Calix appoints Dr Louise Keyte
as Chief Technology Officer

and General Manager, Sustainable Processing

A leader in innovation

Dr Keyte is a senior executive with a background inresearch 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 (CTO), Dr Keyte will drive the efficient innovation, commercialisation and deployment of all applications of the Calix technology. As General Manager (GM), 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 minerals 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

The decarbonisation of industry in the pursuit of a net zero economy is one of the greatest global challenges. Industries such as cement, lime, iron and steel provide the foundations of our societies and economies. They also represent approximately 15% of global CO2 emissions and require urgent, affordable and scalable decarbonisation solutions.

The transition to net zero will also require vastly increased use of minerals essential to the decarbonisation of economies. From lithium for batteries to metals used in advanced manufacturing, the materials of the future also require sustainable processing solutions.

Calix is applying its unique calcination technology to enable the urgent and economical decarbonisation of essential industries. By separating the heat source from the chemical reaction, Calix’s technology is enabling the electrification of industry, the efficient capture of unavoidable CO2 emissions, and green industrial processing solutions.


“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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