Calix appoints Dr Louise Keyte
as Chief Technology Officer

and General Manager, Sustainable Processing

Audrey Barucchi \ October 18, 2022

A leader in innovation

Dr Keyte is a senior executive with a background in research and development, strategy and innovation. She has a strong track record of managing diverse stakeholders, delivering complex projects to drive commercial outcomes, and has demonstrated the ability to successfully develop and grow new business from concept to commercialisation and profitability. With more than 20 years’ experience in heavy industry and building materials, Dr Keyte has previously held roles in innovation development, research and development, and product development. Most recently, she was the General Manager, Innovation, at Australia’s largest integrated construction materials company, Boral.

As the Calix Chief Technology officer, Dr Keyte will drive the efficient innovation, commercialisation and deployment of all applications of the Calix technology. As General Manager, Sustainable Processing, Dr Keyte will lead the development and execution of the strategy for one of Calix’s key industrial decarbonisation business lines, leveraging the Calix technology platform for applications in mineral and chemical processing. Additionally, Dr Keyte will join the Calix Executive Team, making a valuable contribution to the achievement of Calix’s safety, health, environment, governance and sustainability goals.

Industrial decarbonisation

Calix is applying its unique technology platform to enable the urgent and economical decarbonisation of essential industries through a combination of joint ventures, licensing and spin-out strategies.

The electrification of industrial processes is a key step in decarbonising some of the most essential and hard-to-abate sectors of the economy. Calix’s indirect heating approach to calcination is compatible with renewable sources of energy and alternative fuels, making it ideally suited to help mineral and chemical processing enter the electric age. By separating the heat source from the chemical reaction, Calix’s sustainable processing technology can also enable the efficient use of green hydrogen in place of conventional, carbon intensive reducing agents.

Calix’s innovative refining solutions are being developed to enhance recovery of ore and create near zero-waste products, while the prospect of renewably powered at-mine processing offers the potential to deliver a significant reduction in the total CO2 footprint of minerals.


“I am very pleased to be joining Calix and its purpose-driven team to help the company achieve its potential as a leading global innovator of industrial solutions for the environment, addressing some of our most pressing global challenges. I strongly believe that Calix’s technology platform offers unique capabilities to decarbonise our essential industries and help to create the sustainable materials of the future.” – Dr Louise Keyte 

“We are delighted to welcome Dr Keyte to the roles of CTO and GM, Sustainable Processing. Dr Keyte brings exceptional experience and a strong track record of delivering commercialisation of innovative technology solutions for more sustainable practices in carbon intensive industries.

We believe Dr Keyte is ideally suited to lead further innovation of the Calix technology platform, and develop and implement commercialisation strategies for our Sustainable Processing line of business. We are thrilled to have her join us as we continue to realise the potential of Calix’s technology and work towards our shared vision of sustainable mineral and chemical processing.”

Phil Hodgson, Calix Managing Director and CEO

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