ESIA Board

ESIA Board

The ESIA Board is elected annually at the Annual General Meeting. Any Corporate or Associate Member may put forward a nomination.

Rod Woolley, President

Rod Woolley (BIT, M ProfAcc) is Managing Director of Yellow Door Consulting P/L. Rod has many years of experience in the energy efficiency industry and energy regulation. For nearly nine years up to 2017, Rod was a key member of the management group that founded and administered the Victorian Energy Efficiency Target (VEET) Scheme, renamed the Victorian Energy Upgrades (VEU) program in mid-2017. He had particular responsibility for administrative and legislative policy, approval of energy efficient products and stakeholder relations. Rod has a deep understanding of other energy efficiency initiatives around Australia including the state-based and state-administered: NSW Energy Savings Scheme (ESS), ACT Energy Efficiency Improvement Scheme (EEIS), the SA Retailer Energy Efficiency Scheme (REES); and the national Renewable Energy Target (RET) and Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF) both administered by the Clean Energy Regulator (CER). For many years, Rod worked as a journalist with the ABC, BBC and Financial Times of London. He also lectured in law and communications at University of New England and University of Canberra.

Hamish McGovern, Vice President

Immediate past President of the ESIA, Hamish McGovern (BE Elec, BSc, MBA) is Managing Director and co-founder of Wattly, the largest certificate creator under the VEU program. Hamish has worked in energy efficiency since 2011 and regularly participates in energy savings scheme stakeholder engagement initiatives. He has a deep understanding of the VEU, ESS and ERF deemed and Measurement and Verification (M&V) methods as well as the regulations and compliance requirements. He understands the commercialisation of these methods and regularly makes submissions to government consultations. Prior to Wattly, Hamish spent 20 years building enterprise IT & ICT solutions working in software development, IT infrastructure, sales and marketing and product management. He helped build Australia’s largest online service providers, spent 10 years working for a large Silicon Valley-based business, and as global product manager brought to market their first cloud-based solutions. Hamish is a founding contributor to the Climate Council and supports Environment Victoria and the Australian Marine Conservation Society.

Ric Brazzale, Treasurer

Ric Brazzale (B Comm, MBA) is the co-founder and Chairman of Green Energy Group, Green Energy Trading and Green Energy Markets and is President of the Renewable Energy Certificates REC Agents Association. He has participated in all State Governments’ initial advisory committees or processes for the development of energy efficiency schemes and has participated in Federal advisory committees in relation to energy efficiency. Ric was Executive Director of the forerunner national peak body to the Clean Energy Council, the Business Council of Sustainable Energy. He has more than 30 years of energy sector experience including a range of senior roles within private energy sector and infrastructure companies. Ric was inducted to the Australian Solar Council Hall of Fame in 2016.

Ben Henderson, Secretary

Ben Henderson (B Comm) is co-founder and Managing Director of The Green Guys Group and Director of OptiTech International. Over the past decade he has focused on delivering energy efficiency, renewables, power purchasing agreements and micro-grid solutions for the Green Guys. Through the development of unique and vertically integrated solutions, the Group has delivered projects across 8,000 sites nationally. Ben has been involved in energy savings schemes since 2010, participating in many stakeholder engagements for the ESS, VEU and REES and has engaged in the ERF. Green Guys Solar, a subsidiary, is a member of the Clean Energy Council and OptiTech is a member of the Lighting Council of Australia.

Stuart Edgley, Board member

Stuart Edgley is the Managing Director and founder of Emerald Planet, one of the largest lighting companies that operates within the energy savings schemes across Australia and which operates in international markets. He has been at the forefront of the carbon abatement market in Australia since 2005 with comprehensive experience in abatement schemes nationally, in business development, product development and sourcing. Stuart represents the ESIA on the National Lighting Energy Efficiency Advisory Working Group.

Cae Mantovanni, Board Member

Cae Mantovanni is the NSW General Manager of Ecovantage.

Mark Ploenges, Board member

Mark Ploenges is the founder and Managing Director Business Development of Ozwide Group. Mark is a qualified electrician and founded Ozwide as an electrical contracting firm in 2006. The company now services blue chip commercial and industrial clients across Victoria. Mark has spent over 20 years in electrical services in the field and in management and has worked in energy savings schemes since 2009. Mark represents the ESIA on the Code of Conduct working group including engaging with Australian Financial Markets Association to progress standards of excellence in brokered trade markets for environmental products.

Adrian Uberti, Board Member

Adrian Uberti is the Chief Exectuive Officer of UNIfied, formerly LEDified.

Roy Zandona, Board Member

Roy Zandona is the Chief Executive Officer of Energy Makeovers and has over 20 years of experience in blue chip companies and more recently with energy efficiency services.

Jessica Lynch, Executive Officer

Jessica Lynch (BBusComn) is Executive Officer of the Energy Savings Industry Association, responsible for general management of the association with more than 30 member businesses. Jessica has decades of experience in communications and advocacy working with leadership and multi-disciplinary teams and diverse businesses. Jessica has worked with blue chips, industry associations, governments and authorities, SMEs, NFPs and start-up projects. She has worked with the ESIA since 2015 and has worked periodically in energy and sustainability for 25 years.

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