Five positions on the Clean Energy Council Board are available and will be voted on at the Annual General Meeting on Thursday 30 November. Four of the current directors have nominated for re-election
All of the nominees for the Clean Energy Council Board have extensive experience in the renewable energy industry and executive leadership positions. Read on to find out more about this year's nominees.
Darryl Flukes, ESCO Pacific
Darryl has nearly 20 years’ experience across the energy supply chain, with a strong focus on renewable energy and wholesale markets. He is currently Chairman of solar developer ESCO Pacific and a director of the Ross River Solar Farm. Darryl has been a strong advocate for renewable energy since his time at Southern Hydro, when he was involved in the development of the initial Renewable Energy Target and standardising financial markets for large-scale generation certificates.
David McCallum, True Value Solar
David is driven by a passion for the renewable energy sector, particularly the solar industry, which has been the focus of his career for the last 15 years. In 2017, he was appointed CEO of M+W Group Australia companies, including Managing Director of True Value Solar. David is committed to applying his broad senior experience in both the residential and commercial sectors to further contribute to the clean energy industry’s interests at a crucial but exciting time in its development.
Lara Olsen, Tesla
Lara has worked in the renewable energy and energy efficiency industries for over 15 years in Australia and Europe. She is currently the Regional Manager APAC, Business Development and Policy for Tesla. Lara is a current Director of the Clean Energy Council. She is honored to serve the membership of the CEC as a Board member and is keen to continue to help the CEC respond to the changing customer, policy and technical challenges and growth opportunities for the sector.
Jenny Paradiso, Suntrix
Jenny is the Managing Director of Suntrix, a national solar PV company. She established Suntrix in 2009 and drives the strategic direction of the company, with a focus on commercial solar, battery storage and solar/energy monitoring. Jenny joined the CEC board in February 2017 and has contributed to the board with insight from the solar PV retail industry and as a business owner. She represents the views and needs of solar companies nationally, providing a point-of-view that reflects their segment of the industry.
Matt Rebbeck, RES Australia
Matt has worked in the renewable energy industry for more than 20 years and has a wide range of international and local experience. He has worked at RES Australia for the last 14 years, and has led the growth of the Australian business as first COO and now CEO. During this time the RES team has been successful in the delivery of over 400 MW of wind and solar projects. Matt has extensive knowledge of wind, solar and energy storage projects.
Rachel Watson, Pacific Hydro
Rachel is the current Chair of the Clean Energy Council and has served on the Board since November 2014. As General Manager Australia at Pacific Hydro, Rachel is responsible for leading the company’s Australian portfolio of new business opportunities, projects under development and in construction and operating assets. Since joining Pacific Hydro in 2006, Rachel has been responsible for human resources, external affairs, health and safety, and legal and technical engineering support.
Megan Wheatley, Senvion Australia
Megan’s career over the past two decades has been focused on supporting the transition to a sustainable energy economy. At Senvion, Megan is responsible for communications, external affairs and community engagement. Prior to joining Senvion, Megan was Head of Policy for the UK Business Council for Sustainable Energy, which brought together the Chief Executives of the major energy companies in the UK to progress the sustainable energy agenda. Megan is a current director of the Clean Energy Council.