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We have a unique combination of experience in the energy efficiency, energy storage and solar industries that is required to lower your energy bill. Installation Australia wide with offices in Queensland, New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia.

Business Development Managers, Sales Division

Are you looking for a clean energy solution?

If so, please contact with our Business Development Managers. They are your energy consultants to find the best solution for your business case and assist you through the whole process. You don’t need to worry about dealing with engineers and installers.

Will Waters

Will Waters

Senior Business Development Manager

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A NABERS accredited energy efficiency expert with over 7 years experience in the solar industry. Will has an extensive business background in management and energy consulting for his own companies in the UK and Australia.

Will is focused on presenting the best possible energy solutions from the Planet Ark Power suite and providing continuous after sales service and support through developing long term business relationships with customers.

Qualifications:

  • BA Hons 2-1 Business Administration and French
  • Post Graduate Certificate in Education (UK)
  • NABERS Accredited Professional
  • Business Sustainability Assessor

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Tom McVerry

Tom McVerry

Business Development Manager

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Tom McVerry has been with Planet Ark Power for over three years, and in that time has delivered multiple commercial solar and energy efficiency systems to customers in QLD, NSW and NT, with these solar systems totalling many MW of solar capacity.

Tom’s industry sectors of expertise include commercial property owners and tenants, regional and rural businesses in the farming, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

Tom has a passion for service and delivering true to word, professionally engineered energy systems for Planet Ark Power customers. Tom is driven to provide exceptional before and after sales service and demonstrating the benefits to customers that the Planet Ark Power products provide. Tom’s most recent customers include Llewellyn Motors with their 330 kW solar system and power factor correction, and the McNamee feedlot a 250 kW solar system.

Prior to Planet Ark Power, Tom was a professional rugby player, having played 6 seasons in Japan for Kyuden Voltex and prior to this for the Queensland Reds amongst other teams in his long career.

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Andrew Milne

Andrew Milne

Business Development Manager

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Andrew works collaboratively with his clients to provide a solution, addressing the need behind their needs. Priding himself on delivering exceptional customer service.

He comes from a background within business management software, working with companies to increase efficiencies, improve operations and decrease costs.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Communication, Sunshine Coast University

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Tom McVerry

Tom McVerry

Business Development Manager

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Tom McVerry has been with Planet Ark Power for over three years, and in that time has delivered multiple commercial solar and energy efficiency systems to customers in QLD, NSW and NT, with these solar systems totalling many MW of solar capacity.

Tom’s industry sectors of expertise include commercial property owners and tenants, regional and rural businesses in the farming, agricultural and manufacturing sectors.

Tom has a passion for service and delivering true to word, professionally engineered energy systems for Planet Ark Power customers. Tom is driven to provide exceptional before and after sales service and demonstrating the benefits to customers that the Planet Ark Power products provide. Tom’s most recent customers include Llewellyn Motors with their 330 kW solar system and power factor correction, and the McNamee feedlot a 250 kW solar system.

Prior to Planet Ark Power, Tom was a professional rugby player, having played 6 seasons in Japan for Kyuden Voltex and prior to this for the Queensland Reds amongst other teams in his long career.

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Reece Turner

Reece Turner

Business Development Manager

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Reece has over 10 years experience with non-profit and corporate organisations working to improve environmental and business outcomes in the energy, forestry and marine sectors.

Reece’s previous work has included analysing and mitigating supply chain risk for companies in the forestry sector and spearheading collaborative campaign work with businesses for improved public policy. He came to Planet Ark Power after leading Solar Citizen’s campaign work to protect and grow residential solar across Australia.

Reece understands the advantage Planet Ark Power engineered solutions can offer and is committed to ensuring companies can reap the full benefits of solar and battery storage through the GoZERO edge.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Arts (International Relations) / Bachelor of Law, UNSW

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Shaun Scallan

Shaun Scallan

Business Development Director

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Shaun brings a wealth of knowledge to the role ranging from electrical engineering, through IT and corporate affairs. Business development, in the broader sense, has always been a part of his many roles.

More recently experience in 3 socio-environmental startups have sharpened his skills. His particular focus is on renewable energy and the efficient use of energy.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  • Graduate Diploma in Chemical Engineering
  • Postgraduate Diploma in Energy and the Environment
  • Master of Science in Renewable Energy

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Jonathan Ruddick

Jonathan Ruddick

General Manager

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Jonathan has held senior executive positions in the Australian solar and investment industry and has over 16 years’ Australian and senior international experience in private equity, M&A, asset management and the 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.

Qualifications:

  • Lawyer and Chartered Accountant, admitted to the Supreme Court of NSW and member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants Australia (CA).
  • Member of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (MAICD).
  • Bachelor of Commerce, University of Adelaide.
  • Bachelor of Laws, University of Adelaide.
  • Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice, NSW College of Law.
  • Law Society of NSW legal practising certificate 2017/18.

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Engineering Division

One of the most experienced in Australia

Our expertise ranges from solar generation connection, network integration to service delivery and maintenance.

David Russell

David Russell

Engineering Manager

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David holds both a Bachelor of Engineering (Hons, Elec) and a Masters of Business Administration and is a Registered Professional Engineer in Queensland. He has over thirty years’ experience in the electricity distribution industry and most recently has consulted to the government and renewable sector in Australia.

His utility experience includes engineering design, SCADA, network operations, project management and accountability for an AUD 1 billion infrastructure program. David has previously consulted to the electricity industry in Indonesia and Vietnam.

David is a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), has previously served on the Australian CIGRE C2 Committee and was a member of the International Electricity Infrastructure Assurance Forum.

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Martin Hoelscher

Martin Hoelscher

Operations Manager

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Martin has over 35 years of experience in the Electricity Supply Industry in NSW and Queensland, holding Executive Engineering Management roles. These included the areas of distribution and sub transmission power line design, network planning and asset management, and the development of regulatory submissions and preparation and publishing of Regulatory Annual Network Management Plans.

He has prepared and overseen annual capital and operating/maintenance programs in excess of $1.0 Billion and has contract and project management experience for multi-million dollar electricity asset projects.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor of Engineering (Electrical)
  • Bachelor of Business
  • Registered Professional Engineer Queensland (RPEQ)
  • Chartered Professional Engineer
  • National Professional Engineers Registered (NPER)
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineers Australia (FIEAust)
  • Committee member of Engineers Australia Electrical Branch Queensland
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