Donald Hector AM is a founding board member of Gelion. He has extensive experience in large-scale industrial processing and the evaluation and commercialisation of new technologies and previously was managing director of Dow Corning Australia and the executive director responsible for the Australian/New Zealand, ASEAN and Indian subsidiaries of Dow Corning Corporation, a high-technology, American multi-national company.
He was also managing director of Asia Pacific Specialty Chemicals Ltd, an ASX-listed specialty chemicals and food additives company and has been a non-executive chairman and director of ASX-listed and private companies and not-for-profit organisations.
Donald has a PhD in engineering and is a Fellow of the Institution of Chemical Engineers, of the Institution of Engineers (Australia), of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and is a Fellow and the immediate past President of the Royal Society of NSW. He is a Member of the Order of Australia.