CEO, GEM Energy
Jack Hooper is the founder and CEO of GEM Energy, a national installer with offices in Brisbane and Darwin.
Jack started GEM Energy in Emerald, Queensland in 2013 as a one-man operation. Today, GEM employs 60 staff with revenues of $40 million per annum.
Under Jack’s leadership, GEM Energy has expanded in the residential sector and grown in skill and capacity to regularly undertake installations of over 1.5 MW.
GEM Energy were one of the first CEC Approved Solar Retailers and has been recognised with three CEC Solar Design and Installation Awards.
Managing Director, Sunwiz
Warwick Johnston is the managing director of SunWiz, a consultancy that services Australia’s solar industry. Warwick has worked in the solar industry since 2005 where he became well-known in the BCSE. Since founding SunWiz in 2009, Warwick has helped hundreds of solar businesses to improve their competitiveness, and authored dozens of reports on Australia’s solar industry.
Warwick has been contributing to the solar industry since 2005, through previous roles in ANZSES (Victorian Treasurer), SEIA (NSW President) and as the Chair of the CEC's PV Directorate. Warwick also sits on the CEC's Distributed Energy Leadership Forum and is Australia's representative to an International Energy Agency PV Task. In 2011, the ASC recognised Warwick's pro-bono contribution to overturning the NSW Government's retrospective feed-in tariff legislation with an Industry Leadership award.
Warwick is a fierce advocate for the role of solar energy in Australia’s energy supply. Warwick combines a passion for solar energy with a love of all renewable energy technologies, and his master’s degree in Renewable Energy provides a framework for considering broader energy policy, energy market operation, and energy economics.