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Executive Team

Dr. Bevan Holcombe


As a senior utility engineer at Energex for over 30 years, Bevan attained broad technical and commercial industry experience. He led a number of R&D projects and managed a number of units across the organization, including IT Planning, Infrastructure Planning, Network Strategy and Network Performance Reporting. Bevan is a seed capital founding investor in the company and oversees engineering at Planet Ark Power and its sister company Elevare Energy.

Richard Romanowski

Executive Director

Richard has over 10 years’ experience in both running and investing in businesses in the Australian renewable energy and power electronics sectors. In the past Richard has run his own management consulting business as well as having senior executive experience in various organisations. Richard is passionate about green, clean technology and applies his experience to helping businesses profit from it.

Jonathan Ruddick

General Manager

Jonathan has held senior executive positions in the Australian solar and investment industry, and has over 16 years of national and international experience in private equity, M&A, and asset management. He’s held positions in both accounting and legal professions with Deutsche Bank, KPMG, and Andersen in Australia, Tokyo and London. Jonathan is admitted as a Lawyer of the Supreme Court of NSW and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia & NZ.

Shaun Scallan

Institutional Program Manager

Shaun brings a wealth of knowledge to his role, ranging from electrical engineering to IT to corporate affairs. Business development, in the broader sense, has always been a part of his many past roles. His experiences working in three socio-environmental startups have sharpened his skills, and he enjoys helping clients focus on using efficient, renewable energy.