Board of Directors
Ms Warburton is an experienced non-executive director and senior executive who brings 30 years’ commercial, operational, policy and governance experience in the energy sector. Ms Warburton previously served as Commissioner at the Australian Energy Market Commission overseeing development of energy policy reforms and market rules. She was a director of Stanwell Corporation Limited and was appointed to the Queensland Government’s independent Renewable Energy Expert Panel. Ms Warburton spent 18 years as a partner in the energy practice of professional services firm Minter Ellison and was national head of the firm’s climate change practice for 10 years. She is currently also a director of the Scheme Financial Vehicle for the NSW Electricity Infrastructure Roadmap, director of North Harbour Clean Energy Pty Ltd, director of Lacuna Professional Solutions and sits as a member of the King’s College Council, University of Queensland. Ms Warburton holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) and Bachelor of Arts and is an AICD graduate.
Mr Frischknecht was inaugural CEO of the Australian Renewable Energy Agency (ARENA) overseeing a $2.1 billion portfolio and more than 350 new clean energy investments. He has international experience in the clean technology sector in Silicon Valley and led cleantech investing at Melbourne venture capital firm Starfish Ventures. Mr Frischknecht is an advisor to Kilara Capital and is on the Board of RACE for 2030 CRC. He has degrees in Economics and Law, an MBA and Public Management Certificate and is an AICD graduate.
Bringing expertise as a practising lawyer, Mr Venus has over 27 years’ experience in governance and risk management, litigation and commercial law advice across different sectors. A former Director of Metro South Hospital and Health Service, Mr Venus has also served as a Director of the PA Hospital Research Foundation and the Chair of the City of Logan Mayor’s Charity Trust. He has a Bachelor of Commerce and a Bachelor of Laws, a Masters of Laws, and a Certificate of Arbitration and Mediation. He is also a member of the AICD.
With a legal and policy background, Ms Hull holds extensive experience in industrial relations, workplace health and safety and environment, and employment, skills, and training. Ms Hull has notably worked for Telstra and as Executive Director and Electrical Safety Regulator of WorkSafe NT. A long-term resident of North Australia and currently based in Far North Queensland, she brings a particular understanding of regional and remote communities and her commitment to the environment has seen her serve as a lawyer with the Environmental Defender’s Office. She has acted on the Boards of Safe Work Australia, the Community and Public Service Union and the Working Women’s Centre. Ms Hull has a Bachelor of Laws (Hons), a Diploma in OHS and qualifications in Assessment and Training and Mediation.
Dr Peter Wood
Dr Wood brings over 40 years’ of Australian and international experience in complex infrastructure projects from the multiple perspectives of investors, owners, contractors, and operators. He is a former Board member of Infrastructure Australia with degrees in engineering and business (BE 1st Hons, MBA, and DBA) and an advanced diploma in corporate governance. Dr Wood is an alumnus of Monash University, Queensland University of Technology and Harvard Business School. Prior to establishing E3 Advisory with his other business partners, Dr Wood worked for over 25 years with major international contractors, followed by 10 years with an international infrastructure advisory firm where he was Principal and Global Managing Director responsible for operations in Australia, United Kingdom, China (PRC), Hong Kong, New Zealand, India, and the Middle East.
Ms Stanton is an experienced non-executive director and independent advisor, with specialist skills in executing strategy as well as in governance and operational risk. She has served on the board of Energy Queensland during the merger of Ergon and Energex, and also on the boards of Northern Territory Power and Water Corporation, and Ergon Energy Corporation Limited. In addition to her extensive experience in the energy sector, Ms Stanton’s career includes operational, leadership and commissioning roles in the mining industry. She has lived and worked regionally for 30 years and is a passionate advocate for Northern Australia. Ms Stanton holds a degree in Minerals Processing Engineering and is an AICD graduate.
Ms Streets is an experienced executive with specialist skills in industrial relations with a career focussed on advocating for workers in the financial services sector. Over the past 15 years she has held a number of positions on the Finance Sector Union (FSU) Executive, including her current role of FSU National President. Ms Streets also serves as an executive to the Queensland Council of Unions and the Australian Labour Party. She has previously served on the Queensland Work, Health and Safety Board.
Mr Davy has 25 years’ experience in Australia’s National Energy Market, including almost 16 years at Hydro Tasmania, Australia’s largest renewable energy producer, where he was CEO for 7 years. He is very passionate about the transition to a low-carbon economy along with all the components needed for that transition. Mr Davy’s experience is in financial and energy markets, specialising in energy market design. Mr Davy has advised on several energy projects and organisations and is also a non-executive director of MyState Ltd and Sonic Civil investments, as well as Volunteering Tasmania and MyState Foundation. Mr Davy holds a Bachelor of Science Honours (1st) in Physics.
