B Sc. (Marine Biology), M Soc. Sc., PhD (Marine Ecology).

Arnold Mangott

Dr Arnold Mangott is responsible for planning and directing the company’s Research and Development Program. The main focus of the R&D program is to create blue-prints and assist in the roll out of MBD’s commercialisation projects. The program also has a strong emphasis on product development for both micro and macroalgae. The multidisciplinary research team with national and international research collaborators and partners has established itself at the world’s leading edge of micro and macro algae biotechnology research and development. Arnold joined MBD in 2009 and is based in Townsville, QLD at James Cook University where MBD’s R&D Centres are located.


Managing Director

Andrew Lawson is a qualified Civil Engineer with strong experience in managing major projects and delivery across both the public and private sectors. He has a thorough understanding of project development, management and construction processes to deliver multi-million dollar projects.
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Chief Financial Officer

Alastair Beard is an accounting and finance professional with extensive experience in asset and property funds management.
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Senior Project Manager - Nutrition

Roger has over 35 years of senior management and operational experience in the specialty chemical industry with global companies engaged in minerals processing, algae production and manufacturing.
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Operations Manager – Bioremediation (Asia)

Dan has 20 years’ experience in senior operations and project management positions across engineering, industrial ‘waste-to-biomass’ and major property development projects. Dan’s initial responsibilities at MBD included development from initial planning, design and construction through to successful operations of the following projects:
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