Valerie Duncan - Managing Director
Valerie Duncan has been the Managing Director of Energy Action since July 2002 and has seen the company achieve 20% to 30% growth per annum.
Valerie has over 25 years energy industry experience, including 19 years in senior management positions across all aspects of financial management and accounting, energy trading and retailing, strategic planning, human resource management, project management, corporate governance and company secretarial.
Valerie is currently a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Company Secretaries in Australia, Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Institute of Energy and is an Associate of the Australian Society of Certified Practising Accountants. Valerie has been an active board member on the boards of both Prospect Credit Union and the merged Sydney Credit Union having held the position of Chair on both organisations.
Barry Denton - Executive Director, Sales
Barry has been with Energy Action since its inception in 2000.
Barry began his working life in the Australian Army, serving with the 5th 7th Battalion Royal Australian Regiment. Barry served overseas with the Battalion and proudly wears his medals and his Grandfather’s World War Two medals on ANZAC Day and other military occasions.
After leaving the military Barry began his sales career, working in finance and manufacturing before holding senior sales positions at Integral Energy.
Barry currently heads up sales for Energy Action and in this role has overseen strong and consistent sales growth over the company’s ten years of operations.
Edward Hanna - Executive Director, Energy Efficiency & Sustainability
Edward has a background in energy pricing and energy trading, and in his previous role with the company developed and refined the systems and processes which support the growth of the Energy Action business.
Edward has been involved in the energy industry since the deregulation of the NSW electricity market commenced in 1997. His experience in bringing complex ideas to market in a complex and dynamic marketplace keeps Energy Action at the forefront of change in the Australian energy market.
Edward is currently a fellow of the Australian Institute of Energy, a member of the Alternative Technology Association, and a member of the CEO Institute. Along with his honours degree from University of Sydney, he has a diploma in financial management, specialising in electricity derivatives.
Nathan Francis - Executive Director, Finance & Company Secretary
Nathan joined Energy Action in March 2012 bringing over 15 years experience across the functions of finance, taxation, company secretarial, compliance and corporate governance. In his previous role he spent 7 years with the ASX listed Charter Hall Group in roles of Deputy CFO, CFO and Company Secretary. Nathan also gained 7 years experience with PricewaterhouseCoopers in audit and transaction services which included 2 years in the United Kingdom.
Nathan is a chartered accountant and chartered secretary and holds a Bachelor of Business (Accounting and Finance).
Jenny Ward – General Manager - Ward Consulting Services
Jenny founded Ward Consulting Services in 1999 and successfully grew the Company until it was acquired by Energy Action in August 2012.
Jenny has approximately 16 years energy industry experience and a further five years commercial property experience. During this period, Jenny has fostered a number of solid and trusted relationships with high profile organisations amongst the property, hospitality and leisure sectors. Jenny has particular expertise in the areas of sustainability reporting and energy efficiency solutions and is well respected in her field.
Jenny holds a Diploma of Teaching, Bachelor of Social Science and a Graduate Diploma of Counselling.
Helge Sangkuhl - General Manager, Operations
Helge joined Energy Action in 2010 to deepen the company’s capability to manage the large and growing number of energy auctions and management and reporting teams in the Activ8 service departments.
Helge has spent 30 years working within operations in both private and public sector organisations, including eight years in a major NSW energy retailer and spent six years as the Operations Manager in a professional services consultancy with energy retailers as major customers.
Helge leads a team of specialists who implement energy buying and management strategies for electricity and gas in both the small and large market for all of Energy Action's clients.
Helge has a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of NSW.
Troy Davis - General Manager - Product Development, IT, Facilities
Troy joined Energy Action in 2005, bringing to the business his extensive knowledge of refrigeration, air conditioning and information technology.
During this time Troy has been an integral member in growing and evolving Energy Action’s business products, systems, processes and capabilities.
Troy is currently completing a Diploma in System Administration.
Rebecca Tucker - General Manager - Marketing & Analytics
Rebecca joined Energy Action in 2011 to lead Energy Action's marketing department. She has spent over 10 years marketing for organisations in both the private and public sectors including market leaders in electronics, security, agriculture, and cleaning and sanitation services.
Her role within the senior management team provides an extensive background, across a diverse range of industries. Her experience encompasses all facets of marketing including advertising, public relations, e-marketing, product management and corporate branding specific to business-to-business environments.
Rebecca holds a double degree in Psychology and Communications.
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