Mr Metcalfe has more than 30 years’ experience in the global energy sector. As President of both We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service in the United States, Mr Metcalfe oversaw the delivery of gas and electricity to approximately 3 million customers. In his prior role as Executive Vice President at We Energies and Wisconsin Public Service he had responsibility for almost 8000MW of generation. Mr Metcalfe’s wide-ranging experience includes renewable and non-renewable generation where he has had responsibility for development, construction, operations and maintenance. He also led essential support organisations, including engineering, planning, training, safety and environmental sustainability. Mr Metcalfe has successfully delivered more than 5000MW of new generation in the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and the United States. He holds a Bachelor of Engineering degree with honors from De Montfort University.
Ms Eves has more than two decades’ experience in strategic human resources and learning. She has broad-ranging experience in enterprise leadership roles across culture, capability, engagement, and organisational design, including from the health sector at Mater Health Services, the tertiary sector at University of Queensland, aged care at Bolton Clarke, and as a professional consultant specialising in human-centred business transformation. Ms Eves studied medicine at the University of Queensland before transferring and graduating with a Bachelor of Science. She also holds a Masters in Human Resources and Organisational Development.
Ms Whitcombe has a wealth of experience in strategy and operational leadership roles across a range of industries. Ms Whitcombe’s experience includes eight years as an executive with Australian gas developer and producer Senex Energy, as well as two years as CEO of RDO Australia, the Australian arm of the world’s largest John Deere and Vermeer dealership business. Ms Whitcombe studied engineering and is also a Chartered Accountant, having spent her early career working in strategy and advisory services with PwC and AT Kearney in Australia and the United Kingdom.
Mr Nelson is an experienced senior executive, joining CleanCo in 2019 to establish its regulatory affairs and market compliance functions. Prior to this, he spent six years leading Queensland Treasury’s Energy and Rail team, with earlier energy roles at the Queensland Competition Authority. Transitioning to General Manager Customer and Energy Markets in August 2021, Mr Nelson is responsible for guiding CleanCo’s customer and market-facing functions, including working with large energy users to develop bespoke long-term, low-emissions energy solutions that meet individual customers’ pricing and sustainability requirements.
Mr Carrick has wide-ranging experience in senior finance roles, most recently as an Executive Director with the Queensland Treasury Corporation (QTC), where he provided advice to the Queensland Government and its Government Owned Corporations on funding, capital structuring, financial performance and structural reform. Prior to QTC, Brian worked in corporate finance and corporate taxation with PwC and KPMG, and he holds qualifications in Business and Law.
A senior Electrical Engineer, Mr Hogan has wide-ranging experience in both operations and asset management including in the renewable energy sector. He brings more than 20 years of expertise across different types of energy generation assets. Based in Cairns and from North Queensland, Mr Hogan previously led Engineering and Operations teams for Stanwell Corporation as their Manager for Hydros and Renewables. Starting his career as an electrical apprentice, Mr Hogan went on to earn a Bachelor of Engineering majoring in Electrical and Electronic Engineering (Hons).
Ms Darr has wide ranging experience leading the delivery of information technology for large organisations. She has led significant operational and digital transformation programs, and established ICT operating models across a number of industries. Ms Darr’s experience includes leading cyber security and business consulting functions in utilities and environmental organisations. Prior to CleanCo, Ms Darr’s most recent role was General Manager for Digital and Technology at UnitingCare where she led technology planning and transformation for 2030.
Ms Wright has more than 15 years of knowledge and experience in the legal field. She has expertise within numerous legal areas including litigation & disputes, projects, corporate law and governance and compliance. Previous to CleanCo, Ms Wright was the General Counsel at Sunwater Limited where she also held various executive roles including Acting Chief Financial Officer, Acting EGM Operations and Company Secretary. Ms Wright holds a Bachelor of Law (Honours) and Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice from the Queensland University of Technology and was admitted to practice as a solicitor in Queensland in 2006.
Ms Rodgers is an experienced and qualified Company Secretary who has been in the Corporate Governance arena for over ten years. Prior to this, she held senior financial and administrative roles in the private training sector. She has been involved as a Governance professional for large corporate bodies such as RACQ and Careers Australia and has also been appointed as Company Secretary to several not-for-profit organisations over the last five years. Ms Rodgers is currently the Company Secretary for the Usman Khawaja Foundation whose purpose is to alleviate disadvantage experienced by youth through the provision of educational and cricketing opportunities. Ms Rodgers has a Graduate Diploma of Applied Governance, Certificate of Governance Practice, Diploma of Accounting among other qualifications and is an Associate of the Governance Institute of Australia.