Principal, Consumer-wise Consulting
Philip is an experienced director, regulator and consumer advocate, based in Melbourne. He set up Consumer-wise Consulting, working on strategy, policy, engagement and governance. He is a member of the Boards of the Financial Basics Foundation (which he chairs), Clean Energy Council, Consumer Action Law Centre and Consumers’ Federation of Australia, and chairs the Customer Advisory Panel for the energy networks Powercor, Citipower and United Energy. He is a member of the Customer Owned Banking Code Compliance Committee and the expert panel at the financial ombudsman AFCA, and is a graduate of the AICD.
He previously worked at the Australian Energy Regulator, the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission and the UK energy regulator Ofgem. In the UK he also held senior roles at three consumer organisations, worked as an associate partner at Accenture, and was a member of cross-sectoral bodies advising UK ministers on better regulation.
Managing Director ANZ – Aquila Capital
Dennis brings more than 15 years of Australian energy experience to the board.
He has led the development and M&A of large-scale renewable projects in excess of 2 GW, as well as over $1 billion of contestable transmission assets.
Dennis currently holds the position of Managing Director ANZ at Aquila Capital. Previously, he has held senior energy sector roles at Octopus Investments, AusNet Services and Ampol.