Dr Ronald Watts – Chairman
Dr Ronald Watts has worked at senior levels of government and at CEO and board level across a range of technology-based enterprises.
His management experience covers software and telecommunications industries, and as a consultant he has worked with companies on strategy and fund-raising in biotechnology, utilities, food processing and energy.
In recent times, Dr Watts served on the Australian Business Foundation’s Research Advisory Committee, and as Adjunct Research Fellow at the University of South Australia.
Dr Watts has a Bachelor of Science (Honours) from the University of New South Wales and a PhD from Cambridge University.
Paul Meehan - Director
Principal of Meehans Solicitors, Paul Meehan has been practicing law in the Macarthur area for over 20 years, specialising in Conveyancing/Property Investment/Commercial Law/Leases/Investment and Tax Advice.
Once a small practice, Meehans Solicitors soon became one of the largest in the Macarthur area.
Paul's exceptional leadership skills and dedication to personalised service recently led his team to certification SIO Law 9000 Legal Best Practice.
Steve Twaddell – Director
Steve Twaddell is a graduate of Brown University and during his career served two years of active duty in the US Navy.
Having worked in the computer industry since 1959 in a number of technical positions, Steve’s career progressed into sales then management. With experience in insurance, defence, computer hardware (IBM) and software, health and finance, Steve transferred to Australia in 1980 to set up a subsidiary of a US parent company. It quickly became the major profit contributor to the parent by 1985.
Steve serves on several company boards in both Australia and New Zealand including Australian Fresh Seafood, Toveelen and Aerial Surveys Limited of which he is Chairman.
Murray Bleach – Director
Murray Bleach has over 30 years experience in the accounting and finance industry. He originally worked as a Chartered Accountant for KPMG Peat Marwick in Sydney and Dallas, Texas. His move into financial services came in 1987, when he joined Bankers Trust Australia.
Murray joined Macquarie Group as part of Macquarie’s acquisition of Bankers Trust Australia. During this time he was CEO of Macquarie’s US business and led the building of its US infrastructure business.
He was previously CEO of Intoll Group and is currently a Non Executive Director of Industry Funds Management and Eraring Energy. He is also on the board of Suicide Prevention Australia and Strongform Group and is a member of the Advisory Board for Derwent Executive, an executive recruitment consultancy.
Murray holds a Bachelor of Arts (Financial Studies) and a Master in Applied Finance from Macquarie University. He is also a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors and a Chartered Accountant.
Please note that Valerie Duncan and Edward Hanna are also Directors of Energy Action.