John Bell

Managing Director

John studied agriculture and business management in the UK, before working in the civil engineering sector as Land Negotiator and estimator on major motorway earthworks contracts in the UK. He progressed into Oil & Gas exploration in senior engineering management roles with major oil and gas companies, including BP, Texaco and BHP Petroleum. He has worked and had business ventures all over the world.
With a long history of success in well engineering and project management, he later established ADA International in 2004, an international company based in Melbourne, with offices in New Zealand, Brazil, Peru and Colombia. The company was a world first in the sector to develop and implement a unique project management consortia business model, in Australia and New Zealand with total contract value in excess of $2 billion. This included the development of two offshore gas fields, installing and commissioning the platforms and drilling and completing the wells to first gas delivery.
Other experience includes logistics, OH&S, Bio security and emergency response, initiating a National Industry safety forum in Australia. John, as an entrepreneur, invested in, and raised capital for an independent UK listed oil E&P company, as Chairman and major shareholder he tripled oil production and share price in the first two years. He independently acquired oil and gas exploration assets for development in South America, and as a major shareholder of an Australian company oil exploration assets in West Africa and gas and gold tenements in Australia.
His interest in corporate dairy farming resulted in acquiring an 800-cow dairy farm in Victoria, Australia from 2014 -2021 and it was during this period he was introduced to regenerative farming which turned his attention to green energy.
His extensive international and diversified experience has required skills in leadership, negotiations with private enterprise and National Oil companies, commercial contracts, risk mitigation and management, marketing, strategic planning, corporate governance, and global geopolitical awareness. His current focus is the renewable Recyclables sector and related innovative technologies most specifically in Waste to Energy. He is Managing Director of Ember Eco Solutions and Pyrolysise the UK.