I Board of Directors
Alison Crook AO
BA Hons, MBA, Dip Lib, Grad Dip Ed, Hon D Univ, Hon D Litt, FIPAA, FAICD, FALIA
Alison has extensive senior executive experience in public and private sector roles including: State Librarian (NSW), Director General State & Regional Development (NSW), Executive Director Operations Serco Asia Pacific & Managing Director Serco Transport Services, and Deputy Vice Chancellor Resources Monash University. She also has strong non-executive director experience having served on 17 boards in both private and public sectors including IBM Australia, Lend Lease Corporate Financial Services, St James Ethics Centre, Australian Volunteers International and multiple boards connected with IT and Open Learning. She has been named Australian Business Woman of the Year (Qantas-Bulletin), Australian Business Leader of the Year (Professions) (Business Review Weekly- Alcatel), and awarded an AO for services to public administration and a Centenary Medal for services to business.
Director, Director of Enova Community
BA in Political Economy, Deans Honours List, Williams College Mass USA, GAICD
Mara has extensive senior executive experience ranging from CEO Green Cross Australia, Director Business Development CSIRO and Senior Equities Analyst covering Internet and eCommerce at Macquarie Bank, through to executive leadership roles at Greenpeace Australia, Choice, Allen Consulting Group, Canstar, and Morgan Stanley (NY and SF). Mara’s board experience includes: President Australian Conservation Foundation (current), Chairman of Gold Coast Waterways Authority (current), Australian Ethical Investment (current), Bush Heritage Australia, and the National Office for the Information Economy, and having served on multiple innovation strategy, ICT deregulation, banking reform and renewable energy advisory boards and policy reviews under the Federal, NSW, Victorian, Queensland and multiple local governments. For six years she served on the Advisory Council of NSW Sustainable Energy Development Authority (SEDA). Mara brings technology transformation and big data expertise to Enova. She currently is a consultant leading Strategy and Development for Food Agility Cooperative Research Centre and is supporting a big data transformation strategy at Simba Global.
Director, Chair Audit & Risk Committee
MBA, Chartered Accountant
Mark brings tremendous depth of financial understanding to the Enova Board. He has had an outstanding international career in all the major markets. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant in the UK, and his positions have included global head of Corporate Development, Boston Consulting Group, Global Chief Financial Officer, Citigroup’s wealth management division, and Executive Director Finance, NAB. Mark also has outstanding environmental credentials. While at NAB Mark led the bank to become carbon neutral and championed its efforts to support the development of natural capital accounting concepts. NAB was one of the first major Australian companies to sign The Natural Capital Declaration ahead of the Rio Summit. Mark is a regular speaker on sustainability related issues, including as a trainer of business executives at the Prince of Wales’ Business & Sustainability Program each year, conducted in cooperation with Cambridge University. He is also a member of the Advisory Board of the Monash University Sustainability Institute and was a founding member and active supporter of Fauna and Flora International where he is a member of the Conservation Circle.
B Ec, in Accounting and Commercial Law, Cert Personal Investment, Cert Real Estate Practice
Robert played a pioneering role in development of the socially responsible investment industry in Australia and has had extensive financial and managerial experience across a number of businesses involved in public accounting, investment management, and residential property investment, as well as being involved in a wide range of environmental initiatives over the last 38 years. He has served on the boards of a number of organisations including: Bush Heritage Australia (Treasurer/Director), Nature Conservation Trust of NSW (Chairman/ Director), Rainforest Rescue (Chairman/Director), Australian Ethical Investment Ltd, Responsible Investment Association Australasia, Permaculture College Australia and Pingala Co-operative Ltd.
