Founder and CEO of Vulcan Energy
I think Australia has a tremendous opportunity to change. There’s been a lot of talk about the fact that Australia could be a renewable energy super power. That is true. We need to take this opportunity, and the opportunity is now."
Francis grew up on a hobby farm on a beautiful island called Cyprus, surrounded by nature and from an early age was influenced by his parents’ strong environmental ethics.
During his mining career, Frances took a deep dive into what the mining industry could do for the environment.
"The more I dived in, the more I realised that the transition to electric vehicles powered by lithium batteries could be done better. That’s when I started Vulcan Energy. We took the company public last year and we’re now at a $70 million market cap – only two years ago it was merely a whiteboard idea."