Approved Solar Retailers must abide by a Code of Conduct. Meet the representatives that make up the Code Review Panel.
This is an independent panel with consumer and industry representation. The panel meets regularly to monitor and review the program to ensure it is operating effectively and is meeting its identified objectives and community expectations.
Gerard has worked in consumer advocacy with Consumer Law Centre Victoria and Consumer Action where he currently leads the centre's policy and campaigns work.
Gerard has represented consumers on a number of bodies, including the Australian Competition and Consumer Commission's Consumer Consultative Committee, the Australian Securities and Investments Commission's Consumer Advisory Panel and the Australian Energy Regulator's Customer Consultative Group.
Gerard has a Masters in Public Policy and Management, Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the University of Melbourne.
For the past six years, Damien has held the position of Policy and Research Manager at renew.
As part of an organisation accountable to consumers in the energy market, Damien has spent much of this time analysing policy, conducting advocacy and overseeing technical and economic assessments in relation to a variety of demand-side technologies.
Damien has a Bachelor of Urban and Regional Planning, a Masters in Environmental Management and a Graduate Certificate in Finance.
Melanie Robertson is the Chief Executive Officer of the Committee for Ballarat. She has a track record of advocacy, collaboration and financial management across private and public sector operations. Most recently as Manager of the Waubra Wind Farm and Asset Services, where she was responsible for delivering a $100m budget, improving workplace culture and community engagement.
An experienced Board Member, Melanie is currently serving on the Boards of Motorcycling Victoria, West Vic Academy of Sport and the Buninyong Community Bank.
Her qualifications include a Masters in Environmental Engineering Management, MBA, Bachelor of Applied Science (Environmental Health), and Bachelor of Medical Science.