Michael Fahey - Interim Chief Executive Officer
Michael joined Energy Action in January 2015 from his most recent role as Head
of Group Finance at AGL, one of Australia’s leading integrated energy
Michael brings with him over 6 years of energy market finance
management experience having served in several finance roles at AGL since
2008 including Head of Finance Merchant Energy & Retail Energy, and over 25 years’ finance experience, which includes head of finance and chief financial officer roles at Novartis both locally and offshore in Switzerland, Singapore and the UK, and in the Audit Division in KPMG.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Economics, Accounting Major and a Graduate Diploma in Superannuation Management from Macquarie University. He is also a Member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia and a Fellow of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (FAICD).
Matthews George - Chief Information Officer
In his role as Energy Action's CIO, Matthews George is responsible for the strategy and delivery of all IT matters. He leads a team of innovative technology professionals and is responsible for the architecture of Energy Action's IT landscape, as well as delivering IT upgrades and product releases.
Prior to working at Energy Action, Matthews was the CIO for MetLife Insurance Limited. He has extensive experience in IT, having worked in various IT roles since 2000.
Matthews holds a Bachelor of Computer Science (Rani Durgavati University, India) a Masters of Computer Applications (M.P. Bhoj Open University, India) and is qualified as a Lean Six Sigma Green belt.
Caoimhin Ardren - Projects & Advisory Services Director
Caoimhin has over 25 years in the built environment sector, covering project, asset, commissioning and energy management. He is the author and assessor of the Energy Efficiency Council (EEC) Retrofit Project Manager accreditation scheme and recognised as an expert in project & commissioning management of energy retrofit projects in commercial buildings. He is also an internal operations specialist including the integration of processes into building management.
Dr Paul Bannister - Projects & Advisory Services (incorporating Exergy) Director
Paul is one of the world's leading authorities in energy efficiency. Previously the Managing Director of leading specialist energy efficiency consultancy Exergy Australia, (acquired by Energy Action in 2014), Paul is now responsible for Energy Action's Projects & Advisory Services division.
Paul has played a central role in the development of major energy efficiency innovations, such as the Australian Building Greenhouse Rating Scheme (now renamed NABERS Energy). He is a founding member of the ABGR (now NABERS) Independent Energy Efficiency Design Review Panel and an author to over 80 publications in the field of energy use.
Paul holds a Bachelor of Science (1st Hons, Maths & Physics), a PhD (Engineering Physics) and is a member of the Institute of Professional Engineers of New Zealand, the Australian Institute of Refrigeration, Air Conditioning and Heating, and is currently the President of the Institute of Building Performance Simulation Association Australasia.
Martin Becker - Strategic Client Services Director
With over 25 years experience in the energy industry, including electricity, natural
gas and LPG retailing, as well as experience in the operation of electricity and gas Distribution Networks, Martin brings depth of energy expertise to all client projects.
Prior to joining EnergyAdvice, Martin held senior National Sales Management roles with AGL, where he was responsible for leading national sales teams in delivering integrated and innovative energy solutions for major customers.
Bill McLellan - Business Operations Director
Bill has over 15 years experience in the resources, engineering and energy industries. His experience includes contracts management, commodities marketing and trading as well as energy pricing and risk management. Prior to joining EnergyAdvice, Bill managed the Energex middle office, tasked with risk quantification and price path establishment for electricity, natural gas and LPG in Victoria, NSW and Queensland.
Bill provides financial analysis and risk management experience, along with structured energy product development and strategy formulation.
Bill has a Bachelor of Commerce, a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Business Economics) and a Master of Applied Finance.
David Rylah - Trading & Pricing Director
David was a Shareholder and Executive Director of EnergyAdvice Pty Ltd, a leading energy consultancy for larger industrial and commercial energy users, prior to acquisition by Energy Action in August 2014 and currently holds the position of Trading and Pricing Director.
He has over 25 years’ experience in energy and financial markets, in both the UK and Australia, and was involved in the market design of the NEM at its inception, with particular focus on the price risk management framework that underpins the market.
In 1997, David was elected as the inaugural Chair of the AFMA Electricity Committee that oversaw the framework and documentation for hedging products and market design that remains in place today. In addition he was Chair of the AFMA Dealer Accreditation Board and the electricity industry representative on the AFMA Executive.
David has been engaged to provide strategic advice on multiple aspects of the Australian energy market, including; the Malaysian energy provider, Tenaga Nasional Berhard, on electricity price risk management, a Federal Senator on the Renewable Energy price outcomes and a number of Emissions Intensive & Trade Exposed (EITE) entities operating facilities in Australia. He is also a member of the
Group Risk Committee and co-ordinates AFSL compliance.
David holds a Master of Applied Finance, a Bachelor of Commerce as well as a Certificate in Marketing and Management.