Klara Marosszeky – Managing Director
Klara Marosszeky has been involved in the Australian Hemp industry since 1999 in both farming and construction research. She has had significant input to the development of the hemp industry in NSW running agronomic trials on dryland as well as irrigated farms in a number of regions of NSW. Research at the Australian Centre for Construction Innovation at UNSW between 2000 and 2006, led to the development of a low EE hemp lime building material and construction process and she currently trains Builders, Owner Builders and Building Designers in hemp construction and design.
Klara worked in Sustainability education and Aboriginal education for 20 years in the VET sector, also teaching in tertiary preparation. She has also worked as a consultant to NSW State and Regional Devt on a number of successful projects with Aboriginal communities. Between 2011 and 2014 she was employed as Project Manager Ecological Sustainability Initiatives for North Coast TAFE. Klara is Secretary of the Northern Rivers Hemp Association and President of the Australian Industrial Hemp Alliance.
Marton Marosszeky – Director Research
Marton is the principal of Marosszeky Associates and a Director of BCRC since 2006. He was an Executive Consultant at Evans & Peck (2007 to 2012). His extensive experience as a qualified engineer spans road construction, structural engineering, construction contracting, research, teaching and expert technical and litigation advice in relation to quality and durability related issues in construction disputes. He also works as management consultant in construction and design process improvement and strategic planning.
Before 2007, Marton was a Professor at the University of New South Wales, teaching in the areas of process and productivity improvement, strategy development and implementation. While at UNSW, he founded the Building Research Centre and later the Australian Centre for Construction Innovation. He is Chair of the Lean Construction Institute of Australia.
Dick Clarke is an Accredited Building Designer with over 35 years experience, focusing exclusively on ecologically sustainable and culturally appropriate buildings, as well as sustainable design in vehicles and vessels, and has received many Design Awards.
He holds a Master of Sustainable Futures degree (by research at the Institute for Sustainable Futures, UTS), on the topic of the effect of state and local planning instruments on the sustainability of the built environment. Dick holds Building Designer Accreditation (No. 6029) under the Building Designer Accreditation (NSW) scheme.
He is Director of Sustainability, and Past President of the NSW Chapter, of Building Designers Australia (BDA). He is a Past President and Board Member of the Association of Building Sustainability Assessors (ABSA).
Mark Napper is a leading Business Alchemist who takes extreme pride in transforming business owner’s lives and businesses. Mark delights in turning the ordinary into the extraordinary; the unrewarding to the rewarding and the unstable to the sustainable.
During Mark’s 25+ years in senior management roles he has been at the forefront of company turn-arounds and change management. He has over a decade of experience in CEO and Managing Director roles. Mark’s industry experience includes agri-business, food, manufacturing, importing, exporting, wholesaling/distribution, FMCG and professional services. His skills extend to business strategy, staff management and performance, finance and accounting, marketing, branding, sales and new product development, just to name a few.
Benjamin Convery – Director, Business Development Manager
Benjamin has worked in business development in the environment sector with government, not-for-profit and commercial enterprises since 2001. Previously the Manager and Curator of the Olive Pink Botanic Gardens in Alice Springs, he brings an innovative approach, strong governance experience and marketing expertise to the company. He is also a qualified Workplace Trainer and Assessor who has had training and project management experience working successfully with indigenous communities.