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Nicholas Claydon joins Scale Facilitation® as Director of Strategic Policy

Geelong, VIC, January 31st, 2022 – Nicholas Claydon has joined Scale Facilitation® as the new Director of Strategic Policy, coming straight out of a senior role at the Australian Critical Minerals Office. Nicholas will work within the Major Projects team and drive the expansion of Scale Facilitation® into numerous sectors of the Australian economy.

Nicholas will be focused on developing policy alignment between Scale Facilitation® and governments, with a particular focus on critical minerals, advanced manufacturing and energy policy. He will be responsible for securing policy and planning support from federal and state governments, for the development of all Scale Facilitation® portfolio companies.

“Scale Facilitation® is building the next wave of globally aligned supply chains. With world class leadership, proven technological expertise and an ambitious forward-thinking agenda, I am excited to help drive such an important company at a key point in the world's history,“ says Nicholas. “Advanced manufacturing of critical technologies presents the next global arms race and Scale Facilitation® is playing a key role in developing aligned global supply chains. I look forward to bringing my experiences and knowledge to the company to help drive this agenda and position Australia at the forefront of this technological era.”

“The Australian Government has a clear ambition to grow sectors of specific interest to Scale Facilitation®. Nick’s existing relationships across federal and state governments, and his understanding of government processes, will be a huge boost for us,” says Scale Facilitation® founder and CEO, David A. Collard.

Prior to joining Scale Facilitation®, Nick spent an extensive period of time working for the Australian Government, holding leadership roles within the Critical Minerals Office, Department of Prime Minister and Cabinet, and Office of the former Commonwealth Minister for Resources and Water. During these roles Nicholas has developed significant experience in formulating and implementing supportive industry policy, particularly with regards to the critical minerals sector. Prior to his time with the Australian Government Nicholas worked as a geologist with a number of resources companies.

About Scale Facilitation®

With its Global Headquarters in Manhattan and its Global Innovation Center in Geelong, Australia, Scale Facilitation® is working bilaterally to bring together research, advanced manufacturing, capital, supply chains and talent.

Scale Facilitation® is an investment firm with a novel approach de-risking projects by empowering innovators to maintain focus on their craft and facilitating the many critical services and capabilities required to deliver large-scale advanced manufacturing and innovation projects. Scale Facilitation® removes the many barriers to commercialization for innovators by giving access to the right strategic partners and collaborators who will adopt and scale their inventions.

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