BA (Hons), MA (Hons), LLB Masters of Comparative Law (Environmental Law) George Washington University, Washington DC, USA
John, based in the Northern Rivers, is a Consultant to Herbert Smith Freehills’ Sydney office where he was a partner for 20 years. He established the firm’s National Environmental Group in 1989 and led it for many years. John is recognised as a leading environmental law practitioner with extensive experience in all the legal aspects of land-use planning, pollution control and contaminated land, and in the field of climate-change law. His experience includes many years with large corporate transactions and largescale urban infrastructure projects acting for both government and non-government clients. It also includes land use planning and environmental aspects, and greenhouse aspects, of large-scale power-plant and mining projects, and with land-decontamination projects acting for non-governmental clients. He also has extensive experience in relation to strategic climate change issues including ‘carbon costs pass-through’, carbon capture and storage, joint venture structuring, registration and reporting obligations, and ‘carbon credit’ acquisitions. He has been Secretary of the National Environmental Law Association of Australia; a member of the Executive Committee of the International Bar Association’s Committee on Environmental Law; a member of the Advisory Board of the Commonwealth Environment Protection Authority; and a member of the International Environmental Lawyers Network based in Washington DC.
B Engineering (electrical), FIEA, CPEng, RPEQ, NPER, GAICD
Tony brings over 34 years’ experience in the utilities sector to the company, as a senior executive in business strategy, economic management, operational management and business performance in Qld and South Australia in both Energy Retailing and Energy networks. Prior to holding this position Tony was Executive General Manager Energy Services for Energy Queensland and Executive General Manager Retail, General Manager Effective Market Reform and Executive General Manager Asset Management for Ergon Energy. In SA he led ETSA’s readiness for the commencement of the National Electricity Market. In one of his roles in Ergon Energy, he was responsible for developing alternative business and operating models for Ergon Energy create a sustainable and viable network business into the future. Tony has been on the Board of Enova since its inception and was appointed MD on July 1 2017.
I Senior Management
Felicity has over 20 years’ experience in the energy and environment fields, across both government and private sectors. Most recently she was Commercial Manager at Jemena Gas networks, and prior to that Felicity has fulfilled roles as Head of Retail for Pooled Energy, Senior product Manager for Australian Power and Gas, National Business development Manager for Low Energy Supply Services, Program Officer and Manager with NSW Dept of Energy, Utilities and Sustainability.
Chief Financial Officer
Matt is a CPA qualified accountant, with more than 15 years of experience across a broad range of sectors including finance, media and energy. His experience in energy retail spans over 5 years, most recently at Origin Energy as a Commercial Manager and Simply Energy as a Finance Manager.
Wholesale Trading Manager
M Sc Environmental Technology of Energy Production, Cert Trader of Financial Electricity Market, Nordpool, Cert Trader of Physical Electricity Market, ELBAS&ELSPOT, Nordpool. Virpi is an experienced manager with over 10 years’ experience working in management and coordination roles with energy consultancy and trading companies in Finland, Germany and Australia. Virpi’s role with Enova is to manage the retailing interface with the wholesale market and ensure that Enova meets the compliance requirements in this industry.
Manager, Enova Community Ltd (Not-for-Profit Arm)
Sandi has over 18 years of expertise in sustainability, leadership development, community engagement, strategic foresight, program design and delivery, professional coaching and organisational capacity building. She has a strong background in energy efficiency and behaviour change and is a dynamic and skilled operator across all sectors of community, NGO, government and business. Her recent positions include QLD Regional Leader of the National Energy Efficiency Network, NSW Regional Manager of the Centre for Sustainability Leadership, Byron Shire Council Sustainability Officer and Director of Sandi Middleton Consulting. Sandi is a Board Director for The Next Economy and With Nature organisations.
Mark Swivel is an experienced lawyer and company director. He studied at Sydney University and has worked in Australia and the UK in senior roles in both law and finance. He currently has his own legal and consulting business. Admitted to practice in 1995 Mark has mainly worked in financial services law. He was a partner with Langes Lawyers (2003-6) and a director of Sydney Credit Union (2008-11). He has a long-standing commitment to micro-finance and is an ambassador for Good Return, a boutique NGO development agency. Mark obtained an AFSL for energy sector company Energy Action in 2010 and joined the Enova team in 2016.
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- Issuers using this facility include new or rapidly growing ventures. Investment in these types of businesses is very speculative and carries high risks.
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