We have a diverse and well-rounded team with the knowledge, ability and insight to be able to develop this technology and bring it to the world to reach our goal of allowing more renewable energy to be used.

Leadership Team


Matthew williams, BE (Hons)

head of research & development

Matthew is a mechatronic engineer with 10 years’ experience in engineering design and project management. From an early age his passion for design and mechanical systems seemed headed for the automotive industry. The technological shift toward digital systems and software interfaces ultimately had a greater appeal as Matthew has always believed that technology should serve people, and not the other way around.

Key understanding and experience obtained through designing and implementing systems across a wide range of industries has afforded Matthew the insight and ability to manage development of complex systems. He is driven by a motivation to make a productive and positive impact on the world by bringing engineering back to its original core purpose; to apply scientific, economic, social, and practical knowledge to innovate and design improvements to the world we live in.

andrew scobie, B Economics, M Design, PhD Economics (in progress)

executive chair

Andrew is an economist, systems designer, and company director. An investor in innovation, he is a former board member of organisations including ACCI, Greening Australia, and the Business Finance Taskforce. Andrew has also been involved with The Demographic Change Council, and The Business Tax and Regulative Reform Council.

Andrew has been a key member of the Faraday Grid project for 3 years, and has been instrumental in facilitating the engineering team to expand upon the conceptual design of the Faraday Exchanger to develop the Faraday Grid in order to address the biggest challenge of our generation.

jacqueline porch, B Env des

chief marketing officer

Jacqui has worked with the Faraday Grid team since early development, as well as parent company Exigen for 4 years.

Her strengths in consumer and market trend analysis come from her years in high growth consumer brands covering multiple global regions, from start-up through to IPO.

Jacqui has a degree in Environmental Design.


jason cordner, CPA, B Comm

chief financial officer

Jason has more than 18 years experience working in public practice, and is the former CFO of Energy Matters. Jason is passionate about working with entrepreneurial businesses focused on growth. Jason is CPA qualified accountant and a fellow of Finsia with a graduate diploma in finance.

Engineering Team


Malcolm newman

BE (hons)

Malcolm is an electrical engineer with over 30 years’ industry experience spanning areas of physics, chemistry, electro-mechanical systems and real-time software. He started his own engineering company in 1987 when he realised he could deliver more value for his clients without the bureaucracy found in larger companies. This allowed Malcolm to work across a vast array of industries and help pioneer a number of technological innovations in Australia and the United States.

Malcolm fundamentally believes in design from first principles, and has used this methodology to deliver the design architecture and complex bespoke solutions for projects ranging from semiconductors to entire logistics systems.


James wall

BE (Hons), CPL(A)

James brings a diverse skillset to the team with a background in engineering design and commissioning of power systems for large Australian electricity generators and distributors. With qualifications in engineering and aviation and a passion for sailing and electronic systems design James has designed and manufactured a number of systems to aid his seafaring weekends.

James has been a key member of The Faraday Grid project team for 2 years, leading the manufacturing process and testing of our first prototype. His business management background has also made him an effective communicator and team coordinator, having a multiplier effect on team productivity.

Gilbert Liu

BE (hons)

Gilbert is an electrical engineer passionate about all things technology and software design. Ever since building his first computer in primary school, he has developed his passion for leveraging technology to connect and assist people. This has continued into his career both professionally and personally with a number community groups.

Gilbert’s industry experience spans across all aspects of the energy sector including recent projects in electricity generation and metering systems, with a primary focus on the effective implementation of software system. Gilbert firmly believes that technology can ultimately make the world a better place to live.